After undergoing a three-year redevelopment, Funan is set to make its highly-anticipated return on 28 June 2019.  Poised to become an inviting and energetic heart of Singapore’s Civic District, Funan aims to inspire play, learning, creativity and connection with more than 180 brands clustered round six passion themes – Tech, Craft, Play, Fit, Chic, and Taste. 

Of these, around 30% are new-to-market brands, new concept stores or flagships.  Reinforcing Funan’s position as a showcase for local talents, more than 60% of the brands originate from Singapore. 

An artist’s impression of the swimming pool at homegrown True Group’s flagship TFX fitness centre in Funan.  (Credit: CapitaLand)

Funan plans to bring together experiential and activity-based retail at a scale not seen before in Singapore’s Civic District.

Dyson will unveil its first standalone store in Singapore at Funan; the beauty-only concept store will be dedicated to its iconic Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer and recently-launched Dyson Airwrap™ styler. 

Britain’s renowned folding bikes manufacturer Brompton Junction will debut its Southeast Asia’s flagship store at Funan.  To celebrate this, Brompton Junction will launch a Lion City special edition – available solely at the Funan flagship store. 

Moviegoers will be thrilled to experience Golden Village’s latest seven-screen multiplex in Funan, which will feature two new seating concepts – Deluxe Plus and Gold Class Express.  Golden Village Funan will also feature Virtual Reality pods in its foyer, showcasing popular games and cinematic content for customers.  

For fans of the performing arts, local theatre group Wild Rice will also raise the curtains at its state-of-the-art theatre and studio in Funan.

FairPrice Finest will introduce the latest version of its digital shopping experience at Funan, where customers can easily shop and pay through their phones.  Kopitiam will launch its latest concept KOPItech, setting a new standard for food court dining in Singapore – where patrons can place their orders via one of the 17 self-service kiosks or through the Facebook messaging app.  Singapore’s True Group will also launch its flagship TFX fitness centre in Funan, the company’s only fitness centre in Singapore which has a swimming pool and outdoor deck, along with cutting-edge smart training systems.

More than half of Funan’s brands are homegrown labels, both established and emerging.  These include artisan jeweller Carrie K.’s first standalone boutique and fashion label Love, Bonito’s largest outlet in Singapore.  Socially conscious footwear brand Another Sole will also launch its first menswear collection at its Funan boutique.  Native online brands debuting their first brick-and-mortar outfits include fashion retailer ALL WOULD ENVY and creative confectionery Nasty Cookie.  

Experiential and activity-based retail takes centrestage at Funan – Climb Central will operate the highest climbing facility in the Civic District, extending from the base of the Tree of Life at Basement 2 to Level 1.  (Credit: Climb Central)

Coffee aficionados will be spoilt for choice with specialty coffee roaster Papa Palheta, the group behind Chye Seng Huat Hardware, will be launching Singapore’s first employee-owned café, PPP Coffee.  Sinpopo Brand will open its first Sinpopo Coffee concept in Funan.  While shopping for furniture and home décor, customers can also unwind over a cuppa in designer store GRAFUNKT’s first bistro.  

Foodies can enjoy the farm-to-table concept thanks to an Urban Farm on Level 7.  Operated by Edible Garden City, farmers will work with chefs to curate, grow and harvest pesticide-free produce, supplying the produce straight to restaurants in Funan.  

Singapore’s Spa Esprit will launch its first Japanese restaurant, Noka, situated next to the Urban Farm.  Visitors can also enjoy new dining concepts such as godmama’s modern Peranakan cuisine paired with a special menu of Peranakan-inspired cocktails.  

Long-time fans of Funan can look forward to the return of tech retailer AddOn Systems which will operate Singapore’s Lenovo Flagship Store, while esports enthusiasts will celebrate the return of GamePro Shop, which will organise esports tournaments.  COURTS is returning to Funan bigger and better, opening its first uniquely IoT store, featuring simulated smart home concepts where consumers can visualise their dream home fully connected.  For photography enthusiasts, in addition to returning tenants Alan Photo and T K FOTO, they can also keep an eye out for the first DJI store in Singapore, which retails drones and accessories.

Well-loved homegrown eateries Ya Kun Kaya ToastQi Ji and Old Chang Kee will also be staging their return.

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