History And Construction Details Of Parkway Parade
Marine Parade in Singapore’s Parkway Parade is a suburban commercial district. It has a 17-floor office tower with a basement and – a seven-story commercial centre got inaugurated in March 1984. Parkway Holdings constructed the structure and sold it to Asia Pacific Investment Company in 2000. Lendlease oversees the mall’s management.
Isetan, Marks & Spencer, Best Denki (formerly known as Yaohan Best), Small World, and MPH Bookstores were just a few of – the notable tenants that gots opening their first stores in the suburbs.
It also offered various dining options, including Chuck’E’Cheese (placed inside Small World), Hardee’s, and Petite Park. Funland, a miniature theme park, was located on Levels 3 and 4, and the first and largest mall playground in Singapore at the time was on Level 7. The mall was also home to the second Singapore location of Borders bookstore in 2007, combined with Dôme Cafe sharing a section of Parkway Parade floor space.
In 2000, the building got sold to Asia Pacific Insurance Company, and afterward, Lendlease was assigned to operate the mall. The mall underwent its initial makeover in March 2002 and completed in two phases.
The first phase incorporated a new tenant mix – to match the placement of the mall. It included an anchor tenant, Giant, occupying nearly half of the third floor. The mall – entirely refurbished in November 2003, with the second phase completed in November 2003, with an extended food court by the Food Republic on the Basement floor and an alfresco dining area on the first floor. It also featured the completion of the ‘Falls’ leisure and eating precinct featuring one of the country’s tallest glass waterfalls, a water play area, six food and beverage outdoor kiosks, and a restaurant.
Further facelifts were done to the mall’s façade with an expanded alfresco-dining to the first floor in 2011, with the elimination of the ‘Waterfall’ leisure feature and repositioning of the mall’s entry area. Completed in December 2012, the expanded alfresco-dining area houses roughly ten new businesses and the extension, which includes Din Tai Fung, Papparich, and Twelve Cupcakes.
In 2015, a mix of retail outlets established to – keep the mall updated. Best Denki got relocated to Level 3, paired with six rows of retail businesses taking – a part in the hypermarket space. In September 2017, the former True Fitness location at Level 7 got – transformed into a seven-screen Cathay Cineplex.
Giant discontinued operations after an 18-year tenancy at Parkway Parade in February 2020, with FairPrice Xtra as a key tenant that opened in 2021. Isetan ended operations in late January 2022 after 38 years in business.
Platinum BCA Green Mark Award
The BCA Green Mark Platinum Award, an honour that acknowledges our contribution to creating Parkway Parade as a more environmentally friendly shopping destination, was given to Parkway Parade, one of the first extant mixed-use developments.
Conveniently located on level two, our Concierge can assist you with retail directions, gift wrapping, and other services. At the counter, gift certificates are also available for purchase. Additionally, our Concierge has a Hearing Enhancement system that enables background noise-free transmission of sound signals to those with hearing impairments.