Tekka Place set to Rejuvenate Little India Heritage District

Overview of Tekka Place as seen from the intersection of Serangoon Road and Sungei Road; Main Block in the foreground, and Annex Block in the background.

SINGAPORE – Tekka Place, an upcoming integrated development at 2 Serangoon Road, is poised to deliver a fresh and unique retail and lifestyle experience, aimed at adding vibrancy to the Little India heritage district. 

Named for its location straddling the fringes of Singapore’s Little India precinct and the Central Business District, Tekka Place pays homage to the area’s rich and multicultural heritage. A gateway to arts and culture, Tekka Place is envisioned to be a destination with a convergence of cultures, travellers and experiences. Its logo, which incorporates the use of diverse textures and patterns infused in a medley of vivid colours, embodies the essence of this vision.

Jointly developed by Lum Chang Holdings Limited and a fund managed by LaSalle Investment Management Asia Pte Ltd, the integrated development is currently undergoing construction, and is slated for completion in the later part of 2019.

Located at the junction of Serangoon and Sungei Roads, it is easily accessible via major expressways and within walking distance of three MRT stations – Rochor and Jalan Besar stations on the Downtown Line; and Little India interchange station for the North East and Downtown Lines.

Given Tekka Place’s unique location, its developers have been engaging with the Singapore Tourism Board and community stakeholders such as the Indian Heritage Centre and LaSalle College of the Arts, exploring means to both foster and maintain the vibrant Little India Community. As a result, dedicated spaces to host exhibitions, artwork and performances have been set aside within the Annex block at the rooftop deck.

Main drop-off along Hastings Road

Mr Peter Ow, Property Director of Lum Chang and spokesperson of the joint venture said, “Tekka Place’s location, distinct architecture and curated retail offerings, capture the vibrancy and personality of Little India. By working closely with our partners and other stakeholders in Little India, we want to offer visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the rich heritage and culture that Little India offers, whilst enjoying a quality shopping and dining experience. Tekka Place will provide a unique space to live, dine, entertain or simply relax and enjoy the vitality of Little India.”

Main Block Entrance along Serangoon Road

The future landmark development comprising a 10-storey Main Block and seven storey Annex Block with rooftop deck will bring a serviced residence, 70,000 square feet retail mall (net lettable area) and five levels of parking lots, to the lively Serangoon district.

Annex Block Level 1 and Mezzanine as seen along Sungei Road

The upper floors of the Main Block will house Citadines Rochor, a 320-unit serviced residence featuring studio and one-bedroom units. Residents at Citadines Rochor can enjoy facilities including a residents’ lounge, gymnasium, launderette and swimming pool.

The retail podium will offer 80 shops spread across the basement and first two floors of the Main Block, and one level with mezzanine and rooftop deck of the Annex Block. It will cater to a diverse mix of customer segments, residents in the southern central part of Singapore, office workers in the immediate vicinity, tourists and commuters on the North East and Downtown Lines.

Annex Block Level 1 and Mezzanine as seen along Clive Street

“We are proud to be the appointed retail consultant and marketing agent for Tekka Place, set to be a lifestyle destination not just for locals, but also the many tourists who pass through the Little India area.”, said Ms Wendy Low, Head of Retail at Knight Frank Singapore.

“We will be curating a mix of tenants whom we will work with to create bespoke, unique and multi-sensory lifestyle experiences for shoppers that will excite from the very moment they step into the mall.”

“On the rooftop in the Annex Block, a once mundane carpark will be transformed into a dining and cultural event space, where visitors can dine and hang out at under the stars, in an urban setting with scenic views of Little India at their feet,” Ms Low added.

Article contributed by Tekka Place.