Wednesday, May 27

Uda Mall aims to open more shopping malls

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COMPLEX NETWORK: Uda Mall aims to create a network of shopping complexes nationwide able to compete with existing malls.

JOHOR BAHARU: Uda Mall Bhd (Uda Mall) aims to create a network of shopping complexes nationwide able to compete with existing malls, said assistant general manager Hasnizi Fauzi.

Uda Mall currently has three shopping complexes – Plaza Angsana Johor Baharu; Plaza Ampangan, Seremban; and Green Town Mall, Ipoh Perak.

“We aim to open another shopping complex in Perlis,” he told reporters after the pre-launch of the new logo for Plaza Angsana, which is now known as Angsana Johor Baharu Mall.

The ceremony was officiated by Uda Holdings Bhd group managing director Ahmad Abu Bakar on behalf of Uda Holdings Bhd Chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed.

The other two malls managed by Uda Holdings Bhd will also use the new name and logo – Green Town Mall in Ipoh is renamed Angsana Ipoh Mall, while Plaza Ampangan, Seremban will be known as Angsana Seremban Mall.

Uda Mall is also upgrading amenities at Angsana Johor Baharu Mall in four phases.

The first phase, begun early last year, involves upgrading the prayer rooms and toilets, while phase two involves upgrading amenities in the mall building at a cost of RM2 million, a project which is 60 per cent completed.

Phase three, involving the beautification of the mall’s exterior at a cost of RM5 million, was started in May, is now almost 90 per cent completed and is expected to be fully completed by month-end, Hasnizi said.

Phase four, involving the upgrading of the food court at a cost of RM2 million, is expected to start early in the first quarter of next year, he added.

With the new image, the mall targets a 50 per cent growth in the number of monthly visitors from the current 60,000 to 70,000, he said.

Upgrading works at the other two malls will be carried out in phases, he said, adding Uda Mall will try to attract more international brands to open outlets at its malls. — Bernama