After its initial opening was delayed, KL East Mall is now set to open to the public on 25 November. The first fully-owned retail mall of Sime Darby Property Bhd, the new mall was first slated for an official opening in March but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The property developer explained that it was only prudent that the mall’s opening was delayed given that the retail market was forecasted to be subdued during the first half of 2020, reported Bernama.
In fact, minor configuration, as well as tenant’s fit out works on the mall, have been halted during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period. The works subsequently resumed in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements.
To ensure the safety of the public, the company committed to uphold the government’s standard operating procedures (SOPs) and policies relevant to the opening of the mall.
“We are prepared to protect the health and safety of the public visiting our premises and will continue to practise relevant precautionary measures for those visiting KL East Mall when it opens,” it said as quoted by Bernama.
This includes temperature screenings and health declarations, daily sanitisation of office premises and sales galleries, implementation of physical distancing precautions with designated stickers placed at key areas as well as provision of hand sanitisers at certain areas within the sales galleries and show units.
With a gross built-up area of around 1.2 million sq ft, the mall has a net lettable area of 384,210 sq ft.
Sime Darby Property Bhd said the mall’s main tenants are Jaya Grocer, H&M, Harvey Norman, MBO Cinemas, Blue Ice Skating Rink, Jungle Gym, Camp 5, Factory Outlet Store, Toys R’ Us and Café Chef Wan.
The mall is primed as the cultural pulse of KL East, which is 61.91-hectare fully integrated township development that is also primed for future education and business hubs.
Image source from KL East Mall