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Corellian YT-1300
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Eventhough i like ur ideas,but i feel its important for them to keep that Sungei Wang aesthetic but updated without losing its true identity,i mean Pavilion-scale shopping mall already in construction nearby (Lifestyle Quarter,BBCC,PNB mall)...a bit of old charm like Sungei Wang wouldnt hurt.....but if suddenly they want to demolish the whole thing and create another Roppongi Hills,i wouldnt complain either......
Good points there... Just take Orchard Road as an example - while there are many modern malls around, notably ION Orchard and Wheelock Place, the older ones continue to survive and in fact, remain popular among the masses - such as Far East Plaza, Specialist's Shopping Center, Forum Shopping Mall, and Lucky Plaza (the most similar in concept to Sungei Wang actually)...

So let's just keep Sungei Wang as the Lucky Plaza of Bukit Bintang, as one of the remaining vestiges to the old BB Park days while the new ones continue to sprout!
 

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At what time you visited?
Sg Wang is not totally deserted. This mall doing pretty well but thing changed in 2013/2014 when the crowd slowly leaving the mall and shifting to Berjaya Times Square, a bigger version of Sungei Wang. Now even with the refurbishment, the crowds just not there. Apart from Sg Wang, Lot 10 also dying although it had a refurbishment and the things that keep the mall alive is because of H&M, Zara and Lot 10. Although it has become and icon for bukit bintang, somehow it's time for the mall to be demolished i think.
 

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Visited this mall yesterday. So so many shops are empty and hardly any crowd left. Another failed mall in town.


nowadays so many mall outside downtown KL such as mytown, ikea, sunway pyramid, mid valley, ioi city mall extc to be compete with.

BB no more glorious as before.. lots of arabs and foreign making business than local... so sad :eek:hno:


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The only saving grace for sg wang is Giant. Yes. Giant in the middle of bb. Right smack in the centre surrounded by upmarket grocer. The only such grocer in kl centre.
 

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Corellian YT-1300
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With two similar concept malls within a short one Monorail station from each other, I'll rather go for Berjaya Times Square than Sungai Wang Plaza... No doubt the tenants in both places sell almost the same knick-knacks and goodies but BTS stands out because of it's sheer size and huge variety of entertainment options as well as that extreme theme park and the multitude of F&B outlets...

No doubt Sungai Wang is a large complex too, but that low ceiling from yesteryear is a turnoff - it makes the place seem so crammed in comparison to Times Square... And the old-school design also makes Sungai Wang full of corridors surrounding one central atrium, unlike BTS with three large void spaces and all the shops overlook at least one...
 

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Wow, so dead. Hard to believe that is smack in the centre of the country's biggest city.

Or is it not open yet?
 
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