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The Cathay to close temporarily in August for revamp

Mall tenants will be required to move out by Aug 18.

Nigel Chin

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Published: 17 February 2023, 3:55 PM

The Cathay building in Dhoby Ghaut will close temporarily in August to undergo redevelopment works. 

The revamp will take approximately one and a half years, and is targeted to reopen before Christmas next year, said the Cathay Organisation on Friday (Feb 17). 

Mall tenants will move out of the building, a protected national monument, by Aug 18. 

This will be the first major revamp for the building since 2003. 

Those living in The Cathay Residences – located between the sixth and 17th floors of the building – will be unaffected. 

The revamp is aligned to the planned facelift of Dhoby Ghaut and the vicinity as The Cathay continues to create long-term value and be at the forefront of Singapore’s changing landscape, said the mall. 

In June last year, The Cathay Cineplex ceased operations in what was dubbed as a “business decision”. Independent cinema operator The Projector took over the space as a pop-up in August 2022. 

The mall currently houses tenants such as Starbucks, The Assembly Ground, Mosanco Enchanted Cafe, Astons and Anytime Fitness. 

The Cathay Gallery, which houses the storied history of Singapore’s film industry pioneers the Loke Family as well as the history of the iconic Cathay building, is also located in the mall. 


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