Tuesday, 31 July 2018

(The Star) Mall turns one with Melawati folk

It has been a year since Melawati Mall in Ampang opened its doors to serve residents in the 40-year-old Taman Melawati neighbourhood.

Measuring 87,793sq m, the eight-storey mall houses some 200 retail outlets ranging from fashion, home and living to health, fitness, food and groceries.

“This area was formerly a rubber plantation before Taman Melawati came about,” said Sime Darby Property Bhd chief operating officer (integrated) Quek Cham Hong during the launch of the mall’s first anniversary celebration.

He said five years ago, the developer thought the neighbourhood needed a facelift with urban renewal so the mall was established on July 26 last year.

Quek said Melawati Mall, developed by Sime Darby Property and CapitaLand Mall Asia, has rejuvenated the township.

To date, it has managed to secure 90% committed leases and sees an average of 700,000 visitors a month.

“We hope it can be a place for Taman Melawati residents to call home,” said CapitaLand Retail chief executive officer Wilson Tan.

He said the mall represented a new milestone for CapitaLand’s journey in Malaysia, which currently houses about 180 local and international brands.

Melawati Mall’s month-long Spend and Win campaign aims to reward customers.

The company has more than 85 malls throughout Asia. Seven of them are located in Malaysia.

“We are also always committed to bringing in reputable local and overseas retailers to the mall,” he said.

In conjunction with the anniversary celebration, the mall will reward shoppers with its month-long “Spend and Win” campaign, in which prizes worth over RM180,000 are up for grabs.

Shoppers only need to spend RM500 from now until Aug 26 to be entitled to one lucky draw entry.

Winners stand a chance to drive home a Nissan X-Trail 2.5L worth RM150,000. Other prizes up for grabs include family holiday packages.

In addition to this, there will be various activities and performances held every weekend at the mall’s centre court in August.

Shoppers can post their best selfie or wefie onto their Facebook or Instagram with the campaign hashtag campaign #MMCelebrates.

Photos must include elements of the Melawati Mall signature colours – orange, red and green – to be in the running to win cash vouchers.

Shoppers can also enjoy RM5 off two Grab rides between Monday and Thursday until Aug 31 by using the promo code MMCELEBRATES.

Competition winners will be announced on Aug 31 during a special concert featuring local artists, beginning at noon.

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