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Funan will open to the public again on 28 June

By Koh Wanzi - on 3 Jun 2019, 11:09am

Funan will open to the public again on 28 June

It's been a long three years, but you'll be able to visit one of your favorite tech haunts again at the end of June. Funan will open to shoppers once again on 28 June (nearly exactly three years after its closure on 30 June 2016), after a redevelopment that sees the addition of new brands, concept and flagship stores, and a new focus on local brands.

More than half of Funan's brands will now be homegrown names, comprised of a mix of established brands and emerging ones. Furthermore, the mall has been redesigned around six themes, namely, Tech, Craft, Play, Fit, Chic, and Taste, so you can seek out different areas of the mall depending on what you're looking for. 

At the heart of the mall sits the so-called Tree of Life, which will host new retail pop-up stores to continually give shoppers new experiences. It features 20 retail pods, where you'll find audio-visual boutique store Atlas Experience and Audio-Technica. Tech360.tv is setting up in one of the pods as well, where it will film live gadget reviews and give shoppers a behind-the-scenes look at the production of tech reviews. 

Dyson will also unveil its first standalone store in Singapore at Funan, which will be dedicated to its popular Supersonic hair dryer and the new Airwrap styler. Other new additions include the first DJI store in Singapore, where you'll find drones and accessories. Elsewhere, FairPrice Finest is introducing the latest version of its digital shopping experience at Funan, and you can look forward to KOPItech, a new tech-focused food court by Kopitiam where customers can order through one of 17 self-service kiosks or through Facebook Messenger. 

It's not all completely new however, and familiar shops will be returning as well. This includes the Lenovo Flagship Store and GamePro Shop, the latter of which will be involved in organizing esports tournaments. Courts is coming back as well, and photography enthusiasts will anticipate the return of familiar names like Alan Photo and TK Foto. 

However, as the redesign around the six different themes shows, Funan is looking to be more than just a tech-centric mall. Instead, sports is going to be a big part of it as well, and the mall will house True Group's flagship TFX fitness center and its swimming pool, bike manufacturer Brompton Junction's Southeast Asia flagship store, and a three-storey climbing wall, to be operated by Climb Central. 

And if you're a fan of the performing arts, local theater group Wild Rice will have its state-of-the-art theater and studio in Funan. 

Source: CapitaLand

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