Mid Valley Megamall

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Mid Valley Megamall
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Location Seputeh, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates 3°7′5″N 101°40′36″E / 3.11806°N 101.67667°E / 3.11806; 101.67667Coordinates: 3°7′5″N 101°40′36″E / 3.11806°N 101.67667°E / 3.11806; 101.67667
Opening date 20 November 1999
Developer IGB Group
Management Mid Valley Megamall
Owner IGB Group
No. of stores and services 430
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 158,000 m²
No. of floors 5 (Excluding car park)

Mid Valley Megamall is a shopping mall located in Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur. It sits at the entrance of Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur. Developed by IGB Corporation, this complex was opened in 1999. It comprises a shopping mall, an office tower block, 30 offices, and 3 hotels. A second mall; the Gardens Mall is located adjacent to the Megamall. The mall has 4.5 million square feet (420,000 m²) of total floor area, out of which 1.7 million square feet (158,000 m²) is leasable space. This whole area is sometimes referred to Mid Valley City.[1]

The mall draws large crowds all throughout the year partly due to the amount of shops and variety available.[2] There are a large number of dining options available as well. [3]

It houses a 48,300 square foot (4,500 m²) convention centre and it is situated adjacent to a 646-room business hotel named Cititel Midvalley, A further 2 hotels are located in the same area; The Boulevard Hotel, The Gardens Hotel and Residences. There has been a proposal to link up Mid Valley Megamall and Masjid Jamek via a 5.5 km bicycle lane.[citation needed] It was awarded Best Shopping Complex Award 2000 by Tourism Malaysia and Best Retail Development 2001 by FIABCI Malaysia.[4]

In recent times the mall has received a lot of media attention with events like the IT Fair, Home and Decoration Fair, The MATTA Fair being held in the Exhibition Center.[5]

On the 18th January 2016, Will Smith was spotted at the Mid Valley Megamall area when attending a DJ Jazzy Jeff concert.[6]

It has been recently announced that a 2nd Mid Valley has been slated for 2016 in the Iskandar region of Johor Bahru.[7]

Transportation[edit]

Mid Valley Megamall KTM Komuter station.
The connecting bridge between Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens, spanning above the central boulevard.

The shopping center is accessible from Mid Valley Station of Keretapi Tanah Melayu.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mid Valley Megamall – Mid Valley City". The Star. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mid Valley Megamall". The Malay Mail. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mid Valley Megamall". Timeout KL. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Propwall - FIABCI". Propwall. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "MVEC – Mid Valley Exhibition Center". MVEC. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Elle – Will Smith at Mid Valley Megamall". Elle. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Mid Valley Megamall in Iskandar Johor". Astro Awani. Retrieved 31 January 2013.