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The Clementi Mall to Obtain TOP in early January 2011

Singapore, 30 December 2010 - The Clementi Mall is on track to obtain its first Temporary Occupancy Permit (TOP) in early January 2011. Residents in Clementi and the neighbouring estates can do their festive shopping at the new suburban mall when FairPrice Finest and some of the eateries at Level 1 and Basement 1 open their doors from mid-January 2011 onwards.

Besides FairPrice Finest, The Clementi Mall has also secured BHG, a leading department store in Singapore, as an anchor tenant. The department store will open on Level 3 within the next couple of months.

Ms Serene Tan, Director of BHG, said, "We are very excited to be one of the anchor tenants at The Clementi Mall. This marks our fifth BHG store in Singapore and it ties in well with our expansion plans. Occupying over 11,000 square feet with fashion, beauty and lifestyle offerings from international to local brands, we believe that shoppers in the area will be spoilt for choice as they are provided with even more retail options at our new outlet."

Come mid-January, familiar eateries such Old Chang Kee, Four Seasons Durians, Ho Kee Pau, Each-A-Cup, Bee Cheng Hiang, Mr Bean, Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks, Yami Yogurt, Sticky Rice, BreadTalk / ToastBox, Polar Puffs & Cakes and Bengawan Solo will open at Basement One and Level One.

Diners can also look forward to dining at Ajisen Ramen, Burger King, KFC and Long John Silver's. McDonald's duplex outlet, with a floor space of about 5,000 square feet, is scheduled to open by Chinese New Year.

The mall will obtain its second TOP in mid-March 2011. Those into IT products and peripherals will be able to find a wide selection at Challenger on Level 4. Best Denki, which will have a dedicated section for Apple products and occupies approximately 5,500 square feet on the same level, will provide a one-stop solution to those shopping for electronic products. Both Challenger and Best Denki, together with Foodfare on Level 4 and the Clementi Public Library on Level 5, will open their doors progressively in the first half of 2011.

"We are getting many positive responses and interests from retailers for shop space at The Clementi Mall. To date, 85 per cent of the retail space has been taken up. We expect full tenancy commitment when the mall officially opens in end May 2011. We are confident that The Clementi Mall will bring about more retail accessibility and options, especially for residents and shoppers in Clementi and its vicinity," said Mrs Linda Kwan, General Manager of CM Domain, which owns The Clementi Mall.

Located at Clementi Town Centre, The Clementi Mall is a six-storey retail development totalling approximately 190,000 square feet of retail space, which includes a basement shopping level and a basement carpark with about 160 carpark lots. Upon completion, it will be linked directly to the Clementi MRT station on the third storey and subsequently, the bus interchange, on the first level.

With its strategic location in Clementi town and accessibility to integrated transport amenities, The Clementi Mall is poised to be an anchor attraction in the area. Positioned as a contemporary and mid-market mall, The Clementi Mall will enjoy a good catchment from Holland Village, Bukit Timah and West Coast, where key tertiary institutions such as National University of Singapore, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, and UniSIM are located.

For leasing enquiries, please contact Miss Carin Chye at 6733 1900 or leasing@theclementimall.com. For more information, please visit
www.theclementimall.com.


Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Co. Regn. No: 198402868E


For media enquiries, please contact:

Ms Chin Soo Fang
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Singapore Press Holdings Limited
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Ms Selina Esther Lim
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings
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Ms Ina Se
Senior Manager
Advertising & Promotions
CM Domain Pte Ltd
DID: 6830 3812
Email:
ina@paragonsc.com.sg

Eileen Quay
Assistant Manager
Advertising & Promotions
CM Domain Pte Ltd
DID: 6830 3813
Email: eileenquay@paragonsc.com.sg



About CM Domain Pte Ltd

CM Domain Pte Ltd is a joint venture by SPH's subsidiary Times Properties Pte Ltd (60%), NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited (20%) and NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Limited (20%). It owns The Clementi Mall, a 99-year leasehold property located at Clementi town centre.


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009. It is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.


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SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s largest outdoor motion display advertising network media company.


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SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium,
Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. SPH's latest property development, The Clementi Mall, will be operational in 2011.