Sun Plaza, Singapore

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Coordinates: 1°26′54.142″N 103°49′11.329″E / 1.44837278°N 103.81981361°E / 1.44837278; 103.81981361

Sun Plaza
太阳广场
LocationSembawang, Singapore
Address30 Sembawang Drive, Singapore 757713
Opening dateMay 2000
DeveloperCanberra Development Pte Ltd
ManagementKoh Brothers Group and Heeton Holdings
OwnerKoh Brothers Group and Heeton Holdings
No. of stores and services103
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area30,100 square metres (324,000 sq ft) (Total)
14,700 square metres (158,000 sq ft) (Retail)
No. of floors14 [12 floors (6 retail + 7 residential) + 2 basements]
Parking260 lots
Public transit access NS11  Sembawang
WebsiteSun Plaza

Sun Plaza (Chinese: 太阳广场) is a mixed used residential and commercial development located along Sembawang Drive in the heart of Sembawang, Singapore, between Sembawang MRT station and Sembawang Bus Interchange. It is one of the two shopping malls in Sembawang, serving the needs of the local residents [1]

History[edit]

Sun Plaza was developed as a joint venture between Koh Brothers and Heeton Holdings and was completed in May 2000. Like other suburban malls at that time, it had an Eng Wah cinema, an NTUC Fairprice supermarket, the Sembawang Public Library, the local post office, Kopitiam food court and 93 specialty shops. Above Sun Plaza are 2 7-storey tower blocks composed of 76 residential apartments, which were completed in 2001.

In 2009, the cinema was closed due to low patronage and was subsequently left vacant. The mall also suffered declining patronage too, due to competitions from Causeway Point, Northpoint, the then newly reopened Sembawang Shopping Centre and the lack of well known anchor tenants. As a result, some tenants started moving out, such as Popular bookstore being replaced by Gain City.

The mall underwent refurbishment works in 2014, when it was reclad with a new yellow exterior facade and a change in interior layout, as well as installation of outdoor escalators and alfresco dining spots. The vacant cinema premises was converted to educational use, with Level 4 housing a number of educational centres and the entirety of Level 5 housing the new Sembawang Public Library, having relocated from its original premises at Level 3. Basement 1 was expanded to include more food and beverage options, taking over the former car park space. The post office was relocated to the nearby Sembawang HDB branch office. Kopitiam was relocated to the other end of its original premises at Level 3 and the atrium was relocated to Level 2. The mall reopened in August 2015 with a net increased lettable area of 5772 sq ft and 103 speciality shops.[2]. In 2018, Hai Di Lao Hotpot opened in the mall, taking over the space vacated by children's department store Tom & Stefanie.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sun Plaza - Koh Brothers Development Pte Ltd". Koh Brothers. April 15, 2015. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "Koh Brothers, Heeton unveil Sun Plaza after makeover". The Business Times. August 17, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2018.

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