Upgrade broadens Pantip Plaza’s appeal
Two years of renovation have breathed new life into Bangkok IT hub Pantip Plaza, on Phetchaburi Road.
It re-opens on Monday as Tech Life Mall, offering wider aisles and spaces where customers can try balance wheels, scooters and drones.
“We position ourselves as a fun place for shopping, and we broaden the target groups to kids and teenagers,” says asset manager Sansern Na Patthalung of Asset World Estate, which runs Pantip Plaza.
The 36,000 sqm mall will have 300 IT dealers offering gadgets, gaming and business products, as well as a co-working space. Companies represented include local brand Intel Microelectronics, which sponsors an e-sports arena, while Google and Microsoft showcase their innovations at the Experience Zone.
Syn Hub, the co-working space, will provide innovative technologies ranging from 3D printers, mechanics supporting the industrial internet of things, embedded electronics and radio frequency identification (RFI) systems.
Over the past months different parts of the new development have been opened, attracting about 20,000 visitors a day. However, the aim is to attract 35,000 to 40,000 people a day by the end of this year.
*Photo: Pantip Plaza before renovation.