The Mid Valley Megamall is a 4.5 million square feet complex
comprising a shopping mall, an office tower
block, thirty signature offices and two hotels located in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia. It was opened in November 1999.
It has about 430 shops on five and a
half floors. It also has an 18 screen cinema. Then there is a state-of-the-art
bowling centre, a One-Stop IT Centre, two mega food courts and also a mega
bookstore called MPH.
It houses a 48300 square foot convention centre and it is situated adjacent
to a 646 room business hotel named Cititel Midvalley and thirty units of
exclusive eleven-storey signature offices. A second hotel, Boulevard, opened in
mid 2005. It has 390 rooms. Megamall is a key part of Mid-Valley City, one of
the country's largest urban development projects.
One of Malaysia's most popular tourist destinations, Megamall is one of the
largest shopping complexes. It was awarded the Best Shopping Complex Award 2000
by Tourism Malaysia and Best Retail Development Award 2001 by FIABCI Malaysia. A
visit to Malaysia would not be complete without visiting this mall. It is easily
accessible as there are KTM Komuter trains,
buses and taxis that ply this route regularly.
The Gardens, a new wing, was opened to the public on October 2007. After The
Gardens completed in 2007, it is linked to Mid Valley Megamall through a bridge.
Not many knows about the existence of this bridge, though, as it is hidden by
Oasis, one of the main food courts in the Megamall, which probably contributes
to the high contrast between crowds of the two shopping centres. As this mall is
huge, it is always a good idea to take a look and study the directory of the
various shops that are located in both the Megamall and the Gardens.
Whether weekdays or weekends, this shopping complex will be full of people.
The traffic around this area is always congested with both public and private
transport. One can choose to travel by bus, taxi, LRT or car.
There are three of Malaysia's famous anchors: Metrojaya, Jusco and Carrefour
in the building. Eateries are plenty here and most of them are located at the
Lower Ground and First Floor. Fast food outlets such as Burger King, McDonald's,
Pizza Hut, KFC, Sushi King, and Long John Silver's are all located at the LG
level. A whole range of international cuisines featuring American, Chinese,
Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese are all
available here for one to savour.
The Mid Valley Megamall is a place Malaysia can boast of to people visiting
it. It is on par with the shopping complexes found in most developed countries.