Bugis Junction, formerly known as Parco Bugis Junction is an integrated development located at Victoria Street, Middle Road and North Bridge Road in Bugis, Downtown Core in Singapore. The development consists of a shopping mall, an office tower and the InterContinental Singapore Hotel.[1]

Bugis Junction
Bugis Junction
LocationBugis, Singapore
Opening dateSeptember 8, 1995; 28 years ago (1995-09-08)
ManagementCapitaMalls Asia
OwnerCapitaMall Trust
ArchitectDesign International
No. of stores and services200
No. of anchor tenants3
No. of floors3
Public transit access EW12  DT14  Bugis

History edit

Developed by Parco Holdings, Parco Bugis Junction was completed in July 1995 as a mixed development comprising a retail mall, an office tower and the InterContinental Singapore Hotel. The development incorporated three streets, Bugis Street, Malay Street and Hylam Street, where it was built upon and also rebuilt the old shophouses used to be on the three streets. These three streets were glass covered and fully airconditioned.[2]

Parco Bugis Junction was officially opened on 8 September 1995.[3] Parco Bugis Junction's anchor tenant was Seiyu's first department store in Singapore. The shopping mall initially comprised a cineplex by United Artists, a food court, and 112 specialty shops.[2] The cinema was taken over by Shaw Theatres in late 2001, after Shaw bought out United Artists' operations in Singapore.

In 2005, Parco Holdings sold Parco Bugis Junction to CapitaLand[4][5] and the shopping mall underwent major revamps and changed its tenant mix. In 2012, the mall was linked to Bugis+, a newer shopping mall located across Victoria Street via an overhead bridge when Iluma came under CapitaLand ownership. The mall itself underwent refurbishment works, such as converting the cinema into a gym and restaurants, and the video games arcade being replaced by a one-stop electronics and IT hub in 2016.

References edit

  1. ^ "Bugis Junction (indoor streets of Bugis)".
  2. ^ a b "Bugis Junction:". The Straits Times. 2 April 1995. p. 1. Retrieved 21 September 2022 – via NewspaperSG.
  3. ^ "Bugis-Rochor area to be arts, entertainment hub". The Straits Times. 9 September 1995. p. 48 – via NewspaperSG.
  4. ^ "CapitaLand and KepLand to raise Bugis stakes". The Straits Times. 14 May 2005. p. 34.
  5. ^ "Property trust buys Parco Bugis Junction for $581m". The Straits Times. 23 July 2005. p. 33.

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