Jurong Point

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Coordinates: 1°20′24″N 103°42′23″E / 1.34000°N 103.70639°E / 1.34000; 103.70639

Jurong Point
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Jurong Point
Location Jurong West Central, Jurong West, Singapore
Address 1 Jurong West Central 2
Opening date December 1995
Developer Prime Point Realty Development Private Limited
Owner Mercatus Co-operative Limited
No. of stores and services 450
No. of anchor tenants 9
Total retail floor area 750,000 square feet (70,000 m2)
No. of floors 9
Website Jurong Point

Jurong Point (Chinese:裕廊坊 (Yùlángfāng, "abundant gallery square")) is a large regional shopping mall in the precinct of Jurong West Central in Jurong West, Singapore. It is next to Boon Lay MRT station and Boon Lay Bus Interchange. It is currently the largest shopping mall in Singapore in terms of number of tenants and the largest in western Singapore.[1]

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Jurong Point first opened its doors in December 1995 with 95 retailers including Courts, Golden Village, NTUC FairPrice, Kopitiam, Old Chang Kee, Harvey Norman and Soo Kee Jewellery. All were setting up shop in a mall environment for the first time and have not moved out since then. The mall once housed the Jurong West Public Library, which was the first public library in Singapore to be located in a shopping mall.

Since its opening, the mall has undergone two expansions. In 1998, an additional 150,000 square feet (14,000 m2) of space was successfully secured for the first extension of Jurong Point, which opened in December 2000, adding more than 160 new tenants. In 2006, the mall underwent a major expansion, which included building a new retail wing, the air conditioned Boon Lay Bus Interchange and a residential development, The Centris. The new wing, containing 230 shops, opened in December 2008. The number of parking lots increased from 415 to 1425. The Centris was completed in mid 2009, and the Boon Lay Bus Interchange opened in December 2009. At the same time, Rubi Shoes store opened at Jurong Point in January 2010, and Jurong Point also added NTUC FairPrice Xtra store and upgraded the NTUC FairPrice store into the NTUC FairPrice Finest.

Uniqlo opened a store on 8 November 2014. In July 2016, with the closure of John Little, BHG later secured tenancy at Jurong Point and opened in December 2016.[2]

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