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which big malls in KL is not overcrowded these days,midvalley,KLCC,Pavilion,1U,SUngei Wang,BTS all like pasar borong already,...and smaller malls are packed with people too... we love to go out,but we rarely buying anything,we just love cruising around and f&B
 

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Took some shots of the sidewalk area while on the way to the Grand Prix.





 

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Nu Sentral soft opening marks new retail experience

Posted on March 31, 2014


Exciting performances at the soft opening ceremony of the Nu Sentral Mall.



Located within the Kuala Lumpur Sentral central business district (CBD), the Nu Sentral retail mall – which recently held its soft opening – is set to bring a fresh, urban retail concept to the market.

To mark this important milestone in retail development, Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of Nu Sentral Mall.

The senior management teams from MRCB and Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad (PHB), both joint venture partners of Nu Sentral Sdn Bhd, the developer of the mall, were there together with Nu Sentral’s retailers to witness the opening for business by the country’s first ‘transumer’ mall.

Nu Sentral derives its name from the idea that there is always something “Nu” for everyone at the retail mall that is specially designed for those who seek the ultimate urban lifestyle. This reflects the adoption of the concept of transumerism (transit consumerism) that was first coined to describe consumers in transit at airports. The term is now used to describe a wider global trend of consumerism where more buyers are moving on from product to product and experience to experience at a faster pace than ever before, usually set within an urban backdrop.

Offering connectivity, investment opportunities and an international lifestyle, Nu Sentral has huge growth potential with its location in the Kuala Lumpur Sentral CBD, Malaysia’s largest rail transport hub with a direct link and passenger check-in facility via the Kuala Lumpur City Air Terminal, carrying the international air transport association (IATA) global code XKL at the Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur (SSKL).



With more than 30,000 people already living and working in Kuala Lumpur Sentral CBD, and a crowd of 160,000 commuters frequenting the SSKL daily, Nu Sentral currently captures the footfall from four rail networks, and soon with the mass rapid transit (MRT) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2), hundreds of thousands more will add to the current footfall here.

During the soft opening ceremony, MRCB group managing director Yang Berbahagia Datuk Mohamad Salim bin Fateh Din said, “The most important and exciting thing about Nu Sentral is its potential to grow virtually limitlessly. It has the SSKL as a footfall catchment area and when we look at the station, we are already looking at a collective footfall of more than 58 million per year. This is not even counting the potential consumers we have around a 20km radius, which easily number up to 800,000 households,”

Datuk Mohamad added that MRCB is also currently in negotiations with the government to upgrade SSKL into a more modern facility closely resembling an international airport and the facilities and conveniences that come with it.

Meanwhile, PHB managing director and chief executive officer Yang Berbahagia Datuk Kamalul Arifin Othman, MRCB’s share partner in Nu Sentral Sdn Bhd said, “With such fast-moving, urban and worldly consumers passing through our door, we are delighted to say that we are changing the rules by bringing retail to the next level. Our offerings are urban, fresh and agile, and we are excited that the retailers and our partners are also aligned to this unique approach.”

The nine-storey mall adopts sustainable and green building practices and is designed in compliance with Singapore’s building and construction authority (BCA) Green Mark and Malaysia’s green building index (GBI) certifications, with a gross floor area (GFA) of 1.3mil sq ft and gross development value (GDV) of over RM1bil, offering 287 retail lots for lease. This mall has one of the largest green rooftops with entertainment spaces, al fresco dining and other unique features which beacons its positioning statement as a new urban shopping haven.

In the first phase of the opening, major anchor tenants which have opened for business are Parkson, Hush Puppies, Sephora, Machines, L’occittane, Starbucks, O’Brien, Focus Point, Loaf and many more occupying more than 200,000sq ft of the mall. Other well-known brands include Cotton On, Levi’s, Sushi Tei, Coffee Planet, Wesria Food Court, Tony Roma’s, My Lucky Gem, Focus Point, Sam Groceria which will start operating soon.

After the ribbon cutting ceremony, hundreds of guests, tenants and members of the public were entertained with various promotional programs such as Xbox Games and appearances from celebrity hosts like Baki Zainal, local beatboxer Shawn Lee, and celebrity chefs Billy Ng and Chef Randall. Aside from that, celebrities Dennis Yin, Dina Nadzir, Azura Zainal, Melissa Thng, Mawar Rashid and Elizabeth Tan were also present to show their support, along with hip hop performances, dance challenges, a children’s colouring contest and many more.


http://www.starproperty.my/index.php/events/nu-sentral-soft-opening-marks-new-retail-experience/
 

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Those shop lots, seriously in need of facade rejuvenation. Paint them walls and get rid of those decay and moss around them. Its an eyesore seriously, DBKL should do something to those aging buildings for maintenance.

Should establish a new ordinance, building within KL must ensure its facades clean and moss/decay free. If any complain made (publicly) or DBKL enforcer witness the aging facade themselves, they can sue them under "city beautification" ordinance. DBKL also should provide subsidiary for paints/cladding for property owners as an effort to promote clean walls within KL.

Just my thoughts though to ensure clean and beautiful facades.
 

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Those shop lots, seriously in need of facade rejuvenation. Paint them walls and get rid of those decay and moss around them. Its an eyesore seriously, DBKL should do something to those aging buildings for maintenance.

Should establish a new ordinance, building within KL must ensure its facades clean and moss/decay free. If any complain made (publicly) or DBKL enforcer witness the aging facade themselves, they can sue them under "city beautification" ordinance. DBKL also should provide subsidiary for paints/cladding for property owners as an effort to promote clean walls within KL.

Just my thoughts though to ensure clean and beautiful facades.
the shoplots will go gentrification. shoplot owner might rise the prices, forcing the mom-and-pop to move out and goes to big-retailers. mom-and-pop who owns the shoplot might not compete w/ big business coming to the shoplot, then eventually rented/sold out for hefty sums.

this is being done in singapore, hong kong and new york and closer, in bukit bintang. shoplots closest to lot 10 is being gobble up by big retailers (starbucks, mcD, banks, 7-e, etc...) and mom-and-pop slowly rent out their lots to other business (arab restaurants, hotels, etc...)

big-retailers to make the facade nicer looking but lacking soul for that.
 

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Gorgeous!
 

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the shoplots will go gentrification. shoplot owner might rise the prices, forcing the mom-and-pop to move out and goes to big-retailers. mom-and-pop who owns the shoplot might not compete w/ big business coming to the shoplot, then eventually rented/sold out for hefty sums.

this is being done in singapore, hong kong and new york and closer, in bukit bintang. shoplots closest to lot 10 is being gobble up by big retailers (starbucks, mcD, banks, 7-e, etc...) and mom-and-pop slowly rent out their lots to other business (arab restaurants, hotels, etc...)

big-retailers to make the facade nicer looking but lacking soul for that.
Brickfields area can sometimes be quite "political" if you know what I mean.

Not sure if let's say the shops contained McD, Starbucks, Tours Les Jours, Coffee Bean will spoil the true life of Brickfields or not.
Yeah I do hope the area undergoes gentrification so that it's more pleasant to walk in. I study in BAC and I can tell you that it's a hellhole to walk there. It's probably the messiest place tied with Chow Kit and Petaling Street. Right behind, brothels are all out in the open..:nuts:

I fell for the ma and pa shops, but many of them aren't good already. Bad service, bad food, expensive. Only the good ones deserve to stay, like the 1 Sentral Hawker Centre (beside Lido Hotel), lets hope they do, and lets hope that we can lobby if they're forced to move out . It's demand and supply. If they don't change, they get out.
 
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