The craze for all things Peranakan continues and this time it has extended its influence in a new mall located in the east.
112 Katong, located at the junction of East Coast Road and Joo Chiat Road, is a new shopping enclave which integrates the traditional shophouse structure well-known in the Peranakan enclave of Singapore into the building design seamlessly.
Set to be the luxury premium mall of the East, much thought and care has been put in to create a distinctively posh experience, with its soft ambient lighting, scent and carpeted environment.
We’re definitely most looking forward to the extended hours for the various F&B outlets, and the complimentary valet parking service for all shoppers sound like a dream come true.
Tenants like Golden Village are also embracing the Peranakan theme, introducing the world’s first Peranakan-inspired boutique cinema with eight screens, including two Gold Class Halls and a Gold Class lounge, complete with delectable Peranakan-inspired dishes like Otak, Samosas and Nyonya Chicken Rendang.
Cortina Watch, the leading retailer and distributor of luxury timepieces in Asia will also premiere its first outlet outside of the main shopping belt of Orchard Road and Marina Bay precinct.
Food and beverage will also take centrestage here with a variety of offerings like Toast Box, Ramen Play and a first-ever duplex Din Tai Fung restaurant from the Bread Talk Group.
Even Food Republic will be offering up a stellar line-up of famous local hawker fare including Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice, Cho Kee Noodle (the famous wanton noodle from Old Airport Road).
For other foodie delights, check out Da Paolo Gastronomia for quality Italian food, Canton Paradise from the Paradise Group Holdings, Max Brenner The Chocolate Bar and T.G.I. Friday's. Market Place, a premium gourmet operated by Cold Storage, will also be making its first appearance in the suburbs of Singapore.
Parents will delight in kiddy offerings like the first ever Perching Kids centre in Singapore, an award-winning early childhood education chain to help children pick up the Chinese language in a fun and stress-free environment, the Thomson Padiatric Centre and a rooftop landscaped plaza with a wet playground for families to bring their children for an outdoor activity right at the mall.
If you reside in the East, 112 Katong sounds like the perfect shopping destination for you and we’re not sure you’ll find the need to head down to town anytime soon.
112 Katong is located at 112 East Coast Road.