Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Point A: My house
Point B: The Frontier community club(library)
Point C: Jurong Piont 1&2
Point D: Jurong Central Park

Jurong Central Park and The Frontier community club(library) are quite new so there is not much history about them.

Jurong Point first opened its doors on 5 December 1995 with 95 retailers including Courts, NTUC FairPrice, Kopitiam, Old Chang Kee and Soo Kee Jewellery, all of which were setting up shop within a mall environment for the first time and have not moved out since then. Jurong Point has undergone two expansions. In 1998, an additional 150,000 square feet (14,000 m2) of space was successfully secured for the first extension of Jurong Point, which opened on 2 December 2000. Jurong Point was enlarged to 450,000 square feet (42,000 m2) in JP1 during this extension. In 2008, it was further enlarged to 750,000 square feet (70,000 m2), with the addition of JP2, a new wing. After its 2nd expansion, it houses 10 thematic retail zones with additional anchors such as Yue Hwa Chinese Products, FairPrice Xtra and Harris Bookstore. With the addition of JP2, parking lots significantly increased from 415 to 1467. Shopping traffic at JP1 and JP2 total up to more than 3 million shoppers a month and crowded every weekend. A condominium, called "The Centris", occupies levels 5 to 16 of JP2. It has a total of 610 units, all of which are fully sold. It has gained its Temporary Occupation Permit(TOP) in July 2009. The old bus interchange has turned into the new extension building of Jurong Point, hence it shares the same postal code as the old bus interchange, Singapore 648881. The new Boon Lay Bus Interchange is fully air-conditioned and has 60 bus bays with escalators linking from JP2 Level 3, near Fairprice Xtra, JP2 Basement 1, beside Stalford Learning Centre, and 3 linkages from JP2 Level 1. It was opened on 27 December 2009. Together with Jurong Point Shopping Mall, the MRT station and itself, they are part of the Boon Lay Integrated Public Transport Hub.