By Azlan Othman
Brunei will soon have another shopping centre, located near the Brunei International Airport.
It will also incorporate a transit hotel with more than 100 rooms, which is scheduled to be completed before Hari Raya in 2010.
Called 'Times Square', it is situated next to the airport mall building, which is now under construction. The new mall is a value-added family-friendly shopping centre that is designed to give family shoppers more priority with an array of family-friendly products and services in Brunei.
"It is not related to Times Square in Kuala Lumpur", Mr KB Tan from Times Square Property Management told the Weekend.
With over 200,000 sq feet, it will house over 70 individual shops, an anchor departmental store tenant, wet supermarket, multi-purpose hall for those who wish to hold gatherings such as Malay wedding, food court, a row of outdoor cafes including 24 hour café, spa for the comfort of jet-lagged tourists transiting in the Sultanate as well as an indoor playground and amusement arcade for children.
KB Tan added, "Currently, we don't have a specialised shopping centre to cater for the family and children."
"Times Square is designed to cater for such a purpose. As it is located close to the housing resettlement and residential areas, we bring the shopping centre to the residents, which are otherwise concentrated in the town centres. We also create crowds for our tenants. This pro-family initiative may help retailers and shopping centres to increase visitor traffic," he added.
Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin Weekend