JEM – The First Lifestyle Hub in Singapore’s West Area

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bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: JEM – The First Lifestyle Hub in Singapore’s West Area


JEM – The First Lifestyle Hub in Singapore’s West Area

The much anticipated mall opening of the third largest suburban shopping mall in the little red dot has come. True enough, it’s worth the anticipation. It's quite reminiscent of the influential shopping centers you’ll typically find in Singapore’s central area, like the ones in Orchard road. But, the good thing about this is that it’s away from the city, which makes it a standout on its own.

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: JEM – The First Lifestyle Hub in Singapore’s West Area

Being at the forefront of its Day 1 kick-off is a travel experience like no other. After hearing and reading the news about JEM and the what-to-expects, the type of crazy shoppers, and the variety of retails and promos you’ll see in JEM’s opening day, you can’t help but ponder on the possibilities that are bound to happen. It’s not everyday that you get to include a "be-part-of-a-grand-mall-opening-in-a-foreign-country" in your travel checklist. Good thing, it happened.

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: JEM – The First Lifestyle Hub in Singapore’s West Area

The fastest and most convenient way to get to JEM is via the MRT station. It is literally beside the Jurong East MRT Interchange, so people from the Red and Green line will find it easy to reach this place. It’s also convenient via bus ride to the Jurong East Bus Interchange. The bus services reach to as far off as Hougang, Bishan, Bedok, Toa Payoh, Serangoon, and Marina Centre. Even if you are from Johor Bahru, Malaysia, you can also still have access to this mall, as the Bus Interchange here has a direct bus service, via Causeway link, going from Singapore to Bukit Indah, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: JEM – The First Lifestyle Hub in Singapore’s West Area
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: JEM – The First Lifestyle Hub in Singapore’s West Area
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: JEM – The First Lifestyle Hub in Singapore’s West Area

Inside the MRT station, there are enormous foolproof signs pointing to JEM, so people won’t get lost. It’s less than five minutes by foot, and there’s a bridge walkway from the MRT station to the shopping mall.


bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: JEM – The First Lifestyle Hub in Singapore’s West Area
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: JEM – The First Lifestyle Hub in Singapore’s West Area

With six floors filled with 241 stores and good finds, there’s so much to do, eat, and try out in this shopping center. From Basement One to Level Five, you can easily spend the whole day just checking out the place, and finding your own favorites.  The place is packed with people from all walks of life, from foreigners, to travelers, residents, families, friends, and corporates. The place breeds culture and openness.

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: JEM – The First Lifestyle Hub in Singapore’s West Area
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: JEM – The First Lifestyle Hub in Singapore’s West Area

You’ll be able to big giants and creative icons in different categories, such as:  Baleno, Celio, G2000, H&M, Mango, TopMan, Muji, and Quicksilver, under Fashion. Books Kinokinuya, under Bookstore, which serves as its first branch in Singapore after 14 years. Fair Price Extra, Marksand Spencer, and Robinsons, under Hypermarket and Department Stores.


bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: JEM – The First Lifestyle Hub in Singapore’s West Area
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: JEM – The First Lifestyle Hub in Singapore’s West Area
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: JEM – The First Lifestyle Hub in Singapore’s West Area

They also have Cathay Cineplex and Cookhouse by Koufu, which can be found at the mall’s apex. It’s a coffee heaven place too, because they have huge Starbucks and Coffee Bean stores here.


bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: JEM – The First Lifestyle Hub in Singapore’s West Area
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: JEM – The First Lifestyle Hub in Singapore’s West Area

Of course, the mandatory Din Tai Fung, Uniqlo, Epicenter, and Marche are also here. Interesting finds would definitely be: Bricks World, Dr Kong, GurneyDrive, Lock and Lock, Bangkok Jam, and Paris Baguette. Also, maybe include: Jack’s Place, Grafitti Café, and Golf House
If the diversity of the shops is still not sufficient, what solidifies your JEM experience are the green spaces and rooftop gardens tiered across Levels 5 to 7. JEM’s logo is closer than you think once you chill around this area. People can see the view across the West hemisphere, while having a sip of coffee, or maybe chowing a piece of Baguette.

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: JEM – The First Lifestyle Hub in Singapore’s West Area
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: JEM – The First Lifestyle Hub in Singapore’s West Area

Overall, it’s community culture meets city inspiration mantra is truly manifested in the whole mall. This shopping center is not just another mall, but serves as an iconic landmark of Singapore’s brilliance. The West area will never be the same, because of this jewel. The West will no longer be known because of the Chinese Garden, or the Jurong East Bird Park, Singapore Science Center, or even the IMM Outlet Mall. Now, it’s also about JEM.

Address: 50 Jurong Gateway Road, Singapore 608549
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Nearest MRT Station: Jurong East Interchange (Red / Green Line)
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Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 53 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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