Weston Corporation (“Weston Corp”), has been one of the stalwarts of the sporting goods industry in Singapore since 1949. Over the years it steadily evolved from a general sporting goods retailer into a specialty football store, moving from its original location at a shophouse along the Bras Basah district to the bustling Peninsula Shopping Centre in the 80’s and setting up roots at Queensway Shopping Centre in the early 90’s. Despite its presence in newer and more centrally located malls in Singapore, the heartbeat of the Weston chain of football stores remains at Queensway.
As a way of celebrating the heritage of Queensway Shopping Centre and Weston Corp’s role in turning it into what it is today as a go-to destination for sports enthusiasts across the island, Weston Corp searched and uncovered stories never told in this video.
In this short film, uncovering the stories from Stadium to Street, Weston Corp brought to life memoirs told through a kaleidoscope of fans, “Queensway Shopping Centre building alumni” and local football legends of past, present and future. The video features adidas athletes and Creators, Fandi Ahmad, and his two sons, Irfan and Ikhsan Fandi, sharing their fondest memories about the building and their favourite pair of adidas football boots. Among the other amazing stories and experiences that were shared, were that of a father bringing his child to Queensway Shopping Centre to buy his first boots, realizing that years ago his own father brought him there for his own first pair of boots. Although each story is different, the common thread is the love and passion for the beautiful game of football as well as Creativity in sport displayed by the athletes, with all roads leading to “The Home of Football in Singapore” at Queensway Shopping Centre.
Fandi Ahmad and his sons, Irfan and Ikhsan Fandi. Photo: WestonSG
With the excitement for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup, the most anticipated sporting event of the year, quickly gaining momentum, football fans are flocking to stores to buy merchandise supporting their favourite teams or players. Those looking for the biggest selection and the best deals will undoubtedly go to Queensway Shopping Centre. This iconic mall has for decades been synonymous with sporting gear and equipment from running shoes, rackets and lifestyle sneakers to football gear. As one of its most famous tenants, Weston Corp has served generations of customers from all walks of life.
Driven by its passion for football, Weston’s aim has always been to inspire a new generation of football players by promoting the love of the beautiful game and making sure that Singapore has the best available football products.