The shopping scene in Malaysia is set to become much robust this year with new malls in the works for the Klang Valley.
With the number of malls we have in the capital alone, you’d be forgiven to think that shopping is a national pastime in this country. It is not surprising as most of us do spend our weekends in the well air-conditioned buildings sprawled with major attractions.
In a report by The Star, there will be seven new malls to be built this year while five current establishments will be undergoing refurbishments.
Now, should the malls be completed on time, we’d then have the following places to while our time away:
- The Strand
- Nu Sentral (formerly Lot G, KL Sentral)
- Main Place (formerly Taipan Square/Newgate 21)
- Jaya Shopping Centre
- Quill City Mall (formerly Vision City)
- Sunway Pyramid Phase 3
- M Square
- The Atria
- Sunway Velocity Lifestyle Mall
- Sunway Putra Mall (formerly The Mall)
- CapSquare Mall (refurbishment)
Another one – IOI City Mall – is expected to come in next year.
This news comes in timely with the Visit Malaysia Year 2014 which was just launched over the weekend. One thing remains to be seen as to whether consumer spending will be as enthusiastic with the rising cost of goods and living.