How many times have you visited The Verge, the very first and the one of biggest shopping mall in Little India?
Was that your only monthly shopping destination prior to its closure?
If so, then you don’t need to fish for other shopping havens in town, since The Verge is about to be completely revamped into a harbour for art enthusiasts coupled with the niceties of shopping.
You won’t be disappointed with the new development as you walk past and admire the amazing artifacts that will be installed in the upcoming 10-storey structure.
Tekka Place, the building replacing The Verge, officially named in the wee hours of yesterday, will be shaped up by the decades old development company, Lum Chang Holdings Limited, in conjunction with one of LaSalle Investment Management’s funds, a reputable financial corporation in the country.
You can expect Little India’s cultural prestige heavily bolstered post Tekka Place’s construction, given that the structure will be dedicated to the magnificent of display of rare, traditional artworks, dug up from the deepest recesses of the city’s growing civilization.
As the property director of Lum Chang said, after collaborating with the Singapore Tourism Board and numerous other stakeholders, that a time for tourists and local residents alike was looming on the horizon to revel in the distinguished heritage of Little India while indulging in their shopping necessities.
And the other stakeholders aren’t just any picked from the Singapore roads, but are the likes of the illustrious Indian Heritage Centre and LaSalle College of the Arts.
The upcoming Tekka Place will cover a whopping 70,000 square-foot area, with a height slated to be over 10-storey long.
It won’t only include a gargantuan shopping mall and quite a few esteemed artworks, but also house a series of luxurious apartments ideal for elite tourists.
The Citadines Rochor, as the latter is called, boasts of an array of over 320 serviced units, including a few studios and one-bedroom flats.
The tenants are free to venture into the attached swimming pool, gymnasium, launderette, and lounge.
Add to that an equally alluring adjacent tower with a rooftop deck, and you will never find anything wanting being a visitor to the town.
Lum Chang and LaSalle’s spokespersons recently announced to the press that the monumental architecture is aimed at satiating the daily necessities and desires of the Southern Central part of Singapore, the office-goers of that part of town, and the tourists visiting the North-East and Downtown lines.
The retail consultant and head of promotions for Tekka Place is Knight Frank, the lauded real estate firm in Singapore.
Its head of retail, Ms. Wendy Low, stated that the developers will work towards creating a luxurious settlement that will not only be unique to the culture prevalent in Little India, but also be full of variety for shopping enthusiasts that enter the mall.
Don’t get too excited just yet! Tekka Place won’t finish construction until the latter half of 2019. Stay tuned for further updates!