Those living in the east will be glad to know that i12 Katong, the one-stop shop for Easties for retail and food, will be gradually reopening its doors in phases to the public after an extensive renovation that started in early 2020.
The enhancement of the mall is in line with Keppel Land’s vision to take the lead in integrating urban spaces with sustainability by improving its retail offerings and shaping them into retail centres that are not just ready for the future and smart, but also sustainable.
i12 Katong will be undergoing a soft launch of 180 stores before the mall’s grand opening in March 2022, and you can expect some exciting new concepts to be introduced to this retail mall.
Golden Village’s new music lounge
We all know Golden Village (GV) to be the largest cinema operator in Singapore with 12 multiplexes and cineplexes islandwide. It’s the place we go to for the latest movies and delicious popcorn.
However, as part of its efforts to promote and support our local entertainment and art scene, GV is expanding its operations to include a ‘live’ performance space within its exclusive Gold Class Lounge. The outlet at i12 Katong will be the first in Singapore to be part of this expansion.
That’s right, other than watching movies on the big screen, you’ll be able to catch live performances of some of your local favourites at this venue.
With an exceptional sound system, the live performances are going to be fully immersive. All you have to do is kick back and enjoy.
You’ve heard of coworking spaces, but have you heard of a medical coworking space?
i12 Katong will be home to Singapore’s first medical coworking space called Core Clinic where medical specialists will be able to gain access to a larger community of patients and professionals in a cost-effective and flexible manner.
They will also get to connect with the extensive network of Singapore Medical Group which includes more than 50 specialists spread out across 45 clinics in Singapore from 25 medical specialties.
Make way for Mr Woofles, Singapore’s first dog club and daycare where you can conveniently leave your pets there while you head to work.
After spending so much time working from home, your pets will probably be sad that you will be leaving them at home alone once again for work.
To cheer them up, you can drop them off at Mr Woofles where they can bond with other dogs and momentarily forget about the sadness!
You can also be assured that the environment is a nurturing one, and that the staff are experts with a strong passion in caring for the overall well-being of dogs.
There’s a playground in the centre, along with other exciting events that you can take part in with your pet to socialise with other pet owners and their pets.
To enhance the experience for customers, i12 Katong is also going to feature a series of art exhibits within the mall, something that has never really been done before.
The art exhibits are done in collaboration with local art gallery, Sound of Art, and the first exhibition is themed In The Beginning where visitors can view the works of emerging and established artists from all over Asia.
The art pieces will also be put up for sale, so you can show your support for these artists directly by making a purchase and displaying them in your home.
This way, you won’t have to go through the trouble of looking out for art exhibits to purchase unique art pieces since you can easily access them through i12 Katong.
Other stores you can expect at i12 Katong
Absolutely can’t live without any coconut shakes? Well, you can soon order from Coconut Queen and delight yourself in the refreshing treat whenever you feel that the weather isn’t treating you too well.
Bubble tea lovers will also have two bubble tea shops to choose from when they shop at i12 Katong, such as Gong Cha and Signature Koi.
For dining options, there is a Malaysia Boleh food court located at the basement with many stalls available.
There will also be a number of restaurants like IPPUDO Ramen, Privé, PS.Cafe, and Tim Ho Wan that will gradually open in the next few months, so do keep your eyes peeled!
If you’ve been missing out on all the activewear and exercise equipment by lululemon because their outlets are too far away, you won’t be missing out anymore. i12 Katong now has its own 3,000 square feet lululemon located within the mall for all your athleisure needs.
For groceries, you can visit Cold Storage’s CS Fresh, Scoop Wholefoods, and J-Mart.
Here is the full list of stores that you can expect to see very soon:
Commitment to sustainability
In its bid to promote sustainability, i12 Katong now has energy-efficient features such as LED lighting and water-efficient fixtures.
Soon, electric vehicle (EV) chargers will also be made available in the carpark so that it’s easier for those who have made the switch to park and charge their cars. This move was also made in support of Singapore’s plan to phase out internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles by 2040.
In order to reduce the amount of food waste, or rather, to put it to better use, there will be a food digestor installed to break down these food waste and turn them into compost or liquid waste for responsible disposal.
Recycling bins for electronic waste, glass, metal, paper, and plastics, have also been implemented in the mall to facilitate and encourage recycling.
KLIK rewards programme
If you’re a frequent shopper, the KLIK rewards programme is perfect for you. This new rewards programme launched by i12 Katong is an app-based loyalty programme will enables you to earn points whenever you make a purchase at the mall.
As you accumulate more points, you will be able to exchange them for e-vouchers that you can use to offset your purchases in the future.
This app is not just useful for you to earn points, it also has other perks. For example, you will be able to order food for delivery, takeaways, or dine-in from Bistro Bytes. You will also get to enjoy special offers and receive updates about the mall!
i12 Katong is located at 112 East Coast Road, Singapore 428802 and the mall opens from 10am to 10pm on Mondays through Sundays. Click here to find out more about the offerings and happenings at i12 Katong.