Goodnight Sweet Princess: McDonalds’ Bedok Interchange to cease operations in August

The now-defunct McDonald’s outlet at Bedok Interchange, where Madam Goh first applied for the job in 1998.
The now-defunct McDonald’s outlet at Bedok Interchange, where Madam Goh first applied for the job in 1998.

In some bleak news for long-time East siders, their favourite quiet haunt near Bedok interchange — the McDonald’s outlet at Princess Theatre — will be serving its last cheeseburger on Aug 28.

Though McDonald’s restaurants are hardly scarce in Bedok, we doubt the outlets at Bedok Mall and Bedok North hold nostalgic memories for the residents who grew up in the East side. ‘Twas a stomping ground for late night suppers, post-LAN party munchies, studious students, and basically just a great spot to hang loose.

The outlet’s closure might be a sign that the whole premises might finally be torn down soon, sadly enough. Before it was curtains for Princess Cinema in 2008, the ancient building was the last stronghold for the movie buffs of Bedok, which used to have three cinemas in the neighbourhood.

With the closure of the fast food outlet at the mall, there won’t be many reasons left to visit the aging complex. Even its similarly ancient counterpart up North — old Woodlands Town Centre — still has a McDonald’s outlet. That may change soon, by the looks of the situation in Bedok.


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