The End of an Era: JCUBE, Singapore’s Iconic Entertainment Destination, Set to Close in August to Make Way for Residential and Commercial Development
Singapore’s iconic entertainment destination, JCube, is set to close in August this year to make way for a new residential and commercial development. With the redevelopment of the mall, an era is coming to an end.
JCube opened its doors in April 2012 and quickly became one of Singapore’s most popular malls. The mall featured a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment facilities, including a cinema, ice-skating rink, and bowling alley. It was also home to many popular tenants, such as The Cake Shop, ValueMax, and Couple Lab.
But on Tuesday, February 7, CapitaLand Development (Singapore) (CLD) announced that JCube would cease operations on August 7. The mall will close for good at 10pm on August 6 and will be demolished to make way for a new residential development. The new development will include commercial space on the first and second storeys and is expected to be completed in 2027.
The news of the mall’s closure came as a shock to many of its tenants, who learned about the closure from social media or from their colleagues. Even those tenants who had signed up for the pop-up shop in mid-January knew about the closure before signing the contract.
The closure of JCube marks the end of an era for Singapore. The mall was a popular destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Many shoppers and tenants fondly remember the days of ice-skating, watching movies, and strolling the mall’s shops and restaurants.
For now, tenants and shoppers alike will have to find new places to shop and new activities to do. But with the redevelopment of JCube, Singapore will soon have a new residential and commercial development that will be sure to offer something for everyone.
It’s the end of an era for JCube, but the beginning of a new one.
The closure of Singapore’s iconic entertainment destination, JCUBE, marks the end of an era. After a decade of providing leisure and edutainment, JCUBE, located in the Jurong East region of Singapore, is set to close its doors in August to make way for a 40-storey residential and commercial development known as JCube <a href=’https://www.jcuberesidence.com/’>JCube Condo</a> Residence.
The move comes after CapitaLand Development (CLD), the development arm of CapitaLand Group, obtained provisional permission from Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority to redevelop the JCube site. Observers are estimating a S$2,000 to S$2,100 per square foot (psf) price tag for JCube Residence residential units of the new development, which will have commercial space on the first and second storeys. It is slated for completion in 2027.
JCube Residence will be connected to the Jurong East MRT interchange, Westgate and IMM Building via J-Walk, a covered elevated pedestrian network in the Jurong Lake District (JLD). Eventually, it will also be linked to the upcoming Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub, which boasts a bus interchange, public library, community club and sports centre.
The redevelopment of JCube for JCube Residence will help to alleviate pent-up demand for housing in Jurong, given the lack of new condo launches in recent years, noted property analysts. On top of major tenants like Don Don Donki, Haidilao and Daiso, JCube Residence is also home to Singapore’s first and only Olympic-sized ice skating rink.
The potential new launches will likely boost home prices in the resale market and possibly have a spillover effect on the Bukit Batok and Clementi areas near to JCube Residence, said Lee Nai Jia, PropertyGuru’s head of real estate data intelligence, digital and software solutions.
The closure of JCube is bittersweet for many in the community, as it marks the end of an era for the iconic entertainment destination. However, the new JCube Residence redevelopment is sure to bring many new opportunities to the region, with convenient access to amenities and recreational facilities. CLD is working closely with JCube’s tenants to ensure a smooth handover of the premises, and JCube’s last day of operations will be August 6.