Queensway Shopping Centre

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Coordinates: 1°17′15″N 103°48′13″E / 1.28750°N 103.80361°E / 1.28750; 103.80361

Queensway Shopping Centre
Location Queenstown, Singapore
Address 1 Queensway
Opening date 1976
Developer City Developments Limited
No. of stores and services 150
No. of floors 5 (1 basement level)
Website Official website

Queensway Shopping Centre is a shopping mall located in Queenstown, Singapore. The mall is one of Singapore's first multi-purpose shopping complexes and comprises 4 levels with a 1-storey basement car park. The mall is also a mixed development which includes a 13-storey apartment tower.[1] Established in 1976, it is one of the oldest malls in Singapore.[2]

History[edit]

Built in 1975, the mall was opened in 1976 to provide shopping and recreational options for residents residing in Queenstown and in Brickworks, Bukit Merah. Dubbed by locals as "Singapore’s Sports Mall", the mall is a popular spot for sporting items since its establishment.

Architecture[edit]

Designed in modern architecture style, the mall is characterised by its octagonal facade and sunken central concourse. Units which are located near the concourse features display windows across 2 levels.[2]

The layout of the mall is made up of a series of concentric circles radiating outwards, which makes it look like an octagon.[3] With its unique trigram shape layout, many shoppers get lost within the mall. The mall comprises 150 shops with a tenant mix of sporting goods, apparels, spectacles, printing services and tailor services.[4] The mall is designed to house over 200 shops and features a large emporium, an exhibition hall, a coffee house and a night club. It also features the first public escalators installed in Singapore.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Four Queensway retail units up for sale". ST Property. March 7, 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Queensway Shopping Centre 23". Queenstown. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Queensway Shopping Centre". Go Spaces. 16 Oct 2014. Retrieved 4 Dec 2014. 
  4. ^ "Back to the Future for ageing malls". The Straits Times. February 15, 1998. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 

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