To satisfy my curiosity and to keep in touch with what's new, hot and happening in Singapore's suburban towns, my family recently visited nex, the biggest shopping mall at the Northeastern part of Singapore.
Positioned as a shopping, dining and entertainment hub, nex boasts of a staggering 360 tenants and brands.
Anchor retailers at nex include Isetan, FairPrice Xtra, Cold Storage and Courts. One can also find specialty retailers like Challenger, Kiddy Palace, Virtualand, Charles & Keith and The Pet Safari, as well as the more run-of-the-mill mass market clothing chains like G2000, Esprit, Cotton On, and more.
What I particularly like about nex is its selection of food glorious food. One can choose from over 90 outlets to stuff one's face.
They include fancy new Japanese restaurants like Freshness Burger, fast food hangouts Texas Fried Chicken and McDonalds, as well as familiar favourites like Crystal Jade Kitchen, Soup Restaurant, PUTIEN, Paradise Inn and The Ship Restaurant.
There are also numerous coffee outlets, snack bars, cafes and two food courts to choose from - Food Junction and Food Republic.
nex also features a "wellness" area featuring hair salons and beauty parlours like Supercuts and more.
Movie goers and Karaoke kings and queens can also showcase their talents while whittling away their recreational hours here.
Perhaps the most unique feature of nex is its SkyGarden featuring a dog park and a dry and wet children's playground. Due to time constraints however, we weren't able to visit the rooftop this time around, but I'm sure we will do so the next time we're here.
Do check out the rest of our photographs here, and see if you'd like to shop and eat till you drop - like us!