Shopping centre grows bigger and better

BANDAR UTAMA residents can look forward to more choices at Centrepoint Bandar Utama with the launch of the new wing.  

Envisioned as a neighbourhood shopping centre that provides customers with a leisurely shopping experience, Centrepoint has prospered tremendously since its launch in 1996. 

The shopping centre is now bigger than ever, complete with more car parks and more stores to cater to the 35,000 population of Bandar Utama. 

The new phase features familiar names like Starbucks, Secret Recipe, Guardian Pharmacy, My Favourite Art house and the soon-to-be-opened Manhattan Fish Market. 

From left) Yong,Teo and Lumofficiating thenew wing ofCentrepointBandar Utama.

“We took a different track and introduced shops clustered around an internal courtyard and did away with the inefficient backlanes,” said Bandar Utama Neighbourhood Centre director Datuk Teo Chiang Kok. 

“Our attention to tenant mix ensures that wholesome family oriented services are available while activities such as karaoke lounges and gambling dens are kept out.” 

On fears that retail shopping is on the decline, Teo said that the shopping experience is more than just about buying goods. 

“There is the family experience, dining out together, cinemas and services. From the feedback of our tenants in 1 Utama, the market is steady,” said Teo. 

The shopping centre was launched with a lion dance troupe visiting each new shop to bring them good fortune. 

Guests at the event include See Hoy Chan Holdings Group chairman Tan Sri Datuk Teo Soo Cheng, Gerakan Selangor chairman Datuk Lum Weng Keong and Bukit Lanjan assemblyman Yong Dai Ying. 

In conjunction with the launch, there will be several activities at Centrepoint Bandar Utama today and tomorrow like lion dance, colouring contest, Qi Lin dance and dragon dance performances. 

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