Nikon had announced on 20th May 2013 that they are moving their operations out of Fuji Xerox Tower and will start operating from their new Capital Square from 10th June 2013.
Nikon Singapore’s new office will be as followed;
Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd (Office)
23 Church Street
#13-07 Capital Square
Nikon Customer Service Centre / Nikon Showroom
23 Church Street
#13-03/04 Capital Square
I have had photography students switching systems due to the “not-so-friendly” location of service centres and moving to other brands
just because the brand’s service centre is easier to access, outside town, near MRT, etc.
While this may come across to you as a joke – as people should be looking at what a system can do for the user
rather than the location of the service centre. Sadly – but in Singapore context, we are sort of “cultured” differently.
Parking rates, ERP charges (means you have to pay to drive into city during certain time of the day) does puts people off.
And it will not help if the location is more than 5 minutes walk away from any MRT stations or far away from the nearest bus stops.
Almost forgot to mention that high parking charges does puts people who drives too.
Well, I hope that all of the above that I mentioned will not determine the buying decision of the consumers, but trust me, it will, in a way affect how a consumer (in Singapore) will react given the additional trouble that one had to take just to get a camera or lens serviced.
While photographers in other countries have no issue driving 40 miles away to get to a service centre, 40 minutes to get to a service centre sure puts many off. Different country, different standards – so don’t slam me for this.
I have compiled a list of service centres below for everyone’s reference.
(In Alphabetical Order)
Canon Singapore – Keppel Bay Tower (Outside but near CBD)/ 10 mins walk from Harbourfront MRT)
Nikon Singapore – Fuji Xerox Tower (Inside CBD/ 20 mins walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT) *Current Office
Nikon Singapore – Capital Square (Inside CBD/ 15 mins walk from Raffles Place MRT/ Telok Ayer MRT) *New Office
Olympus Singapore – Valley Point (River Valley/ Outside CBD/ 20 mins walk from Tiong Bahru MRT)
Panasonic Singapore – Bedok South (Outside CBD/ 15 mins walk from Bedok MRT)
Pentax Singapore (APD Singapore) – Bukit Merah e-Centre (Outside CBD/ 20 mins walk from Redhill MRT.)
Ricoh Singapore (APD Singapore) – Bukit Merah e-Centre (Outside CBD/ 20 mins walk from Redhill MRT.)
Samsung Singapore – Orchard Road (Inside CBD/ 5 mins walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT)
Sigma Singapore – Bukit Merah e-Centre (Outside CBD/ 20 mins walk from Redhill MRT.)
Sony Singapore – Wisma Atria (Inside CBD/ 5 mins walk from Orchard MRT)
Tamron Singapore (JEL) – Changi North Way (Outside CBD/ Takes forever to walk from Simei MRT or Expo MRT or Changi Airport MRT)
Tokina Singapore (Cathay Photo) – Tan Book Liat (Outside CBD/ 15 mins walk from Tiong Bahru MRT)
** The above list is correct at the time of publishing.
** All distance covered & traveling time calculated is based on google maps.