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Exciting tenants unveiled ahead of Sunway Putra Mall's opening on 28 May 2015

Sunway Putra Mall. Pic by Sunway Putra Mall Facebook. Sunway Putra Mall. Pic by Sunway Putra Mall Facebook.

One of the most popular shopping centre in Kuala Lumpur during the 1990s is coming alive again.

Sunway Putra Mall will be soft-opening this coming 28 May 2015 after a major turnaround exercise that will relive The Mall's good old days with the current times and beyond.

Putra Place, as it was previously known, was a unique 3-in-1 mixed development comprising The Mall, a 8-storey shopping complex, plus a 25-storey Legend Hotel & Service Apartments and the Putra Place office tower which covered the tenth to the 33rd floor.

The freehold property had a retail space of 193,621 sq ft and as many as 1,323 parking bays over 3 basement levels. It is strategically located on Jalan Putra opposite the Putra World Trade Centre and Seri Pacific Hotel, previously Pan Pacific Hotel.

The Mall was launched on 12 June 1987 by then Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir, who personally buried a time capsule that will be unearthed after a century, in 2087. The capsule contains a message written by Mahathir and is addressed to the citizens of the future.

The shopping complex once had Malaysia's first Yaohan Departmental Store which operated from the mall's opening in 1987 until 1997. Most Kuala Lumpur residents would have remembered the iconic Yaohan store was a major gathering point for city residents and foreign visitors to KL.

The then Commerce International Merchant Bankers Bhd (CIMB) put the property up for auction in April 2008 to recover loans given to the property owner, Metroplex Holdings Sdn Bhd. The auction price was then set at RM705 million and subsequently was reduced thrice as no bids were received.

In April 2011, Sunway Real Estate Investment Trust (SREIT) via its trustee OSK Trustees Bhd announced its intention to purchase the entire Putra Place for RM513.95 million in what was believed to be the largest public auction in Malaysia at that time.

At that time, the mall had an occupancy of over 70%, while about 90% of the office is tenanted and the hotel was operating at 60% month-to-month occupancy.

SREIT was then involved in a series of legal tussles with the previous owner Metroplex, which saw three lawsuits filed against SREIT by Metroplex to stop the transference of ownership, occupancy and management rights of Putra Place.

Metroplex and its holding company as well as another bidder at the public auction and three existing tenants have also instituted legal proceedings, amongst others, challenging the validity of the auction and seeking enforcement of the tenancy agreements with the former owner.

On 20 February 2012, the Federal Court had decided in favour of the trustee and the manager or in some cases, struck out the cases by Metroplex and its holding company.

Sunway REIT Management Sdn Bhd, the manager for SREIT, then proceeded with a major renovation of the property under a RM300 million turnaround exercise which began in May 2013.

The hotel and office components was renovated on a progressive basis and will be slated for completion six to nine months later than the opening of the mall.

The property was then renamed Sunway Putra Place, of which the three components will be known as Sunway Putra Hotel & Serviced Apartments, Sunway Putra Tower and Sunway Putra Mall.

Besides covering renovation works on the existing infrastructure, the mall's gross floor area was increased by 90,000 sq ft with a new retail extension block housing a 8-screen cineplex and a "Sundrop Diamond" element, which is a transparent gem-like structure claded in colourful glass at the centre of the mall.

The refurbished mall will have a net lettable area of 578,000 sq ft. Its tenant mix is planned to appeal to the mid- to middle-upper income groups, including smaller groups of affluent residents from nearby Bukit Tunku, Damansara Heights and Bangsar.

Overlooking the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), the Umno building and the Seri Pacific Hotel (formerly Pan Pacific Kuala Lumpur), the retail mall component provides surrounding visitors, office workers and residents an exciting new place to shop, dine and entertain with its 8 levels of shopping floors.

Sunway Putra Mall comprises 4 signature zones such as the Vanity Hall for women beauty, Market Place for essentials, Selera Street for local and international cuisines and eye-catching Asian Avenue for Asian fashion trends, ICT and street foodies.

Remembering the old days will be easy, especially when the landmark street-like fare "Medan Hang Tuah" in the former The Mall will be restored to its old charm.

Indeed, Sunway Putra Mall will be a new exciting addition to SREIT, which together with Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Carnival in Seberang Jaya, Penang and SunCity Ipoh Hypermarket forms the retail portfolio of one of Malaysia's largest listed REIT.

 

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As of 8 June 2015

UPDATED with Potential Tenants:

Major Tenants

  • Cold Storage
  • Daiso Japan
  • Effective Herbs
  • HLK Electrical Store
  • Kaison
  • MANGO
  • MST Golf Superstore
  • Padini Concept Store
  • Popular Bookstore
  • SportsDirect.com
  • TGV Cinemas
  • Uniqlo

 

Beauty Skincare, Cosmetics & Perfumery

  • Always 21
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Clinique
  • Euphoria
  • Golden Rose
  • Inglot
  • Laura Mercier
  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Neal's Yard Remedies
  • Neesya
  • Parfum De Papillon
  • Selectiv' by Sasa
  • Scent:ism by Sasa
  • The Body Shop
  • The Face Shop
  • The Perfume Shop
  • Tony Molly

 

Books, Gifts & Souvenirs

  • A&G Handicraft
  • Elmi
  • Galaxy Gift
  • Kamelah Tobacco House
  • myNews.com
  • Popular Bookstore
  • S&J Gift
  • Sanrio Gift Shop
  • Signature Time
  • Wan Mart

 

Digital Lifestyle & Electrical

  • Celcom Xclusive
  • Digital Center
  • Fotokem
  • HLK Electrical Store
  • Huawei and U Mobile
  • Lenovo and Asus Store
  • Oppo
  • Radioshack
  • Samsung
  • Vivo

 

Entertaiment

  • TGV Cinemas

 

Fashion - Accessories

  • Fossil
  • Hawa Ghazzali
  • Lovisa
  • Xanse

 

Fashion - Children & Maternity

  • MANGO Kids
  • Mamours
  • Parenthood Superstore
  • The Bugs

 

Fashion - Ladies & Men

  • Aeropostale
  • Branded Shoppe
  • Brands Outlet
  • Caely
  • Cotton On
  • DC Comics Super Heroes
  • Dees
  • Dressing Paula
  • EGG
  • Esprit
  • Fareeda Scarf
  • Fitrah Al Haji
  • F.O.S.
  • G2000
  • Giordano
  • Glitz
  • Golden Tailor
  • Gypsy
  • Herz
  • I.O One Jeans
  • Kitschen
  • Levi's
  • Lois Jeans
  • MANGO
  • MANGO Kids
  • MANGO Man
  • MNB
  • Naaz Collection
  • Nichii
  • Noi Fashion
  • Padini Concept Store
  • Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club
  • Smart Master
  • SuiteBlanco
  • Soxworld
  • Timberland
  • Triple N Fashion
  • Uniqlo
  • Winter Time

 

Fashion - Shoes, Bags & Leather Goods

  • Aldo
  • Barry Smith
  • Birkenstock
  • Bratpack
  • Braun Buffel
  • Bonia
  • Clarks
  • Fabiano Ricco
  • Geox
  • Hush Puppies
  • Jelly Bunny
  • Obermain
  • Samsonite
  • Skechers
  • Terminus
  • The Travel Store & Country Roots
  • Travel for All
  • Unviersal Traveller
  • Vice Versa

 

Fashion - Sports

  • Adidas
  • Adidas Original
  • Al Ikhsan
  • MST Golf Superstore
  • Puma
  • Sports Empire
  • SportsDirect.com

 

Hair Care & Salons

  • D&D Beauty House
  • Hair Equation
  • JC Wellness Centre
  • Nail & Foot Spa
  • Pink Parlour
  • Quick Cut
  • Tezzer Salon

 

Health, Fitness & Wellness

  • Caring Pharmacy
  • Effective Herbs
  • Gintell
  • Guardian
  • Himalaya
  • Ogawa
  • OTO Bodycare
  • Rawda Herbs

 

Home & Living, Toys, Hobbies & Games

  • Anime Trend
  • Coreo Hida Takayama
  • Crown Carpets Furniture
  • Daiso Japan
  • Dunlopillo
  • House of Zaira
  • Kaison
  • MR. D.I.Y.
  • Pet Lovers Centre
  • SSY

 

Services, Specialty & Galleries

  • AEPCO Printing
  • Ambienze Florist & Gift
  • Arokaya
  • Mail Boxes Etc
  • MH Din Money Changer
  • Pasu
  • Sunway Property Gallery

 

Timepieces, Jewellery & Optical

  • Beauty Gem
  • City Chain
  • Focus Point
  • Milano Eye Fashion
  • MOG Eyewear
  • O.W.L Eyewear
  • Poh Kong
  • Rhythm Orient
  • Seen
  • Showcase by Optimal
  • Swarovski
  • Swatch
  • Tissot
  • Wah Chan

 

Dine - Confectionery, Snacks & Specialty Foods

  • Auntie Anne’s
  • Bakar Station
  • Baskin-Robbin’s
  • Big Apple Donuts & Coffee
  • Booza
  • Bread Story
  • Chatime
  • Chewy Junior
  • Choc Boutique
  • Churros Royale
  • Cinnabon
  • Country’s Tid-Bits & Candies Cottage
  • Crazy Potato
  • Famous Amos
  • Haagen-Dazs
  • Happy Bee Farm
  • House of Mini
  • Hot Star Chicken
  • Hot & Roll
  • I Love Yoo
  • Jollibean
  • Juice Works
  • Kampong Kravers
  • Kebab Turki Bab Rafi
  • MBG Fresh Fruits
  • Pie Harbour
  • Popiah Club
  • Rustic Cottage
  • Seasons Fruits
  • SS2 Goreng Pisang
  • Taiyaki
  • Taste Better

 

Dine – Restaurants, Cafés & Bistros

  • Absolute Thai
  • Al Amar Express
  • Capricciosa Pasta & Pizza
  • Cofibar
  • DubuYo by Dubu-Dubu
  • Kenny Rogers Roasters
  • Lorong Seratus Tahun
  • M.A.D!
  • Marugame Udon & Tempura
  • Nando’s
  • Onde Onde Restaurant
  • Papa John’s Pizza
  • PappaRich
  • Penang Road Famous TeoChew Chendul
  • Penyet Express
  • Pizza Hut
  • Rakuzen
  • Red Lobster Restaurant
  • Secret Recipe
  • Seoul Garden
  • Simple Life Healthy Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Spasso Bistro & Bar
  • Subway
  • Sushi King
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Swensen’s
  • Teppanyuko
  • Teh Tarik Place
  • The Chicken Rice Shop
  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
  • The Manhattan Fish Market

*Subject to changes. Latest outlets will be updated here. 
**For more information, visit Sunway Putra Mall Website.

 

Address:

Sunway Putra Mall
No. 100, Jalan Putra,
50350 Kuala Lumpur

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