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Check Out These Hot New Spots Opening Up as Great World City Revamps

by Steph

Great World City is undergoing a major revamp, which is great news for shoppers in the River Valley hood. The $50 million renovations began in April of last year and will continue until 2021 around the same time that the new Great World MRT station opens. The facelift includes new floors, skylights, dual-level retail pods and additional entrances, plus tons of new retail and F&B options. New tenants are already opening up shop and we can’t wait to check them out. Here are a few that we have on our radar.


SCOOP Whole Foods

Slated to open on February 5th, SCOOP Whole Foods is an Australian supermarket that specialises in organic products and sustainable goods sourced from responsible suppliers. Bring your own containers or use their recyclable paper and cloth bags to fill up on bulk foods like nuts, grains, beans, chocolate, tea and dried fruits. They also have a fermentary where you can grab goods like kimchi and kombucha, and a section where you can pick up chemical-free soaps, beauty products and cleansers.

SCOOP Whole Foods, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City #01-148. Singapore 237994.

Ryan’s Grocery

If you suffer from food sensitivities, then Ryan’s Grocery is your spot. This boutique grocery store specialises in wholesome, natural produce and quality food products for people with special dietary requirements. You can pick up pesticide-free veggies from Australia, gluten-free pastas and breads, vegan cheeses, quality grain-fed, free-range meats and a slew of other artisan products for the pantry. Check in often because they always have great promotions and seasonal specials going on.

Ryan’s Grocery, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City #B1-144/145/146. p. +65 6767 3393. Singapore 237994. Open 8am – 10pm daily.

Meidi-Ya Supermarket

The second outlet of this popular Japanese supermarket has a few features that set it apart from other grocery stores. First of all, it showcases mainly Japanese products flown in directly like fresh fish and veggies, aged meats, rice and sake. Secondly, it has a plaza dedicated only to Hokkaido eats like cream cheese pies and fruit pops. Finally, the store has a 40-seater dining section where you can grab Japanese bites like steaming bowls of ramen from Sapporo Nishiyama Ramen.

Meidi-Ya Supermarket, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City #B2-120. p. +65 6771 1111. Singapore 237994. Open daily 10am – 10pm

The Source Bulk Foods

The Source is another bulk food store from Australia that promotes a zero-waste lifestyle. Bring your own containers or use their paper bags and glass jars to measure out healthy snacks like nuts and dried fruits, kombucha in a variety of flavours, staples like lentils, beans and rice, and much more. Use their nut butter machine to grind up your favourite nuts with superfood powders for extra colour and oomph. We love the pre-mixed jars that you can just add water to at home like the curry coconut lentil soup.

The Source Bulk Foods, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City #B1-142. p. +65 8894 5461. Singapore 237994. Open daily 10am – 10pm

Cold Storage

The new and improved flagship Cold Storage at Great World City is your one-stop shop for everything food and kitchen related from fresh meats, veggies and fish to international wines, gourmet cheeses, oils and sauces and even kitchen accessories like Pyrex containers, pots and pans. Be sure to stop by the brand’s first ever curry bar where you can grab delicious ready-made dishes to take home like chicken tikka masala and Hingarian beef goulash.

Cold Storage, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City #B1-124. p. +65 6735 4370. Singapore 237994. Open daily 9am – 10pm

Cafes & Restaurants

Plentyfull Bakery & Deli

This Californian-inspired Bakery and Deli serves real, wholesome and comforting food that goes beyond just granola and greens. They offer up a selection of real foods inspired by quality produce from diverse sources. Signature items at the bakery and deli include the RoseBeet Croissant, Moringa Sourdough Loaf, the Veganator, and Oma’s Borbur Ayam.

Plentyfull Bakery & Deli, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City #B1-K119. p. +65 6721 9952. Singapore 237994. Open daily 10am – 8pm

Awfully Chocolate

This homegrown bakery got its start in 1998 offering just one product—a simple, yet devilishly delicious chocolate cake. The team’s dedication to using only quality chocolate and handcrafting each cake soon earned them a reputation amongst choco-holics and the brand quickly expanded into multiple branches offering a range of chocolate products. Pop by the GWC outlet to pick up goodies for special occasions like cakes, chocolate bars, truffles and cookies.

Awfully Chocolate, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City #01-K103. p. +65 6219 4079. Singapore 237994. Open daily 10am – 10pm

Din Tai Fung

This award-winning Taiwanese brand is famous for their xiao long bao, which come in three varieties: classic pork, truffle and pork, and angled gourd and shrimp. Each perfectly pinched soup dumpling has exactly 18 folds and is filled with a savoury broth that complements the fillings. The best way to eat them is with a splash of soy sauce and vinegar with shredded ginger on top. Other must-try dishes include the noodles in a spicy sauce and steamed chili crab and pork buns.

Din Tai Fung, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City #01-138. p. +65 6737 1366. Singapore 237994. Open daily 10am – 10pm

Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan is originally from Hong Kong, where many of their branches have won Michelin stars. The decadent, yet affordable dim sum is just as popular in Singapore, so expect line-ups during peak dining hours. We suggest going with a group so you can sample a range of dishes like the BBQ pork buns, steamed chicken feet in black bean sauce, and steamed egg cake. If you’re after something heartier, try the braised beef noodle soup or spicy fried rice.

Tim Ho Wan, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City #01-139. p. +65 6483 2000. Singapore 237994. Open Mon – Fri 11am – 10pm, Sat, Sun & PH 9am – 10pm

Imperial Treasure Cantonese Cuisine

This fine dining Chinese restaurant recently underwent renovations and reopened with a chic, modern new look. The kitchen specialises in authentic Cantonese cuisine, so you can expect a selection of delicious dim sum bites, as well as more substantial dishes that are designed to be shared. Signature dishes include the braised, sliced abalone with fish maw and sea cucumber, the pan-fried prawns with superior soy sauce, and the steamed cod fish fillet with preserved black olives.

Imperial Treasure Cantonese Cuisine, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City #02-111/112. p. +65 6733 2292. Singapore 237994. Open Mon – Fri 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm, Sat 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm, Sun & PH 10:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm

Food Junction

Previously located in the basement of Great World City, Food Junction has moved to the third floor and boasts a sleeker look. However, despite the fancier new digs, you can still grab very reasonably priced local and international dishes like spicy la mian, salted egg chicken with rice, and teppanyaki bowls. Stalls include Fitra Chicken Rice, New Hong Kong Roast, Pepper Lunch Express, and JJ Japanese Cuisine.

Food Junction, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City #03-116. p. +65 6736 2030. Singapore 237994. Open daily 10am – 10pm


Your favourite all day dining spot has opened up in Great World. Expect some of their signature dishes on the menu and breakfast served on weekdays starting at 8am amongst beautiful interiors.

1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City, #01-155, Singapore, +65 6708 9288

Retail Shops


Moving to a new apartment or looking to spiff up your current home? Hooga has you covered. This Danish-inspired homewares store has everything you need for all rooms of the house including tableware, lighting, storage boxes, soft furnishings, faux botanicals and more. If you spend $100 or more, you get a free lifetime membership and can accumulate points on all future purchases that can be redeemed for more great stuff in the store.

Hooga, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City #02-131. p. +65 6816 1882. Singapore 237994.

Therapy Market

Treat yourself to some self-care at Therapy Market, a shop dedicated to positive vibes and pampering. The artisan products include essential oils to help relax and rejuvenate the body and mind, paper goods like day planners and journals, beauty essentials like moisturizers, and homewares like candles and vases. You can also pick up fun fashion pieces like eco-conscious dresses and tops, gorgeous scarves, and jewellery.

Therapy Market, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City #01-22.

Tokyu Hands

Straight from Japan and Singapore’s second outlet, Tokyu Hands is where you can find health & beauty products, stationery, kitchen & funtional household items, bags & travel ware, shoe care & much more!

Tokyu Hands, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #02-144, Singapore 237994

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