Jurong Point gives $1m shopping dollars to 50,000 Jurong households
Gift marks the mall’s 20th birthday and strong community connections
1. 50,000 households living near the Jurong Point mall, will receive a $20 voucher each in their mailbox to shop for free at the shopping centre - with no strings attached.
2. The $1 million gift marks the mall’s 20th anniversary and its gesture of heartfelt appreciation for the loyal support of its shoppers in the Jurong vicinity. “We have enjoyed a very good relationship with our shoppers, tenants and the Jurong community and we want to share our joy with these people who grew up together with us. We wouldn’t have come this far without their support over the past 20 years”, said Mr William Seet, Chief Executive, Jurong Point Shopping Centre. The 50,000 households will receive their $20 shopping vouchers starting end April 2015.
3. Jurong Point’s first-ever giveaway of such a nature and scale launches its 20th anniversary theme, ”Gifting and Giving Galore”, and a series of celebratory events and activities that places the Jurong community centerstage. In a curtain raiser to the celebrations, Jurong residents and shoppers were invited to dress up Singapore’s largest suburban mall with their creativity and ideas in a ‘Design Quest’ competition. Next month, activities surrounding the S.E.A Games and unique ‘Ping Pong Frenzy’ friendly matches for families will enthuse the community to show their support for sports in Singapore. An upcoming JP20 Battle of the Cooks in July will showcase the culinary talents with the recipes of the top 20 finalists featured in a limited edition JP20 Recipe Book.
4. Jurong Point’s 20th birthday celebrations will culminate in a high energy year-end birthday bash featuring a giant birthday cake display and a party topped off with special laser and light shows, and grand fireworks for shoppers and the Jurong community to enjoy.
5. Jurong Point’s tradition of giving back to the community is a long-standing one. Its strong ties with the Jurong community started in 2006, as the first Singapore mall to host a public library. Presently, its 44,000 square feet Community Hub is host to several non-profit organisations such as the Handicaps Welfare Association and the Alzheimer’s Disease Association. Over the years, it has sponsored the use of space in Jurong Point for the community and charitable purposes. Free tuition classes for teenagers from low income families are organised by Jurong Point and held on its premises as a result of a collaboration the mall has forged with student volunteers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) since 2013. In the area of jobs, Jurong residents can look for employment opportunities offered by Jurong Point tenants through the job portal the mall has created together with the Workforce Development Agency.
6. Last year, the mall specially constructed an outdoor gym for the Pioneer Generation to enjoy a social and healthy lifestyle. It also contributes regularly to the Pioneer CCC Community and Development Welfare Fund. In addition, the mall is building a bridge to link residents and shoppers to Frontier Community Club and the Jurong West Regional Library.
7. Since its beginnings as a 250,000-square-foot heartland mall, Jurong Point has expanded to become Singapore’s largest suburban mall with two complexes offering a vibrant mix of 450 tenants. Its refreshed retail and food zone concepts heighten the shoppers’ mall experience with a pulsating array of choices – from Japan’s food streets and Hong Kong’s neon-lit “Mongkok“ to Korean culinary delights and hot Malaysian favourites. With an air-conditioned bus interchange next door, Jurong Point is a hive of bustling activities and the community’s go-to place to eat, shop and hangout. For two years running, the mall has been voted one of the Top 3 Best Shopping Centres (Suburbs) by AsiaOne People's Choice 2014 and 2015.
About Jurong Point Shopping Centre
Jurong Point Shopping Centre (“Jurong Point”) is the leading suburban retail mall situated in the western quadrant of Singapore. Strategically located between Boon Lay MRT Station and Boon Lay Bus Interchange, Jurong Point serves as the gateway to the Jurong West Industrial estate, Singapore’s key educational institutions and the residential population in the West. Opened in December 1995, Jurong Point has since grown in two phases; once in December 2000 when it expanded to 450,000 square feet and again in December 2008 to 750,000 square feet.
Jurong Point is the largest suburban mall in Singapore, housing about 450 retailers, showcasing their products and services to 6 million shopper visits a month. The revamped Jurong Point houses a range of retail zones – revamped Shokutsu Ten, Mongkok, Rackets & Track, Korean Street, Malaysia Boleh, Gourmet Garden and many more. In addition, there is also a 67-bay air-conditioned bus interchange, eleven civic community service partners and, a 610 unit condominium nestled above the retail podium. Jointly owned by Guthrie GTS Limited and Lee Kim Tah Holdings Limited, Jurong Point is poised to take a leap forward to be the “heart of a vibrant community, abuzz with activity and a passion for life, offering WOW experiences for one and all”.
Jurong Point’s Achievements & Milestones
1995: Jurong Point opened its doors to the public on Dec 5
1996: Opening of Jurong West Public Library, the first National Library within a mall
2000: Completion of 1st phase extension of Jurong Point; increasing total leasable area to 450,000 sq ft
2004: Jurong Point topped The Straits Times Interactive Readers’ Poll on their favourite mall
2008: Completion of 2nd phase extension of Jurong Point; increasing total leasable area to 750,000 sq ft
2009: The Centris – a condominium of 610 units above Jurong Point – received its temporary occupation permit
2009: Opening of a new air-conditioned Boon Lay Bus Interchange, connected to Jurong Point
2014: Opening of new Mongkok precinct, expanded Japanese precinct, sports zone and Seniors’ Outdoor Gym
2014: Building of a bridge to link shoppers from Jurong Point to the Frontier Community Club and public library
2014 & 2015: For two consecutive years, Jurong Point was voted one of the Top 3 suburban malls in Singapore, in the AsiaOne People’s Choice poll
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