Funan DigitaLife Mall
Funan DigitaLife Mall
|Location||Downtown Core, Singapore|
|Owner||CapitaLand Mall Trust Management|
|No. of stores and services||0 (due to demolition and redevelopment work)|
|Total retail floor area||269,806 square feet (25,065.8 m2)|
|No. of floors||0|
|Public transit access||City Hall|
Funan DigitaLife Mall (Chinese: 福南数码活力广场), also known as Funan The IT Mall (Chinese: 福南科技广场) or simply Funan Centre (Chinese: 福南中心), is a former shopping centre located near the Civic District in Singapore. Established in 1985 as Funan Centre, the mall specialises in electronics and information technology-related goods. It is a more upmarket competitor of Sim Lim Square, the latter of which caters more to the general masses.
It is undergoing redevelopment works, and is slated to be completed at the end of 2019.
The mall opened in 1985 as Funan Centre as a general shopping centre, which provided more options for shoppers to shop at other than Orchard Road. In the early 90s, the mall began to attract a critical mass of electronic and IT retailers over the years. Its main and long-time anchor tenant is Challenger Superstore, a major homegrown IT store established in 1984. In 1992, the mall was refurbished. It later adopted the name Funan The IT Mall in 1997 to reflect its current focus on IT related products and gadgets. In 2005, the mall received minor upgrades, such as adding an external escalator. It was then renamed again to Funan DigitaLife Mall.
In late 2015, the mall's owner, CapitalMall Trust, announced plans to redevelop the mall into an experimental creative hub on its site, comprising a retail mall, a residential tower and two office towers. To make way for the new development, Funan Digitalife Mall ceased operations on June 30, 2016. In September that year, Capitamalls Trust announced a landmark development replacing Funan Digitalife Mall, called Funan. The mall will comprise many firsts in Singapore, such as a dedicated cycling lane on every floor of the mall, a first of its kind cinema with multi-sensory experiences and a high tech food court with a conveyor belt system and self ordering kiosks . It will also feature a rock climbing wall, and online to offline shopping. One of the floors in the mall will be dedicated to IT products. There will also be sports facilities too, such as futsal courts and a swimming pool. The redeveloped Funan is slated for completion at the end of 2019.
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- "About Funan". Funan DigitaLife Mall.
- "Meet the man who helped draw up Funan Centre". The New Paper. December 11, 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
- "New Funan to feature indoor cycling, sports facilities and new cinema experience". The Straits Times. September 7, 2016. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
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