Friday, November 30, 2012

Family-Friendly Mall: JCube

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JCube is the latest shopping mall that opened in the West recently, and it didn't dawn upon me how near it was to my home until I checked it out last Monday with my family. Looks like I'll be spending a lot of time there from now on. :P

I like it that the shopping mall is so conveniently located just next to the Jurong East MRT Station, and it has many family-friendly restaurants and shops. The BEST thing, however, is that there is an ice-skating rink right smacked in the centre of the mall! Now, if you recall, I brought Joey ice-skating before, and while it was a very fresh experience for her, she did not have the courage to enjoy the sports. Since then, she's been bugging me to bring her back for ice-skating, and promised me that she'd do much better this time round. Since the school holidays have started, we finally brought her to JCube to stop her incessant nagging! =P

In case you haven't been to JCube, let me show you around the mall. :) It's a huge shopping mall with wide spaces and high ceilings to make your shopping experience an enjoyable and comfortable one.

There are several of my favourite stores all located in this one mall. Francfranc sells absolutely gorgeous home furnishings and decorations - I want to bring home everything!

Don't laugh at me, cos I totally love Smiggle. My hubby cannot understand why I like stationery and cute stuffs that seemingly appeals only to teenage girls. Both the girls and myself adore everything in this shop, and if I have my way, I'd buy everything home. Not joking.

And I reckon I will be buying many of my Christmas gifts from this shop because every little girl (and some boys even) LOVES Smiggle!

Of course, there're many other shops in the mall selling all kinds of merchandises that appeal to the whole family.

Gadget shops for the techies (usually the daddies??)

Fashion shops for the shopoholic-mummies!

Ice-cream & sweet shops for the little ones! I literally had to tear my girls away from these places. =P

And of course, there are the family-friendly shops such as foodcourt, supermarket and little eateries to fill the tummies of everyone.

And like I mentioned at the beginning, the highlight of the day was that we were all going ice-skating together! Each time you purchase an entrance ticket, it's for a 2-hour block so that they can control the crowd in the rink and allow everyone to have maximum skating fun in a comfortable setting. That's really good!

The girls were majorly excited. OK, me too actually. =P It's been ages since I last skated!!

Check out this funny video clip of them before we went into the rink. :)

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These penguin Skating Aids are for rent at $10 per two-hour slot for children below 1.2 metres (or aged below 10 years) and they really helped the girls learn how to ice-skate without the fear of falling down!

The best thing that came out of this experience was that Joey learnt how to ice-skate (Woohoo!)! She started with the penguin, then became bold enough to skate on her own. So proud of Joey for stepping out in faith! =D Even though it was Baby Jayne's first ice-skating experience, she showed no fear absolutely! She went round and round the rink many times with the penguin without me! When she's older, she can possibly manage skating without any help. Now the skates are too heavy for her. haha!

There are nice crew in yellow tees around to assist anyone who needs help and to coach the little ones. There was one instance when all three of us fell down, and I couldn't pick myself up, haha! So one kind crew came over and helped me up. Really good service!

For all who are keen on this, check out this promotion going on @ The Rink this December:

The Rink
25% off for admission for a family of 4 till 31st Dec (at least 1 child 12 years & below)
Valid from 10.30am – 12.30pm session. Mon – Fri only.
Applicable upon presentation of NRIC/ Student Pass. Other T&Cs apply.

Finally after two hours of exercise, we settled down for some food - Famished!

There are several restaurants surrounding the ice-skating rink and customers can watch the skaters while dining. Love that! :) We chose to eat at .

My girls obviously did not have enough ice-skating! They kept telling me that we must go back again soon. :)

I love the food selections offered at this restaurant! Bubble milk tea and lots of authentic Taiwanese fare!

Check out what we ordered. :) Shaved ice with mixed fruits!

Bubble milk tea, of course! =P

Crispy fried chicken with salt & pepper

Braised beef noodles

Dan Gui Duck Mee Sua (Very yummy!!)

Crispy onion pancake

That ended our visit to JCube - What a very happy & enjoyable day! =D

Here’s yet another promotion going on right now for you guys:

Spend & Get Rewarded (now till 31 Dec)
Spend $120 ($90 for CapitaCard / CapitaStar / JCube Facebook fans) to redeem $5 CapitaVoucher or FREE ice-skating pass!
T&C:*Max 3 combined same-day receipts. Limited to first 100 redemptions, while stocks last. *Receipts cannot be reused. Other terms and conditions apply.

CapitaStar is a card-less shopping reward programme. You can sign up at the kiosk/ customer service counter across our CapitaMalls.  Membership sign up is free. More info you may visit: http://www.capitastar.com.sg/benefits2.htm

Come on down and spend your weekend in the West now for a new experience, I know we’ve definitely enjoyed our trip there. :)

* The J Babies received compensation to review JCube and its facilities & restaurants. All opinions and photographs shown in this blog entry are 100% my own.