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TOURISM MALAYSIA AWARDS 2012/2013
BEST SHOPPING MALL
|1. North Zone||Gurney Plaza, Penang|
|2. South Zone||Johor Bahru City Square, Johor|
|3. East Coast Zone||KB Mall, Kelantan|
|4. Central Zone||Sunway Pyramid, Selangor|
|5. Sabah & Sarawak||The Spring Shopping Mall, Sarawak|
Largest shopping mall
Longest Shopping Mall in SabahMega Long Mall
Shopping Mall with Cleanest Toilet in SabahSuria Sabah
Largest shopping mall in SarawakThe Spring
Largest shopping complex in Tawau town
Largest shopping mall in MalaysiaBerjaya Square
Best Shopping Mall 2012/2013 for Sabah & Sarawak by Tourism Malaysia
The Spring Mall
The Spring Mall http://www.thespring.com.my
Located at Jalan Simpang Tiga between Kuching City centre and International Airport.
When it opened to the public in January 2008, The Spring was Kuching's largest shopping mall till 2013 when Bolevord Mall was completed.
However The Spring remain as the First Lifestyle Shopping Mall of Kuching City.
It offers many international brands like Esprit, Charles & Keith, Starbucks, Quiksilver etc. spread over two stories and a basement. It also has a Parkson Department Store and a supermarket offering many imported goods.
The Mall is not yet eaten up by tiny stalls at every single corner and walkway like those malls in Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere. A good shopping mall should be spacey, lots and lots of open spaces.
Space is what The Spring is.
The Mall is still new and fresh with many retailers yet to be opened.
The new Spring shopping mall, different, exciting and vibrant and based on the design of shopping malls popular in Australia and New Zealand, took pride of place on a 12-acre site in Kuching City of Sarawak.
This retail mall marks the Kuching city’s coming of age. Kuching, with a population of 600,000 but a retail environment far behind that of similar-sized cities other part of Malaysia. This new Spring brings a bounce into the City of Cats.
Situated along a main thoroughfare in a high profile neighborhood of South Kuching, the two-storey mall will have 350,000sq ft of space and 1,500 car-parking bays, with entrances/exits from all four directions.
The RM150 million project was designed by a New Zealand-based architectural firm, Warren & Mahoney, which has a strong influence on retail outlet concepts and the built environment in that country.
The Spring give Sarawakians as well as visitors to the Sarawak a rewarding shopping experience, with a wide range of retail choice.
Perbena Emas, builder of The Spring, is a construction company incorporated in 1977 and the shopping mall is its maiden venture into property development, on a site it purchased 12 years ago.
Both Perbena Emas and PSB Realty come under Pan-Sarawak Co Sdn Bhd, which started off in the timber trade and then moved on to building and construction materials and air-conditioning supplies.
The group has carried out major building and infrastructure work in Sarawak, including civil structure work for the Malaysia Liquefied Natural Gas plant in Bintulu, the Sarawak General Hospital in Kuching as well as the Hock Lee Centre and Wisma STA in Kuching.
“The Spring Shopping Mall” in Kuching is the biggest shopping mall in Sarawak opened to public on the 10th January 2008. The first large-scale lifestyle shopping centre in this city.
With this gigantic shopping mall, tourists enjoy their time in Kuching, Sarawak in this 2-storey mall. With 150 retail outlets, a gourmet supermarket, an excellent food court here you find Parkson, Ta Khiong gourmet supermarket, MPH, HSL, Factory Outlet, Padini, Bonia, Bata, Hush Puppies, K2Factor, Mango, Esprit, Guess and other established brands.
The Spring Shopping Mall, Kuching
The opening of The Spring (and Boulevard also recently) helped in attracting outstation tourists from Sibu, Miri, Sabah and even Brunei to come to Kuching City.
Big and spacious the mall is, for now “The Spring Shopping Mall” this Rm150 millions project is the largest shopping mall in Sarawak but Boulevard Shopping mall has a plan to take the crown once again in two years time. Plans are in the pipe line to make Boulevard Kuching Shopping Mall as gigantic as possible and promise great families hang out place with all in one roof theme park, shopping and movies.
The presently largest shopping Mall in SARAWAK is a Rm150 Millions
2-storey mall with 150 retail outlets, a gourmet supermarket, an excellent
food court, MBO ... This two storey new shopping mall is designed by New
Zealand’s Warren & Mahoney, has 150 leased outlet and 1,500 parking lots, on
a 4.85ha land.
Parkson Department Store, Ta Kiong Supermarket and MBO cinemas. Eu Yan Sang, Starbucks Coffee, Secret Recipe, Big Apple Donuts, Quiksilver & Roxy, Esprit, Timberland, Giordano, Levi's, Mango (MNG), Kenny Rogers Roasters, Bonia, G2000, City Chain, Universal Traveller, Padini Concept Store, Memory Lane
tHe SPring Food Bazaar
The Spring has a "tHe SPring Food Bazaar" at 1st Floor for
500 seats with 40 food stalls
The food court (food bazaar) is a must visit! It is luxurious and classy in Kuching. Food Bazaar has many choice there, you can have Indian food, Indonesian food, Korean food, Japanese food, Muslim food, Chinese food, Western food and more.
There are many choice there : Indian food, Indonesian food, Korean food, Japanese food, Muslim food, Chinese food, Western food....
Food such as Roasted Duck Rice is Rm 6.80 per plate.
Chicken Mushroom Boodle is Rm 5.00 per bowl
Pearl Milk Tea is Rm 3.80 per cup
ABC Mango Ice Kachang Rm 4.50 plate
Rice with deep fried fish is Rm 7.50 plate
Contemporary art exhibition at The Spring 2011
Some unique contemporary art drawn, painted and made by local artists on some of the best paintings, sculptures, textiles and graphic designs.
The Spring contemporary art exhibition is on the first floor of the shopping complex.
With more than 50 paintings up for show done by various students and lecturers from :
The exhibition is in conjunction with the 1Malaysia Mega Sales 2011 theme, Contemporary Art and Culture, is held from 18 July 2011 onwards.
The exhibition is in line with the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival, to promote arts and give the public a chance to appreciate the talent of our local artists.
MBO Cinemas Kuching
MBO Cinemas opened its eight-screen Cineplex in June 2009. This Cineplex kuching is first in East Malaysia.
The MBO Cineplex Cinema, located on the top floor of The Spring shopping mall have a total seating capacity of 1,584 with the largest hall accommodating 426 patrons.
MBO Cinema Kuching cost RM 8 millions.
The Cineplex has a 3D projector and “couple seats” for pairs. One hall designated for couple seats which can accommodate about 50 couples.
The 3D projector will be MBO’s first and placed in the largest hall.
MBO Kuching schedule
MBO Kuching showtime
CAR PARKING SYSTEM
Parkson Corporation Sdn Bhd’s second outlet in Kuching, The Spring was
declared open by Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud in January
The outlet, Parkson’s largest in East Malaysia, boasts a floor space of 102,500 square feet over three floors and is the anchor tenant of The Spring. Total investment for the outlet amounted to RM12-15mil, with more than 50% supported by suppliers.
The new outlet housed a beauty hall offering international brands, a floor dedicated to men’s and women’s fashions, and a floor for children’s apparel and home accessories. Shoppers have a choice of almost 300 brands of merchandise, many of which are being featured for the first time in Kuching,
Parkson also have outlets in Miri and Sibu.
Starbucks recently opened its second outlet in Kuching. Located at The Spring, Kuching’s latest shopping mall, the new outlet occupies 1,484 square feet indoors and 274 square feet outdoors.
Starbucks offers a variety of pastries, cakes and salads on top of its espresso, frappuccino and coffee beverages.
Starbucks The Spring open daily from 9am to 11pm and offers free Wi-Fi service to customers. When you feel painful using a dial-up at home, come here and connect to the broadband Wi-Fi for your email.
Starbucks’ first outlet here opened at Kuching International Airport in 2007.
Some other large scale shopping malls and hotels under/completed
construction recently in Kuching City :
Green Heights Mall, Kuching - Under Construction (BDC@Green Heights) [Completion Date: 2008] With Giant Supermarket
Novotel Shopping Mall, Kuching - Under Construction (Golden Triangle) [Completion Date: 2008]
Samajaya Shopping Mall, Kuching - Under Construction (Muara Tabuan) [Completion Date: 2009] With Ngiu Kee Hypermarket & Department Store
The Spring Shopping Mall, Kuching - (Simpang Tiga) [Completion Date: 2008] With Parkson Grand Department Store & HSL Electronic Store
Proposed Commercial centers to be constructed :
Plaza Merdeka, Kuching - Construction Commencing Soon (Golden Triangle)
Giant Hypermarket, Kuching - Proposed
Grand Centro, Kuching - Proposed (Replace King's Centre)
Isthmus Mall, Kuching - Proposed (Isthmus)
Makro Hypermarket, Kuching - Proposed
Megamall, Kuching - Proposed (Petra Jaya)
MJC Shopping Centre, Kuching - Proposed (Mudajaya City New Township)
Vista Tunku Shopping Mall, Kuching - Proposed (Petra Indah)
Sarawak Plaza, Jln. Tunku Abdul Rahman (next to Holiday Inn). One of
Kuching's older malls. Tun Jugah, Jln. Tunku Abdul Rahman (opposite Sarawak
Plaza). Stands majestically twelve storey tall at the commercial and
financial hub of Kuching City. It comprises of three levels of retail
stores, nine levels of office space, and two levels of basement car park.
Wisma Saberkas, located at the junction of Jln. Tun Abang Haji Openg and Jln.
Rock, is a round tower on the outskirts (approximately 15 minutes from the
Waterfront) that offers a feast of hi-tech products based around mobile
telephones and computers. Crowne Plaza - Parkson Grand, Jln. Tunku Abdul
Rahman (opposite Sarawak Plaza). Standard Parkson fare, with Times
Bookstore, shoe shops, jeweler and the likes. Also Giant Supermarket under
the same roof.
Crown Square, Towards Pending, opposite Hock Lee Centre. A small but newly refurbished shopping mall. Its tenanted by Mr. Ho's Fine Foods & Restaurant as well as a Japanese, Indonesian and Chinese restaurant - on top of several standard fashion outlets. Also, the biggest baby and kids outlet in Kuching, Mummycare and Kiddycare are located on the 2nd and 3rd floor with a total area of 6000sq ft and 5000 sq ft. Hock Lee Centre, Jln. Abang Abdul Rahim. The place to find and buy cheap clothes and fashion accessories for the young females. There are electronics and a supermarket in the basement and Home & Living on the ground and 1st floor. Wisma Satok, off Jln Satok, just a pedestrian bridge away from the location of the Sunday Market. One of the older malls in Kuching. Cheap items can be found here. There's a departmental store and supermarket. A high concentration of mediocre cyber cafe is at the fourth floor. Wisma Hopoh, Jalan P. Ramlee, near Syaria Court. Just a walk away from Sarawak Museum. A small and old shoping centre yet still frequented by shoppers.
The Manhattan FISH MARKET at The Spring
The Manhattan FISH MARKET - The Spring Lot G40A, The Spring Mall, Jalan Simpang Tiga, Kuching, Sarawak. Tel: (6) 082 231 488
The Manhattan FISH MARKET - Boulevard G-B-17 Ground Floor, Boulevard Shopping Mall Lot 9143 Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli, Kuching, Sarawak Tel: (6) 082 462393
The Manhattan FISH MARKET, dedicated to serving the best and freshest seafood, is located at the Spring Shopping Mall and Boulevard Mall. These 2 restaurants of the famous American seafood restaurant, are distinctive and exquisitely true to serve the best and freshest seafood imported from Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia while the salmon are specially flown in from Norway with local varieties
Signature steel skillets that come with the food is a well-known aspect of The Manhattan FISH MARKET style The Garlic Butter Mussels is one dish that just has to be experienced to savor the tasty mussels served with warm baguette slices while the Manhattan Seafood Platter for two comes with generous portions of dory fish fillet, calamari rings, oysters and flaming prawns with chips and garlic butter rice. Other interesting and lavishing dishes available at The Manhattan FISH MARKET are the Fish & Chips, Red Hot Whole Fish, Giant Flaming Lobster Platter and Crispy Shrimps all served, either poached, fried or baked to one's choice.
Every Manhattan FISH MARKET outlet is tastefully set up to provide the soothing ambience of fine dining and coupled with the service, each is a special place in itself. At the Spring Shopping Mall, the outlet has a floor area of 2240 sq feet, capable of accommodating 102 customers at any one time while the Boulevard Mall outlet with 1820 sq feet can comfortably sit a smaller crowd. The original Manhattan FISH MARKET was first set up 108 years ago, under the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, New York, USA and since then, the restaurant has spread to all corners of the world, with 21 outlets in Malaysia alone apart from neighboring countries like Singapore and Thailand.