Marina Square

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Coordinates: 1°17′28″N 103°51′27″E / 1.29111°N 103.85750°E / 1.29111; 103.85750

Marina Square
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Location Marina Centre, Downtown Core, Singapore
Address 6 Raffles Boulevard
Opening date 1985
Developer Singapore Land
Management Singapore Land
Owner Singapore Land
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 700,000 square feet (65,000 m2)
No. of floors 5
Website Marina Square

Marina Square is a shopping mall in Singapore which opened in the late 1980s. It is part of the first building complex built on the reclaimed land at Marina Centre, and was the largest shopping mall in the country at the time. The complex also houses three hotels, which are Mandarin Oriental, Marina Mandarin and The Pan Pacific Singapore.

History[edit]

Marina Square was built in 1985 on the then newly reclaimed Marina Centre, as the first major mixed used complex in the area, along with Marina Mandarin, Mandarin Oriental and The Pan Pacific. It was the largest shopping mall in Singapore at that time. During its heyday, it featured a Tokyu department store (replaced by Metro), an open air food court and a 2 screen cinema by Eng Wah.

In 1996, an entertainment complex, Marina Leisureplex opened at the eastern end of the mall, consisting of a six screen Golden Village cineplex and a Super Bowl arcade and bowling alley.

In 2004, the mall started its first major upgrading works which were completed in mid-2006. The outdoor food court was converted into an air-conditioned one, and the mall layout reconfigured and remodeled. This also increased the retail space area to 65,000 sq m. A new retail concept was introduced, such as a John Little department store, and several furniture shops on the 3rd floor. More lifts and escalators were added to enhance accessibility as well.

The mall is now currently undergoing another wave of renovations, which will increase its retail space to 80,000 sq m, as well as giving it a new facade. An F&B cluster, called The Dining Edition, was opened in June 2013. A retail block, currently under construction will be completed in November 2014. The Marina Leisureplex closed in mid September.

Anchor tenants[edit]