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Tekka Place set to Rejuvenate Little India Heritage District


Tekka Place, an upcoming integrated development at 2 Serangoon Road, is poised to deliver a fresh and unique retail and lifestyle experience, aimed at adding vibrancy to the Little India heritage district.

Named for its location straddling the fringes of Singapore’s Little India precinct and
the Central Business District, Tekka Place pays homage to the area’s rich and multicultural heritage.

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A gateway to arts and culture, Tekka Place is envisioned to be a destination with a convergence of cultures, travellers and experiences. Its logo, which incorporates the use of diverse textures and patterns infused in a medley of vivid colours, embodies the essence of this vision.

Jointly developed by Lum Chang Holdings Limited and a fund managed by LaSalle
Investment Management Asia Pte Ltd, the integrated development is currently
undergoing construction, and is slated for completion in the later part of 2019.

Located at the junction of Serangoon and Sungei Roads, it is easily accessible via
major expressways and within walking distance of three MRT stations – Rochor and
Jalan Besar stations on the Downtown Line; and Little India interchange station for
the North East and Downtown Lines.

Given Tekka Place’s unique location, its developers have been engaging with the
Singapore Tourism Board and community stakeholders such as the Indian Heritage
Centre and LaSalle College of the Arts, exploring means to both foster and maintain
the vibrant Little India Community. As a result, dedicated spaces to host exhibitions,
artwork and performances have been set aside within the Annex block at the rooftop

Mr. Peter Ow, Property Director of Lum Chang and spokesperson of the joint
venture said, “Tekka Place’s location, distinct architecture and curated retail offerings, capture the vibrancy and personality of Little India. By working closely with our partners and other stakeholders in Little India, we want to offer visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the rich heritage and culture that Little India offers, whilst
enjoying a quality shopping and dining experience. Tekka Place will provide a
unique space to live, dine, entertain or simply relax and enjoy the vitality of Little India.”

The future landmark development comprising a 10-store Main Block and seven store Annex Block with rooftop deck, will bring a serviced residence, 70,000 square
feet retail mall and five levels of parking lots, to the lively Serangoon district.

The upper floors of the Main Block will house Citadines Rochor, a 320-unit serviced
residence featuring studio and one-bedroom units. Residents at Citadines Rochor
can enjoy facilities including a residents’ lounge, gymnasium, launderette and
swimming pool.

The retail podium will offer 80 shops spread across the basement and first two floors
of the Main Block, and one level with mezzanine and rooftop deck of the Annex
Block. It will cater to a diverse mix of customer segments, residents in the southern
central part of Singapore, office workers in the immediate vicinity, tourists and
commuters on the North East and Downtown Lines.

“We are proud to be the appointed retail consultant and marketing agent for Tekka
Place, set to be a lifestyle destination not just for locals, but also the many tourists
who pass through the Little India area.”, said Ms. Wendy Low, Head of Retail at
Knight Frank Singapore.

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“We will be curating a mix of tenants whom we will work with to create bespoke, unique and multi-sensory lifestyle experiences for shoppers that will excite from the very moment they step into the mall.”

“On the rooftop in the Annex Block, a once mundane carpark will be transformed
into a dining and cultural event space, where visitors can dine and hang out at under
the stars, in an urban setting with scenic views of Little India at their feet,” Ms. Low