02 Mar '11, 4pm

New name for former Katong Mall

New name for former Katong Mall

The new look for the 20 year old landmark mall - to be called 112 Katong - will draw heavily on the neighbourhood's rich Peranakan heritage. -- PHOTO: PERENNIAL REAL ESTATE KATONG Mall may be about to get a modern makeover but history will be an important theme in the $60 million facelift. The new look for the 20 year old landmark mall - to be called 112 Katong - will draw heavily on the neighbourhood's rich Peranakan heritage. The Peranakans, also known as the Straits Chinese, have lived in this part of the world since the 15th and 16th centuries after migrating from China. They maintain a distinctive culture. The mall's three anchor tenants - Golden Village, Cold Storage and Breadtalk - have committed to unique design concepts to reflect this theme. The interior of Golden Village's Multiplex will combine traditional Peranakan motifs with modern interpretations. The lobby...

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