Thursday, March 11, 2010

City Square Mall Review (Singapore)

Located at the junction of Serangoon and Kitchener Roads, this mall is relatively accessible by public transport and car.

Getting there:

By Train Farrer Park MRT Station (North-East MRT line)

By Bus Kitchener Road
(Before Tai Hoe Hotel)
Service No. 21, 125, 130

Serangoon Road
(Outside Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple)
Service No. 21, 23, 64, 65, 66, 125, 130, 139, 147

By Car / Taxi Drop-off at Basement 1 (Ample parking)

By Shuttle Bus
NO MORE Free shuttle bus (Edited).

Free Shuttle Bus

Free Shuttle Bus Service at Toa Payoh MRT Exit Bus Stop

Mall Entrance

The Mall

The Mall is relatively big. It has 5 levels and 2 basement levels. About 700,000 sq ft. It has your regular store mix you find in a normal Singapore Mall, but none of the crowd.

There is a food court in the basement, Banquet. (Not very appealing, quiet, even for lunch)

On the 4th floor, there is another foodcourt, Kopitiam. (Same old Kopitiam as everywhere else)

On the 5th floor, there is Ishi Mura Japanese Foodstreet. (Looks pricey, and not very appealing too. But heh, no crowd.)

The mall is pretty clean and nice. It has ample natural lighting and the layout is simple to navigate.

Besides being generic and no special selling point, I am here on weekdays twice and once on Sunday, and I have yet to see any large crowds. It may be because of its location, but Mustafa in the area always seemed packed.

The fact is I could not recall anything special about the mall, or even any store worth visiting, and that may be a problem as most malls, I can say I go there for xxx. For City Square, I think I saw a Metro.

Plaza Singapura - Carrefour, Daiso, Golden Village
Parkway Parade - Giant, Borders
Daimaru - Mediya, Kinokuniya
Central - Marutama Ramen, Azabu Sabo
Nee Ann City - Takashimaya, Cold Storage, Kinokuniya, Post Office
Raffles City - Shukudo, Jasons Supermarket

I however like City Square Mall as it is opposite Zen Fut Sai Kai Vegetarian Restaurant.

The food is tasty and reasonably priced.

If you are not there on the 1st or 15th of the lunar calender, you can probably find a place to sit easily, even during lunch time.

Most of the dishes there are delicious!


City Square Mall is a pretty nice mall.

If you live near a place that offers a free ride there, (Lavender, Novena, Toa Payoh) Why not check it out? It is not as crowded, and it offers the same stores as the others in town. It is clean and nice now as it is still very new.

And if you are there, check out Zen Fut Sai Kai across the road.

-- Robin Low

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