1 Utama

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1 Utama
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1 Utama Shopping Centre
LocationBandar Utama Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening datePhase 1 on 19 August 1995 (as AEON Mall 1 Utama Shopping Centre)

Phase 2 on 31 December 2003 (Conferred with 1 Utama New Wing)

Phase 2 on 19 August 2011 as (AEON Store Bandar Utama & 1 Utama Old Wing, New Wing)
DeveloperBandar Utama City Centre Sdn Bhd
ManagementBandar Utama City Centre Sdn Bhd
OwnerBandar Utama City Centre Sdn Bhd
No. of stores and services713+
No. of anchor tenantsAEON, Parkson, Jaya Grocer, TGV Cinemas, Golden Screen Cinemas, H&M, Uniqlo, Brands Outlet, Padini Concept Store, LC Waikiki, JD Sports, Zara, Old Navy, Popular, Toys R Us, Hamley's, Starship Galatica, Celebrity Fitness, U Bowl, Camp5, Neway Karaoke Box, Its a Hit Batting Cages, Padang@1U, Best Denki, Sen Q, Kaison, Mr D.I.Y, Air Rider 1 UtamaE, Flow Rider 1 UtamaE
Total retail floor area465,000 m²
No. of floors6
Interior of the mall (2007)
Indoor rain forest (2018)

1 Utama Shopping Centre is situated in Bandar Utama, Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Opened in 1995, its gross built-up area totals 5,592,015 square feet (519515²).[1] It is the largest shopping mall in Malaysia and the seventh largest in the world.[2]

This shopping centre has the largest rooftop garden, The Secret Garden in Southeast Asia (30,000 sqft), two film houses (Golden Screen Cinemas and TGV Cinemas), a 36-lane bowling alley, an arcade centre (Cross Fire), Neway karaoke centre and a spaceship-themed kids play land.

There are six recreational sporting activity centres, such as AirRider (indoor skydiving facility), FlowRider (outdoor surf centre with pro shop), Camp 5 (Asia's largest indoor rock climbing gym), Sealantis (PADI 5-star scuba diving centre), Padang (rooftop futsal with 5Xtreme courts) and It's A Hit Rooftop Baseball (South East Asia's 1st and only automated baseball and softball centre).

Electric Vehicle (EV) owners can now recharge their batteries at the mall's new charging station. The fully automated station, equipped with a Delta charger, is located on the fourth floor of the mall's Oval carpark entrance near Cellini furniture store and is only exclusive for ONECARD 3.0 members.[3]

Anchor Tenants[edit]

History[edit]

Until 1991, the Bandar Utama Damansara area was originally consisted of palm oil estates with a population fewer than 100 people. Development of Bandar Utama Damansara began in the early 1990s under the company named See Hoy Chan Holdings Sdn. Bhd., and an attempt to modernise the area was made, with the opening of Sri Pentas, TV3's broadcast centre nearby, which was opened in 1995 and officially opened in October 1996, followed by the 1 Utama Shopping Centre, which became increasingly well known after the Jaya Jusco chain of department stores, presently known as AEON, moved its Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur outlet to Bandar Utama in 1995.

A new extension is currently being built, adjacent to MRT station.

Visitors[edit]

1 Utama receives roughly 60,000 to 90,000 visitors every weekday, and as many as 120,000 on weekends according to the management. Its occupancy rate is 100%.[4]

Awards[edit]

1 Utama was named "Shopping Complex of the Year" at the Retail World Excellence Awards 2006/07. In 2006, 1 First Avenue, a 30-storey corporate office tower (occupied by IBM, Schlumberger and KPMG) was completed and a 428-room hotel attached to the centre opened the following year.[5]

Transport Connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

The pedestrian link bridge connecting Bandar Utama MRT Station's Entrance B with the shopping centre and adjacent commercial buildings.

The  SBK09  Bandar Utama station, located beside TV3's broadcast centre Sri Pentas, is directly linked with the shopping centre via a pedestrian link bridge. The link bridge, which was opened on 1 February 2018, is accessed through the station's Entrance B.[6]

Prior to the opening of the pedestrian link bridge to 1 Utama, commuters had to take MRT feeder buses or 1 Utama's own shuttle buses from the MRT Feeder Bus Terminal at 1Powerhouse along Persiaran Bandar Utama. Access to 1Powerhouse is via Entrance A of the station.

Bus[edit]

The Bandar Utama bus hub is located next to the new wing of 1 Utama beside the open air car park. RapidKL bus 800 from KL Sentral and 801 from Metro Prima, Kepong, terminate at this bus hub.[citation needed]

There is also a long distance coach terminal located at the new wing of 1 Utama. Coach services include Aeroline (Singapore), Five Star (Singapore), Genting Express (Genting Highlands), Transtar (Singapore) and KLIA2 Skybus (klia2).[citation needed]

Road[edit]

1 Utama is easily accessible by road via the Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP). Entrances to 1 Utama are located along Lebuh Bandar Utama and Dataran Bandar Utama which are just off the LDP.

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "About us". 1 Utama official site. Archived from the original on 24 February 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2012.
  2. ^ Emporis: 1 Utama Shopping Centre Archived 2013-11-13 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ http://www.thestar.com.my/metro/community/2016/12/24/charge-your-electric-vehicle-without-hassle-latest-fullyautomated-charging-station-exclusive-for-mal/
  4. ^ Gomez, Jennifer (May 11, 2006). "Many firsts for 1 Utama", p. 22. The Sun (Malaysia).
  5. ^ Yap, Kenny (March 20, 2006). "1 Utama wins platinum award", p. 21. The Sun (Malaysia).
  6. ^ "1 Utama link to Bandar Utama MRT Station now open". Paul Tan. 1 February 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 3°08′53.34″N 101°36′57.03″E / 3.1481500°N 101.6158417°E / 3.1481500; 101.6158417