Mid Valley Megamall

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Mid Valley Megamall is a shopping mall in Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It sits at the entrance of Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur. Developed by IGB Corporation, the complex was opened in 1999.

Mid Valley Megamall
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LocationMid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates3°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 date20 November 1999; 21 years ago (1999-11-20) as Mid Valley Megamall
26 September 2007; 13 years ago (2007-09-26) Phase 2 Mid Valley Megamall & The Gardens Mall
DeveloperIGB Group
ManagementMid Valley City
OwnerIGB Group
No. of stores and services430
No. of anchor tenantsAEON, AEON Big(known as Carrefour before 2012), Metrojaya, Golden Screen Cinemas, MPH Bookstores, Toys R Us & Babbies R Us, Brands Outlet, Padini Concept Store, H&M, Uniqlo, Old Navy, LC Waikiki, Zara, Holiday Planet, The Rift, Harvey Norman, All IT Hypermarket, Mr D.I.Y
Total retail floor area1,700,000 sq ft (160,000 m2)
No. of floors5 (Excluding car park) @ Mid Valley Megamall Zone A, C, G, H & The Gardens Zone B, U & Premier

It comprises a shopping mall, an office tower block, 30 offices, and three hotels. A second mall, The Gardens Mall, is adjacent to the Megamall. The mall has 4,500,000 sq ft (420,000 m2) of total floor area, out of which 1,700,000 sq ft (160,000 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 many dining options available as well.[3]

It houses a 48,300 sq ft (4,490 m2) convention centre and it is adjacent to a 646-room business hotel named Cititel Midvalley. A further two hotels are in the same area: The Boulevard Hotel, The Gardens Hotel and Residences. There has been a proposal to link Mid Valley Megamall and Masjid Jamek via a 5.5 km (3.4 mi) 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 garnered media attention with events like the IT Fair, Home and Decoration Fair, and The MATTA Fair being held in the Exhibition Center.[5]

The connecting bridge between Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens, spanning the central boulevard.

It was announced that a second Mid Valley Southkey Megamall had been slated for 2016 in the Iskandar region of Johor Bahru.[6]

IncidentsEdit

On 30 May 2017, a fire broke out on Megamall's second floor at 8:20 pm local time. The Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department managed to put it out by 8:52 pm. A subsequent investigation traced the cause of the fire to a faulty facsimile machine.[7][8]

TenantsEdit

Mid Valley SouthkeyEdit

 
Mid Valley Southkey in Johor Bahru, Johor.

Mid Valley Southkey Mall, located in Johor Bahru, Johor, is the second Mid Valley branded shopping which opened on 23 April 2019. It is one of the newest and most visited Malls in the city.[9] There are six levels in the mall, with more than three hundred retail and F&B stores. Its Japanese- owned department store, SOGO, is the first of its kind in Johor Bahru.

Although slightly smaller than the original Mid Valley in Kuala Lumpur, it has a more modern design and newer shops. Many of the existing tenants in Mid Valley Kuala Lumpur opened a store here.

The mall is also separated into three sections: North, South and Centre court to let the shoppers navigate easily through the mall.

TransportationEdit

 
Mid Valley Megamall KTM Komuter station

TrainEdit

The mall is connected to the  KB01  Mid Valley Station of Keretapi Tanah Melayu.

The mall is also located within walking distance from the  KD01   KJ17  Abdullah Hukum station. However, for many years, there was no proper connection between the station and the mall. With the completion of the Abdullah Hukum KTM Komuter station, a dedicated pedestrian bridge has been constructed to link The Gardens Mall and the station through KL Eco City.

BusEdit

Free shuttle bus service provided by the mall is available to and from  KJ16  Bank Rakyat-Bangsar LRT station, as well as RapidKL Bus T788 which travels to and from the  KJ19  KL Gateway–Universiti station and MRT feeder bus T817 which travels to and from the  SBK13  Pavilion Damansara Heights–Pusat Bandar Damansara station.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Mid Valley Megamall in Iskandar Johor". Astro Awani. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Fire on second level of Mid Valley Megamall under control". The Edge Markets. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Fax machine causes fire at Mid Valley mall". The Malay Mail. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  9. ^ "A Second Midvalley". The Star Online. 1 February 2019. Retrieved 22 June 2019.