A refreshed destination with new and exciting dining and entertainment concepts awaits visitors to Clarke Quay later this year. The iconic hangout for both Singaporeans and tourists is undergoing a S$15.6 million asset enhancement programme to reinvigorate two of its five blocks. The works will be completed in the third quarter of 2012. Operations at Clarke Quay are not affected in the meantime.
Under the asset enhancement programme, Blocks C and E will be refreshed with a vibrant frontage along River Valley Road. The new frontage, designed to match the heritage architecture of the location, will bring back the charm of the old warehouses at Clarke Quay. Space is also being re-configured to expand the tenant mix. To improve the visitor experience, amenities such as the washrooms and taxi stand are being upgraded. In addition, Clarke Quay will host interactive e-directories that not only provide information about the various outlets, but also the on-going promotions and events. The e-directories will also feature built-in cameras for visitors to capture special moments at Clarke Quay.
Over ten new dining and entertainment concepts will tantalise taste buds at Clarke Quay. These include:
- Popular Sichuan hotpot chain Hai Di Lao Huo Guo (海底捞火锅), opening its first outlet outside China at Clarke Quay. The restaurant is renowned not just for its delicious hotpot, but also for its excellent pre-meal service and noodle specialist who puts up an impressive noodle-pulling performance, kungfu-style. Hai Di Lao will open in October 2012.
- Wings Bar pays tribute to the golden age of aviation in the 1940s. The bar will feature its famous wings and ribs, in fun surroundings showcasing a fully lit runway, a Mustang and a World War 2 fighter simulator. Wings Bar opens its doors in August 2012.
- Fern & Kiwi, a New Zealand themed restaurant showcasing the country’s finest food, wines and beers, alongside its art and music. Highlights include seasonal oysters, green-lipped mussels and grass-fed lamb and beef, served in a fun kiwi atmosphere from September 2012. Please click here for the full list of new tenants at Clarke Quay.
“By keeping our fingers on the pulse of visitors’ preferences and working with our tenants to continuously enhance Clarke Quay’s offerings, we have put Clarke Quay and Singapore on the world map for dining and entertainment. This asset enhancement initiative will further improve the visitor experience at Clarke Quay and refresh the F&B and entertainment options, ensuring Clarke Quay remains the number one destination for locals and tourists alike,” said Mr Billy Chua, General Manager, Clarke Quay.
About Clarke Quay (www.clarkequay.com.sg)
Located along the iconic Singapore River, Clarke Quay sits on a historical commercial site dating back to the 19th Century. Today, Clarke Quay has been boldly restored and refurbished into five beautiful waterfront godowns under a climate controlled canopy lit by coloured lighting, creating a modern and cosmopolitan ambience amidst the tradition and history. On its premises is an amazing array of over 60 distinctive F&B, entertainment, retail and lifestyle outlets. Find the city’s trendiest nightspots and cuisine from across the globe, all at Clarke Quay- the Soul of the City. Visitwww.clarkequay.com.sg for the latest F&B and Entertainment Promotions.
About CapitaMalls Asia (www.capitamallsasia.com)
CapitaMalls Asia Limited is one of the largest listed shopping mall developers, owners and managers in Asia by total property value of assets and geographic reach. CapitaMalls Asia has an integrated shopping mall business model encompassing retail real estate investment, development, mall operations, asset management and fund management capabilities. It has interests in and manages a pan-Asian portfolio of 91 shopping malls across 49 cities in the five countries of Singapore, China, Malaysia, Japan and India, with a total property value of approximately S$23.8 billion and a total GFA of approximately 74 million sq ft.
Shopping malls in the portfolio include ION Orchard and Plaza Singapura – which are located in one of the world’s most famous shopping streets, Orchard Road – Raffles City Singapore and Clarke Quay in Singapore. Our landmark shopping malls in China are Xizhimen Mall and Wangjing Mall in Beijing; Raffles City Beijing and Raffles City Shanghai.
The portfolio also includes Gurney Plaza in Penang, Malaysia; Vivit Square in Tokyo, Japan; as well as Forum Value Mall in Bangalore, India. CapitaMalls Asia’s principal business strategy is to invest in, develop and manage a diversified portfolio of real estate used primarily for retail purposes in Asia, and to strengthen its market position as a leading developer, owner and manager of shopping malls in Asia.
About CapitaMall Trust (http://www.capitamall.com)
CMT is the first Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) listed on Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST) in July 2002. CMT is also the largest REIT by asset size, approximately S$8.1 billion and by market capitalisation, S$6.2 billion (as at 31 December 2010) in Singapore. CMT has been assigned an "A2" rating by Moody's Investors Service. The "A2" rating is the highest rating assigned to a Singapore REIT.
CMT owns and invests in quality income-producing assets which are used, or predominantly used, for retail purposes primarily in Singapore. As at 31 December 2010, CMT's portfolio comprised a diverse list of more than 2,400 leases with local and international retailers and achieved a committed occupancy of close to 100.0%. CMT Group's 15 quality retail properties, which are strategically located in the suburban areas and Downtown Core of Singapore, include Tampines Mall, Junction 8, Funan DigitaLife Mall, IMM Building, Plaza Singapura, Bugis Junction, Sembawang Shopping Centre, JCube (formerly known as Jurong Entertainment Centre), Hougang Plaza, Raffles City Singapore (40.0% interest), Lot One Shoppers’ Mall, Bukit Panjang Plaza, Rivervale Mall, The Atrium@Orchard and Clarke Quay. CMT also owns 122.7 million units in CapitaRetail China Trust, the first China shopping mall REIT listed on SGX-ST in December 2006.
CMT is managed by an external manager, CapitaMall Trust Management Limited, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CapitaMalls Asia Limited, one of Asia’s largest listed shopping mall developers, owners and managers.