Monday, November 8, 2010

Shopping places in Kuching

Boulevard Mall
Located at Mile 4 Kuching-Serian Road (not far from Regional Bus Terminal). Opened in late December 2007. It offers a Boulevard Hypermarket and Department Store plus a variety of shopping outlets like Sony Centre, Popular Book store and fast foods outlets such as Sushi King, Kenny Rogers Roasters and KFC. The management is currently expanding the mall.

The Spring
Located at Jalan Simpang Tiga (between the city centre and airport). Opened to the public in January 2008, The Spring is Kuching's largest and 1st true lifestyle shopping mall. Shiny and new, it offers many international brands like Esprit, Elle, Mango, Charles & Keith, Starbucks, MAC and Quiksilver etc. The mall is spread over 4 stories including a carpark basement. The main tenants are Parkson @ tHe Spring, Ta Kiong Supermarket, Padini Concept Store, and MBO Cinemas.

Green Heights Mall
located at Jalan Lapangan Terbang, it is Kuching's first suburban neighbourhood small mall, with an international Cold Storage Supermarket as the anchor tenant, over some 4,000 m² of leasable space. It opened on the 13th June 2008.

Sarawak Plaza
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman (next to Grand Margherita Hotel). One of Kuching's older malls. Lea Center is the anchor tenant, selling a wide variety of shoes from sportswear to fashion. Recently, the mall was renovated hoping to provide a better shopping environment for both locals and foreigners.

Tun Jugah
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman (opposite Sarawak Plaza). Named after the first Sarawakian politician in Malaysian Parliament, the mall stands majestically twelve storeys tall at the commercial and financial hub of Kuching City. It comprises three levels of retail space, nine levels of office space, and two levels of basement car park. It also has one of the major local bookstores, Popular, as one of its main tenant.

Wisma Saberkas
Located at the junction of Jln. Tun Abang Haji Openg and Jln. Rock, is a older cylindrical building on the outskirts of Kuching (approximately 15 minutes from the Waterfront) that offers a feast of hi-tech products based around mobile phones and computers.

Riverside Shopping Complex
Jln. Tunku Abdul Rahman (opposite Sarawak Plaza). One of the older malls in the city, it is home to the first Parkson in Kuching. Other anchor tenants include LFS Cineplex and Giant Supermarket. It is also home to Riverside Bowling - one of the two bowling centres in Kuching.

Kenyalang Park
Kenyalang Suburb. A very old place that consists of a cluster of shophouses and one enclosed area. It is the place to go if you want to find cheap items like clothes, accessories and especially DVDs/VCDs. When Chinese New Year approaches, many stores are set up here to cater to the event. Kenyalang would usually be crowded with people during these times.

Crown Square
Towards Pending, opposite Hock Lee Centre. A medium-sized, newly refurbished shopping mall. The tenants include Mr. Ho's Fine Foods - which serves authentic fusion cuisine. The largest Mummycare and Kiddycare in the city is located here.

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. One of the major bookstores in Kuching, Smart Bookshop is under the same roof. A Hock Lee Music Centre is also available on the 3rd floor(previously was on the 2nd floor) which sells a wide variety of musical instruments(be warned that these are not traditional instruments).

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. CIMB Bank is located beside Wisma Satok.

Wisma Hopoh
Jalan P. Ramlee, near Syaria Court. Just a walk away from Sarawak Museum. A small and old shopping centre yet still frequented by shoppers. Its tenant includes Lea Sports Centre, Jee Kwong Optics and the fast food restaurant franchise, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC).

The Hills
This new shopping complex is newly built last year and slowly gaining its reputation as a place for leisure and brands. Another attraction to the complex is New Avenue, a place that consists of 36 mini fashion outlets catering for the needs of trendy youths, while an ICT section having around 32 outlets offering a wide range of high tech gadgets is also on the cards. 610 basement car park lots are available and  the basement car park is spacious as well with lit conditions.

p/s : This list will be edit from time to time according with the development of Kuching


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