Feel frustrated when you walk into a mall and feel the constraints and inconveniences caused because of the limited space for prams? Or the lack of nursing rooms and facilities for families and young children? This list will help to ease your frustration and provide you and your family a happy shopping experience!
1. Jurong Point Shopping Centre
📍 1 Jurong West Central 2 Singapore 648886
⏱ 10am – 10pm
🚇 Boon Lay Station
Jurong Point Shopping Centre is a leading suburban retail mall situated in the western part of Singapore, a gateway to the Jurong West industrial estate, Singapore’s key educational institutions and the residential population in the West.
Jurong Point provides shoppers with a wide array of shopping, dining, entertainment and services, there is definitely something for the young and the elderly in the family. You will be surprised with the range of services available here – from ladies’ gym, childcare services, library (stone-throw away), cinema, range of banking services etc. Its mix of shops includes anchors such as the 24-hour FairPrice Xtra, IKEA Planning Studio, Courts, Harvey Norman, Kiddy Palace, and several popular brands such as Din Tai Fung, Dian Xiao Er, Starbucks, Uniqlo, SingTel and many others.
There are many activities taking place at Jurong Point all year round, from roadshows, exhibitions and performances. Not forgetting that SAFRA Jurong Club is just a 10-minute walk away with more facilities like the Children’s indoor playground – Kidz Amaze, enrichment centres, swimming pool, singing lounge and more entertainment.
2. Northpoint City
📍 930 Yishun Avenue 2 Singapore 769098
⏱ 10.30am – 10.30pm
🚇 Yishun Station
Northpoint City brings convenience to its patrons as it is conveniently located near Yishun MRT Station and the Yishun bus interchange. As the first shopping mall where Community Club resides, Northpoint City is definitely a place that meets the interest of both young and old! Offering a range of retail, entertainment and food therapy, satisfying the young and elderly in the family. There are Fairprice, Harvey Norman, POPULAR Bookstore, Mothercare and Timezone.
Adding on to the wholesome mall is Yishun Public Library and 5,400 sq ft rooftop themed wet playground both located on Level 4 (North Wing). The large water playground is designed to provide a fun and interactive experience for children with its water features, ground sprays and specially imported multi-play structures.
3. Suntec City Mall
📍 Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
⏱ 10am – 10pm
🚇 Esplanade Station
Suntec City is one of Singapore’s largest malls and an exciting shopping destination nestled in the heart of the bustling Marina Central district.
The mall is flanked by 2 Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations, the Esplanade and Promenade MRT stations, and boasts more than 360 retail establishments across three levels and a basement. It is well-known for its variety of exhibitions held at the Exhibition halls, Fountain of Wealth, retail shops, variety of food and entertainment and Singapore city tour packages for family and tourists (Hippo and Duck Tour).
Suntec City Fountain of Wealth. Image credit: Pixabay
Shoppers are spoilt for dining options with over 100 Food & Beverage outlets located within the mall and the charming Sky Garden offering alfresco dining. Suntec City offers a unique one-stop shopping, dining, lifestyle and entertainment experience for all.
Suntec City is segmented into four zones, the North, East and West Wings, as well as the Fountain Court. It is also home to The Fountain of Wealth, an icon of Singapore that embodies vibrancy in bringing people together for the celebration of wealth and good health.
Suntec City Mall is equipped with facilities to ensure easy access throughout the mall. There are baby nursing rooms available for mothers and children. Loan of pram and strollers are available too!
📍 23 Serangoon Central Singapore 556083
⏱ 10.30am – 10.30pm
🚇 Serangoon Station
Being the largest mall in the North-East region of Singapore, NEX is conveniently located at Serangoon Central integrated with Serangoon Bus Interchange and Serangoon Interchange Station with connecting MRT lines between North-East Line and Circle Line.
NEX is a bustling shopping paradise that brings together the best in retail, entertainment, learning and community services. NEX offers an attractive tenant mix of shops that spread over seven-storeys and two basement levels. With all time favourites such as Isetan, Cold Storage, FairPrice Xtra, Anytime Fitness 24 hr, H&M, Uniqlo and many more!
In addition, families can catch a movie at the Shaw Theatres and spend a relaxing day at the Serangoon Public Library. Need some fresh air? Head out to the rooftop SkyGarden where the first ever dog park – K9 Park and the children’s wet and dry playground can be found!
📍 2 Jurong East Street 21 Singapore 609601
⏱ 10am – 10pm
🚇 Jurong East Station
IMM spanning more than 407,000 sq feet of retail space, is occupied by more than 240 retailers providing a wide range of products and services. A one-stop mall for furniture, interior design and wedding needs; almost all home renovation essentials, furnishings, kids furniture and fittings can be found under one roof at IMM. The presence of Giant hypermarket and several other “lifestyle” stores like Best Denki, Daiso, Adidas Outlet caters to just about every shopping whim and need. Adding on, there are more than 50 F&B outlets satisfying the family’s preference.
Shopping can be so much more pleasant when the children enjoy themselves too. IMM boasts wet and dry playgrounds located on Level 3 (currently closed due to COVID-19). These special spaces are designed to entertain children of all ages while their parents go about shopping. Thanks to the varied retail mix, clever use of space and thoughtful interior design, IMM has since become a popular mall with the young and old, and families residing in the western part of Singapore.
6. Great World City
📍 1 Kim Seng Promenade Singapore 2379941
⏱ 10am to 10pm
🚇 Orchard Station (Upcoming: Great World MRT station)
After undergoing the revamp, Great World promises to offer shoppers an enhanced experience with more than 200 retailers with key tenants like Best Denki, CS Fresh, Food Junction, GV Grand cineplex, Meidi-Ya Japanese supermarket, Toys”R”Us and Uniqlo. A range of educational and entertaining activities like Abrakadoodle Art Studio For Kids, My Gym and Wonderwork. Spoiling families with a variety of dining, shopping, educational, entertainment and lifestyle choices under one roof!
The mall is fully equipped with kids-friendly features like spacious corridor walkways, well furnished nursing room with basin, hot water dispenser and diaper changing station. Not to mention, the Great World Playland at Level 2 which is designed based on the theme ‘Travelling around’ featuring transportation like train and hot air balloon!
7. City Square Mall
📍 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539
⏱ 10am – 10pm
🚇 Farrer Park Station
City Square Mall has 200 retail, dining, and lifestyle options that allow families to stock up on their groceries, buy new toys and clothes for the kids, have a meal and catch a family movie together.
City Square Mall offers various family-friendly features and services. There are distinct facilities available at the mall including nursery rooms with hot water dispensers and automated sliding doors to ensure utmost privacy. In the restrooms, mothers can also find a diaper-changing station as well as a cubicle with a baby seat to safely place their child when tending to themselves.
Besides offering a bigger space for family parking lots and wider corridors, the mall also offers complimentary use of kiddy carts, baby prams and wheelchairs available for loan for more convenience while shopping.
The mall has increased the kids-related tenants with the entry of Toys”R”Us, Airzone and Timezone. They also have notable tenants at the Education & Enrichment cluster such as Heguru Educational Centre, Kumon, I Can Read, LEAP Schoolhouse, Stepping Out Studios and The Logic Coders.
Families can also have an eco-learning experience. As Singapore’s first eco mall, it is the first to be integrated with an urban park, City Green. The park and eco-friendly playground with swings and slides plus an educational element at the mall also provides children with a learning experience about ecology and the natural environment.
8. Downtown East
📍 1 Pasir Ris Close Singapore 519899
⏱ 10am to 10.45pm
🚇 Pasir Ris Station [Enjoy free daily shuttle]
Downtown East is a leisure and lifestyle destination for the family. It offers a multitude of lifestyle experiences including the country’s first nature-inspired resort D’Resort, an expanded water park Wild Wild Wet, a myriad of retail dining and entertainment options like HaiDiLao Hot Pot, Don Don Donki, Cow Play Cow Moo at Market Square – E!Avenue and E!Hub, and union engagement amenities MUCE (Membership & Union Community Engagement). With a commitment to serve up affordable fun, regular programmes and events run throughout the year, there is always something fun for everyone to look forward to.
No doubt, great fun and bonding await the family!
9. West Coast Plaza
📍 154 West Coast Road Singapore 127371
⏱ 10am to 10pm
🚇 Clementi Station (Free shuttle bus available from Clement station)
Capturing the free spirit of the west and connected to major institutions and transport systems, stands the distinctive West Coast Plaza.
The mall provides more than 70 outlets of gourmet offerings at choice take-away kiosks, laid-back bistro and restaurants with preference for alfresco or indoor dining. There is a wide range of enrichment centres like I Can Read and Eye Level housed in the mall to enhance the little children’s development, retail outlets with an eclectic blend of outlets sales and fashion boutiques for the family. Including a mixture of retail shops such as Cold Storage, Anytime Fitness, Daiso, Sushi Tei, Starbucks and many others meeting the needs of all generations.
Not forgetting that West Coast Park is just minutes away from the mall where the family can have a series of outdoor fun and picnic for the day and a stop-over at West Coast Plaza for dinner.
📍 1 Harbourfront Walk Singapore 098585
⏱ 10am – 10pm
🚇 Harbourfront Station
Being voted as one of the best shopping malls in Singapore in the Expat Living Readers’ Choice Awards 2022, VivoCity is a well-known mall for its largest retail and lifestyle destination. Also recognized as a family-friendly mall that provides a wholesome experience for the whole family. The mall is user-friendly as there are wide open spaces for wheelchairs and prams to navigate around the mall.
Housing in Vivocity is Singapore’s largest shopping mall library – library@harbourfront which is the first library that consists of a makerspace for children aged three to nine. Furthermore, there is a variety of retail shops for ladies and men, as well as the young kids in the family with companies such as Toys “R” Us and FairPrice having their flagship outlets in VivoCity. With many different cuisines and popular restaurants available, there is sure to be one that will satisfy your craves. Singapore’s largest cinema multiplex with 15 screens and 2,293 seats by the cinematic company Golden Village can also be found there.
We know kids like to let loose and run about! Head over to the Play Court at Level 2 where kids of various ages can have tons of fun sliding down slides, hopping on trampolines or even engage in waterplay if extra clothes are brought along. Nursing room with cubicles, diaper changing stations and a waiting area along with a hot water dispenser is located near the Play Court making it convenient for families.
Situated across Sentosa island, families can easily travel from VivoCity over to Sentosa for a day out via the monorail for more great fun – Universal Studios at Resorts World Sentosa, the different beaches and attractions.
Check out their website for its frequent happenings, exhibitions and performances.
By Crystal Tan. Updated by Jun Tan.
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