You may remember Funan as that unassuming white building with loads of IT and gadget stores, which eventually closed in 2016 for a complete rebuild. Just last year, the mall reopened with a brand new futuristic look and quickly became the coolest place to be. With impressive architecture, loads of cool pop-up stores, great food, and tons of recreational activities to try out, this mall makes sure that you will never run out of things to do, and that each visit will never be the same.
What’s even better, you’ll get to earn attractive rewards up to $25 eCapitaVouchers when you shop and dine at Funan from now till 10th November 2020!
The Tree of Life
The defining feature of Funan is the Tree of Life, a 25-metre tall centrepiece that extends from Basement 2 to Level 4. With plenty of space for patrons to sit, relax, and even get some work done with loads of charging points, the Tree of Life also holds 20 retail pods for local brands and entrepreneurs to showcase their products and conduct workshops! If you’ve been looking for a conducive and aesthetic spot to focus on your work or have a discussion with friends and colleagues, this might just be the best place for you.
Most tenants on the Tree of Life are emerging local brands, so this will be the perfect place to show some support for local businesses. Let’s take a look at some of the trendy stores occupying the Tree of Life!
Ba Wang Cha Ji
Popular Chinese tea shop Ba Wang Cha Ji has recently moved into the Tree of Life at Funan! The brand is well-known for long queues in its native China, so you should definitely try it for yourself to test out the hype.
Unlike the usual bubble tea stores, Ba Wang Cha Ji has a focus on health, with tea that is well-brewed and flavour options such as their Fruit Tea Series. Now, bubble tea no longer has to be your guilty pleasure.
Ba Wang Cha Ji
Address: Funan, 107 North Bridge Road, #02-K07
Local print and textile studio Minor Miracles produces trendy womenswear with cheerful quirky prints that will definitely chase away the blues and bring a smile to your face. Designs and patterns are all created locally in the brand’s studio, and every single piece of item sold is completely unique in terms of print placement – truly one-of-a-kind in the whole world!
Don’t be scared off by the bright colours! The pieces at Minor Miracles are super versatile and easy to complement any outfit no matter your sense of style.
This is definitely a store to check out if you are a fan of colours, bold prints, and lots of sweet girly vibes. What’s more, you’ll get to shop without guilt knowing that you are supporting local.
Address: Funan, #02-K03, 107 North Bridge Rd, 179105
SWIMS is a Norwegian lifestyle fashion brand with a strong focus on functionality and comfort. With loads of celebrity fans, this brand is definitely something to check out if you’ve been looking for a new set of clothes that’s not only fashionable and versatile but will also last you through years and years of use.
The store holds a wide range of apparel including T-shirts, shorts, outerwear, shoes, and even accessories like bags and pouches. The clothing items in-store are all designed with comfort in mind, with the innerwear being fast-drying and the outerwear being splash-proof. This way, you’ll always stay dry and never have to worry about rainy days or sweaty workouts ever again.
SWIMS’ line of sneakers and loafers are completely machine-washable, so you won’t have to pay for expensive maintenance to have them lasting for years! Designed with the elements of galoshes in mind, these shoes have the soles and features of water shoes, allowing you to step in puddles and even take a stroll along the seaside without getting your feet wet. Talk about versatility!
SWIMS also has a line of bags and pouches that are splash-resistant, which will definitely be helpful in keeping your belongings dry in Singapore’s humid weather. What’s more, they look super trendy too!
Address: Funan, 107 North Bridge Road, #02-K10
Anastasia by Raine
In addition to a whole range of trendy permanent tenants, the Tree of Life also hosts a variety of pop-up stores featuring local brands that use the space for workshops and product showcases. We came across Anastasia by Raine, a leather bag studio and workshop with a range of animal-friendly leather products on display.
Anastasia by Raine
Address: Funan, 107 North Bridge Road, #02-K09
Blown away by all these super trendy retail options? Here’s some good news for you! Till 10th November 2020, a minimum spending of $150 at any retailers will earn you 20,000 STAR$, (equivalent to $20 eCapitaVoucher) through the CapitaStar App!
If you don’t have the app yet, here’s your chance to earn $4 eCapitaVoucher! Simply download the app and sign up with the code ‘FNSCS20’ to receive 4,000 STAR$ that you can exchange for rewards and discount vouchers!
Feeling hungry? Now that we’ve explored all the things to do on the Tree of Life, here’s a few places to grab a quick bite. Funan has an endless amount of offerings when it comes to dining, with trendy eateries and restaurants available on almost every corner of the basement and the first floor. To make the deal even sweeter, you’ll get to receive 5,000 STAR$ worth a $5 eCapitaVoucher with a minimum of $30 spent at any F&B outlets (including a receipt from any of the 11 kiosks at Basement 2)! With so many great promotions on the table, what’s stopping you from downloading the app today?
Established in 2012, COLLIN’S® has grown to become a household name with a total of 11 restaurants across Singapore. But did you know that the Funan restaurant is super aesthetic, with rustic interiors, alcohol on tap, and pretty neon lights for you to take that perfect selfie with?
On the menu is a wide range of grilled meat and seafood served with delicious sauces. Check out COLLIN’S® Mixed Grill – succulent grilled selection featuring the Signature Grilled Chicken Chop, Summer Kabana Pork Sausage, and Pork Chop – super yummy on its own and even better when drenched in COLLIN’S® signature Pesto sauce and Black Pepper sauce!
A special shoutout goes to the Mushroom Potato Au Gratin hidden under all the juicy slabs of meat. With the perfect texture that’s both soft and fluffy, it melts in your mouth with every bite. Hands down the best potato we’ve ever tasted.
Also on the menu is the Charcoal-Grilled Surume Ika, a whole piece of Japanese Flying Squid that’s been grilled to perfection. Surprisingly, this squid is perfectly tender and does not feel chewy or rubbery at all! The Teriyaki Sauce that comes with the dish also works magic with the flavour of the char-grilled squid flesh, bringing an explosion of umami flavours in your mouth.
Address: Funan, 107 North Bridge Road, #01-15
Hours: Daily 11am-10pm
Another eatery that is worth a mention is Don’s Pie & Cake, an unassuming stall on the basement level of Funan that serves a range of delectable pies with perfect crusts and overflowing fillings. You’ll catch a whiff of the pies’ delicious aroma walking past the store, and if that’s not enough to get your stomach grumbling, the beautiful assortment of pies and pastries on display surely will.
There is a wide range of flavours available, including Signature Chicken, Black Pepper Chicken, Black Pepper Beef, Curry Chicken, and Vegetarian. You can even get different sizes, from smaller pies meant for one person to family-sized portions that can serve up to 6 pax!
Address: Funan, 107 North Bridge Road, #B2-K10
Hours: Daily 10am-8pm
If you’re looking to skip the queue, check out Capita3Eats which lets you order food in advance for pick up or even have it delivered straight to your desk! You’ll even get 5,000 STAR$ and free delivery when you make a minimum purchase of $50 at any participating F&B outlets from Funan on Capita3Eats. Now you’ll get to enjoy your favourite dishes without having to head out and queue, and even get rewarded for doing so!
With so many different options to shop, dine, and play, you’ll never run out of things to do at Funan. In addition to the activities mentioned, the mall also has its own Golden Village cinema, and there’s even an urban farm with edible herbs that you can walk through and explore. Will this be the next new place for your squad hangouts?