No sensible roundup of sports malls will leave out this landmark mall.
Whether you’re hitting the trails or just chasing after the bus, I-Run's got the right shoe for the job. The running concept store in Queensway is the largest of its four outlets around town, and carries all the major shoe brands you’d expect, alongside accessories like heart rate monitor watches (from $249).
Itching to pick up a racquet after catching some court action? You won't go wrong starting your journey at Transworld Sports, which specialises in all things tennis. Here, you'll find pro-level racquets from brands such as Babolat and Gamma – and if you chat the owners up, they’ll be happy to help you get started. They've been around since 1988 and have been the official stringer of professional tournaments for many years, so you can be sure they know their stuff.
Badminton players will want to head into Smash Sport. Naturally, Yonex is the main brand featured here, but there are other international brands in stock, too. The store also provides racquet-stringing services ($15) – and while badminton is the mainstay of the merch, Smash also carries a selection of floorball products.
Maybe you prefer pinging a tiny rubber ball in a wooden court. Sports Finesse stocks plenty of squash rackets and accessories for the newbie and professional alike. Talk to the owner, and he might help you select the most suitable racquet based on your built and playing needs.
The two stalls in the mall – 328 Katong Laksa and Janggut Laksa – serve the noodle soups in the same way: with a spoonful of sambal and finely chopped laksa leaves you stir in your soup. No chopsticks necessary – all you need is a Chinese spoon.
While the Janggut laksa ($4) is a tad too mild, stirring in the toppings instantly lifts the entire dish from ‘meh’ to ‘shiok’. The one from 328 ($4.50), on the other hand, comes in a bigger portion and is significantly spicier than Janggut’s – but it lacks in the flavour department, even with the toppings.
WINNER: Janggut Laksa
We love Queensway Shopping Centre for its cheap sneakers, racquets and sporting apparel. You can get a pair of Nikes for less than $100 depending on the shoes you have set your eyes on. It’s not for fashion-forward types as the shops sell last season’s leftovers. But at least it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. As the prices vary between shops, we’d recommend that you browse for a bit before buying.
Shopping is one of Singapore's national pastimes and we've all spent time walking from mall to mall (sometimes to escape the sweltering heat). But do you know which one's the best for camping gear or the best for entertaining your kids? Here we round up the best shopping centres and more, all for your retail therapy. Shop hard.