Here's something interesting, hopefully when it is ready I will have a good look at this Kuala Lumpur City Walk. It is to be located along the 416m strip of land from Jalan P.Ramlee to Jalan Pinang and Jalan Perak. Will just have to wait till it is ready for some Kuala Lumpur tourism!
KL City Walk will have 50 kiosks selling a range of products
By Choong Mek Zhin
Photos by Samuel Ong
Thursday, 6 Jan 2011
THE Kuala Lumpur City Walk, a new tourist hub for Malaysian food and products, is expected to open as soon as next month, after 13 years in the making.
The 416m-walk is located along a small strip of land that links Jalan P. Ramlee to the connecting road between Jalan Pinang and Jalan Perak. It is surrounded by high-rise office and residential buildings.
Deputy Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk M. Saravanan, who paid a surprise visit to the site on Tuesday, said he came to check on the project's safety plans.
"I am happy with this Cabinet-approved private project and it is in accordance with the submitted plan," he said after walking the entire length.
He said the developer and management had the responsibility of making sure the place did not turn into a slum while the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) licensing department would be in charge of monitoring the place.
Developer and management company Go Venture Sdn Bhd director Kevin Flynn said there were 50 retail kiosks along the walk and each was between 100 and 300 sq ft in size.
"The businesses here will be run by those who have already made a name for themselves in their own specialised trade. Rent will be charged according to the price range and items that the businesses sell," said Flynn.
He said only 10 of the kiosks would be serving food and beverage while the rest could be selling anything such as silverware, postcards, and antiques.
Flynn said priority would be given to local businesses though visitors can expect to see a mixture of other Asian and Western offerings too.
He added that the walk, which featured three themes — Heritage, Contemporary and Future, and would operate from 6am to 3am daily.
Shady trees would be planted all along it.
Go Venture's parent company Trend Matrix Enterprise Sdn Bhd group managing director Ronnie Choong was also present during the deputy minister's site visit. -- The Star
KL City Walk's pedestrian mall to open in July
By Masriwanie Muhamading
KUALA LUMPUR: The country's first-of-its-kind pedestrian strip mall, KL City Walk, is expected to be officially opened in September.
Trend Matrix Enterprises Sdn Bhd group managing director Ronnie Choong said the soft launch will take place in July.
Located between the multi-storey office and residential buildings in the heart of the city's Golden Triangle, fronting Jalan P. Ramlee and Jalan Pinang, the 410m-long strip mall comprises of 50 outlets including food and beverages (F&B), retail and services outlets and 23 kiosks and 19 carts offering various Malaysian products ranging from fashion to food.
The RM15 million mall will also operate longer, from 8am to midnight from Sundays to Thursdays and from 11am to 5am on Fridays, Saturdays and on eve of public holidays.
"What distinguishes KL City Walk from other tourist spots is its main proposition to feature established and emerging local designers and entrepreneurs whose products are infused with our culture and heritage.
"We will hand-pick our tenants through a selection committee.
"In terms of F&B, we will select those who are able to offer the best of local and international cuisine," said Choong, who is also a member of the selection committee.
He added there will also be a box office where customers can purchase tickets for all key entertainment shows within Klang Valley.
"A fully equipped concierge service will be provided to inform visitors not just about KL City Walk but also about Kuala Lumpur."
Choong said the response from tenants have been very encouraging with 30 per cent of the project taken up prior to the official sales launch which will take place today and tomorrow from 11am to 5pm.
"KL City Walk will certainly contribute towards the country's tourism. In terms of employment opportunities, we estimate it will create about 1,000 new jobs," said Choong.
The project is developed by Go Venture Sdn Bhd and managed by City Walk Enterprises Sdn Bhd.
For details, visit www.klcitywalk.com or call 03-2170 6688.