Friday January 23, 2009
New mall for PJ residents
By JADE CHAN
BRANDED as the New Pulse of Petaling Jaya, the Tropicana City Mall (TCM) is a neighbourhood mall that is set to provide the Damansara and PJ community the convenience of shopping and lifestyle entertainment under one roof.
Located at the intersection between the Sprint and LDP Expressways, TCM is part of a mixed commercial development that includes Tropicana City Business Park (formerly known as Damansara Intan e-Business Park), Tropicana City Tropics Service Suites and Tropicana City Office Tower.
TCM is owned by Dijaya Corporation Bhd and offers four floors of retail space.
Among its unique features is the signature glass portal with changing colour hues that light up at night and a glass-domed skylight.
The mall had its soft opening on Dec 18 last year.
Dijaya Corporation Bhd and Tropicana City Sdn Bhd managing director Tong Kien Onn said a neigbourhood mall should have three elements – convenience for grocery shopping, places to eat and entertainment outlets.
As such, TCM has the Carrefour hypermarket as its main anchor on the lower ground floor and GSC cinemas with eight halls on the second floor.
Carrefour is already open for business while GSC cinemas is expected to be opened in late June.
TCM’s mini anchors include fashion and lifestyle retail outlets like Nichii, Kitschen, Shop-A-Lot, Best Denki, Borders, Gymboree and Toys “R” Us.
Among the one-of-a-kind outlets at TCM are Sorella’s first boutique, Storybook’s photo compilation services store, BodyBar Natural Skincare’s organic skincare shop, Kid’z Spot’s speciality store for children, as well as F&B outlets Sushi Tei, Good Taste Cafe and Bad Ass Coffee.
Shoppers will be spoilt for choice with the variety of F&B outlets that includes Santini, San Francisco Steakhouse, Bangkok Twist, Esquire Kitchen, Penang Village, Papa John’s Pizza, Pho Hoa, Subway, Otak-Otak House and Sumptious Corner.
The mall’s other stores offer a variety of products and services related to beauty and personal care, fashion, IT, jewellery, entertainment, home living, gifts, toys and hobbies, sports, optical, as well as other facilities.
“About 85% of TCM’s total lettable area has been leased out. This includes one hypermarket and about 200 retail lots,” Tong said.
“Out of that number, 65% have been opened for business and we expect another 12% to be open in the next two months.”
He said the 12-storey Tropicana City Officer Tower is set to be completed by the second quarter of 2009, while the 601-unit Tropics Service Suites is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2010.
The gross development cost for the entire Tropicana City development is RM310mil.
For details on TCM, including its Chinese New Year promotions, visit www.tropicanacitymall.com or call 03-7710 0101.