White Sands Shopping Centre
|Location||Pasir Ris, Singapore|
|Opening date||January 1997|
|Management||AsiaMalls Management Pte Ltd|
|Owner||ARMF (WhiteSands) Pte. Ltd.|
|No. of stores and services||125|
|No. of anchor tenants||6|
|Total retail floor area||148,447 square feet (13,791.2 m2)|
|No. of floors||8|
|Public transit access||Pasir Ris|
White Sands Shopping Centre (Chinese: 白沙购物中心) is a shopping mall in Pasir Ris, Singapore next to Pasir Ris MRT as well as the Pasir Ris Bus Interchange. Opened in 1997, it has five levels of retail outlets with a basement, and two floors of basement carparks
Developed by OCBC Retail Assets, White Sands was the first major mall in Pasir Ris upon its completion in 1997. Like a typical suburban mall at the time, it had an Eng Wah cinema, a Timezone arcade (the largest in Singapore as of that point), a John Little department store, a Courts store, a Popular bookstore, the local post office, an NTUC Fairprice supermarket and more than 60 specialty stores.
In 1999, due to declining patronage, the cinema and arcade were closed and were replaced by retail outlets and the Pasir Ris Public Library respectively. The mall was sold to ARMF Pte Ltd in 2004.
The mall did not undergo any major renovations until 2007, when more stores were opened and its facade was repainted blue. John Little was replaced by several smaller stores, and the food court was relocated to the 3rd floor, taking up the space initially occupied by Courts. The library on the 4th floor was retained as it served the local residents. The entire carpark at Basement 1 was converted to retail space and travelators were installed to link it to Basement 2 and 3 carparks.
The mall went through another round of renovations in 2014, and was completed in end 2015, with a new tenant mix, a new interior layout and an enhanced blue facade. The local post office was relocated to level 5, and the bookstore relocated to level 4. The majority of the tenants and the local library were renovated too.
- Cookhouse by Koufu
- Kiddy Palace
- NTUC Fairprice
- Pasir Ris Public Library
White Sands has received the Pro-Family Business (PFB) accreditation by the Singapore Productivity Association (SPA).
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