Two floors have re-opened at Mutiara’s IPC Shopping Centre following phase one of a redevelopment launched in March.
As Malaysia’s first shopping centre anchored by Ikea, it has distinctly Scandinavian touches.
“The redevelopment is part of our plan to future proof the centre,” says Ikea Southeast Asia shopping-centre director Thomas Malmberg. “We’re not afraid to make changes to achieve what we believe in: a bigger, brighter and greener future for us and our shoppers.”
To mark the re-opening, the centre is hosting activities such as a children’s bento-making workshop, face painting and a balloon sculpture giveaway. There are also gifts for shoppers this month.
LG1 will now be known as Foodland, with returning tenants including De Irrfan’s Cafe, Noodle Shack and Uncle Lim.
New tenants include Aeon Wellness and Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul, while Ben’s Independent Grocer will open in October. Both i-Alter and Thule will return to LG2.
As well as its new design, IPC Shopping Centre has also invested in a sustainable dishwashing and cleaning system.
There will also be upgrades to the Recycling and Buy-Back Centre (RBBC), which will be relocated to a more convenient location on LG1.
Prioritising family-friendly features with its redevelopment, the centre will provide a new children’s play area, featuring a confectionery space called Funland, on Level 2. This will also be home to the second Young Chefs Academy in Malaysia, offering creative cooking classes for children.
Returning tenants, such as Harvey Norman, are looking forward to the changes. “The redevelopment effort has given us the chance to launch our duplex concept,” says Harvey Norman Malaysia lead GM Eddy Ng.
“We consider our presence in IPC Shopping Centre a good way to expand our reach into growing neighbourhoods,” says Ben’s Independent Grocer MD David Tseng.
In the Mutiara Damansara Commercial Centre (MDCC), IPC Shopping Centre was established in December 2003.