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Updated: 06/11/2013 00:45 | By Channel NewsAsia

Opening date of new shopping mall Jem postponed

Opening date of new shopping mall Jem postponed

Opening date of new shopping mall Jem postponed

SINGAPORE: Jurong East is set to get its second shopping mall, Jem.

The mall's opening day was meant to be 11th June but it has been postponed to a later date.

Jem's Development Director Chris Brown said: “It’s been delayed to a date yet to be determined, due to an administrative regulatory issue.”

He apologised for the inconvenience, saying the public will be notified of the new date as soon as possible.

The mall has attracted a number of global brands to set up shop in light of changing shopping patterns of Singaporeans, and the development of the new hub at Jurong Lake District.

At 818,000 square feet, Jem is the third largest suburban mall in Singapore. Among the 241 shops, there quite a number are popular global brands, like Robinsons and H&M.

For some of them, it is the first time they have opened a store in the suburbs.

Human traffic is expected to hit 50,000 once the mall opens.

The developer believes there is great business potential in Jurong East as the government develops the area into a commercial hub.

Brown said: "By focusing on shopping, entertainment, city inspiration, we've really been able to hopefully create that downtown experience that also offers that little bit more for the community." - CNA/ac/fl

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