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5 Best Shopping Malls in Tampines

Stuck out in the east with seemingly nothing much to do? Look no further, the best Tampines malls are here. 

Whether you stay around Tampines or are simply looking for a place to hang out, there are several malls in Tampines that you can visit. Today, we have shortlisted the best shopping malls in Tampines based on several factors. This includes the quality and variety of dining options, amenities and accessibility.

1. Tampines Mall

Best shopping malls in Tampines - Tampines Mall
Source: Tampines Mall

Food

First on our list of best shopping malls in Tampines is Tampines Mall. Tampines Mall contains a wide variety of restaurants, featuring many different cuisines. It has the popular Chinese restaurants such as Din Tai Fung and Crystal Jade, perfect for social gatherings. It also has Vietnamese food at So Pho and Japanese cuisine at places such as Menya Musashi Niten or Itacho Sushi. Tampines mall even has fast-food chains McDonalds and KFC for those of you who want a quick bite.

Millennials and those from Generation Z would absolutely love the bubble tea shops KOI and LiHo Tea. At tea time, one can also catch a coffee break at Starbucks or grab a pastry from Bread Talk. For those looking for affordable comfort food, the Kopitiam completes the mall’s array of cuisines with its dash of local flavour.

Amenities

With beauty product stores such as Bath & Body Works and Innisfree, stationery for students at POPULAR Bookstore, there is something for everyone at Tampines Mall. Here, one can find some of the biggest gadget carriers. This includes iStudio, Samsung, Oppo and M1, among many other electronic shops. 

The Golden Village cinema offers youths and adults alike a place to relax and unwind after a stressful workday or week, with TOYS “R” US for the children to get their favourite toys. One can even get pet supplies at Pet Lovers Centre and music supplies or enrichment lessons at Yamaha Music School.

Fashion-wise, Tampines Mall carries popular brands for the various demographics, from Bossini to H&M, Hush Puppies, Charles & Keith and Swarovski. There are also sports shops such as Decathlon and a large departmental store, Isetan, ensuring that there is something for all.

Accessibility

Address

4 Tampines Central 5, Singapore 529510

MRT

Situated near Tampines MRT and not more than a five minutes walk away from the Downtown Line and East-West Line.

Bus

Walking distance from the following bus stops:

  • Tampines Interchange (76141)
  • Opposite Tampines Interchange (76149)
  • UOB Tampines Central (76131)

2. Tampines 1

Top shopping malls in Singapore - Tampines 1
Source: Tampines 1

Food

The popular Takashimaya cake shop “Rive Gauche” is now in the east! In fact, it is found in the next on our list of best shopping malls in Tampines, Tampines 1.

Tampines 1 offers a wide variety of food, with bakeries such as Chateraise or Barcook Bakery and places to grab a quick bite at – Subway, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf or Toast Box, to name a few. One can even explore options ranging from food court dining at Food Tempo, buffet-style meals at GoroGoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet, Sushi Bars and claypot houses. To wash it all down, Tampines 1 also features popular drink stalls like Playmade and The Alley.

Amenities

As with their range of food, the amenities offered by Tampines 1 does not disappoint. For anyone who needs to withdraw, deposit or settle financial matters, Tampines 1 has a money changer as well as DBS, HSBC and UOB outlets. 

From electronic shops such as Challenger and Gadget Mix, to beauty spas, hair salons and a Sephora make-up shop, Tampines 1 covers various shopping needs all in one mall. SG Home decor or Cheng Rui Lifestyle may entice young adults looking to furnish their new homes.

Meanwhile, students may prefer stationery shops such as MUJI and Ink&Sacs, or may simply choose to explore the fashion boutiques.

Tampines 1 has fashion outlets of different styles. It has trendy blogshops such as Love and Bravery and MDS. It also has formal wear shop G2000, casual wear at Esprit or Hi Style and sports shops such as Adidas and Under Armour. 

You can also get your essentials at Cold Storage or DAISO. Cleaning services can also be found at Bag Shoe Cleaning Sanctuary and FabricPro. Additionally, you may make use of the healthcare services at Raffles Medical Clinic and Q&M Dental Surgery.

Accessibility

Address

16 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529536

MRT

Situated near Tampines MRT and not more than a five minutes walk away from the Downtown Line and East-West Line.

Bus

Walking distance from the following bus stops:

  • Tampines Interchange (76141)
  • Opposite Tampines Interchange (76149)
  • UOB Tampines Central (76131)

3. Century Square

Best shopping malls in Tampines - Century Square
Source: Century Square

Food

Sporting some of the more popular eating houses, eateries and stores, Century square contains places such as Xing Fu Tang, Ya Kun Kaya  Toast, Maki-San and Twelve Cupcakes.

For a variety of food, one can also check out The Food Market by Food Junction. The last of the three neighbouring malls, Century Square adds to the flavor of Tampines with its own array of cuisines. Reflective of Singapore’s multiracial environment, one can dig into the local cuisines with Boon Tong Kee Happy Nest, Ayam Penyet President, Thai cuisine at Nakhon Kitchen, Japanese, Western and many more. 

Amenities

Rich in entertainment, Century Square has its own cinema with Filmgarde Cineplex, Power KTV for those looking to belt out their favorite songs and the highly animated, urban gaming centre Virtualand arcade. 

Century Square’s myriad of amenities also includes enrichment centres such as The Learning Lab and Kawai Music School, a money changer, Tampines Printing services and a travel agency at WTS Travel.

For the beauty gurus, fret not, Century Square is stocked with plenty of hair salons, nail salons and shops selling beauty products, these include 6 Elements Hair Spa, Nail Addiction, Guardian and Estetica Beauty, with optical shops such as Owndays as well. 

Household or everyday items can be found at essential shops such as Value$, Prime Food & Grocer or J-Mart. Electronic shops such as Singtel Exclusive Retailer can also be found at Century Square, alongside Full House Home Furnishing and Mr DIY.

Last but not least, Century Square also offers its own range of fashion items, stocking some of the biggest brands such as PUMA, Kappa, Frank Williams, Chomel and Hang Ten. With all its facilities, Century Square is undoubtedly one of the best shopping malls in Tampines.

Accessibility

Address

2 Tampines Central 5, Century Square, Singapore 529509

MRT

Situated near Tampines MRT and not more than a five minutes walk away from the Downtown Line and East-West Line.

Bus

Walking distance from the following bus stops:

  • Tampines Interchange (76141)
  • Opposite Tampines Interchange (76149)
  • UOB Tampines Central (76131)

4. Our Tampines Hub

shopping malls in Tampines - Our Tampines Hub (1)
Source: Our Tampines Hub

Food

Our Tampines Hub is a must-visit on our list of best shopping malls in Tampines.

From fast-food places such as KFC and Pizza Hut, to the ever-popular drink outlets at LiHO and Starbucks, most eateries at Our Tampines Hub open from 10am to 10pm daily. With 50% of the stalls opened 24-hours daily, the hawker centre by Kopitiam has more than 40 stalls, offering both local delights and international cuisines in the 800-seater space. The Hub offers affordable meals at places such as Sushi Express or the hawker centre, with every stall serving at least 2 items priced at $2.80. In line with multiracial Singapore, Our Tampines Hub has 28 halal eateries within the hub, serving food for all ethnicities. Furthermore, the sky garden at the Hub has barbecue pits available for booking, with dedicated halal pits. 

Amenities

Our Tampines Hub offers a wide range of activities to do for all ages and groups of people. 

For families with young children, the Festive Play area is equipped with a bouncy castle, a children playground and bumper cars, surely giving your young ones plenty to entertain themselves with. Moreover, Our Tampines Hub has an all-inclusive playground specially designed to cater for wheelchair functions, allowing children with disabilities to join in the fun.

Equipped with a public service centre offering 7 agencies in one place, such as the People’s Association, Workforce Singapore and Active SG, core services can also be accessed via the 24-hour e-lobby. Moreover, residents have 24-hour access to Fairprice at the Hub and can seek medical help at Tampines Family Medical Clinic, Eastern Community Health Centre and the Health Lab.

For those looking for a place to hang out, the Festive Plaza has daily stage performances, movie marathons and football match screenings. Not to mention multiethnic celebrations such as during Chinese New Year or Hari Raya. When hanging out as a group, some might choose to explore the seminar and interest group rooms available for public booking or visit the music studio, equipped with instruments for a jamming session. Those preferring a quieter environment will enjoy the Tampines regional library, spanning 5 floors with an archive of 400,000 books.

Be it at the rock climbing wall, the 20 indoor badminton courts, six swimming pools, gym or at the jogging track, those looking to sweat will not be disappointed by the sports facilities available at Our Tampines Hub. 

Accessibility

Address 

1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 520858

MRT

Tampines MRT downtown line and East-West line is an estimated 10-minute walk away. 

Bus

  • Opp Our Tampines Hub (76059) is a 1 min walk away.
  • Opp Blk 945 (76119) is a 3 min walk away.
  • Blk 945 (76111) is a 4 min walk away.

5. Tampines Mart

best shopping malls in Tampines - Tampines Mart
Source: Heeton

Food

While less accessible by MRT than the above malls, Tampines Mart is snugly situated among residential blocks, providing easy access to a variety of food amidst HDBs. The dining services at Tampines Mart include Prima Deli, sweet treats such as Mr Bean, outlets of the big fast-food chains McDonalds and KFC amongst others, as well as popular dining places such as “1st Love Won Ton Mee” and “Malaysia Peddler Sidewalk”.

Amenities

Tampines Mart is your one-stop-fits-all mall for residents living in the area. Essential shopping for the home can be done at Harvey Norman and Japan Home, while grocery shopping for necessities is made convenient with Giant supermarket and 7-11 store. One can also shop for beauty products and services at Princess’s Cottage nail care salon or Watsons. 

Tampines Mart also has tuition centres such as Maximind Eduhub Pte Ltd for schooling students, making it easy for nearby residents to receive enrichment without travelling far. Other amenities include a gym at Anytime Fitness and eye-care related shops such as Tampines Optical, Contact Lens Centre and more. While the mall may not have the typical fashion and entertainment-filled layout, its compact yet multi-functional nature helps it remain a favourite amongst Tampines-residents.

Accessibility

Address 

Tampines Street 32, Singapore 529287

MRT

The nearest MRT would be Tampines MRT or Upper Changi MRT, both MRTs would only be accessible via bus.

Bus

  • Opposite Blk 331 (76421) is 3 min walk away.
  • Eden Condo (76461) is 4 min walk away.
  • Opp Blk 390 (76231) is 8 min walk away.

Conclusion

While the East has its fair share of malls, these are our top picks for the best shopping malls in Tampines. The next time you head down to Tampines, be sure to pop by any of these malls. You’re likely to find what you’re looking for given the wide variety of food, entertainment options and more.

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