Royal debut for i-City mall


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 16 Jun 2019

Exciting venture: Sultan Sharafuddin (centre) at the grand opening of Central i-City shopping centre in Shah Alam. With him are (from left) CPN Thailand honorary chairman Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi, Central Group of Companies advisory board chairman Sudhitham Chirathivat, Amirudin and Lim.

SHAH ALAM: Central i-City, the newly opened shopping centre located in i-City here, marked its grand opening with a series of Thai-themed performances and activities.

Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin were present to grace the opening of the RM850mil mall.

It was the first international project by Central Pattana Public Company Ltd (CPN), Thailand’s largest retail developer. The mall offers 940,000 sq ft of retail space, with over 350 retail stores, spanning across six levels.

Aimed at bringing the best of Thai design, hospitality and retailing experiences to Malaysian shoppers, Central i-City also boasts the first Sogo department store outside Kuala Lumpur, the first Village Grocer supermarket in Malaysia to feature Royal Thai Project products and the largest Samsung Onyx screen in the world at TGV Cinemas.

Central i-City is a joint venture project between CPN (60%) and i-City Properties Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of property developer i-Berhad.

“Our legacy for this project is to create the ‘centre of life’ for the people of Selangor, especially in Klang and Shah Alam,” said CPN Thailand president and chief executive officer Preecha Ekkunagul.

“We strive to create a strong sense of community wherever we have presence, and work with local governments, partners and groups to bring economic prosperity that sustainably enrich lives and neighbourhoods.

“We are confident that this lifestyle and shopping destination will play a key role and contribute towards i-City being the ‘heart of Selangor’s Golden Triangle’.”

Also present at the grand opening were Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari, i-Berhad executive chairman Tan Sri Lim Kim Hong and senior management of CPN Thailand.

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