Malaysia’s Sungei Wang Plaza to be refurbished

Sungei Wang Plaza, one of Kuala Lumpur’s older malls, is getting a facelift.

The mall’s majority owner Capitaland Malaysia Mall Trust’s (CMMT) has announced plans to transform the tired shopping centre into a “glistening-gold location” by the middle of next year. Renovations will feature a 3D screen that is to be part of a 24 hour lights display.

Complex manager Yuen May Chee said: “The 3D-patterned screen will give a brand new modern outlook to Sungei Wang Plaza and it will glisten under the sunlight. Furthermore, the screen will form certain patterns during dawn and dusk.”

The mall will also feature a new “Jumpa” zone to include a family entertainment park, large-format specialty retail stores, fashion brands, F&B, beauty products and a supermarket.

Previously a noted fashion locale, the mall had declined in popularity as new developments entered the Malaysian shopping centre market. The planned renovations will be the mall’s third major refurbishment since 2013, and is expected to cost CMMT MYR54.5 million (US$13.2 million).

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