New malls in Malaysia! Hooray! Or is it too many shopping malls?
We are now in the phase of endemic, where new projects and upcoming projects are on the way to launch and in a progressive development by the developer to be ready on time. The economy is slowly rising up and back to what it used to be before the pandemic. surely they will be a new property rental bubble up in the market, and a lot of choices for you to choose from that suits your need.
Here are my Top 5 shopping malls that can bring new excitement and also new business opportunities in our country recently.
1. Datum Mall – mall directly linked to an LRT station
2. D’immersione Avenue – new street mall in Mont Kiara
Mont Kiara residents are in luck. A new street mall – D’immersione Avenue – will open in 2023 in the bustling township, and to be another shopping and food hub for KL living near the upcoming mall to frequent. The mall is located just within 3km from Publika Shopping Gallery and in the luxury location of 1 Mont Kiara. It will host retailers covering boutiques, home and living stores, gyms, wellness centers, and eateries, for the convenience of residents of an integrated apartment complex and office building on the same grounds as the mall.
3. 8 Conlay – a futuristic mall with a glass dome and rooftop space
You might have heard of 8 Conlay. The two residential buildings attached to the mall went viral in 2019 when Malaysians expressed concern over its ‘slanting’ facade. But this is all part of the buildings’ unique spiral design to reflect the shape of the number eight. The mall will take on some pretty futuristic elements in its architecture too. Acting as a podium for three residential buildings managed by Kempinski Hotels, as well as a hotel and serviced suites, it will feature a futuristic glass-dome window at its entrance that lets shoppers look out onto the busy streets of KL while they shop. There’s also a rooftop deck here that will host events, bazaars, performances, and more. Completion of the mall was scheduled for June 2020, and it subsequently opened to the public in the second half of 2021. But due to the pandemic, the mall’s opening has been postponed, with its completion pushed to 2024.
4. Met Galleria – upcoming food hub in Mont Kiara
Met Galleria is another new retail center in Mont Kiara that’s hailed as a new bustling food hub for residents in the area. This includes residents from MET 1 Residences – an apartment building under the same developer as the mall – as well as buildings in its vicinity such as Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) and Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE). It’s a two-storey upmarket mall spanning 80,000 sq ft. About 40% of its space will comprise eateries, so Mont Kiara residents can have more restaurant choices for meals when it opens. 20% of the mall’s space will be dedicated to retail concept stores, with spaces reserved for service sectors, anchor tenants, showrooms, and other shops including kiosks. Met Galleria was scheduled to open in 2021. Currently, the building is still under construction after delays due to the pandemic. Target to be ready in 2024.
5 . 118 Mall – modern shopping center linked to Merdeka 118
Another new mall in KL situated a little closer to the City Centre is 118 Mall – a modern seven-storey shopping hub attached to Merdeka PNB 118, which is slated to be the second tallest building in the world once its construction is completed. Construction for the mall will be completed in June 2022, with tenants expected to occupy the building in the second half of the new year. This may seem like a long way to go, but the mall is worth keeping an eye on. It will house over 200 stores, and attractions such as an Eat Street with alfresco dining, a cinema complex, and a Malaysian Artisan District that will highlight local artisanal products and cuisine. As the mall is connected to Merdeka PNB 118, shoppers can decide to catch views of KL’s impeccable skyline at an Observation Deck once they’re done shopping too. The viewing area is set to take up four floors in the towering Merdeka PNB 118 skyscraper to offer visitors different angles of KL’s skyline from dusk to dawn.
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