Funan reopened its doors on 28 June after $560 million worth of renovations which took three years. Hundreds of excited shoppers lined up to discover the giant 889, 000 sq feet mall with 6 retail floors and an urban farm. From the moment you enter, you will understand why it is a Digital Mall. Pay with your smartphone, make orders online, try on your clothes with a VR runway, and ride a bike. Funan has many surprises in store for us. The Venuerific team went down on an opening day and uncovered the best spots you must check out in Funan Mall Guide: 11 Must-Try Food And Unique Places To Visit!
Whether for shopping addicts, food lovers, or even those sought after new experiences, Funan Mall will be something they have been looking for.
URBAN FARM on the rooftop of FUNAN MALL
Here are 11 Must-Try food And unique places to visit :
1. PPP Coffee
A unique coffee shop concept where you can try first at the Experience Bar before buying the coffee of your choice. They have been in the market for 10 years now and it’s the first cafe launched with the rebranded brand, PPP Coffee. These coffees have been kept frozen in their library below 18 degrees Celsius so it allows a better flavour extraction! We tried their coffee Peranakan dessert and it’s a must-try!
Must-Try: Coffee Peranakan Dessert, Experience Bar of their Kenyan Coffee
Catchy phrases on their coffee cups:
DO NOT TAKE ME SERIOUSLY IF I HAVE NOT FINISHED THIS CUP
Experience Bar at PPP Coffee
Coffee Peranakan Dessert (Credit to danielfooddiary.com)
2. Love, Bonito
The famous local brand Love, Bonito opened its third and largest retail store with plenty of Instagrammable features. Try your outfits in the infinity mirror room or use its augmented reality runway. See yourself in a field of flowers as a runway and use Facebook filters to create a unique backdrop.
Love, Bonito on the 2nd Floor
Infinity Mirror (Photo Credit: Darius Boey)
Augmented Reality Runway. (Photo Credit: Darius Boey)
3. Cycling Track
This mall has lots of surprises… Did you know that you could ride your bike inside a mall? It may possibly the first-ever mall that embraces all types of activities. The cycling path in Funan will even light up when you ride! Thankfully if you are walking around and afraid of bumping into them, you won’t see them except between 7 and 10 am.
Photo Credit : The Straits Times
4. Physical Taobao Store
Singapore’s first physical Taobao store was at Nomadx and now you can find the first Taobao concept store in Southeast Asia at Funan Mall ! The store will offer a wide range of products available from Taobao. Most importantly, the items will be specially curated for Singapore shoppers. Find your fashion, textiles, household items and furniture!
Photo Credit : mothership.sg
Photo Credit : Hanidah Amin
5. Brompton Junction
The most convenient, compact and quick bicycle has settled in Singapore. The 16th Brompton Junction will seduce your adventurous side with the perfect companion to explore the world you live in with a sense of independence and freedom without any limits. Manufactured in Britain, Brompton is a brand you would know if you are a heavy cyclist! It can be folded into half the size or even smaller – so convenient!
Brompton Junction on the 1st floor of Funan Mall
Bicycle being folded into half in Singapore (Photo Credit: @bromptonbicycle)
6. Climb Central
Want to climb? Or exercise to lose all the snacks you just ate? You can even stop by for a rock climbing session in the Funan Mall. Funan Mall sees everything bigger. Experience the highest climbing walls in the civic district! Starting from $22 for the adult pass, you get the chance to climb on 50 climbing lanes with a height of 15m or opt for the bouldering wall. Identify the difficulty of the climbs, with a colour-coded, so you can start with an easy path and then work your way to more challenging routes as you improve!
7. Trufflicious Truck
Are you a TRUFFLES fan? Well, now you have a place you must go – Trufflicious Truck at Funan Mall has everything trufflicious on the menu. Whether you want a quick snack or a full meal, your stomach will thank you for it! is a new concept by The Travelling C.O.W., the first mobile food truck in Singapore founded in 2012. A must-try : Truffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
Credit : The Travelling C.O.W (Chef on Wheels)
Truffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich – (Credit : The Travelling C.O.W (Chef on Wheels))
8. Kopi Tech
At Kopi Tech, everything is digital! Not a normal Kopitiam but one that embraces digital life. A first for a food court. You can order through the 17 self-service kiosks or even through the new Facebook messaging app! Just pick, scan, and pay – as simple as that. No more wallet and a happy planet! Above all, attractive discount will be given for e-payment purchases, they even accept cryptocurrencies. Now we understand the name!
9. Money Exchanger
We couldn’t resist. Even the money exchanger at Funan looks so cool showing off that shipping container vibes.
A modern Peranakan restaurant on the 4th floor with indoor and outdoor areas surrounded by greenery. You can savour Godmama’s traditional family recipe and signature classics helmed by Peranakan Head Chef Fredric. You will be amazed by their friendliness and their warm welcome. Some of the best items to look out for are Buah Keluak Bolognese Pasta, Otak Otak Benedict, Babi Assam Baker Eggs & Banana Pengat Buttermilk Pancakes. Afterwork, try the Gula Melaka Old Fashioned or the Butterfly Blue Pea Gin & Tonic to relax and enjoy your evening.
Photo Credit : @godmamasg
Looking for a quality and affordable food? You are in the correct place! Try their freshly made in-house patties and their custom-made buns. All their menu is made from fresh ingredients. You should definitely try their famous “Wolf Burger” version of the cheeseburger with some sweet potato fries.
Photo credit: @eugenesiiaoo
An awesome venture by Capitaland Malls combining experiences, digital, fun, and greenery. This mall is definitely unique and is the most digital-savvy mall we have ever been to in Singapore. From AR Walkways and cycling track to urban farm, Funan Mall is a place you definitely want to check out.
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