1 Utama

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1 Utama
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1 Utama Shopping Centre
Location Bandar Utama Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening date 1995
Developer Bandar Utama City Centre Sdn Bhd
Management Bandar Utama City Centre Sdn Bhd
Owner Bandar Utama City Centre Sdn Bhd
No. of stores and services 700+
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 465,000 m²
No. of floors 6

1 Utama Shopping Centre is situated in Bandar Utama Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Its gross built-up area totals 5,000,000 square feet (465,000 m²),[1] it is the largest shopping mall in Malaysia and the seventh largest in the world.[2]

This shopping centre has the largest rooftop garden in Southeast Asia (30,000 sqft), two film houses (Golden Screen Cinemas and TGV Cinemas), a 36-lane bowling alley, an arcade centre (Cross Fire), two karaoke centres and a spaceship-themed kids' play land.

There are four recreational sporting activity centres, such as rock climbing (Camp 5), baseball batting cages (It's a Hit! Batting Cages), futsal (Padang - Futsal court) and a diving academy (Seatlantis Dive Centre).

Features[edit]

This shopping centre has the largest rooftop garden in Southeast Asia (30,000 sqft), two film houses (Golden Screen Cinemas and TGV Cinemas), a 36-lane bowling alley, an arcade centre (Cross Fire), two karaoke centres and a spaceship-themed kids' play land.

There are four recreational sporting activity centres, such as rock climbing (Camp 5), baseball batting cages (It's a Hit! Batting Cages), futsal (Padang - Futsal court) and a diving academy (Seatlantis Dive Centre).

Electric Vehicle (EV) owners can now recharge their batteries at the mall's new charging station. The fully automated station, equipped with a Delta charger, is located on the fourth floor of the mall’s Oval carpark entrance near Cellini furniture store and is only exclusive for One Card 3.0 members.[3]


Anchor Tenants[edit]

History[edit]

Until 1991, the Bandar Utama Damansara area was originally consisted of palm oil estates with a population fewer than 100 people. Development of Bandar Utama Damansara began in the early 1990s under the company named See Hoy Chan Holdings Sdn. Bhd., and an attempt to modernise the area was made, with the opening of Sri Pentas, TV3's broadcast centre nearby, which was opened in 1995 and officially opened in October 1996, followed by the 1 Utama Shopping Centre, which became increasingly well known after the Jaya Jusco chain of department stores, presently known as AEON, moved its Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur outlet to Bandar Utama in 1995.

A new wing is currently being built, adjacent to the new MRT stop.

Visitors[edit]

1 Utama receives roughly 60,000 to 90,000 visitors every weekday, and as many as 120,000 on weekends according to the management. Its occupancy rate is 98%.[4]

Awards[edit]

1 Utama was named "Shopping Complex of the Year" at the Retail World Excellence Awards 2006/07. In 2006, 1 First Avenue, a 30-storey corporate office tower (occupied by IBM, Schlumberger and KPMG) was completed and the 428-room 5-star One World Hotel attached to the centre opened the following year.[5]

Transport Connections[edit]

 SBK09  Bandar Utama MRT, right next to TV3's broadcast centre, is a 450-metre walk away from the complex. Alternately RapidKL buses (from  KJ24  Kelana Jaya, as well as 1 Utama's own shuttle services are available. Pedestrian walkway to the mall is currently under construction and is expected to be ready by 2018.

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "About us". 1 Utama official site. Archived from the original on 24 February 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Emporis: 1 Utama Shopping Centre Archived 2013-11-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ http://www.thestar.com.my/metro/community/2016/12/24/charge-your-electric-vehicle-without-hassle-latest-fullyautomated-charging-station-exclusive-for-mal/
  4. ^ Gomez, Jennifer (May 11, 2006). "Many firsts for 1 Utama", p. 22. The Sun (Malaysia).
  5. ^ Yap, Kenny (March 20, 2006). "1 Utama wins platinum award", p. 21. The Sun (Malaysia).

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 3°08′53.34″N 101°36′57.03″E / 3.1481500°N 101.6158417°E / 3.1481500; 101.6158417