By THE STAR
SUNGAI PETANI: The distinctive three-storey Village Mall in the heart of town is set to change the landscape of Sungai Petani.
To be ready in September, the shopping mall will accommodate two mini anchor tenants and chain retailers such as Secret Recipe, Delifrance, Pizza Hut, The Chicken Rice Shop, Casuri, Eumas and Bread History.
With a total net floor space of 100,000 sq ft, the mall is built near Tesco at Lagenda Heights.
The landmark destination is the brainchild of visionary developer Datuk Low Yau Khee, who is managing director of Nice Saga Development Sdn Bhd.
Known for his luxury homes at Lagenda Heights, Low said his ideas to change the lifestyle of consumers in Kedah and to uplift their shopping trends were often dismissed as idealistic.
“I’m not a person who only talks. I want to improve the lifestyle of folks here so there is a place where the whole family can converge to shop, eat, enjoy and relax.
“This sort of lifestyle is found only in KL and Penang but not in Kedah. When I first talked about Tesco, nobody believed me when I said we’re ready for such a trend.
“Now the crowd converging daily at Tesco shows that Kedahans are ready to spend if the right market is created for them,” he told StarBiz.
Low said Village Mall, with its villa-like architecture and arches, was fashioned after a mall in Spain.
“The Village Mall conceptualises the lifestyle of a lively community,” he added.