Mall Of Medini Opens Doors
- New Lifestyle, Entertainment And Recreational Epicentre In Nusajaya
Nusajaya Lifestyle Sdn Bhd, a 55:45 JV company between UEM Land Holdings Berhad (UEM Land) and Iskandar Harta Holdings Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Iskandar Investment Berhad held the soft opening of Phase 1 of Mall of Medini to the general public on 7 September.
Drawing inspiration from globally-successful theme park and lifestyle retail centres (from Los Angeles, U.S.A) such as Americana, The Grove and Universal Citywalk, Mall of Medini is envisioned to become the lifestyle, entertainment and recreational epicentre of Nusajaya, one of the five key nodes of Iskandar Malaysia. Its symbiotic relationship with the adjacent LEGOLAND® Malaysia positions Mall of Medini as the new standard in theme park-linked mixed-use development, offering food, shopping, entertainment and lifestyle experiences.
Dedicated to serve the needs of local and international visitors as the gateway to LEGOLAND® Malaysia, Phase 1 of Mall of Medini offers an intimate high-street, colonnade-style retail in a classy yet lively and festive environment, which encourages interaction between the internal and external, as a departure from the conventional box shopping mall. The cool yet naturally-ventilated shopping environment celebrates the beauty of the tropical climate and complements the theme park setting of LEGOLAND® Malaysia. Visitors will be delighted with the retail variety, from F&B, snacks, desserts & confectionery, and fashion, gifts & souvenir shops, as they soak in the sassy mix of big band/swing and jazz music flowing throughout the thoroughfare. Presently, 90 per cent of the retail spaces have been taken up by household names such as KFC, Manhattan Fish Market, Royal Selangor, Penang Village, Kaki-Kaki Reflexology, Polo Haus, Al-Ikhsan, Tutti Frutti, 1901, myNews.com, Blackball and more.
A key ingredient of Mall of Medini’s recipe for success is its strategic location, virtually in the heart of Nusajaya. Its connectivity to nearby signature developments such as Kota Iskandar, Puteri Harbour, Horizon Hills, Educity, as well as residences in Nusajaya and the rest of Medini Iskandar Malaysia provide ample immediate population catchment. This, coupled with road and highway networks to other population hubs such as Johor Bahru City Centre, Bukit Indah and Singapore provide mere minutes’ accessibility to Mall of Medini.
Phase 1 of the Mall of Medini is approximately 10 per cent of the overall 2 million square feet of Gross Floor Area (GFA) mixed development which will be developed in four phases for a period of eight years, with an expected Gross Development Value (GDV) of RM1 billion.
Future phases of the project will introduce a unique and exciting new addition to the whole development. Phase 2 will be designed to cater to the sports-centric, teenagers and the young at heart, focusing on recreational and activity-inspired spaces such as ice skating, laser tag, rock climbing, indoor go karting, and more. Phase 3 will provide art and cultural spaces dedicated to the inspired community via dance studios, fitness centres, art school, boutique galleries, experimental theatres and so on. Phase 4 will complete the big picture with the entertainment based big box retail, with bowling alleys, multiple cineplexes, and experiential dining. An Architectural Design Competition for the design of the subsequent phases, featuring Malaysia’s most renowned architects is currently in its final stages, and the design will be unveiled in the near future.