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. City Square Mall

Address: 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm
Nearest MRT Station: Farrer Park Station

Rated one of three most family-friendly shopping malls in Singapore by AsiaOne in 2014, the 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 include 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.

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Besides offering a bigger space for family parking lots and wider corridors, the mall also offers complimentary use of kiddy cabs and baby prams 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 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.

2. VivoCity

Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm
Nearest MRT Station: Harbourfront Station

VivoCity is a well-known mall for its largest retail and lifestyle destination and also 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.

There is a variety of retails 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. VivoCity also housed many different cuisine and popular restaurants, there is sure to be one that will satisfy your craves. It also housed Singapore’s largest cinema multiplex with 15 screens and 2,293 seats by the cinematic company Golden Village. The Sky Park also has an amphitheatre and was where the grand opening was held.

VivoCity Happy Boat Rooftop

We know kids like to let loose and run about! Vivocity Sky Park offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. No doubt, kids will fall in love with the children’s playground and the wading pool located on the rooftop. Family can have a great time playing and chilling together!

It is also convenient for families to travel from VivoCity over to Sentosa island for a day out via the monorail, which brings you directly to Sentosa for more great fun – Universal Studios at Resorts World Sentosa, the different beaches and attractions.

Check out the website for its frequent happenings, exhibitions and performances.

3. Jurong Point Shopping Centre

Address: 1 Jurong West Central 2, Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Singapore 648886
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm
Nearest MRT Station: 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 providing 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, Courts, Harvey Norman, Kiddy Palace, and several popular brands such as Din Tai Fung, Dian Xiao Er, Starbucks, Nike, SingTel and many others.

There are many happenings 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 to more facilities like the Children’s indoor playgroundKidz Amaze, enrichment centres, swimming pool, singing lounge and more entertainment.




4. North Point Shopping Centre

Address: 930 Yishun Avenue 2 Singapore 769098
Opening hours: 10.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest MRT Station: Yishun Station

Northpoint brings convenience to its patrons as it is conveniently located near Yishun MRT Station and the Yishun bus interchange. It has undergone an enhancement to give us a pleasing new look with its new wing – Northpoint 2.

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Northpoint offers a range of retail, entertainment and food therapy, satisfying the young and elderly in the family. There are Cold Storage, Harvey Norman, POPULAR Bookstore and Timezone. Now, there is even the new Yishun Public Library to add on to the wholesome mall. There are even Diaper changing stations in all family rooms at every level.

A new feature in the mall is the large 5,400 sq ft rooftop water playground, designed to provide a fun and interactive experience for children with its water features, ground sprays and specially imported multi-play structures.

In mid of 2010, Northpoint even won an award for its Built Environment 2010 – Refurbished Building Category. This award gives recognition to buildings that have good practices and take special efforts to raise awareness of the importance of providing seamless accessible built environment for all.

5. Suntec City Mall

Address: Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm
Nearest MRT Station: 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, retails shops, variety of food and entertainment and Singapore city tour packages for family and tourists (Hippo and Duck Tour).

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!

6. AMK HUB

Address: 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Singapore 569933
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm
Nearest MRT Station: Ang Mo Kio Station

Located in the heart of Ang Mo Kio at the junction of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and Avenue 8, AMK Hub is a bustling shopping paradise that brings together the best in retail, entertainment, learning and community services. Spanning 48,250 square metres, AMK Hub offers an attractive tenant mix of over 200 shops spread over four-storeys and three basement levels – food, retail and entertainment needs can be all addressed at AMK Hub. There is even, Molly the mobile library that comes to AMK hub on the 3rd Sunday of every month (12-6pm).

amk hub

Highly accessible to everyone, AMK Hub has been designed to allow ease of shopping. Wheelchair friendly lifts, corridors, ramps and toilets are conveniently located throughout AMK Hub making it accessible to all including the young, disabled and elderly.

Parents can now shop in AMK Hub with peace of mind. Located at level three you will have a dedicated baby care room at your disposal, you can feed your baby in private without worries.

7. IMM

Address: IMM Building 2 Jurong East Street 21 #04-60, Singapore 609601
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm
Nearest MRT Station: Jurong East Station

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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, Sony Style caters to just about every shopping whim and need. Adding on, there are 46 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. 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.




8. United Square Shopping Mall

Address: 101 Thomson Road United Square Shopping Mall Singapore 307591
Opening hours: 10.30am to 9.30pm
Nearest MRT Station: Novena Station

United Square Shopping Mall is the destination mall for families. Positioned as A Kids Learning Hub, United Square is truly the place for fun play and learn.

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The mall is fully equipped with kids-friendly features from a luxurious nursing room, kiddy toilets, colour themed levels, spacious corridor walkways, carpeted grounds, play features right down to animal-shaped bins for your rubbish! There is also a state-of-the-art al fresco forecourt with F&B outlets for the whole family. Not to mention that there are different retail shops to satisfy the family’s needs from the choice of food restaurant to shopping needs.

Kids will be truly entertained here with the pockets of play facilities and constant mall shows and events that are bound to make every kid come back for more.

9. West Coast Plaza

Address: 154 West Coast Road Singapore 127371
Opening hours: 11.00am to 9.00pm
Nearest MRT Station: 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 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.

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.

10. Downtown East

Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519899
Opening hours: NA
Nearest MRT Station: Pasir Ris Station [Enjoy free daily shuttle (weekdays)]

downtown-east

Downtown East is a leisure and lifestyle destination for the family. It offers a multitude of lifestyle experiences including the country‚Äôs first nature-inspired resort D’Resort, an expanded water park Wild Wild Wet, a myriad of retail dining and entertainment options at Market Square – E!Avenue and E!Hub, and union engagement amenities MUCE (Membership & Union Community Engagement). They also have another one of its kind in Singapore, their very own 25m tall indoor Ferris wheel. 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!

By Crystal Tan.

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