Jurong Point Forges Kampung Spirit
Mall lends a helping hand to families affected by the Jurong West Market Fire
SINGAPORE, 26 October, 2016, Wednesday – Much like close neighbours who will not hesitate to chip in when help is needed, Jurong Point has embarked on efforts to provide relief support to stallholders affected by a fire that occurred recently at Jurong West Market. For those that do not wish to relocate to other markets to resume their businesses, a job fair focusing on the food and beverage sector will be held on October 27 at Jurong Green Community Centre. Jurong Point, the largest suburban mall in Singapore and located just 3 kilometres away from the wet market in Jurong West Street 41, has rallied its tenants, FairPrice, Copitiam, RE & S Enterprises, Breadtalk Group, Zingrill Holdings and BHG, to participate in the fair organized by e2i. Including the mall operator which is seeking staff for their new and Singapore’s first mall-operated on-site centralized dishwashing facility, 200 positions are expected to be available.
Beyond just meeting shopping and lifestyle aspirations and needs, Jurong Point serves to nurture a vibrant and cohesive community where it operates. Over the years, it has shared its space with a large cluster of 11 community and civic institutions, such as SAGE, AMP and TARA. Free tuition classes for teenagers from low income families are organized by Jurong Point and held on its premises as a free tuition initiative in collaboration with student volunteers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) since 2013. Affected stallholders with primary and secondary students may wish to consider participating in this weekly programme to give their children a conducive place to study and receive help in their schoolwork. Parents and guardians who are interested in this scheme can contact the mall’s management.
“Jurong Point has grown up with the residents of Jurong, many of whom are loyal shoppers since 1995. We empathize with the plight of these displaced stallholders and would like to assist in any way that we can,” said William Seet, Chief Executive, Starmall Property Management Pte Ltd.
“We are very focused on gathering resources to help the affected stallholders, their families and their workers. Hence, I am glad that Jurong Point has offered a helping hand during this trying time,” added Ang Wei Neng, Member of Parliament, Jurong GRC.
As part of the overall relief campaign, Jurong Point will be contributing a sum of $10,000 in cash and in-kind to Jurong Central Citizens’ Consultative Committee Community Development and Welfare Fund.
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About Jurong Point Shopping Centre
Jurong Point with its 750,000 square feet of lettable space is the largest suburban mall in Singapore. Strategically located between Boon Lay MRT station and bus interchange, the mall has an average footfall of 6 million visits a month.
Anchored by household names like FairPrice Xtra, Golden Village, Courts, Harvey Norman, 3 food courts (Kopitiam, Cantine, Malaysia Boleh) and a number of themed precincts, it is also home to 410 retail and food & beverage outlets that offer a dazzling array of merchandise, services and culinary delights.
Apart from being a retail destination, Jurong Point has shared its space with a large cluster of 11 community and civic institutions, such as SAGE, AMP, TARA and NTUC Childcare.
The mall not only serves a 500,000 residential population but a 100,000 PMET Workforce as well within its 5 kilometre radius.
Jurong Point is jointly owned by Guthrie GTS Pte Ltd and Lee Kim Tah Holdings Ltd, both highly respected private limited companies with rich and long histories in property development, marketing and mall management.