Esplanade Xchange officially opens on July 8

The opening of the Esplanade Xchange underpass shopping area will result in more shopping choices and a shorter walking distance between City Hall MRT Station and Suntec City.

SMRT, which runs Esplanade Xchange, said it will only take five minutes to walk from the MRT to Suntec City, which is much shorter than the current route by CityLink Mall.

The Esplanade Xchange will officially open on July 8.

One exit leads to Marina Square and Suntec City and is already open. Another leads to Raffles City and will open on the 15th of this month.

Since the end of May, 80 per cent of shops at the Esplanade Xchange have opened for business. Fourteen of the 26 shops are food and beverage outlets.

Esplanade Xchange is expected to draw human traffic away from CityLink Mall and hurt businesses there.

But some retailers have established outlets at both underpass shopping areas as they are confident that they will attract different types of shoppers.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 5 Jul 2010

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