Mongkok at Jurong Point [Singapore’s First Hong Kong Themed Shopping and Dining Street]

Visiting “Mongkok” (aka 旺角) in Jurong Point makes me feel as if I am in Hong Kong (Note: without having to fly there).

Just take a look at the neon signboards – this place really replicates the hustle and bustle of the popular Mongkok district in Hong Kong, known for its Ladies’ Street (女人街)  and the neon-bathed shopping streets.

jp39At the start of the tour, we had a chance to try out the “4-man cycle”. Basically, 4 were involved in the paddling whereas the guy in the middle was in-charge of steering this queer mode of transportation. You can hop on it with your friends and family to tour the precinct.

JP3Thereafter, you can take a photo at JP2 Level One (the new extension of the Jurong Point Shopping Centre). As you can see, there is a rickshaw, Mongkok road signs and a backdrop of Mongkok. Who needs to go to Hong Kong, right?🙂

**From now till 31 August, snap a picture at this photowall, post it on Instagram with the hashtag #JPMongkok to stand a chance to win a $10 shopping voucher.

JP4The JP management also arranged for us to try out the Iced Lemon Tea popsicles (or ice pops).

JP5Look at my expression and then look at the uncle’s expression. Pure joy.

JP6Very soon after, we were ushered to Level 3 of JP2, where the actual Mongkok Street is at. But before that, let me introduce you to one of the cutest food items I have ever seen.

 Mr Bean’s Mini Beanies – JP2 #03-11

Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm

JP9Mini Beanies is the latest addition to Mr Bean’s signature pancakes. Currently, you can only get them at its new Jurong Point store at level 3 of JP2. These bite-size pancakes are in the shape of the oh-so-cute Mr Bean mascot and can be paired with a variety of dipping sauces and toppings.

Assistant Marketing Manager, Melody Yeo from Mr Bean introducing to us the Mini Beanies.JP10JP11

JP14For the initial launch, the dipping sauces are available in six sweet and savoury flavours – hazelnut chocolate, green tea custard, caramel custard, nacho cheese, peanut butter and chilli crab. Pair it with a topping of your choice from rainbow rice, oreo, chips, roasted buckwheat puffs or cashew nuts.  Priced at $2.90 for regular (8 pieces) and $3.50 for large (12 pieces), you can mix and match and create your very own mini beanies.

They do have other new creations as well! They are the Spicy Minced Chicken Beancurd and the Chicken and Mushroom Porridge. Wouldn’t mind eating the porridge every day as breakfast.

Silky spicy BC Spicy Minced Chicken & Mushroom PorridgeFinally, its time for us to visit the legendary MONGKOK.

IMG_1990 JP18We caught this roving act – Chinese Mask Changing when we were walking through Mongkok street. [Note: Roving acts are available every Saturday till 9 August 2014.]

JP19There are so many people! Jurong Point is always very crowded or as what my friends call it – JP is where the crowd is.

jp30jp38After tasting the new offerings by Mr Bean, I was treated to a sumptuous meal at Legendary Hong Kong.

Legendary Hong Kong [港饮港食] – JP2 #03-80

Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm

JP37This restaurant started its operations in JP2 on 21 July 2014 and it is already attracting a huge crowd, even on weekdays. I guess Singaporeans just love good food and know where exactly to satisfy their cravings.

Legendary Hong Kong is a big Hong Kong-style Chan Can Ting (茶餐厅) that is made up of 4 sub-themes: Roasted Meats (九如烧腊), Noodles and Congee (香港粥面), Dimsum(龙凤茶居)and Desserts(白宫冰室).

I have been to Hong Kong twice and the interior of this restaurant really looks like the eateries in Hong Kong. Well done!

jp35The founders of this restaurant specially brought over 8 established chefs from Hong Kong to ensure that they serve the most authentic Hong Kong cuisine to the local foodies.

jp36Snapped a photo of one of the founders, Mr Jarrod Seah, also the Director of First Gourmet Pte Ltd.

jp34Here are some items that you should try when you are there.

Roasted Meatjp40

Baked Rice with Pork Chop, Tomato and Cheese ($12.80)jp41

Watercress Soup ($11.80)jp44

Pan-fried Turnip Cake ($4.50), Siew Mai ($5), Pan-fried Crispy Noodles with Pork Ribs ($10.80) and Deep-fried Taro Dumpling with Minced Meat ($4.50)jp53

Be sure to visit Legendary Hong Kong to soak up the HK vibes and to taste the yummy food! Highly recommended Yum Cha restaurant in Singapore – and it definitely offers value for $$$.

Jurong Point Dressing Room – JP2 Level One, beside Information Counter

Our final stop at Jurong Point is at the Jurong Point Dressing Room – a place where you don’t have to un-dress yourself to try on clothes that you fancy. You can even get your photo printed for free!

jp48You need to use your hands to select the clothes on the screen and put them on. Look, i’m wearing a Cheong Sam.🙂

jp50And this is my printed photo – you can collect your complimentary photo on the spot.

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I’ve truly spent an eventful day at Mongkok, oops, I mean at Jurong Point in the cozy western end of Singapore, and went home with a cuddly Bao “包” cushion.

baojurong

**Shoppers who spend a minimum of $88 at Mongkok@JP2 can redeem an exclusive Bao collectible cushion which comes in 4 different designs, while stocks last. Promotion is valid till 31 August 2014.

Come on down to experience Mongkok, Singapore’s First Hong Kong Themed Shopping and Dining Street, only at Jurong Point.❤

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Jurong Point is located right beside Boon Lay MRT Station.

For complete store listing, visit www.jurongpoint.com.sg.

9 responses to “Mongkok at Jurong Point [Singapore’s First Hong Kong Themed Shopping and Dining Street]

  1. Haha, this is great. As someone who lived in Hong Kong for four years and spent some time wandering through the streets of the real Mong Kok, I find it very amusing that a Singaporwan counterpart exists. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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