Located near the junction of the Upper Serangoon Road and Upper Paya Lebar Road, it is a place that seems to be frozen in time, with little changes over the decades.
Built in the seventies, the shopping centre’s most famous tenant is perhaps the evergreen computer shop that sells cheap PC games for almost 20 years.
Today, the shopping centre is like a ghost town, where there are only a few tenants left in the building, which is quite an unusual scenario in a crowded Singapore. The building has been put up for sale, and after three decades, Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre may be finally undergoing a major revamp.
Even in weekends, the shopping mall is deserted with only a couple of shops opened for business.
Just outside the shopping centre, there is a classic old building equipped with spiral staircase.
Check out Time Stands Still at Singapore’s Veteran Shopping Centres for brief summaries of other old shopping centres.
Published: 22 October 2010
Updated: 02 July 2012