You absolutely could not miss out seeing this huge building if you are at the Jurong East area. The building certainly stands out with its signage showing clearly in blue on the exterior of the complex. From afar, it seems like a long walk, but that is possibly a better option as the wait for the shuttle bus can be a bit lengthy.
With over 5 floors housing 250 shops, this complex is a sure magnet with families staying in the west region of Singapore. This is due to the famous Malaysian hypermarket, Giant. Giant Hypermarket is considered one of the more favoured markets to the locals for cheap groceries and essential needs. The range of necessities is certainly vast and always provides shoppers with cheap bargains unlike other supermarkets such as NTUC Fairprice or Shop N Save. A favourite haunt for Muslims shoppers as Giant also sells halal chicken or beef.
It’s all about food here. Fast food chains like McDonald’s, Burger King and Long John Silver are on the first floor. Give yourself a break after the grocery shopping and head to Secret Recipe for some sweet, delicious rich cakes. Kopitiam food court is on the second floor while small snack outlets such as Polar,Old Chang Kee and Andersen's Ice Cream are on the first floor. I am giving Durian Fried Rice on the third level a shot. The third floor also houses Bagus, a halal food court by Banquet.
Another attraction that draws most to this shopping mall is their playgrounds. Located in front of Best Denki on the second floor, this playground attracts the older children while the other located on the third floor near Kids Mall mostly caters to the toddlers. However, these playgrounds can be uncomfortably packed during the weekends. With so many other kids also on the grounds, parents must ensure that their kids are under supervision at all times to avoid any incidents. Another alternative is to get your kids to enjoy the kiddy rides which are provided around the mall.
To end the trip with a few dollars more to spare, you might like to drop by the Daiso Store on the second floor which sells mostly imported Japanese goods at a fixed price of $2 per item. You’ll discover good finds for gardening, home or pet supplies, as well as Japanese make-up and toiletries. You might also get a chance to grab Elizabeth Arden Green Tea perfumes.
IMM Building Address: 2 Jurong East Street 21 Singapore 609601 Tel: (65) 6568-2000 Opening hours: 10am - 10pm