Tech and sporting features headline Funan mall revamp

The upcoming Funan integrated development will include a Golden Village cinema, indoor climbing gym as well as a click-and-collect shopping experience, announced developers CapitaLand at the site’s groundbreaking on Wednesday (Sep 7).

The redeveloped Funan DigitaLife Mall, which is expected to be completed in 2019, will retain its digital roots by selling IT products. Additionally, the mall will incorporate the tech experience throughout the whole development, CapitaLand said.

The retail component, consisting a net floor area of 324,000 square feet, will be divided into three broad themes: Tech, Fit and Taste.

Under the tech cluster, Golden Village will operate a cinema with the latest in cinematic experiences while Kopitiam will operate a high-tech food court featuring tray and crockery return robots.

As part of the offline-to-online shopping experience, Funan will offer a drive-through click-and-collect shopping service where shoppers may pick up purchases at Funan’s concierge. They can also have their purchases delivered to the home.

Sports will play a big part in the new look Funan as there will be an indoor 50-lane climbing facility. Other sports facilities like basketball courts and futsal courts will also be incorporated, while it is looking to become Singapore’s first commercial building to allow cycling throughout the building.

Mr Lim Ming Yan, President and Group CEO of CapitaLand, said: “We are entering an exciting phase of real estate development driven by technology breakthroughs that are altering the fabric of our lives and the coming of age of a whole generation of consumers who grew up with the Internet. Funan is our response to these trends.”

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 7 Sep 2016

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