Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Kuching Shopping - The Spring Shopping Centre

Kuching Shopping - The Spring Shopping Centre
For a very long time Kuchingites have been longing for a proper shopping centre - like the ones in KL. That wish was finally fulfilled with the opening of The Spring in January 2008. It remains the largest shopping mall in Sarawak, with a floor area of over a million square feet. Now 2 years later, the shopping mall has matured and is about 90% occupied. A new cineplex MBO just opened on the upper floor of the complex and it has the latest 3D theatres.

The anchor tenant of The Spring is Parkson Grand which is gigantic - it rivals their outlets in KL. There is also a huge Padini Concept Store, and my favourite - Factory Outlet Shop where you can get nice T-shirts at a bargain. There are also lots of food outlets. The better ones are Silhouette - an up-market pasta and pizza joint, Secret Recipe, Kluang Station and Sushi King.

The layout of the shopping centre is modeled after megamalls in New Zealand and Australia. Most of the shops are spread out on 2 levels, with a cross-shaped atrium promenade in the centre. Promotional events are organized regularly in the generous atrium space.

The food court with quite a wide selection of stalls.

The developers must have been a bit nervous in the beginning as the crowd was a bit thin the first few months after the opening. Now the place is doing roaring business especially during the festive seasons. Kuchingites have finally taken the bite - and they like it !

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