ALBERT Einstein once said: “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
SStwo Mall in Petaling Jaya epitomises the above rather fittingly.
Known as a “community mall” with a genuine sense of service to its neighbourhood community, the mall had befittingly reinvented itself earlier this year with a promise to create bigger and better monthly community-based events and activities with its retailers and external parties.
Its “almost home” brand reinforces it as a family and community-centric mall that brings comfort and convenience to consumers.
Developed by Asian Retail Mall Fund II and managed by Asia Mall in Malaysia, the mall’s day-to-day operations are handled by SStwo Mall Sdn Bhd.
A new marketing team, new retailers, new direction and new promotions and activities are already creating much hype for this mall spread across 65,000sq m with an estimated 200 retail units.
The mall’s acting general manager Wong Chee Hwa said: “The management has taken painstaking steps to rebrand and reinvent the mall. We initiated a list of plans in our first quarter this year and now, we are excited to put forth these plans for the benefit of the community.”
For starters, Econsave Hypermart opened its flagship store while Nagamas Arowana Retailer opened its largest retail shop in Malaysia at the mall.
Econsave opened its doors a month ago offering lowest prices on selected items exclusive to its SStwo Mall outlet.
The mall has to date seen eager bargain hunters queuing up on a daily basis to stock up on essentials and groceries from the hypermart.
Nagamas, on the other hand, has been frequented by enthusiasts and fans of this exotic fish that signifies prosperity and can fetch a handsome sum depending on its colours and markings.
Besides the grand opening of both outlets, the mall has lined up a long list of fun-filled activities.
The Breaking Tha Barrier (BTB) Carnival held at the end of June featured exhibitions, bazaar, workshops, music performances plus motivational talks by well-known social entrepreneurs. BTB was aimed at breaking barriers of limitations whether it’s physical, mental or social.
The mall also aims at keeping the community healthy by conducting free Jazzercise classes at the courtyard for adults and children every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Choreographed by fitness trainer, Christina Yap to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, pilates, yoga, and kickboxing.
Wong added: “Exhibitions and fairs are also held on a regular basis at the mall which is something the shoppers can look forward to.”
An exciting Ramadan bazaar in July with buka puasa specials will be offered at various F&B outlets at the mall complete with a kampung setting deco, games, competitions plus entertainment for shoppers at the concourse area during this period.
Another treasure trove at the mall is Haven@two, an open air courtyard providing a unique al fresco dining experience. A myriad of delectable food is served at these restaurants, making one spoilt for choice.
The Red Olive Restaurant serves Western Asian mix and is well-known for its pastas while Henry Cook is a family restaurant from Singapore known for its Western and Peranakan fusion cuisine.
Al Amin cooks up Chinese Muslim food with its owners serving up interesting halal food whilst Simple Life is the only all-vegetarian restaurant here that offers customers everything from steam boat to lei cha (a Hakka dish).
The mall also boasts a variety of other F&B outlets for its shoppers. For a good cup of coffee, one can opt for Old Town White Coffee and Hometown Hainan Coffee.
The after work or weekend leisure crowd can enjoy the happy hours at watering holes like Papparazi or e-Library whilst Beerhive is the place to be for dart lovers.
Up on the third floor is the famous Dynasty Dragon. It serves bite-sized dim sum and traditional Chinese cuisine with a Malaysian twist such as crispy roasted chicken, homemade bean curd with bamboo piths and deep fried prawns with butter satay sauce.
The restaurant is also open for traditional Chinese wedding bookings or even outdoors wedding by the poolside. The pool is perched on the roof top providing breath-taking views of the skyline.
Wong said: “We have also made safety of our shoppers a top priority. As such, security at the mall features CCTV coverage around the mall including the car park area, security monitors at various spots and a well-equipped control room plus in-house security guards deployed at the main entrances and various floors to ensure the safety of our shoppers.”
The mall is accessible through LDP and Jalan Harapan via its two main entrances with over 1,000 parking bays (including valet parking) at both entrances.
Upcoming events include Health Talk and fund-raising organised by SStwo Mall in collaboration with Celebrity Fitness, a Branded Warehouse Sale and All Women’s Action Society’s eighth Charity Treasure Walk Hunt.
SStwo Mall’s other retailers include Naturelite, F.O.S, Mr. D.I.Y, Home Fix, Caring Pharmacy, Cosway, TBM, Times The Bookshop, Celebrity Fitness Express, Chatime, Yokoso Ichiban, and Pet Lovers Centre.