New Funan achieves 95% retail leasing and will have New Taobao concept store

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Funan achieves 95% retail leasing ahead of 28 June opening

Opening specials include S$17,500 worth of CapitaVoucher giveaway for first 300 shoppers, guided tours and an opening parade

Three more days to its opening on 28 June, Funan has achieved 95% committed occupancy for its retail component. This brings its total number of brands, which are clustered around six passion themes Tech, Craft, Play, Fit, Chic and Taste, to more than 190.

Newly signed tenants include Taobao‘s new concept in Singapore, which will provide consumers with an integrated online-and-offline Taobao shopping experience. Operated by Virmall, the store will offer a wide range of products available from Taobao that are specially curated for Singapore shoppers, covering categories including furniture, household items, textiles, fashion and more. Adding a boost to Funan’s cluster of photography equipment shops, Nikon will launch its first standalone outlet and flagship Experience Hub in Singapore at the mall. The concept encompasses the Nikon School, a workshop space for photography tutorials by professionals.

Bringing cheer to fabric artists and sewing enthusiasts, premium Swiss sewing machine brand BERNINA will open its flagship store at Funan. The unique four-in-one lifestyle concept will carry the brand’s most advanced sewing machine models and provide creative experiences in the form of themed sewing workshops, machine rental service as well as gift personalisation service. The addition of BERNINA enhances Funan’s positioning as a gathering place for lovers of crafts and DIY, where the community can book Makers Studios to host workshops for fellow hobbyists.

Soon to become the latest food haunt in Singapore’s Civic District, Funan will house more than 80 food and beverage establishments, occupying 25% of its retail space. Ramen fans will delight in the cluster of ramen restaurants comprising Afuri Ramen, Kara-men Ajisen and Tsuta, while bubble tea lovers can get their cuppa from Gong Cha, LiHo, Milksha and Nayuki Tea. Supporters of local hawker fare can find familiar favourites at Liao Fan Hawker Chan’s first outlet in a Singapore mall, as well as HawkerMan, a collection of well-loved local street food. Steak lovers should not miss Bizen Okayama Wagyu Steakhouse by Astons, while vegetarian diners can check out Flavours by Sauté.

With more than 60% of its brands originating from Singapore, Funan offers a treasure trove of local designs and delicacies that will be sure to excite and satisfy overseas visitors who are keen to experience or bring home a slice of Singapore. Working with Singapore Tourism Board, Funan will host the Civic District’s first Singapore Visitor Centre, where tourists can get more information about Singapore or purchase tickets to attractions and tours. The Singapore Visitor Centre is located at Funan’s Basement 2.

To help shoppers plan their visits to Funan, which opens to the public at 11.30am on 28 June 2019, the store directory can now be found on Funan’s website at http://www.funan.com.sg. In addition, Funan will be offering complimentary guided tours for the public on its opening day, as well as during five weekends from 29 June to 28 July 2019. The Funan Uncovered! series of tours will introduce shoppers to the mall’s unique features such as its design centrepiece Tree of Life, facilities at the Bicycle Hub and the wide variety of edible greenery at the rooftop Urban Farm and Food Garden. During Funan’s first month of operations, roving concierge will also be on hand to provide shoppers with directions or offer recommendations from Funan’s myriad of activities.

Funan’s opening specials

To celebrate Funan’s opening, the first 300 shoppers to enter the mall on 28 June when the doors open at 11.30am will receive a limited edition Funan tote bag along with an eVoucher. The eVoucher entitles the recipient to redeem up to S$100 worth of CapitaVoucher with S$50 spend in a single receipt. In all, Funan will be giving away S$17,500 worth of CapitaVoucher to the first 300 shoppers.

The public are also invited to take part in Funan’s opening parade on 28 June from 7pm to 8pm. The parade begins with a countdown display at Funan’s state-of-the-art Kinetic Wall. When the clock strikes 7.15pm, six LED lions will ‘roar’ into the mall from Funan’s North Bridge Road entrance and head towards the Centre Stage, where special performances presented by Funan’s tenants such as Brompton Junction, JD Sports and Love, Bonito will be held.

Visit http://www.funan.com.sg for more information.

 

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