Frasers Centrepoint Singapore celebrates 25 memorable years of Northpoint and the faithful support from residents of the North by inviting the Yishun community to share their best memories in Yishun with us. Individuals and families generously shared memorable stories in our #FacesofYishun Facebook and Instagram contest that spanned from 31 August to 31 October 2017.
In 1992, Yishun became one of the first major housing estates in Singapore to have its own suburban mall, then known as Northpoint Shopping Centre.
Fu Pei Fang, one of our contest winners, grew up in a family of four with her parents and sister in their home located just opposite Northpoint. The family has since grown into a tri-generation family of seven members with her photo taken in the same house and on the same furniture as when she was still a child.
Fu Pei Fang: "Fond memories in our Yishun home, from 4pax to now 6plus 1! Same place, same sofa and Northpoint located just opposite our house. So near, so convenient!"
Yishun was a rising, vibrant new town with amenities, including markets, schools, community buildings, parks, and convenient public bus and MRT transport, drawing many young families to settle here.
Among those young families was Xin Yi’s, who has been a resident of Yishun since 1993.
The Yishun Town Park had always been Xin Yi’s favourite area to play during her childhood as her parents used to bring her there often to play and spend time together as a family. Xin Yi’s parents took a photo of her posing in front of the iconic statue of Lim Nee Soon at the park.
"I'm glad my Mum photographed me in different parts of Yishun throughout my childhood and these are precious memories as Yishun has transformed throughout the years. Not forgetting Northpoint, the first shopping mall here in Yishun which I witnessed all its transformation. I truly can’t wait for it to reopen so that I can have more dining options to bond over with my loved ones!"
In the past, rubber and pineapple plantations, owned by tycoon and Singapore pioneer Lim Nee Soon, covered a large part of Nee Soon which led to the land being named after him in the 1950s. This was changed to “Yishun” during the nationwide campaign to replace dialect names with Mandarin versions.
Yishun is the Mandarin translation of Nee Soon, and was named after tycoon and Singapore pioneer, Lim Nee Soon, also known as "Pineapple King"
A glorious 25 years and with more to come
Northpoint City is set to serve the Yishun community with 400 retail and dining outlets in its new mall, comprising the North and South Wings. Built to serve as an activity hub for Singapore’s northern residents, Northpoint City will also feature a community town square, an in-mall public library and a vibrant rooftop garden where people can bond and create new wonderful memories with family and friends.