Shopping mall opens with fanfare

Patrons queueing up for freepopcorn and other giveaways in conjunction with the neighbourhood malls opening.

PEARL Shopping Gallery marked its grand opening with a rousing lion dance performance and drum beats that reverberated throughout the neighbourhood mall located in Jalan Kelang Lama, Kuala Lumpur.

Aikbee group managing director Datuk Seri Tan Aik Kiong and Aikbee group executive chairman Datuk Seri Tan Aik Chong celebrated the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a cheque presentation as part of the group’s corporate social responsibility initiative.

They presented a RM50,000 cheque each to Star Media Group Bhd for its Step Up education pullout and Yayasan Sin Chew for its medical services and support campaign.

The three-storey Pearl Shopping Gallery is part of a mixed development project built by Aikbee Timbers Sdn Bhd.

The other element is Pearl Suria, a residential block comprising 403 condominium units.

“Pearl Shopping Gallery was developed as a neighbourhood place for the convenience of residents to do their daily grocery shopping, enjoy a meal or as a meet-up point,” said Aik Kiong.

“It has 28 tenants occupying a total lettable area of 60,000 sq ft. They comprise F&B outlets, beauty and lifestyle shops and a children’s playground, with Jaya Grocer and SSF Home Deco as the main tenants.

“In conjunction with Pearl Shopping Gallery’s grand opening, we ran a campaign on Facebook offering cash vouchers that winners could use to spend at the mall,” he said.

Aik Kiong added that all the condominium units for Pearl Suria, which has a separate entrance from the shopping mall, have been sold and vacant possession fully delivered in April.

Pearl Shopping Gallery is connected to the adjacent Pearl International Hotel and Pearl Point via a link bridge located at level one.

Activities held during the opening included free popcorn and cotton candy giveaways, Korean fried chicken sampling and face painting.

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