Funan is the name on everyone’s lips – previously known as Funan DigitaLife Mall (or the legit Sim Lim Square to many), the old building is now a rousing new integrated development. With over 500,000 square feet of retail, two additional office blocks, and an upcoming nine-storey co-living residence managed by lyf Funan Singapore. No doubt, it’s set to be a real stunner and a highlight amidst the labyrinth of City Hall.
First looks have already won many over. Playful perspective and on-trend colour design choices make for Insta-friendly shots, thanks to the quirky faces of the various walkways, ceilings and pods, which all jut out with irregularity, creating skewed plans that go against the typical symmetrical or curvy lines most malls adopt. Its conceptual spaces also have a tech overlay that keep things buzzing. With six themes covering Tech, Craft, Play, Fit, Chic, and Taste, the result is a well-balanced mix that drives diversity.
New-to-market brands are always exciting and when it’s an eatery, even more so. From homemade Korean and Peranakan restaurants to local artisanal ice cream shops and vegetarian places that feature ethically-farmed foods, Funan has also become a curation of Singapore’s eclectic taste and is a testament to locals’ love for creative flavours and different cuisines.
We help you navigate the various storeys to target the delicious food options you must try at the refurbished Funan.
Text: Morgan Awyong and Lauren Ong
Additional text: Zoe Zeng
Images: Eateries, Instagram