Shopping in the West

Unbeatable deals you can expect in your neighbourhood

Widely known as Singapore’s up and coming second Central Business District, Jurong — traditionally an industrial, heartland area — is now home to a wide variety of great malls that have opened in the past few years, making it a premier retail destination in its own right for the entire family.

The bustling Jurong East MRT and bus interchange are the gateways to shopping in the west. Here is a quick overview of what you can find in this area.

HOT SPOTS

JCube is a fun-sized mall across the street from the MRT. It boasts Singapore’s first and only Olympic-sized ice skating rink, located on the third floor — a great place to bring the family on a hot day. As it is located right next to the Jurong Regional Library, it is also a popular spot for students and young people.

Jem sits right next to the MRT and bus interchange, so you can step off public transport and into a great shopping experience.

Westgate is a family-friendly mall home to various lifestyle attractions. Westgate Wonderland, the largest rooftop playground on the island, is located on the fourth floor. This features a 10m-tall tree house and structures of giant insects, lily pads and flowers.

Also known as the International Merchandising Mart Mall, IMM is Singapore’s largest outlet mall, with more than 90 stores. You don’t have to wait for GSS to enjoy great deals — they are here all year round!

And for all your furniture and home décor needs under one roof, head to The Furniture Mall.

Purchase the Lottie study table for $459 (U.P. $597) at Star Living. With a whitewash ash veneer and black rubber wood legs, this is a sleek and elegant piece to add to your home. At The Furniture Mall.

Made with genuine Italian-certified leather, Lorenzo’s classic sofa always makes a good impression. It comes with a unique sidepocket for practical storage needs. Pick it up for $999 at Lorenzo’s Pioneer North showroom.

Get over $70 off a De’Longhi Icona 1.7L kettle and two-slice toaster set. This functional set will help take care of most of your breakfast needs. At Robinsons, Jem.

Buy yourself a Weiland three-seater sofa for $1,299 (U.P. $2,499) at Commune. With a frame made of beech wood and alder wood, this sturdy and comfortable genuine leather sofa is perfect for relaxing and lounging on. At IMM.

Who can resist over $500 off a De’Longhi Autentica fully automated coffee machine? If you hate queuing to get your morning coffee, this machine will make it easy to get your daily caffeine fix. At Robinsons, Jem.

Up to 50 per cent off sports apparel, footwear and gear at Sports Town. If your New Year’s resolution to exercise more has started to flag, give yourself an incentive by picking up some sports gear. Sports Town members enjoy additional discounts. From now until June 30. At Westgate.

Bring home the Pebble-G coffee table ($750) from Lucano. Made with fibreglass treated with a granite effect, the table is sure to look chic and trendy in a modern home. At The Furniture Mall.

Pick up an Etude House mystery box for $29.90 (worth $61.80). Replenish your make-up stock and discover some new products with this great promotion — available for those with 1,000 CapitaStar STAR$. From now until June 30. At Jem.

With the purchase of every Flik Flak watch, get a second at only $19. It’s never too early
to buy a watch for your kids, especially a Swiss one for unmatched quality. From now until June 24. At Jem.

FUEL STOPS

Grab a bite to eat or a cold drink as you plot the rest of your shopping spree.

In the mood for some Japanese fusion cuisine? Check out Noodle Bar by Tokyo Latte on the second floor of JCube. This dining outlet pairs Japanese-style noodles (ramen, cha soba, udon and Nissin) with a variety of soup bases and ingredients for a customisable meal.

If you’re looking for some sweetness to boost your mood, head to Awfully Chocolate on the first
floor of Jem. Specialising in chocolate and with a minimalist design aesthetic, it is the perfect place for a relaxed meetup or an afternoon pick-me-up.

Savour the taste of 328 Katong Laksa at Westgate, Basement 2. After a long day of shopping, sit back and relish the comforting warmth of a bowl of creamy, spicy broth with slurpy thick bee hoon.