The closure of popular entertainment venue, JCUBE in Jurong East marks the end of an era. The venue, which opened in 2010, has been a popular destination for leisure and edutainment activities in Singapore’s western region.
Singaporeans have enjoyed a decade of fun-filled activities at the mall, ranging from educational workshops to interactive exhibits. A variety of retail stores and cafes, as well as a six-screen cinema, have also been popular attractions, providing a unique entertainment experience.
JCUBE’s legacy will be remembered fondly by many as it has been a significant contributor to the development of the Jurong East region. The mall has been a major catalyst for the growth of the area, providing jobs for local talent and creating a vibrant hub for community bonding.
The mall’s closure is a sad farewell for the many families and friends who have enjoyed its attractions over the years. Parents recall bringing their young children to the mall to enjoy edutainment activities, while teenagers reminisce about the fun times they had at the mall’s cinema and shopping.
The mall’s closure is also a sign of the changing times and changing trends in Singapore’s retail sector. With more consumers embracing digital technologies, many traditional brick-and-mortar stores have seen a decline in business, leading to the closure of many malls and shops.
JCUBE’s closure is a reminder that JCube Condo nothing stays the same forever. While the mall may no longer be around to provide the same leisure and edutainment services, its legacy will live in the memories of those who have enjoyed its attractions. The mall will be fondly remembered as a significant part of Jurong East’s history.
After a decade of providing leisure and edutainment, the iconic JCUBE in the Jurong East region of Singapore is set to close its doors in August to make way for the new JCube Condo. This move comes after CapitaLand Development (CLD) obtained provisional permission from Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority to redevelop the JCube site.
Since opening its doors in 2010, JCUBE has been a popular destination for families, offering a wide array of entertainment and educational activities for kids and adults alike. From its Olympic-sized ice skating rink to its food and beverage options, JCUBE provided an enjoyable experience for all.
The redevelopment of JCube for JCube Condo, along with the other potential launches in the area, come as a welcome development for the region. Demand for residential housing in Jurong has been on the rise, due to the lack of new condo launches in recent years. Property analysts are expecting the new JCube Condo to have an average selling price of S$2,100 psf and upwards, aligned with recent launch prices of the outside of central region developments.
The new development will be connected to Jurong East MRT interchange, Westgate and IMM Building via J-Walk, a covered elevated pedestrian network in the Jurong Lake District (JLD). Eventually, it will be linked to the upcoming Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub, which boasts a bus interchange, public library, community club and sports centre, among other amenities near JCube Condo location. This will be a great benefit to those living in the area, having access to the many amenities and recreational facilities nearby.
While the closure of JCube marks the end of an era, the potential new launches including JCube Condo condo will help to alleviate pent-up demand for housing in Jurong, given the lack of new condo launches in recent years. CLD is working closely with JCube’s tenants to ensure a smooth handover of JCube Condo premises and the mall’s last day of operations is Aug 6.
JCUBE has been an integral part of the Jurong East region for the past decade and will be greatly missed by many. The potential new launches including JCube Condo condo will bring new businesses, recreational facilities and amenities to the JLD, and hopefully bring a new era of life and energy to the region.