Monday, June 1, 2009

New Mall in Town

Took a break one scorching Monday afternoon and walked into the newest mall in town - Orchard Central (sorry, Ion will have to wait).

Plenty of lcd screens in this mall. There's a large one on its facade too.

Singapore’s first indoor five-storey ferrata wall for climbing and repelling

The couches look very inviting

A fascinating sculpture suspended mid air

The escalators here are not for the faint hearted, or those with acrophobia

Wide spaces, liberal lighting, ceiling to floor glass windows, parquet flooring, comfy red couches. Wait a minute... what about the shops? It's not officially opened yet, hence the minimalist decor, empty spaces and lack of shops. I like that the mall's open to curious passers-by like myself, even when it's not completed (Perhaps it wasn't really meant to be open to passers-by, but they certainly haven't barricaded the mall to prevent us from entering).

The interior design may be very raw and unpolished at this point, but I like. :-) And I'm looking forward to the finished product. Perhaps I'd post an "after" photo once it's officially opened (these being the "before" photos).

For more information on how the shops in mall will be organised and the artist's impression of the completed interior, see here.

Not too unhappy to find another retail space potentially vying for my wallet's attention.

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