Review The Cathay, 2 Handy Rd, Singapore

Review The Cathay - Singapore 2 Handy Rd

“Got a Cathay Gallery about its history. Some interesting artefacts. It’s free admission.” or “A place for the young & old, boys & girls, men & women” It is one of the few customer evaluation comments about The Cathay. Let’s read more of this article on to find out if The Cathay is quality.

Introduction about The Cathay

Here are some fundamental details regarding The Cathay. In terms of Shopping mall, it is generally believed that The Cathayis one of the best places to choose and trust. It is placed at 2 Handy Rd, Singapore. Whether you are looking for a place or a service related to Shopping mall, this place strives to ensure that you get the best possible value for your money. From customer service to the actual products or services offered, this place is dedicated to providing a positive experience for all its customers.

Background Info

  • Phone: 63378181 (+65 63378181)
  • Website:
  • Address: 2 Handy Rd, Singapore
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Detailed information of The Cathay

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Operating hours

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Here are the operating hours of The Cathay.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 7 AM to 11 PM.


Please check the information below to find out the distance and travel time from the center of Singapore to your destination.

5.24 km5 minute6 minute4 minute

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Phone number

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You can directly come to 2 Handy Rd, Singapore if you have any questions or want to try to experience its services.

The Cathay reviews

The Cathay is among the best destinations of Shopping mall in Singapore, and it merits your consideration.

Is The Cathay good?

To determine whether The Cathay is good or not, not only based on the provided information, you but also need to consider the detailed evaluations from customers who have previously experienced the service here, such as:

“We ordered the southern chicken waffle and steak and eggs for Sunday brunch and it was great! Service was fast and portions were big! Super satisfied ”

“very suitable if you don't like crowded malls. they have a cinema upstairs.”

“A lot of activities here!! I come here many times either to eat or have fun at the theatres and always not disappointed!”

“it’s a very nice place to be in! there’s quite some cafes where you can hang out. i’m here for a fan cafe, @ +82!”

“Cathay Cine complex is amazing I have watch the Ash-fall Korean movie I do enjoyed the atmosphere its the best place to watch movie.”

“It's not the most popular place, but it has an intimate and exclusive atmosphere not found in other more crowded malls. A good place to bring your friends to eat drink and chat for hours.”

“Nice place to watch spend your Saturday night with bae, or some other day.. they hot many theater and comfortable place...not so crowded which is good”

“Very good mall located near Dhoby Gaut MRT station, centre of city. The building architecture looks very good both exterior and interior. Has lot of high value branded shops, eateries and also a cinema.”

It has won many reviews from customers on the website, including 211 feedbacks with an overall score of 4.1 out of five-star ratings. Out of those, 73% are positive reviews. has provided all the essential information about The Cathay, including address, operating hours, phone number, and feedback from customers.

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Review Review The Cathay, 2 Handy Rd, Singapore

There is a total 211 reviews

4.1 / 5




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    La Madame NomNom

    This mall used to be crowded but now pretty empty and nothing much to shop. I guess the only traction point is the cinema.

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    k g

    It’s not the most popular place, but it has an intimate and exclusive atmosphere not found in other more crowded malls. A good place to bring your friends to eat drink and chat for hours.

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    Terrence Yoong

    This place was not so crowded like other shopping along Orchard Road.

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    Nefta Chan

    Most shops have moved out and some toilets not upkept. Worst thing is the car park is poorly designed and the cash card reader is not up to date with new technology – flash pay is not accepted. Never coming back here for movies.

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    ZX Soh

    Suddenly dilapidated, they once announced they were closing, but only found out last month that it’s still around. I love this place for being connected to PS, but more emphasis, building an MRT exit for it & removing pesky road works between it & PS would be a big help.

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    nothing much to see here. there’s overjoyed at b1 (art supplies shop) and some food places at level 1 but besides that there isnt very much here which is interesting ahaha :’-)

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    Alvin Teo

    Had a movie night event here and after movie, I am stuck at the gantry for awhile as the system do not read the new contactless cashcard (without the chip) which have been out and in use for quite some time. Quite a lot of shops are also closed down. This place may need some improvements.

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    Hammie Zul

    the building one of a spore monument cos the building is a pre-war buildig and theplace gas beenmake over as a one if the chilled placed to be with someone in your heart to enhoy movies and various f& b outlets plus agyms.memory written in oerfect.choices of location to.remembered.

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    Rong Jia Lau

    It’s a relatively quiet mall as crowds are more likely to stop by the nearby Plaza Singapura, which sits on top 3 MRT lines. But for those who are willing to venture out of their comfort zone, into the hot humid weather to make their way here, you’ll find a mix of shops and eateries which cater to the young (at heart). Nice place to zone out.

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    Adith & Lytha Story

    Try Duck Confit here, very delicious food. and got Snow White cake as the dessert. Nice ambience and friendly staff.

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    Jalal Albaroudi

    Cathay have a cinema and Starbucks, a place to play pool table, multiple bubble tea shops and a cool sneakers and stationary shop. Give it a try it is a good place for quick hangouts …

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    Van Canna

    My favorite from this place is the cinema, one of the best so far! Place great for shopping, cool ambience with great selections. Love this mall!

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    Yan Wei

    Good place for movie. Central location convenient to access.

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    Gregory Athanasius

    The Cathay is located in Dhoby Ghaut District. It is a mixed-use 17-storey cinema, shopping mall and apartment building located at Handy Road and Mount Sophia in the Museum Planning Area of Singapore. More than just movies, The Cathay is a youth-oriented shopping mall located in Handy Road that boasts a myriad of retail, dining and entertainment options.

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    Enrique Montes

    Nice place and good for dining and watching movies at the cinema …

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    Malavika Mookherjee

    love the theater – the mall is old and now being renovated – but i love the tiny stalls selling some rather cool stuff for dirt cheap!

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    Nick Tedin (nktv50)

    One of my favourite Cathy Cineplex Cinemas as it has one of the largest screens and most comfortable seats compared to all other Cineplex! All latest movies could be viewed earlier there as well as later.

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    Fan Huang

    Modern cinema with comfortable seats and wide screen. Four stars because the air con is too strong and too cold. Recommend bringing a jacket inside.

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    Mar Diccion

    Nice ambiance with less people doing their errands. Hope you come and enjoy less crowded area during the holidays season

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    Renee Cutaia

    Ok theater. The main screening all is very large but and seats are comfy but the food station needs a lot of improvement. It takes so long to get your items and if you are going for a busy show the line can be really long. Nice thing is that they serve alcohol & the prices are actually pretty cheap. The food we got was descent quality for the price and the staff was very helpful/friendly. Overall a cool place just wish the concession stand was more efficient.

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    Siva Subramaniam

    Not that crowded and not much to do other than to watch movie, eat not a lot of places to shop. So a good place if you people just want to hang out or. For get together

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    Sabrina Yang

    Its a relatively quiet mall but offers quite a good variety of food places (from restaurants to fast food). However, its not the best place to do major shopping, its more of a place to hang out with friends/family. Of course, theres also the cinema

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    Roger Samuel

    I went there after they announced the closing of this iconic cinema. It’s a nice mall that has failed to attract enough visitors. They really should have lowered the parking to $1 per hour or some really creative cheap parking scheme (like free 2 hour parking) to get people to go there to increase traffic. Better than closing down. But then, I may not know all the issues.

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    Wii L

    My favourite cineplex in Singapore. Conveniently located near the mrt, I like that the movie halls are very comfortable and seats are super comfy too. Separate movie ticket and food queues so it’s easier to get what you want. Good sound system in the movie halls too. The rest of shopping in the mall is decent.

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    Xavier Xie

    Great place to catch a movie with your friends, or to have a quick meal at the cafes on the ground floor

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    Sophia Yap

    Nice, zen ambience with a generous variety of drinks, definitely a must-go for matcha fans. Food is quite tasty and desserts are just so amazing. A great place to hang out with friends at the premise

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    Tareq Bin Ziyad

    Big Cinema, Classic building. the staff ( lady ) and ticket counter was so polite . Went there as a group on 5th June.2022.

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    Muhammad Nurhaikal

    Huge cineplex, stretching two levels, housing more than 10 halls. Excellent seats and sound system in the theatres. The escalator is dirty though. Seems like they have not maintained it for years.

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    kevin beitler

    Good food and an art supply shop keeps me coming back

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    Cheryl T

    Mall itself is accessible but the route to get here from Plaza Singapura is a different story altogether. I did not manage to find a way to get there from the taxi stand of Plaza Singapura. Had to do a detour to get to the pavement alongside the road of Orchard. That also means that most areas are unsheltered. Rainy day woes.

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    Jin Hong Choo

    The theatres are so good. We come here for midnight movies during the holidays. The kids gets to enjoy a movie, parking is ok nearby when its not peak period.

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    Koa KENG WOO

    Not as Popular as Plaza Singapura, maybe due to people are not familiar with this place.

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    Piet Cha

    One of the least busy and peaceful mall to visit. Limited choice of retail though. YMCA just across 2 main roads

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    Phuong Dao

    Most people come here to watch movies. Less crowded compared to Plaza Singapura. You can find a few good eateries at the basement.

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    Candy Yong

    Quite and favourite place for students 🫰 …

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    The cinema on the top floor is one of the popular movie watching places as it is relatively new. At the basement and ground floor, there is a number of cafes and food establishments. You might find some interest retail stores that carry wares not commonly seen in other larger shopping malls. Compare to other malls, it is considerably smaller in scale but do drop by to check out the shops if you in the area.

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    szabolcs angyal

    Huge mall on Orchard road, with a cinema complex on top, shops on middle floors and food court on the bottom levels. When I was there a lot of shops were not open or were under construction, so most levels made no sense. Cinema is very nice with lot of rooms, I was lucky enough to get into the VIP one with only like 20 seats and meal served. Very nice experience altogether. Movie room was 7.1so no Dolby atmos there.

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    Keng Thok Thio

    Had lunch at Machaya @ the Cathay. Food quality impeccable only portions are small. The Hojicha tasted pleasant and had the roasty tint. Service tends to be a little slow.

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    Lia Viorensi

    Nice place to watch spend your Saturday night with bae, or some other day.. they hot many theater and comfortable place…not so crowded which is good

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    Samuel Edyson

    One of the oldes historical shopping mall in Singapore. It has been upgraded & renovated over many decades. Interior is unique but difficult to get to many floors. He only reason coming here is to watch movie in the theatre here. Outside park sports lots of seating places that youngsters love.

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    Terrence Lee

    Come to remember there’s once a orange drink call oringinas I think, memories fill up those days

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    Andrew Chou

    Eh, feels like almost abandoned. Fire alarm keeps going off for no reason.

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    Dean Loh

    Why I voted 5 stars: The popcorns are nice. Seats are comfortable. Most of all, the theaters are very accessible. Oh, and there are self-service ticket kiosk too!

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    Iyner Nil

    The main reason for coming here is to eat, with options like Saizeriya, Nihon Mura, Maki-san, Eighteen Chefs, Popeyes, Astons and Starbucks. The one other reason is for the movies at Cathay on the top floor. The rest of the shops are not as promising and constantly changing, other than the Escape Room and Darts place.

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    Something InCommon

    Pleasant place to have diner or going for a movie. Teenager and youth vibe

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    Beatriz Rodriguez Moran

    My favourite cinema in Singapore. A bit of a different experience as the building itself has so much personality and full of hipster shops. Cinema also has, from my point of view, the best pop corn.

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    Melvin Pao

    The Cathay Cineplex screens are bright and equipped with digital projectors and sound system. The seats are comfortable and cushioned, with good legroom. Good enough to sit comfortably for a 3-hour movie. The snack bar has a pretty good variety of snacks and beverages. It also has multiple screens, so there should be no lack of movies to choose from – at least the mainstream movies.

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    Saumya Bhargava

    This is a very popular mall.and popularly known as Cathay cinemas. It has a variety of shops here and good enough for browsing. There are some local home grown Typo kind of shops here as well. Enjoy your walking around and window shopping here as well.

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    Yq C

    We ordered the southern chicken waffle and steak and eggs for Sunday brunch and it was great! Service was fast and portions were big! Super satisfied

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    Keigo Tan Jiong Hao

    The Hall 1 is one of the Best Cinema Halls. Love watching Movies in that Hall. Remember to view the gorgeous interior of Hall 1 before they dim the lights to start the Movie.

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    Tan Jun Sen

    Not much to eat here, most eateries are located at Level 1 and Basement 1.

    The cinema is not refurbished and looks rather old, but great because there is not much of a crowd during the weekdays and it suits the nostalgic look of The Cathay.

    Great student deals for movies, with a $4.50 popcorn combo (medium popcorn and a 22oz drink).

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    Eric Kwok

    Good place for group hangouts. There is a cinema at the top floor with plenty of food options at basement. It ranges from sushi to western food to Korean food and dessert etc. There is also a video gaming shop, escape room and darts at higher floors. There is also a place for pool and snookers on the first floor

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    Thomas Lew

    Used to be a nostalgic place but now more modern. Not all the shops are opened. There are some decent restaurants within the building.

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    Hari Kishan

    I bought stationery stuff for kids at Overjoyed store.
    It’s ok.

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    Han Xiang Chew

    They’ve implemented self purchasing ticket machines. You can buy the tickets and pay with Apple Pay, VISA or Mastercard. Is very convenient. Cinema 1 is a large theatre and is great for catching the latest blockbusters. Caught The Avengers in that theatre. Great atmosphere.

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    viking T

    Nice mall. Was there for a movie at Cathay. Love the seats. New, comfortable & the best part if it, ample walking space between each rows. Expensive popcorn though. Lol

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    Tracy Seow

    My favourite cinema in Singapore. The couple seats are sofa style, really comfortable. There is a mastercard discount if you purchase over the counter.

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    Where the young crowd hangs out at, with some food options but here mainly for the cinema.

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    Tom Hubbard

    Why so cold in this mall?

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    Clement Pang

    Great to watch movie… A few food selection.. mainly made for teenagers. The parking is expensive! Approx. $7+ for 3hr

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    Rick Tan YC

    Just to have my lunch there, as it is not crowded as compare to the nearby mall. Nice thing about this place is there is a small gallery displaying antique cameras and memorabilia of Cathay’s history.

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    Flo Yeow

    Very nice shopping mall in the midst of the entire orchard road stretch. Really love the movie theater that’s here, and the many restaurants and shops that they house here in the small-ish but impactful shopping mall. One small issue is how it’s not connected by shelter to any closest MRT station, and that could be a slight issue for some. That said, there’s enough things in here for you to last through the rain!

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    Neeraj Pattani

    Good quality THX certified theatres. Comfortable seats, especially in the Grand Cathay. If you’re particular about the audio and visual quality/clarity when watching a film in the cinemas, then this cinema does not disappoint.

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    Gustavo Souza

    Good for movies, but not so much for food. The cinema is often fully booked, so make sure to buy online first. They should increase the counter for popcorn, but at least they have McDonalds just by its side: ignore the rule and get take away

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    Daniel Chiam

    One of the more historic places in Singapore that has been refurbished. The ice cream man stationed outside Cathay on a hot day is a welcomed sight. Within Cathay, the mix of shops are such that you like it or you may not. I happen to like Salzeria and the stationery shop is interesting. Otherwise, Starbucks is a nice place to chill while 7-11 is there in case.

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    Daniel Yeo

    Great place for entertainment (pool/ darts/ cinema) however there are a majority of empty shop spaces which makes the mall feel empty

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    Zacfie hanz

    I went there for lunch. I lunch at Tree cafe at level 2. For me the food nice, i brought beef steak I love the gravy of the mash potato super nice. Highly recommanded. The place so nice and relax. Feel so touch with nature.

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    ade subhan

    Big shopping mall with few store for window shopping, location is good. If the owner try to change the concept of the mall, probably it will be good if try to make it as hangout place and teenager gear shop, such as sneaker, outdoor gear, clothes and extreme sport store. Trust me, many visitor will be confortable to stay here and enjoy the athmosphere.

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    Passed by and only went in to check on some stuff. Will try explore more next time…Outlook of building quite modernised..

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    Gareth Ng

    Plaza sing is always crowded, thus it makes this place the best to go for food, because Singaporeans are often too lazy to make the walk over here

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    Aize Queen

    Love the Art Deco facade. Love the theatre and the small shops throughout although the last time I went there, some vacant spaces.

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    Joel Marshall

    To hard to get to the top floor from the elevators as always full. Best to take escalators which takes ages as you have to go around on each level. Well designed so it forces you to walk by each shop

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    Ng Ek Seng

    Slowly died in 2018.. After reno there wasn’t much going on as well…reno too long

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    Boon Teck

    Nice places to shop and eat with friends and family

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    Clement Goh

    Training vision institute @ Cathay City Campus S.M.M group 1 gathering on 18th March 2022 …

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    EnQing Xavier

    It’s a nice aircon mall which is clean and tidy, there are alot of restaurants to for your taste buds. However there are limited choices for shopping, you are better off along orchard road or plaza Singapore. There is a huge cinema which is very modern and serves great pop corn. There are also darts and cool shops

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    Ethan P

    A pretty quiet mall, 2 minute walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station. Good for having a fun time – there’s escape room, st games, darts and plenty of food in the basement.

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    Vu Long Tran

    Decent and still going strong. Air con is strong as usual for a cinema in Singapore so bring a jacket or at least wear pants if you want to be comfortably warm here during a movie.

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    Lin Shen An

    Nice place for late night movie. You can have a meal at near by eateries and restaurants at park lane or short street or play some lan game at park lane mall. Would be better if the mall itself have late night restaurants or eatery.

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    Shawn P

    One of my top to go to cinemas in Singapore with its Grand Cathay Cineplex. This place also offers a great range of things to eat, but not many options for you to shop.

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    Xiro Arai (Alphonz)

    I like this mall. It’s somewhat unique by the shops inside having either interesting or cute characters. The cinema is convenient, too.

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    Alan C

    Got a lovely amazing Art shop at basement called ‘Overjoyed’. Selling good collections of art material, staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Spend a lot of time there looling through all their different material. Eye opening and understands that they also conduct art lesson for anyone willing to learn how to paint or for a project of art. Prices are reasonable and they do have a very large collection.

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    It’s cosy and chillax place, good for hanging with peeps. Too bad the cinema is closing down on 27/06/2022. …

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    Sheryl Chow

    My stress reliever. Quite good as I always get to come here after lectures. Cinemas, a quick bite, and I am all good. Best cinema in this area.

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    Allan Quek

    Indeed one of the oldest buildings around, good eateries to choose from.

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    Good place to watch movies and in the groud floor snooker. Not that much good for shopping. And yeah Starbucks and 7 eleven also good like other branches. To be honestly shopping is bad to be say!!

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    Alwyn Fu

    Fancy place with a nice cinema and hipster goods/apparel. Decent selection of affordable food. Too bad lots of shops have closed. Mall doesn’t seem to be doing well.

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    Evelyn Goh

    If you’re in Orchard area, watch a movie, have coffee or a nice meal at a not so crowded place, on a weekday.

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    Jenny Chow

    My favourite cinema. Lots of show timing, also can just chill out at the cafes till time to go in.

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    Phillip Harms

    Nice theater to watch a movie in. I like the self check-in feature, I only wish it were more accessable. The elevators tend to be full and the escalator system takes too long to get to the top. That’s my only complaint.

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    Andrea Bonanomi

    Nice theatre with 6 floors, last 2 for cinema rooms. Chance to combine tickets with foods before of watching a movie

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    Aldrin Tee

    Not like the rest of the malls on orchard Road, has more trendy items and fashion on sale, and one of my favourite cinemas in Singapore. Nice chill place to hang out.

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    Gary Ng

    Pretty good place for simple dating, movies, cafe and some filmography history with Cathay family.

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    Seok Yong Tan

    A place for the young & old, boys & girls, men & women

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    Bagley Lemaire

    I love the shopping mall because it has everything I need in one place. It’s easy to find what I’m looking for, and I can always find a good deal. I also like the atmosphere; it’s always busy and there’s something going on.

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    Franky Yeo

    very suitable if you don’t like crowded malls. they have a cinema upstairs.

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    Samsinar Selamat

    my favorite theatre to go cos seats are very comfortable especially for taller people.

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    Jasmine Eleanor

    Has Cathay theatres. Also has dining options like Ban Heng, Saveur, Astons, Popeyes, Saizeraiya and more. Starbucks is mostly crowded and also have this game place for people to gather and bond. Love the retail shop “totally hot stuff”, amazing items and gift ideas.

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    Honey Wai

    A quiet place to chit chat with friends …

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    eng annette

    Great place for a movie! Comfortable seats clean environment. Great snack choices to buy to have a nibble during your movie!
    Lots of shops and restaurants located inside the mall as well

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    Carlos A-Barnes

    Very small shopping centre with some eateries such as popyes. There is a fitness first gym and also cinemas. Nothing remarkable just the location very convenient located around Dhoby Ghaut. There also some cafeterias

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    Samantha Yong

    Love the Grand Cathay cinema. Plush seats and plenty of leg room. Also the fact that there’s a nice crepe shop near the box office is a plus.

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    Lynnette Tan

    The Cathy – most well-known for housing one of the earliest Cinemas in Singapore. It’s allure is still the Cathy Cineplex on the top floors. The smattering of shops, a Starbucks, some fast-food at the basement, a fitness centre supports the Cineplex. Situated next to Sota and close by SMU, it attracts a younger crowd.

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    Alex Chia

    Good place to chill with friends with variety of food that cater to general budget. Basement is where all the good food are. On the first floor there is a interesting ice kachang dessert which has a good blend of taste. Its a budget bingsu to me. Good dating spot for midnight movies too!

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    Upstairs Fromyou

    This place is pretty dead. If not for Overjoyed, I really have no reason to come here. I bet though it’s kept alive by the students in the area. Good luck.

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    Philip Chong

    Watching ” KONG” how he save many people life from other evil creatures & people went all the ways to kill him. Like some of us are kinds & loving people & they don’t appreciate never mind but don’t give troubles LA.

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    Jasim uddin

    Nice place. With multiple business units

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    Felix Tsang

    The cinema is nice. Other than that, nothing much here; most of the shops are empty.

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    Renee Cutaia

    Ok theater. The main screening all is very large but and seats are comfy but the food station needs a lot of improvement. It takes so long to get your items and if you are going for a busy show the line can be really long. Nice thing is that they serve alcohol & the prices are actually pretty cheap. The food we got was descent quality for the price and the staff was very helpful/friendly. Overall a cool place just wish the concession stand was more efficient.

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    Winse Tan

    Due to covid, not alot of people. Good to watch movies still. No food or drinks and people do occasional checks to see if you are adhering to the measures

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    taiseera taiseera

    The staffs were very friendly and helped us out. As a first timer I can truly say that I enjoyed it and I hope this message encourages other people to try out this escape room too!

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    Felicity Angela Chen

    Cinemas here are superb. I don’t like the shops though, loses out to the rest of the malls.

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    Karen K

    The Cathay is a mall just within walking distance of Dhoby Gaut station. The shops are sparsely distributed with several good restaurants but a number of shops aren’t open. Not sure if affected by the covid situation. There isn’t much crowd but there’s an Astons here with lots of people. The mall also has a cinema operated by Cathay Cineplex with premium suite.

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    Callie Y

    Lacking many shops to browse – they are all beauty or education services. Mainly visit for the food and cinema, otherwise only has an escape room and art shop at basement.

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    Willy Wihardja

    An average mall that’s a bit out of the way to visit unless you’re going to watch a movie at its anchor cinemas. Not your usual variety of retail stores.

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    Mohd Shah B.A.S.

    Astounding place and atmosphere. A place to go for a private movie with dining experience, with coupled seats to enjoy a quite but maybe exhilarating movie, at a cost though, however considering the meal that you get alongside the movie ticket, well you be the judge. Anyway it is located in Orchard Road near Dhoby Ghaut MRT. If normally we try to get the rear seats for your movie but for this place, the nearer your seats the more inclined your seats become, your setting.
    In fact you can even be in a lying position but be careful cause you might end up sleeping under the blanket after a meal you just had and missed all your movie screening.

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    Karuna Marsh

    I usually come here for dance classes at jitterbugs swingapore back in the days. It’s not moved to another building. There is also a cinema here and the cinema is really huge and nice. Also love how it’s a very chilled and laidback mall with not too much of a crowd or lots of noise.

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    LL Low

    The Cathay is within walking distance from Plaza Singapura. Popular with University students; there are a number of restaurants and eateries.

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    Adrian Ryuu

    Good vibe shopping mall , two famous gym are here so I’m visiting often .

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    Zareen Padhye

    Went to watch Bohemian Rhapsody at The Grand Cathay. What a lovely experience. This is a large plush theatre with comfortable seats, plenty of legroom and amazing sound quality. After the cramped multiplexes, watching a movie her felt truly luxurious!

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    Jordan Tan

    Review is for The Cathay Gallery.
    Not a big area and is free entry. Do pop by while waiting for movie to start. I bet the elders will definitely recall the fond memories as there are old movie poster and old cinema chairs for display. Many vintage camera for viewing too.

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    Angelina Ng

    Great food, fast service.
    Optimum time to eat there: non peak hours.
    If you prefer your pastas, ESP the carbonara on the soupier side, visit during peak hours.
    During non-peak hours their pastas are drier.
    Just a consistent phenomenon I’ve noticed over a year.

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    jimmy k

    Great place to be away from the Orchard Road crowd. Lots of F&B choices on basement. Great billiard/ pool on ground level.

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    Zack Wragg

    A good cinema. Lots of screens and good selection of movies. The seats are super comfortable and the screens are a good size. Great sound system. Definitely one of the best cinemas in Singapore.

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    Petrina Stephalicia

    Clean and not very crowded. Wide variety of restaurants as well.

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    B. S. Kappen

    The renovated Cathay has lost its original character …

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    Kelvin C

    Alternative place to go to if the movie you want to watch at Plaza Singapura is out of tickets. There’s a pretty nice ambience starbucks here as compared to the one at Plaza Singapura. Occasionally they have events at the open space Infront of it.

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    Colin Kwan

    In terms of the actual cinema it’s great! Sound systems and screens are top notch. However the mall below it is pretty abysmal… Shops here rotate so often because the foot traffic just isn’t enough.

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    Irene Chong

    Cosy place for a get together. And if it’s a weekdays you are able to visit a special museum about the showbiz tycoon. Many good displays of past collections.

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    Tomas Forgac

    I used to love this theater, but recent experiences have been abysmal. Disgusting toilet, super long queues for drinks and popcorn and also to theaters themselves. The screen and sound of Grand Cathay isn’t so impressive as it was years ago and can’t be a reason itself to visit because others have invested in their experience too

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    Akiko Jacqueline

    Many shops have closed down. Only left the cinemas, cheers, matchaya, ground level and basement eateries. A few above second level and so on with an aston. A new art essentials shop opens in the basement.

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    Calvin OnEarth

    Visited the Cathay Cineplex to watch the new Marvel movie. Ticketing is very simple and fast, either use the self-service booths along the side, or approach them counters if you purchasing combos to enjoy while you watch the movie.
    The seats were very comfortable, though the space between the seats could be wider, especially when there are always many people that come in late.
    Exiting the theatres is quite straight forward. Like many Cineplex, the exit follows a different path then the entrance.

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    Jing Wen

    Movie hall is great. Just wished they would open more snack food stalls instead of all the clothing shops which always seems to be empty on weekdays.

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    C A

    The shops and cafe at this mall are unique, the items that they are selling are different from other shopping mall.
    Should visit …

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    LS A

    My favorite cinema. Comfy seats and good screen. Just a short walk from Plaza Sing. Lots of people watch GV Plaza so Cathay cinemas are a bit more empty, which is good for any movie goer.
    More dining dining choices now.
    Motorcyclists need to park legally at plaza, or at own risk next door

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    Brandon Wunsch

    Limited options but clean place nonetheless. Often a younger crowd due to nearby colleges. Main door is open all night if you need to use the bathroom (one level up) when you’re out and about.

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    Kelvin Lim

    Located slightly further from MRT station. Only left with a small number of stalls, as many closed due to covid pandemic.

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    LKK Ben

    It’s a great place for movies, loving their comfortable and spacious seats. But it’s a pity they didn’t do well when it comes to managing a mall.

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    Eugene CKS

    A great place to catch a movie if you do not like crowded places. A few decent f&b offerings.

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    Amos O

    Nice cinema and some cafe to chill out. Cinema tends to get a bit to chilly. Good idea to bring extra jacket .

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    it’s a very nice place to be in! there’s quite some cafes where you can hang out. i’m here for a fan cafe, @ +82!

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    Christine Teh

    Convenient to a point, but as a tourist that pays by cash…how is one supposed to purchase movie tickets if all is electronic?

    Where are the ticket counter with a server? To go to the concession counter just to get assistance, that really feels ridiculous!!

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    dan wee

    The experience watching a movie there is good. I especially like the dimmer EXIT signs at the front, next to the screen. They don’t irritate you during the movie. The basement houses some pretty good food places where we ate at Popeye’s ..nice.

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    Daryl H

    Very big and comfortable theatres inside the cinema. Online booking and collection of tickets is also a breeze. However, the carpet does not seem to be cleaned frequently as there was a mouldy smell which was a slight turn off.

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    Ma S

    Not special things to see but it’s not so crowded so it’s comfortable for me but there’re many student during lunch time and late afternoon…
    the Starbucks will be very crowded and hard to find seats especially during this timing..,

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    Mack Liow

    Many shop close down.

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    Jordan Tan

    Review is for The Cathay Gallery.
    Not a big area and is free entry. Do pop by while waiting for movie to start. I bet the elders will definitely recall the fond memories as there are old movie poster and old cinema chairs for display. Many vintage camera for viewing too.

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    Choo Joon May

    I m reviewing one of the restaurant in the Cathay – Sumiyaki by the Nihon Mura since it’s not available on google map.

    The look of it doesn’t look as appetising but it actually tasted ok. Service wasn’t as good. Food was served without cutlery and staff wasn’t attentive.

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    Dora Tan

    Interesting mix of shops. There’s even a cineplex! I especially like Naisse and Oblique. There are also a few shops selling quirky gifts. The restaurants and cafes are modern and budget friendly. However the layout of the mall is inefficient as you need to walk a lot to get to the shop you want. Also Cathay is the tail end of Orchard so it’s not as accessible as the other malls.

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    奪月 優

    Clean and great aircon. Hope they will have an anchor tenant who brings in the crowds soon. Movie theatre has the best seats and airvon clean toilets but only level 5 cinema box office toilets provide soap. …

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    Paulus Enggal

    The Cathay is quite and spacious shopping mall, not to crowded. They have cinema on 5th floor. I like this mall because it’s located near the Cathedral of The Good Shepherd and Dhoby Ghaut (NE 6) Station.

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    John Ang

    Old art deco facade aside, the cineplex has, as its name suggests, a cinema as the anchor tenant. It is a good cinema – Cathay’s crown jewel, actually. The rest of the complex however contains a smattering of more electic businesses, nothing that you would make a special trip to patronize.

    The cinema’s caramel popcorn here is really good too. Definitely give it a try.

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    Kenneth Yeo

    Always a great place to watch movies. Pity the sipping variety is very limited.

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    Denis L

    Extremely quiet during recent times apart from the few ground level dining which had people. The rest of the retail seems quite dead

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    Luke Phang

    Spacious mall, good place for watching movies because they’re usually not crowded, but selection of food and shops may be somewhat limited.

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    Jean Seah

    Neat little mall with good eateries (especially the Japanese restaurant) and a good cinema. Historical by Singaporean standards. Located conveniently near Dhoby Ghaut MRT station and the bus-stops near Plaza Singapura.

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    Abber Tan

    In my opinion, the best place for a movie- operated by Cathay. Nice eateries and lil shops to chill out and spend some time with friends during free time. Mall still needs to attract a better crowd though.

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    Coming here often to watch movies at The Projector X: Picturehouse. Also dined at Astons. No crowds most of the time.

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    John Goh

    Nice and spacious place. Great to have most eateries located in the Basement. NAiise is nice and Leftfoot are my favs together with the cinemas. SUPER PLUS POINT – IT IS HARDLY CROWDED SO ONE IS NEVER HARRIED!!

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    Pei Hua Yeap

    It is a decent shopping mall with not too many amenities. The mall is known more for its entertainment options like the cinema and group gaming outlets. The cinema itself is great. It lacks a supermarket and food options are slightly limited. The younger crowd drop by this mall for Aston’s, which serve reasonably priced grilled meats. There’s a Starbucks where many students seem to be studying at.

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    Fifi Ng

    Love the quiet environment here, especially to study. But it gets a little crowded after 3pm!
    Special thanks to the mall’s technician and the security team for helping me out on my small request to switch on the lights at Starbucks area when it was a gloomy and dark day! Thanks to them, i don’t have to study in the “dark” without much lights! (:

    Love the variety of food they provide here. A nice place to hang out with friends and colleagues after school or work, for movie or for dining in!

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    John a

    Quieter mall that is undergoing change to more of a services, food, and activity space. Now pool tables, bubble tea, and other popular shops joining the movie theater and salon services shops. The front of the building is rescued from the old movie theater marquee era in the 1930s

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    The mall is quite empty these days. But some gems still exist. Page One has a discount store there, and sells books for as low as 50c! The movie theatre by Cathay is one of the best in town too – well managed and kept! Food options are decent too

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    Calvin Foo

    Spacious and quiet place. Was there early morning. Shops not opened yet

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    Eugene Lee Coaching

    Very nice place and ambience. Ghost town however. Unfortunately

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    Danny Ng

    Nothing much here, very very quiet unlike other malls.

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    Ramesh Ramakrishnan Iyer

    Cinema hall is beautifully designed hold classic article billing with very impressive interiors and several screens for you to catch your best movie i recently went there for seeing no time to die the new bond film and i thoroughly enjoyed it. $8’50for a popcorn is to0 expensive…. i still got it and had it during the movie

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    Nice spacious mall with a great cinema. Decent food choices. I recommend Saizeriya for a family, Maki-san for quick dine-in/take out.

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    Rita Chou

    A movie theater at 5&6 floors of the mall. Has comfortable space, well self ticketing place and great snacks. The popcorn is nice. The sofa seats is great with nice angle.

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    Cheng Peng Ong

    Nice clean place with cafe for food and chit-chat. Visited the art shop, lots of art materials available.

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    SuzseQ “RedDotter” Ng

    Exclusive shopping place with high end brands of home furnishings, collector’s fashion and chocolates that’s connected to City Hall MRT station. The Cathay is Singapore’s iconic old live theatre.

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    Great place and environment. Not much crowd most of the time. Friendly staff …

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    Tina Oh

    The cinema I go to most often. Partly because my kids study nearby. The other part, it’s just a nice place to watch a movie. Recommended!

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    Snehal Bhadani

    The lady at the snacks counter is weird. The menu is kept at the counter and not displayed on the TV screen, so you have to go to the counter and then decide what you want to buy. While I was deciding, the lady looks at me and says in a scoffing tone “You can get the curry samosa”. Just because I’m indian doesn’t mean that the only thing I eat is samosa. I also eat popcorn and nachos like a normal person. She even went to the other guy and asked him if the curry samosa is in stock before I told her that I’m not buying it lmao. I feel like it was totally unnecessary.

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    Michael Ye

    The Cathay has theatre which has the biggest screen. You must try this place for movies. They have Sazeria restaurant which is my favourite! Very close to downtown and museum. A good place to visit.

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    Roz Ismail

    This building is clean & well maintained, after much changes of course! Interestingly the facade still has a little bit of semblance to the Cathay of yesteryear when I used to frequent this place considering it is already quite old(?). A few of the eateries here are halal-certified (namely Eighteen-chefs, Maki-san & Popeyes…not too sure about the rest though.

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    L.G. Wee

    May 2019. It was a quiet place which lost its charm to attract young crowds. Or maybe i was wrong, it maybe in transition to get back the traffic. There were many empty shops unoccupied.

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    laura chua

    The seats are so much better than the GV and Lido ones. This cinema deserves so much more. Landlord, please find better retail brands to bring in the crowd. There’s no reason why it should be this empty given that so many tertiary schools are around this area.

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    Ian Wui

    Pretty dead shopping mall.. Don’t bother to visit.

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    Samantha Chan

    Convenient, central location with well-maintained cinema and comfortable seating. Ticket prices are decent. They have recently introduced self-ticketing kiosks that have made it more convenient.

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    H2 O

    Nostalgic cinemas formally known as Cathay Building conveniently located in the neighbourhood heartland mall of Plaza Singapura next to luxury hotels and shopping centres in Orchard Road and Istana the official residence of the President of Singapore next to Dolby Ghaut MRT station and bus station with plenty of dinning shopping banking library supermarkets postage community centre cinemas entertainment and amenities nearby. Love the unique delicous Halal delights with varieties of pastries cakes bread Western delights and local hawker delights. Love the unique comfy seat 3D views and dynamic sound effect. Freshly prepared healthy ingridients with tender loving caring skillful cooking and professional warm services. Friendly cosy comfy welcoming ambience for romantic intimates groups students tourists expats locals visitors and families.

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    Haryaksh Deva

    This is one of my favourite theater because the price is cheaper than Shaw in SG and it is comfortable to watch movies also. So try to visit Cathay!

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    Rinie LYH

    Limited stores at this mall, not the best place for shopping for fashion. Many students including myself come here to do school work or project work as there are tables and plugs on the floor for free sitting. WiFi however is quite poor here and the plugs do not work all the time. The Starbucks here may be a better choice if you are able to find a place. Good place to study if you don’t need WiFi or computers. This free sitting area also has a few restaurants on the same level, so it is convenient when you get hungry. The cinema theatre is huge and the seats are quite comfortable.

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    Jeffrey Lim

    Got a Cathay Gallery about its history. Some interesting artefacts. It’s free admission.

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    Ferhat Yildiz

    Cathay Cine complex is amazing I have watch the Ash-fall Korean movie I do enjoyed the atmosphere its the best place to watch movie.

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    Flying Girl

    The escape room was fun! And we want to try the game shop next door next time. Play some board games that we don’t have already.

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    Cai Sheng Tong

    Pales in comparison to its neighbor plaza Singapura, in terms of vibrancy & retail options. Can be rather dead & quiet during less peak hours. Probably only worth visiting for the cinema.

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    Bill Z (Thirty Seven Tech)

    Great cinema. Fantastic sounds and comfortable seats. Not much food options, the popcorn is so-so, but overall a very nice cinema.

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    John Paul Abellera

    Nice mall. I go here for the movies.

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    Matt C

    An established shopping mall with cinema and something for everyone, more traditional styling – easy access by public transport

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    Once a legendary landmark, the front wall was preserved as historical monument. However deal to the pandemic many stores had closed down, hope for their update in future.

    Many stores to choose from
    There’s a cinemas but currently under renovation
    Gallery holds many history like museum
    Easy access and a lots of public transport

    Can’t think of

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    Sarah Paynter

    Platinum suites: nice to have your own private space but the lounge is boring/useless and the bathroom was lacking. They should serve drinks in the lounge. The food was pretty terrible. Luckily the movie we saw was great!! VIP service in Canada is much nicer.

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    Not many things here. But the spec shop and assembly ground is my fav place!

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    Elaine Tan Property Agent Propnex

    There is a staircase located at the side of The Cathay, that acts as a shortcut, brings one from Handy Road to Mount Sophia. However it is a very steep climb, no landing place to rest, not suitable for young children and senior citizens

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    Clayton Chua

    Decent shopping mall with a cinema and lots of eateries. Conveniently located right beside SOTA and SMU. Could be easily accessed by the MRT. Shops inside inclined towards more trendy stuff. Have a good selection of food options too.

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    Dex Goh

    Lots of tenants have left the place on the upper levels. No longer the hip place that I remembered a few years back. Perhaps it is due to more cinemas being built in the neighbourhoods thus Cathay having less patrons?

    Still, a well maintained mall, with a few decent f&b outlets.

    If you are an art enthusiast then good news! Overjoyed have recently moved in. Perhaps to cater to the nearby art school.

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    Very good mall located near Dhoby Gaut MRT station, centre of city. The building architecture looks very good both exterior and interior. Has lot of high value branded shops, eateries and also a cinema.

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    Javier Tan

    A lot of activities here!! I come here many times either to eat or have fun at the theatres and always not disappointed!

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    Charles Tjahyadi

    Very good mall located near dhoby ghaut MRT. Mall with Full of restaurant here.

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    G Chung Yew

    Other than the movie theater and afew restaurant, the mall is actually quite quiet at times. However it’s one of the better parking rates along Orchard Road. And also to note that the carpark gantry only accepts traditional NETS cashcard with chip for payment at exit point. All others (e.g NETS FlashPay, NETS vCashCard, contactless cashcard etc) will not be detected or detected as fail payment which does not open the gantry and caused frequent traffic jams and long stationary queues within the carpark.

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    H 2

    Shopping Mall with Nostalgic landmark cinema The Cathay. Walking distance to Dhoby Ghaut MRT Exchange Plaza Singapura The Cathay Residences Nomu Condominium Complex and YMCA @ One Orchard. Besides the 3D quality sound cinemas of the Cathay there are plenty of dinning shopping Nostalgic famous museum feel of the Cathay Gallery at level 2 hair salon nail salon Aesthetic Florist and amenities. Walking distance to The Luxe Art Museum Mount Sophia with birds eye view of the city and plenty of breezy greenery away from busy cityscapes including Cathay Green Dorby Green Park Fort Canning Park Istana Park and greenery of Singapore Management University. Friendly cosy comfy welcoming ambience for romantic intimates groups students expats locals visitors and families..

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    Zahari Nawi

    Enjoy movies here. They’ve revamped and beautify the place. So nice.

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    Jaslyn Lau

    I like that the mall has a cinema, arcade and a pool and billard centre, as well as cool food and beverage choices which would attract youngsters, which includes some cafes as well. There are also some shops offering beauty and hair services, as well as retail.

    The Cathay is conveniently located near Dhoby Ghaut MRT station and is not too crowded even on weekends. Around 30% to 35% of the shops are unoccupied at the moment. Hope there are more retailers here in future.

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    Yazid Rawi

    This place is cute. It serve Japanese drinks n dessert. Mostly teenagers like this place.

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    K WX (SaltyBrownie)

    Amazing ambience leading to one of the best cinemas in Singapore! Definitely recommend coming here for shopping even due to how classy and enjoyable the place is to be

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    Daniel Chang (ASIA AestheticDermatology)

    Historical landmark in SG
    Quiet place in the heart of the city
    Away from the hustle and bustle of orchard road
    With many nice cafes

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    vai “Vai” walker

    good place for a date and a movie. big shopping center. nearby some arts college . lots of cute chics with no future to hit on.

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    Jennie Ong

    The ladies seem to be so small.. but thanks for changing the useless basin to a better one. The mall overall are quite boring. Only there for movies if not.. don’t really visit the place

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    Garry Tan

    My two teenage boys can’t get enough of their steaks and wagyu burgers. The sausage platter too.

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