Everyone loves a bargain. And this being the age of the smart, savvy value shopper, it’s no surprise then that factory outlets and factory outlet shopping have taken hold in Singapore.
I came across an article about Changi City Point and its outlet stores recently, and since I was in search of sportswear decided to go check it out. This mall has been open for over a year and yet I had not heard anything about it before. Outlet shopping can be a hit or miss affair, so it’s always better to have outlets we can check out in our own backyard instead of having to go all the way across the causeway with the possibility of coming back disappointed (as I’ve heard from many accounts).
Changi City Point is a fairly large mall tucked away inside Changi Business Park. The gleaming business park is home to many big names in technology and finance, and you will see buildings adorned with the familiar logos of IBM, Honeywell, Cisco Systems, Citibank, DBS Bank and Standard Chartered Bank etc.
The mall was pretty hard to locate and I ended up driving around the business park several times without spotting any sign of the mall. There are some makeshift directional signs along the roads however these ended up being more confusing than helpful. I did manage to find the mall in the end and was not surprised that I had completely missed it as there is still construction going on in the area with hoardings obstructing the view. No thanks also to Google Maps for having a marker pin in the wrong place! It would be far simpler to take the train really as the mall is directly opposite the Expo MRT station, and is also right next to the new station being constructed for the Downtown Line.
The mega complex is touted as an integrated development, so the large building not only houses the mall but also the ONE@Changi City office tower and Capri by Fraser, a hotel cum serviced apartment complex
OK, on to the main event. The outlets here are:
Nike Factory Store: This is sizeable and worth visiting. It is similar in size to Nike’s other outlet in the west at West Coast Plaza.
Adidas Factory Outlet: About half the size of their main factory outlet at Velocity@Novena.
PUMA Outlet: Sizeable too, about the same as their previous outlet in Velocity@Novena which closed recently however.
Esprit Outlet: Does anyone buy Esprit anymore? I popped in for a quick browse but only saw clothes made of very thin cotton and all looked to be of pretty poor quality. I digress, but I still remember shopping at the huge flagship Esprit Outlet at its then headquarters in San Francisco many years ago, when Esprit was still fashionable. The brand is now headquartered in Hong Kong and the original founders are no longer associated with Esprit.
Other outlet shops: Branded Outlet (small shop with some clothes and shoes), Coldwear Outlet, Cotton On Outlet, Crocs Outlet Shop, G2000 Outlet, Hush Puppies Outlet, Key Power Sports Outlet, Royal Sporting House/Lacoste Outlet, Samsonite and American Tourister Factory Outlet, Sketchers Outlet, and Timberland Outlet.
5 Changi Business Park Central 1
Open 10am – 10pm
Here is a detailed map as the map on the mall’s page isn’t helpful at all.
HOW MUCH TIME
Well depends if you are male or female. Just kidding, the huge mall has plenty to offer, including lots of dining options.
Other outlet malls in Singapore, from the newly touted outlet mega-mall IMM to a few with a handful of outlet shops:
IMM (in Jurong East): The aging mall has recently been revamped and repositioned as Singapore’s largest outlet mall, with close to 40 outlet shops including some premium brands.
Outlets here are: Adidas Outlet, Agnes B Outlet, Around the Shoe (Obermain) Outlet, Bata Outlet, Billabong Outlet, Bossini Outlet, City Chain Outlet, Clarks Outlet, Coach Outlet, Coldwear Outlet, Converse Outlet, Cotton On Kids Outlet, Cotton On Outlet, Crocs Outlet, Eco Outlet, Esprit Outlet, Factory Direct Sales, Fashion Outlet by JayGee (JayGee Melwani Group manages brands such as Levis, Dockers, Ashworth, Aigner and a few others), FJB Outlet (FJ Benjamin manages brands such as Banana Republic, Gap, GUESS, Raoul, La Senza and others), FOX Kids & Baby Outlet, G2000 Outlet, GEOX Outlet, Giordano Outlet, Hang Ten Outlet, Hush Puppies Apparel Outlet, Key Power Sports Outlet, La Boutique (French brands French Connection (FCUK), Naf Naf, and Tila March Paris), Luxury Brands Outlet, Minoche Outlet (Sorella Lingerie), New Balance Outlet, Optical 88 Outlet, Outletshop Goldlion, Picket & Rail Outlet, POLO Ralf Lauren, Premier Football Outlet, Rockport Outlet, Royal Sporting House Outlet, Sacoor Outlet, Samsonite Factory Outlet, Spectacle Hut Outlet, Stride Rite Outlet, Sunglass Hut Outlet, The Body Shop Outlet, The Travel Store Outlet, Timberland Outlet, Total Football Outlet, Watch Station International Outlet, Winter Time Outlet, World of Sports Outlet, ZOI Outlet (International fashion brands).
West Coast Plaza (next to Clementi Woods Park): B Concepts Outlet (a sports store), M.O.S Miki Outlet Store (has some odds and ends of US brands), Nike Factory Store, Surfer’s Paradise Outlet.
Anchor Point (opposite IKEA Alexandra): Billabong Outlet, Capitol Optical Outlet, Charles & Keith Outlet, FOX Outlet, G2000 Outlet, Giordano Outlet, Pedro (Shoes) Outlet.
Velocity@Novena: Adidas Outlet.
- If you are driving and looking for the car park entrance, note that the entrance for the office tower parking and for public parking to the mall are separate and in different areas.
- Don’t attempt to park in any of the surrounding business park buildings as most are for Season Parking permit holders only.
- Official Changi City Point site by Frasers Centrepoint Malls