The new i12 Katong, Keppel Land’s wholly-owned retail mall, celebrates its grand opening, following major asset enhancement works that commenced in early 2020.
Occupying prime position in the heart of one of Singapore’s most charming neighbourhoods, the iconic i12 Katong stands at the intersection where old meets new, between East Coast Road and Joo Chiat Road.
The new i12 Katong offers over 150 retail brands and services opening progressively, as well as smart lifestyle offerings. With easy access to major expressways and the upcoming Marine Parade MRT station, which is slated to open in 2024, the new i12 Katong is set to draw even more visitors from across the island.
Keppel Land collaborates with M1 to transform i12 Katong into a 5G-enabled shopping mall. This not only provides high-speed connectivity to visitors and tenants but also creates an omnichannel environment for you to enjoy enhanced access to store information and services online.
The newly launched Bistro Bytes is a unique and innovative F&B concept developed by Keppel Land. It brings together a curated community of F&B brands, with a focus on delivering you a seamless experience while empowering tenants’ business growth in a “phygital” environment, which integrates both physical and digital offerings.
Bistro Bytes features a fully automated omnichannel store front, enabling you to mix-and-match orders from any store either at kiosks in the mall or through the KLIK by Keppel mobile application. You can then pick up their food at automated lockers seamlessly or have it delivered conveniently to the comfort of your homes or offices.
At Bistro Bytes, you can delight in a range of cuisines from eight F&B providers – A-One Signature, Fried Master by Ding Wei, Green Signature, Milksha, My Tampopo, Pizza Express, Stacked, and The Pasta Project.
Powered by robotics and digital automation developed in-house at Keppel Land, Bistro Bytes also offers tenants greater productivity and higher sales efficiency, as well as the agility to rapidly launch new brands and food offerings to meet fast changing consumer demands. With the use of technology and innovation, Keppel Land has also helped tenants reduce overhead expenses and mitigate the challenge of hiring service staff amidst a tight labour market.
In addition, tenants can leverage i12 Katong’s support on process management as well as tap on its collaborations with other Keppel Group companies such as City Energy and Keppel Electric to further enhance efficiencies, and thus focus on growing their businesses.
You can look forward to a diverse array of artisan products at Pop Palette, ranging from clothes and accessories to trendy memorabilia. This specially curated fashion lifestyle zone features a strong line-up of internationally recognised brands such as August Society, Chateau De Sable and popular homegrown brands such as Anais An, J.Keyer, Rina Lee, The Kin Thread and LIMS Legacy.
In line with Keppel’s Vision 2030, Keppel Land places sustainability at the core of its strategy, and this commitment is reflected in the environmentally sustainable features and initiatives incorporated in the new i12 Katong.
i12 Katong has implemented energy-efficient features such as LED lighting, water-efficient fixtures, a waste recycling system and electric vehicle chargers to support Singapore’s target to phase out internal combustion engine vehicles by 2040. A food digestor will also be installed to break down food waste, which will be converted into compost or liquid waste. In addition, i12 Katong is encouraging everyone to join its sustainability journey by promoting responsible disposal and recycling methods.
i12 Katong is also collaborating with Willing Hearts, a charity that operates a volunteer-run soup kitchen in Singapore, on a food collection initiative where the public can donate non-perishable food items via food donation boxes located in the mall. An urban farming system to grow vegetables vertically within the mall has also been set up, and vegetables grown, such as lettuce, kale, mint, and basil will be donated to Willing Hearts.
Statement of Art
i12 Katong’s unique retail space features a series of art exhibits that celebrate the vibrant and diverse works of emerging and established artists and designers across Asia. i12 Katong has specially commissioned a centrepiece sculpture and two murals, which are located at the Level 1 main entrance and at Level 4 respectively.
For the sculpture, i12 Katong collaborated with a local art gallery, Sound of Art, and a local design collective, PLUS Group, to design and create the sculpture using recyclable FSC-certified paper. The sculpture seeks to capture the eclectic Katong spirit by reflecting the cultural diversity and heritage of Katong in the form of paper modules that are folded into truncated octahedrons. The blue and green colour hues pay homage to Katong’s proximity to the sea.
The inspiration for the murals comes from the vibrant energy of the Katong district with a melange of Peranakan culture and heritage shophouse vibes. The murals feature two characters that are shown enjoying the food and culture of the area. These art pieces are bold statements that depict the colourful Katong neighbourhood and are representative of i12 Katong’s support for the arts.
Grand Opening Promotions
KLIK Member Rewards (now till 31 July 2022)
New members will receive 500 bonus KLIK points (equivalent to $5 i12 Katong e-voucher) when they submit their first receipt from i12 Katong with a minimum purchase of $10 in a single receipt. Limited to the first 1,000 new sign-ups with a valid receipt submission.
Existing members who spend $60 and above will enjoy 1,000 points (equivalent to a $5 i12 Katong e-voucher) and $2 parking credits. Existing members who spend $100 and above will enjoy 2,000 points (equivalent to a $10 i12 Katong e-voucher) and $2 parking credits. While stocks last.
Bistro Bytes’ Promotion (now till 31 July 2022)
First 100 KLIK members to use the KLIK app to place an order can enjoy free delivery (up to $12), with a minimum $30 purchase.
Terms and conditions apply for the above promotions. For more information, visit here.