Sungei Wang Plaza to unveil brand new look
after RM30 million refurbishment
Kuala Lumpur –Sungei Wang Plaza (The River of Gold), one of Kuala Lumpur’s oldest and most well-known malls, will unveil its brand new look at the end of this year following the completion of a RM30 million refurbishment exercise.
The refurbishment exercise, which commenced in November 2012, includes new ceilings and tiles, a repainted facade, upgraded lift lobbies, improved mall signage, as well as new balustrades and lighting at the main atrium. In addition, a covered walkway is being constructed along the mall’s frontage on Jalan Sultan Ismail. When completed, it will create a seamless link with the covered walkway constructed by the local authority, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), and allow shoppers to walk comfortably between Bukit Bintang’s shopping centres regardless of weatherconditions.
Complex Manager, Mr FK Tang said, “The secret to Sungei Wang Plaza’s enduring popularity over its 36-year history has been ability to reinvent itself and stay relevant to shoppers. The refurbishment works are in line with this tradition and will provide shoppers with a fresher and more modern shopping experience.”
“Although the works are still in progress, shoppers can continue to enjoy shopping as there will be no closure of business as all works will be carried out at night after the mall’s regular operating hours.”
The refurbishment exercise is in line with the Bukit Bintang-KLCC (BBKLCC) Tourism Association’s efforts to elevate the status of Kuala Lumpur, in particular the Bukit Bintang-KLCC shopping district, as a world class shopping destination. Sungei Wang Plaza is also anticipated to be a long term beneficiary of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project which, once functional, is expected to have 25,000 commuters every hour. The Bukit Bintang MRT station, which will be close to Sungei Wang Plaza, is scheduled to open in 2017.
This is the mall’s second refurbishment exercise since it opened in 1977. In 1992, Sungei Wang Plaza underwent its first major refurbishment exercise, which included the construction of the concourse retail floor, which accommodates shops as well as a space for themed exhibitions and promotional events. To date, the mall has hosted many well-known events, pageants and concerts of international stature.
About Sungei Wang Plaza
Positioned as the mall for “all kinds of everything”, Sungei Wang Plaza provides shoppers with an eclectic range of retail concepts and is particularly well known for its fashion,beauty and mobile phone-related offerings. The mall has an aggregate retail floor area approximately 800,000 square feet (sq ft) and key tenants include Parkson, Giant, FOS, McDonald’s, KFC and WOW Karaoke. Sungei Wang Plaza has received many local and international awards and accolades over the years, including the Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism Awards 2011. Award for Excellence in Shopping Mall Category and the prestigious FIABCI Prix d'Excellence under the Special Award (Retail Properties Category) in 1996. A strata-titled property, Sungei Wang Plaza is run by Sungei Wang Plaza Management Corporation. CapitaMalls Malaysia Trust, a Malaysia-focused retail real estate investment trust listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, owns 61.9% (511,103 sq ft) of the aggregate retail floor area of Sungei Wang Plaza and 100% of the car park bays.