Sengkang residents vow to continue referring to shopping mall as ‘Compass Point’

Posted on 23 December 2015

Even though they recognise the effort in naming it 1 Sengkang Mall.


Sengkang residents from all walks of life, who recognise a stupid idea when they see one, have come out to praise the new “1 Sengkang Mall” bestowed upon Compass Point shopping centre.

This after it was announced that the mall, which is undergoing a year-long renovation that marks the end of civilisation in Sengkang, has been renamed following a contest for the public to contribute a new name.

The list of suggested names, which were full of surprises, included: Sengkang Central Mall, One Sengkang, Sengkang Square, One Sengkang Square, Sengkang One, #1 Sengkang Square and 1SM.

One Sengkang resident, Mei Chuang Yee, said she is glad much thought and creativity has been put into the process: “It’s like the last thing you’d expect was for a mall to be renamed as ‘1 Sengkang Mall’ in a revamp to mark a new era of originality, and then, ‘Boom’, it is called ‘1 Sengkang Mall’.”

“Totally subverted all expectations there.”

Another resident, Boh Tao Nao, said he appreciates the hard work put in: “This still beats calling our budget terminal as ‘The Budget Terminal’ and the mall in central Orchard as ‘Orchard Central’.”

Other Sengkang residents said the name change was a matter of getting used to.

Another resident of the estate, Jin Boh Leow, said: “They can call the mall any name they want, it doesn’t matter to me.”

“I will just keep referring to it as ‘Compass Point’, and there is nothing anyone can do anything about it.”






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