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Orchard Central goes Med
Story 8 - Property Updates

THE Mediterranean retail concept is coming to Singapore courtesy of the soon-to-be-opened Orchard Central.

Far East Organization, operator and developer of Orchard Central, announced that the mall — envisioned to be the tallest vertical retail centre in the city-state — has allotted 33,588sqf for The Med (short for Mediterranean). Net lettable area for the section stands at 14,370sqf.

“We are very excited to introduce Singapore’s first dedicated Mediterranean retail-and-lifestyle destination at Orchard Central, which will offer shoppers a unique ... experience reflecting the exotic culture and heritage of all things Mediterranean,” said Susan Leng, deputy director for retail management, Far East Organization.

“Retailers at The Med will also be exposed to high-passenger traffic from the Somerset MRT Station as well as through-traffic via linkages to and from Centrepoint and [email protected] [coming up on the site of the previous Specialist Centre]. This fourway underground interconnection will become a major draw for the busy Orchard Road traffic,” Leng said.

The concept is designed by DP Architects, the local firm credited for the design of Singapore’s iconic Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay and new National Library. The company also counts The Dubai Mall in the Middle East part of its portfolio.


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Lotte growing aggressively through global acquisitions

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