JCube is a shopping centre located in Jurong East, Singapore. It is home to Singapore’s first Olympic-size ice rink and the first IMAX theatre in the suburbs. It was built on the former site of the Jurong Entertainment Centre. The name, JCube was decided on after a naming competition held in 2010. J represents the mall’s location in Jurong. Cube represents what JCube was designed to look like - an ice cube. It was co-designed by RSP Architects and Benoy.[1] It is owned by CapitaMall Trust and managed by CapitaMalls Asia.

Front view of JCube, a shopping mall in Jurong East, Singapore.jpg
JCube, from Jurong East MRT station.
LocationJurong East, Singapore
CoordinatesCoordinates: 1°19′59.95″N 103°44′23.91″E / 1.3333194°N 103.7399750°E / 1.3333194; 103.7399750
Address2 Jurong East Central 1, Singapore 609731
Opening date2 April 2012; 10 years ago (2012-04-02)
Closing date7 August 2023; 4 months' time (2023-08-07)
ManagementCapitaMalls Asia
OwnerCapitaMall Trust
No. of stores and services154
Total retail floor area210,000 square feet (20,000 m2)
No. of floors6
Public transit access EW24  NS1  JE5  Jurong East


Prior to its construction, Jurong Entertainment Centre, a shopping centre, was located on its current site. It was closed for redevelopment in October 2008 and was expected to be completed by 2011. However, due to the financial crisis of 2007–2010 and high construction costs, the redevelopment programme was delayed. The building was completely demolished in February 2010.

On 21 May 2010, CapitaMall Trust held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new mall on the site of the former Jurong Entertainment Centre.[2] The 204,000 square feet (19,000 m2) new mall, named JCube, comprises five levels of retail, two basement levels of car park and a rooftop landscaped plaza.

In 2012, CapitaLand and Singapore Sports Council jointly opened a non-profit Olympic-size ice skating rink, The Rink.[3][4]

JCube opened and welcomed shoppers on 2 April 2012[5] and is managed by CapitaMalls Asia.[6]

Due to the opening of Jem and Westgate and declining number of shoppers,[7] J.Avenue, located on Level 2 of JCube, was launched on 6 September 2014. J.Avenue is mainly targeted at the young, and to keep them returning, retail concepts will be constantly updated throughout the year. There are trick art installations so that people can take selfies with interesting backgrounds. Since their target audience, the young, are more tech-savvy, J.Avenue also launched an online portal, featuring some merchandise available at the stores in J.Avenue.[8]

On 7 February 2023, CapitaLand announced that JCube will be redeveloped into a 40-storey residential tower with commercial spaces on the bottom two floors. The new development is slated to be completed in 2027. To facilitate redevelopment, JCube will cease operations at 2200 on 6 August 2023.[9] The change in development is to complement the future Jurong Lake District.[9]

Green initiativesEdit

In 2011, JCube was awarded the Green Mark Platinum award by the Building and Construction Authority in Singapore. It is estimated that the mall will save 7,793,984 kWh/year in energy and 3,419m3/year in water.[10][non-primary source needed]


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  2. ^ JCube – A Brand New Retail Landmark in Singapore’s Jurong Lake District Archived 6 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "CapitaLand opens Singapore's only Olympic-size ice skating rink". sg.news.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on 7 February 2023. Retrieved 7 February 2023.
  4. ^ "The Rink". Time Out Singapore. Archived from the original on 7 February 2023. Retrieved 7 February 2023.
  5. ^ "JCUBE mall in Jurong to open in April 2". AsiaOne. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  6. ^ "About CapitaStar - CapitaStar". www.capitastar.com.sg. Archived from the original on 13 April 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  7. ^ Yap, Jacky (8 September 2014). "J Cube S'pore Launches Hipster J.Avenue, Equipped With Cool New Digital Innovations!". Archived from the original on 13 April 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Discover - CapitaLand". www.capitamallsasia.com. Archived from the original on 19 April 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  9. ^ a b Koh, Sarah (7 February 2023). "JCube mall to close down on Aug 6, site to make way for 40-storey residential development | The Straits Times". www.straitstimes.com. The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 7 February 2023. Retrieved 7 February 2023.
  10. ^ "CapitaLand Mall Trust :: Investor Relations". capitamall.listedcompany.com. Archived from the original on 10 December 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2015.

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