Getting ready for big opening


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  • Thursday, 4 Aug 2016

An artist’s impression of Melawati Mall.

An artist’s impression of Melawati Mall.

MELAWATI Mall has announced 11 well-known brands as its anchor and key tenants, including Toys “R” Us, Village Grocer, Golden Screen Cinemas, Fitness First, MPH, Padini Concept, Brands Outlets, SenQ, Daiso, Kidz Zone and Lifestyle Foodcourt.

A joint venture by Sime Darby Property and CapitaLand Mall Asia, the mall is expected to cater to some 740,000 residents in Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur, and the surrounding neighbourhoods.

The mall is expected to become operational by the second quarter of 2017.

Sime Darby CapitaLand (Melawati Mall) Sdn Bhd general manager Keith Low said the 11 brands were among more than 100 retailers which would be leasing about 60% of Melawati Mall’s net lettable area.

“This comes several months ahead of our mall’s targeted opening in the second quarter of next year, and we continue to be in active discussions to bring more retailers to our mall.

“As the first major shopping mall in Taman Melawati and its surrounding neighbourhoods, Melawati Mall will enhance the overall attractiveness of the area as a place to live and shop at when we open,” he added.

“Together with our tenants and the additional retailers that we will be bringing into the mall, we will be meeting the under-served retail needs of residents in this area.

“We look forward to welcoming shoppers in the second quarter of next year,” he said.

Low (fifth from left) with representatives of Melawati Mall’s anchor and key tenants.
Low (fifth from left) with representatives of Melawati Mall’s anchor and key tenants.

“We are pleased to once again be partnering with one of the most reputable mall managers in the region – CapitaLand Mall Asia,” said Fitness First Malaysia managing director Kurt Stocks.

“Melawati Mall is a perfect fit with our ongoing expansion strategy within select high-quality development areas, enabling us to provide world-class and innovative health and fitness clubs for the local communities,” he added.

SenQ chief operating officer K.C. Lim said Melawati Mall would benefit from high visibility and easy road access.

“We look forward to a prosperous business collaboration,” he added.

The 13-storey shopping centre has about 57,600sqm of net lettable area, with more than 250 retail shops spread over eight retail floors.

The retail floors are located between two levels of basement carpark and three levels of upper floor carpark with a total of 1,900 parking bays, including “ladies only” and hybrid car priority bays – both of which are nearer to the carpark lift lobbies.

There will be three sets of escalators per floor and eight passenger lifts.

The area comprises Taman Melawati, Wangsa Melawati and Desa Melawati. It also encompasses Taman Melati, Wangsa Maju, Taman Permata and Kemensah Heights.

Batu Caves, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman and the International Islamic University Malaysia are also close by.

Melawati Mall will be served by major highways including the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), Damansara-Ulu Klang Expressway (Duke) and Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (Akleh), and is a 20-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur.