Sep 11, 2020

The first 2-storey Decathlon Orchard opens and it's packed with new features!

Decathlon opens its first Duplex Experience store at The Centrepoint and it's full of exciting new features not found in other Singapore branches!

Taking over the space vacted by Robinsons, the new 2-storey store spans a total of 3,200 square metres and features a wide variety of sporting goods, modern technological systems and even Virtual Reality test zones - a first for the brand.

In case you don't know, Decathlon is like the sports version of IKEA as it is well-known for its affordable prices and mega stores which encourages customers to try out its products before purchase.

And there will be tons of products to try because Decathlon Orchard will be offering more than 5,000 products across 60 indoor and outdoor sports developed and manufactured internally by Decathlon Group.

All these... over two massive floors!

And if you think you have seen-one-and-seen-all Decathlon stores, think again... because Decathlon Orchard allows you to camp inside the store... virtually!

In a first for a Decathalon store in Singapore, those who want to dabble in the experience of camping can do so right in the store itself. With Virtual Reality technology, shoppers can simulate an immersive camping experience in Decathlon’s variety of tent options in day or night settings.

Some of the tents sold will include one of Decathlon’s innovation products, the Arpenaz Fresh & Black, which guarantees 99% darkness inside the tent for privacy and a good night’s rest. It will also feature Decathlon’s award-winning 2 Seconds tent, which gives the same quick and fuss-free experience for setting up and folding the tent.

Also, in keeping with Decathlon's promise of allowing everyone to try out every product that is available before commiting to a purchase, there are also dedicated test zones provided to ensure that it mimics the sport as closely as possible – from basketball hoops to running tracks!

Do keep a lookput for the first Innovation Wall in Decathlon Singapore too, as shoppers will get to learn more about the various innovation products pioneered by the French brand. Find out interesting facts about the Easybreath (the world’s first ever snorkeling face mask), or the Rollnet, which allows users to set up and play tabletennis in 10 seconds!

Decathlon Orchard will also feature various new technologies, like a 3 morphological machine situated at the running aisle - a first for any Decathlon store in Singapore!

Users can get accurate, personalised 3D measures of their foot size and gait in order to purchase the right shoe for their sports practice.

It is really pretty cool. Check out how it was able to recoommend the correct shoes for hiking according to my feet type after scanning them.

Of course, there is also a communal space where free sports sessions can be held (after the pandemic is over).


Oh, and I have to give a special mention to this Decathlon bot that you may see making its rounds while you are there.

This bot moves around the store and surveys the items that are in need for replenishing. Through the use of RFID tags in all products, the bot will be able to pick out items that are running low on stocks and will prompt staff to replenish the aisle racks. This cuts down the need for staff to manually walk along the aisles and checking the items one by one.

In addition, the first storey of Decathlon Orchard only allows customers to check out and pay via users can only check out via the Decathlon App through its Scan & Pay function. This means that it'll be hassle-free because there isn't any need to queue!

Another place to bring the family, no? 😁

Grand Opening Promotions on 12 September 2020

Decathlon Orchard will open its doors at 10am on 12 September 2020, and the first 100 store visitors will receive a free goodie bag!

There will also be a Spin and Win contest for users who spend $80 and above in a single transaction via the Decathlon App.

Useful Information

Decathlon Orchard

Address: 176 Orchard Rd, #01-14/15/16/17, #02-07 & #02-11, The Centrepoint, Singapore 238843

Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm daily


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