Another mall has been in the making just at the junction of Jalan Song, Kuching. While I believe Kuching can do with another new mega mall, I am deeply wondering why these big malls seem to be concentrated on the the southern side of Kuching while the northern, which consist of Satok, Petra Jaya, Matang Jaya and Semariang remain ‘mega mall-less’.
It’s really such a bummer considering the potential which can be seen in the Northern Kuching, and judging from the market share, I do believe northern Kuching does have a market. I know for a fact that most people in Petra Jaya, Matang Jaya and even Semariang bemoan the fact they have to drive all the way to tHe Spring or to the city center to get their favorite Starbucks coffee, or their Big Mac.
Well, maybe the state government and local councils want to preserve northern Kuching for something bigger in the future, but at the moment… Kuching and probably Sarawak’s biggest mall is City One Mall or CityOne Mall. Enjoy the photos below from numerous sources in the internet.
I had some internal images of the mall (artist impression), but I some how deleted it when I was editing the photos.
By the way, just in case you didn’t know, here are some facts on the mall:
- Gross area of 1 million sq ft
- Net-lettable area of approx. 620,224 sq ft
- 37,000 sq ft supermarket
- 103,000 sq ft departmental store
- 10 screen cineplex operated by a renowned cinema operator
- Karaoke boxes
- 2 main segments – due to road diversion
- Project due in December 2011
- Spas and saloons