Empire Subang is a mixed-commercial development located in Subang Jaya, Malaysia which comprises soho office towers, an upscale shopping mall and a 4-star hotel. It is located in the downtown area of Subang Jaya, near Subang Parade, Wisma Consplant and the Subang Jaya railway station; the building is categorized into four sections, notably Empire Soho, Empire Tower, Empire Hotel and Empire Shopping Gallery. Empire Shopping Gallery and Empire Hotel were opened in 2010. Empire Shopping Gallery is an upscale shopping centre; the mall comprises 180 stores. There is a slide called Lex Slide, imported from Germany and stood 50 meters tall and ran through 5 floors; the slide was removed in January 2013 due to the end of a contract between the mall and the company which produced the slide. Tangs, Jaya Grocer, ESH, Toys "R" Us, Popular Bookstore, Fitness First serve as the junior anchor tenants in the mall. There is a wide variety of dining restaurants such as Din Tai Fung, Chili's, La Bodega, The Social, Marutama Ramen, Pasta Zanmai, Serai, etc.
Empire Hotel Subang is a 4-star business hotel with 198 rooms. It is 13-storeys high and consists of a few restaurants and a cafe. On 28 September 2011, an explosion occurred at the mall at 3:45am; the fire department believed. The mall reopened on 15 November 2011 after two months of repairs and further safety measures were taken. Four people were injured in the incident and many luxury cars were damaged; some damage was seen at Wisma Consplant located opposite the mall
First World Plaza
First World Plaza is a shopping centre located below First World Hotel, the largest hotel in the world by number of rooms in Resorts World Genting, Malaysia. The 500,000-square-foot mall underwent refurbishment in 2017 and was open in phases by 2018. Attractions in the plaza includes bowling center, cineplex, "watersplash" pool, Genting International Convention Center, Haunted Adventure and a Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum. A casino was built on the location of the previous "The Pavilion", a concert venue for entertainment-related performances. Entertainment-related performances such as dances, acrobatic shows and magical shows are held in an area called Times Square. However, all of these attractions had been closed under the First World Plaza refurbishment and the 20th Century Fox World construction projects. On 1 June 2017, the whole plaza was closed for refurbishment. On 1 August 2017, SnowWorld, Genting Bowl and Funtasy World Video Games Park within the plaza were closed to make way for the development work of the new indoor theme park.
In 2018, the plaza reopened with new retail and dining outlets as well as indoor theme park attractions. Singapore-based retailer Tangs opened its fourth outlet in Malaysia, on the second floor of First World Plaza. Skytropolis Funland was open for public in December 2018. Other attractions in the property includes SnowWorld, Genting Bowl, SeniKome Peng Heng, Vison City Video Games Park, BigTop Video Games Park and Asia's first unique immersive virtual reality attraction called The VOID, it spans nearly 7000 square feet in the Skytropolis Funland. First World Hotel 20th Century Fox World Resorts World Genting First World Plaza
Tang Choon Keng
Tang Choon Keng, colloquially known as CK Tang, was a Singaporean entrepreneur, who founded the Tangs department store in Singapore. Tang established Orchard Road as a premier retail district in Singapore. A Teochew, Tang was born in early 20th century China to a Presbyterian pastor, he emigrated to the British colony of Singapore in 1923. In Singapore, Tang peddled hand-made Swatow lace and linen products. With a rentedrickshaw, Tang carried his goods in a pair of tin trunks, which he kept long afterwards. Tang became known as the "Tin Trunk Man" and the "Curio King" for his rags to riches story. In 1932, Tang was able to embark on a larger venture, he established a department store in 1932 with an initial capital of S$3,000. Tang set up his first shop on the first floor of a building on River Valley Road, selling craft products from China. Subsequently in 1940, Tang financed the construction of a new building at the corner of Jalan Mohamed Sultan and River Valley Road to house a new department store.
He called the new edifice a variation of his father's name Tang Gan Urn. By the 1950s, CK Tang had opened several more branches. In 1958, Tang bought a 1,351-square metre piece of land at the corner of Orchard Road and Scotts Road at a cost of S$10,000 to further his vision of expanding his business. Although the site faced the Tai San Ting Cemetery, he felt that it had commercial value as many British housewives in the Tanglin area could stop by on their way to the city; the decision was made against the advice of fellow businessmen who thought Orchard Road was unfashionable then. Years when the Singapore Government designated and developed Orchard Road as a prime shopping and tourist district, the price of land soared from S$3 per m² to S$6,000 per m². With the acquired land plot, Tang constructed the landmark C. K. Tang Department Store at 310 Orchard Road at a cost of S$50,000; the building's green-tiled roof and facade was modelled after the Imperial Palace of the Forbidden City in Beijing.
In 1960, Tang voluntarily closed the store due to problems with the trade unions, but Tangs was re-opened the following year. In 1975, Tang's company was publicly listed. In the late 1970s, Tang expanded his business again when he decided to develop the neighboring property lots which he had bought years before. In 1982, the building on Orchard Road was demolished to make way for the new Tang complex, comprising the 33-story deluxe Dynasty Hotel and the Tangs shopping complex; the shopping complex consists of five floors of retail space covering more than 15,000 m², marketed under the slogan "All The Best Under One Roof". In 1991, Tangs opened its first overseas branch in Malaysia. Tang collaborated with Malaysia's Mayang Sari Bhd to develop real estate and commercial properties in Kuala Lumpur, he assisted the Dairy Farm International Holdings in its retail business in Malaysia. Until 1996, Tangs was the only major shopping centre in Singapore to not operate on Sundays, in deference to Tang's Christian faith.
Tang instituted the policy so that Christian staff could attend church on Sundays. As a staunch Christian, Tang spoke of hard work as his guiding principles. Tang's distinctive management philosophy was the focus on both customers and staff. Emphasis was given to quality of reasonable pricing and warm service. Tang believed in investing in his staff, as his frontline staff would be the ones who would be in direct contact with the customers and he believed that the image of the store depended on them; as a result, Tang reserved a substantial annual budget for staff training, which included tailored programs for sales staff and management. Supervisors and managers were expected to undergo a minimum 100 hours of training. Tang made an effort to get in touch with his staff at all levels, in order understand his customers' expectations on product and service quality. Despite the company's poor financial results in certain years, Tangs retained its reputation for good service and reliability. Tang retired in 1987, handing the reins of corporate leadership to the second of his three sons, Tang Wee Sung.
Tang retained the post of company president and was out of touch with company business checking the company's accounts and meeting suppliers. Besides CK Tang, Tang Choon Keng was known as Tang Un Tien. In 1960, Tang was kidnapped by four armed thugs, but was freed unharmed within 84 hours after the family paid S$150,000 in ransom. Tang's first wife died in 1980. Tang had eight children. On 3 September 2000, Tang died peacefully at home with his family around him at 98 years old. "Singapore Infopedia: C. K. Tang". National Library Board. Archived from the original on 4 July 2007. Retrieved 20 July 2007. "Singapore retail tycoon dies". BBC News. 4 September 2000. Retrieved 20 July 2007. "Passage: Tang Choon Keng". Asiaweek. Retrieved 20 July 2007. "新加坡華裔百貨大王去世". HaoYah.com. Archived from the original on 28 October 2007. Retrieved 20 July 2007. "董俊竞: "以人为本谋发展"". Chaonet.net. Archived from the original on 8 June 2007. Retrieved 20 July 2007. Official website of Tangs
Singapore the Republic of Singapore, is an island city-state in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23%; the country is known for its transition from a developing to a developed one in a single generation under the leadership of its founder Lee Kuan Yew. In 1819, Sir Stamford Raffles founded colonial Singapore as a trading post of the British East India Company. After the company's collapse in 1858, the islands were ceded to the British Raj as a crown colony. During the Second World War, Singapore was occupied by Japan, it gained independence from the British Empire in 1963 by joining Malaysia along with other former British territories, but separated two years over ideological differences, becoming a sovereign nation in 1965.
After early years of turbulence and despite lacking natural resources and a hinterland, the nation developed as an Asian Tiger economy, based on external trade and its workforce. Singapore is a global hub for education, finance, human capital, logistics, technology, tourism and transport; the city ranks in numerous international rankings, has been recognised as the most "technology-ready" nation, top International-meetings city, city with "best investment potential", world's smartest city, world's safest country, second-most competitive country, third least-corrupt country, third-largest foreign exchange market, third-largest financial centre, third-largest oil refining and trading centre, fifth-most innovative country, the second-busiest container port. The Economist has ranked Singapore as the most expensive city to live in, since 2013, it is identified as a tax haven. Singapore is the only country in Asia with an AAA sovereign rating from all major rating agencies, one of 11 worldwide. Globally, the Port of Singapore and Changi Airport have held the titles of leading "Maritime Capital" and "Best Airport" for consecutive years, while Singapore Airlines is the 2018 "World's Best Airline".
Singapore ranks 9th on the UN Human Development Index with the 3rd highest GDP per capita. It is placed in key social indicators: education, life expectancy, quality of life, personal safety and housing. Although income inequality is high, 90% of homes are owner-occupied. According to the Democracy Index, the country is described as a "flawed democracy"; the city-state is home to 5.6 million residents, 39% of whom are foreign nationals, including permanent residents. There are four official languages: English, Mandarin Chinese, Tamil, its cultural diversity is reflected in major festivals. Pew Research has found. Multiracialism has been enshrined in its constitution since independence, continues to shape national policies in education, politics, among others. Singapore is a unitary parliamentary republic with a Westminster system of unicameral parliamentary government; the People's Action Party has won every election since self-government began in 1959. As one of the five founding members of ASEAN, Singapore is the host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat and Pacific Economic Cooperation Council Secretariat, as well as many international conferences and events.
It is a member of the East Asia Summit, Non-Aligned Movement and the Commonwealth of Nations. The English name of Singapore is an anglicisation of the native Malay name for the country, in turn derived from Sanskrit, hence the customary reference to the nation as the Lion City, its inclusion in many of the nation's symbols. However, it is unlikely that lions lived on the island. There are however other suggestions for the origin of the name and scholars do not believe that the origin of the name is established; the central island has been called Pulau Ujong as far back as the third century CE "island at the end" in Malay. Singapore is referred to as the Garden City for its tree-lined streets and greening efforts since independence, the Little Red Dot for how the island-nation is depicted on many maps of the world and Asia, as a red dot. Singapore is referred to as the "Switzerland of Asia" in 2017 due to its neutrality on international and regional issues; the Greco-Roman astronomer Ptolemy identified a place called Sabana in the general area in the second century, the earliest written record of Singapore occurs in a Chinese account from the third century, describing the island of Pu Luo Chung.
This was itself a transliteration from the Malay name "Pulau Ujong", or "island at the end". The Nagarakretagama, a Javanese epic poem written in 1365, referred to a settlement on the island called Tumasik. In 1299, according to the Malay Annals, the Kingdom of Singapura was founded on the island by Sang Nila Utama. Although the historicity
1 Utama Shopping Centre is situated in Bandar Utama Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Opened in 1995 Its gross built-up area totals 5,592,015 square feet. It is the sixth largest in the world; this shopping centre has the largest rooftop garden, The Secret Garden in Southeast Asia, two film houses, a 36-lane bowling alley, an arcade centre, Neway karaoke centre and a spaceship-themed kids'play land. There are six recreational sporting activity centres, such as AirRider, FlowRider, Camp 5, Padang and It's A Hit Rooftop Baseball. Electric Vehicle owners can now recharge their batteries at the mall's new charging station; the 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 ONECARD 3.0 members. As Jusco & 2012 as AEON Isetan as Giant Supermarket & 2008 as Cold Storage Tangs as U Parkson & 2008 as Parkson TGV Cinemas IMAX - First Cinema in Bandar Utama Malaysia Opened in 1995 Then Reopen in December 2012 During Christmas Golden Screen Cinemas - Larger Cinema in Malaysia Bandar Utama Opened in 23 June 2005 Popular Bookstore MPH Bookstores 11th Outlet Opened in 2004 as 1st & 2nd Floor Then Reopen in 2013 as 2nd Floor Hamley's Toys R Us - Larger Store in Bandar Utama Malaysia in 2004 Then Reopen in October 2011 Wh Brands Outlet Padini Concept Store Old Navy - 1st New Outlet at Malaysia in 2016 H&M - New Outlet at Malaysia in 2013 UNIQLO - New Store in Malaysia in 2011 Marks & Spencer Zara MUJI LC Waikiki - New LCW Outlet in Malaysia 1 Utama in 2017 Home's Harmony Best Denki 8th Outlet Opened in 2004 as 2nd Floor Then Reopen in 2011 as LG Floor Neway Karaoke Box Camp5 Rock Climbing Gym - Biggest Rock Climbing Gym at 1 Utama Opened in 2006 Celebrity Fitness - 1st Indoor Club in Malaysia in 2004 Air Rider 1 UtamaE - Largest Indoor Entertainment in 2018 Flowrider 1 UtamaE - Largest Indoor Entertainment in 2018 U-Bowl Kaison Jusco Home Centre @ 2003-2011 Giant Supermarket @ 2004-2008 Wh @ 2004-2011 Kid Sports & Gym @ 2003-2011 Until 1991, the Bandar Utama Damansara area was 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, opened in 1995 and opened in October 1996, followed by the 1 Utama Shopping Centre, which became 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 extension is being built, adjacent to MRT station. 1 Utama receives 60,000 to 90,000 visitors every weekday, as many as 120,000 on weekends according to the management. Its occupancy rate is 100%. 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 was completed and a 428-room hotel attached to the centre opened the following year; the SBK09 Bandar Utama station, located beside TV3's broadcast centre Sri Pentas, is directly linked with the shopping centre via a pedestrian link bridge.
The link bridge, opened on 1 February 2018, is accessed through the station's Entrance B. Prior to the opening of the pedestrian link bridge to 1 Utama, commuters had to take MRT feeder buses or 1 Utama's own shuttle buses from the MRT Feeder Bus Terminal at 1Powerhouse along Persiaran Bandar Utama. Access to 1Powerhouse is via Entrance A of the station; the Bandar Utama bus hub is located next to the new wing of 1 Utama beside the open air car park. RapidKL bus 800 from KL Sentral and 801 from Metro Prima, terminate at this bus hub. There is a long distance coach terminal located at the new wing of 1 Utama. Coach services include Five Star, Genting Express, Transtar and KLIA2 Skybus. 1 Utama is accessible by road via the Damansara-Puchong Expressway. Entrances to 1 Utama are located along Lebuh Bandar Utama and Dataran Bandar Utama which are just off the LDP. List of shopping malls in Malaysia www.1utama.com.my
Selfridges known as Selfridges & Co. is a chain of high-end department stores in the United Kingdom, operated by Selfridges Retail Limited. It was founded by Harry Gordon Selfridge in 1908; the flagship store on London's Oxford Street is the second largest shop in the UK and opened 15 March 1909. Other Selfridges stores opened in the Trafford Centre and Exchange Square in Manchester, in the Bullring in Birmingham. In the 1940s, smaller provincial Selfridge stores were sold to the John Lewis Partnership, in 1951, the original Oxford Street store was acquired by the Liverpool-based Lewis's chain of department stores. Lewis's and Selfridges were taken over in 1965 by the Sears Group, owned by Charles Clore. Expanded under the Sears Group to include branches in Manchester and Birmingham, the chain was acquired in 2003 by Canada's Galen Weston for £598 million; the shop's early history was dramatised in Mr Selfridge. The basis of Harry Gordon Selfridge's success was his relentlessly innovative marketing, elaborately expressed in his Oxford Street store.
From America himself, Selfridge attempted to dismantle the idea that consumerism was an American phenomenon. He tried to make shopping a fun adventure and a form of leisure instead of a chore, transforming the department store into a social and cultural landmark that provided women with a public space in which they could be comfortable and legitimately indulge themselves. Emphasizing the importance of creating a welcome environment, he placed merchandise on display so customers could examine it, moved the profitable perfume counter front-and-centre on the ground floor, established policies that made it safe and easy for customers to shop; these techniques have been adopted by modern department stores around the world. Either Selfridge or Marshall Field is popularly held to have coined the phrase "the customer is always right", Selfridge used it in his advertising. Selfridge attracted shoppers with educational and scientific exhibits and was himself interested in education and science, believing that the displays would introduce potential new customers to Selfridges and thus generate both immediate and long-term sales.
In 1909, after the first cross-Channel flight, Louis Blériot's monoplane was put on display at Selfridges, where it was seen by 12,000 people. John Logie Baird made the first public demonstration of moving silhouette images by television from the first floor of Selfridges from 1 to 27 April 1925. In the 1920s and 1930s, the roof of the store hosted terraced gardens, cafes, a mini golf course and an all-girl gun club; the roof, with its extensive views across London, was a common place for strolling after a shopping trip and was used for fashion shows. During the Second World War, The store's basement was used as an air-raid shelter and during raids employees were on the lookout for incendiary bombs and took watch in turns; the store was bombed but survived comparatively unscathed except for the famous roof gardens, which were destroyed and not reopened until 2009. A Milne-Shaw seismograph was set up on the Oxford Street store's third floor in 1932, attached to one of the building's main stanchions, where it remained unaffected by traffic or shoppers.
It recorded the Belgian earthquake of 11 June 1938, felt in London. In 1947, it was given to the British Museum; the huge SIGSALY scrambling apparatus, by which transatlantic conferences between American and British officials were secured against eavesdropping, was housed in the basement from 1943 on, with extension to the Cabinet War Rooms about a mile away. In 1926, Selfridges set up the Selfridge Provincial Stores company, which had expanded over the years to include sixteen provincial stores, but these were sold to the John Lewis Partnership in 1940; the Liverpool-based Lewis's chain of department stores acquired the remaining Oxford Street Shop in 1951, until it was taken over in 1965 by the Sears Group, owned by Charles Clore. Under the Sears group, branches in Ilford and Oxford opened, with the latter remaining Selfridges until 1986, when Sears rebranded it as a Lewis's store. In 1990, Sears Holdings split Selfridges from Lewis's and placed Lewis's in administration a year later. In March 1998, Selfridges acquired its current logo in tandem with the opening of the Manchester Trafford Centre store and Selfridges' demerger from Sears.
In September 1998, Selfridges expanded and opened a department store in the newly-opened Trafford Centre in Greater Manchester. Following its success, Selfridges announced they would open an additional 125,000-square-foot store in Exchange Square, Manchester city centre; the Exchange Square store opened in 2002 as Manchester city centre started to return to normal following the 1996 Manchester bombing. A 260,000-square-foot store opened in 2003 in Birmingham's Bull Ring. In 2003, the chain was acquired by Canada's Galen Weston for £598 million and became part of Selfridges Group, which includes Brown Thomas and Arnotts in Ireland, Holt Renfrew in Canada and de Bijenkorf in the Netherlands. Weston, a retailing expert, the owner of major supermarket chains in Canada, has chosen to invest in the renovation of the Oxford Street store – rather than to create new stores in British cities other than Manchester and Birmingham. Simon Forster is the Managing Director of Selfridges, while Anne Pitcher is the Managing Director of Selfridges Group.
In October 2009, Selfridges revived its rooftop entertainment with the opening of "The Restaurant on the Roof". In July 2011, Truvia created an emerald green boating lake. In 20
Macy's is an American department store chain founded in 1858 by Rowland Hussey Macy. It became a division of the Cincinnati-based Federated Department Stores in 1994, through which it is affiliated with the Bloomingdale's department store chain; as of 2015, Macy's was the largest U. S. department store company by retail sales. As of February 2019, there were 584 full-line stores with the Macy's nameplate in operation throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, its flagship store is located at Herald Square in the Manhattan borough of New York City. The company had 130,000 employees and earned annual revenue of $24.8 billion as of 2017. Macy's has conducted the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City since 1924 and has sponsored the city's annual Fourth of July fireworks display since 1976. Macy's Herald Square is one of the largest department stores in the world; the flagship store covers an entire New York City block, features about 1.1 million square feet of retail space, includes additional space for offices and storage, serves as the endpoint for the Thanksgiving Day parade.
The value of Herald Square has been estimated at around $3 billion. Macy's was founded by Rowland Hussey Macy, who between 1843 and 1855 opened four retail dry goods stores, including the original Macy's store in downtown Haverhill, established in 1851 to serve the mill industry employees of the area, they all failed. Macy moved to New York City in 1858 and established a new store named "R. H. Macy & Co." on Sixth Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets, far north of where other dry goods stores were at the time. On the company's first day of business on October 28, 1858 sales totaled $11.08, equal to $320.27 today. From the beginning, Macy's logo has included a star, which comes from a tattoo that Macy got as a teenager when he worked on a Nantucket whaling ship, the Emily Morgan; as the business grew, Macy's expanded into neighboring buildings, opening more and more departments, used publicity devices such as a store Santa Claus, themed exhibits, illuminated window displays to draw in customers.
It offered a money back guarantee, although it accepted only cash into the 1950s. The store produced its own made-to-measure clothing for both men and women, assembled in an on-site factory. In 1875, Macy took on Robert M. Valentine, a nephew. La Forge of Wisconsin, the husband of a cousin. Macy died in 1877 from inflammatory kidney disease. La Forge died the following year, Valentine died in 1879. Ownership of the company remained in the Macy family until 1895, when the company, now called "R. H. Macy & Co.", was acquired by Isidor Straus and his brother Nathan Straus, who had held a license to sell china and other goods in the Macy's store. In 1902, the flagship store moved uptown to Herald Square at 34th Street and Broadway, so far north of the other main dry goods emporia that it had to offer a steam wagonette to transport customers from 14th Street to 34th Street. Although the Herald Square store consisted of just one building, it expanded through new construction occupying the entire block bounded by Seventh Avenue on the west, Broadway on the east, 34th Street on the south and 35th Street on the north, with the exception of a small pre-existing building on the corner of 35th Street and Seventh Avenue and another on the corner of 34th Street and Broadway.
This latter 5-story building was purchased by Robert H. Smith in 1900 for $375,000 – an incredible sum at the time – with the idea of getting in the way of Macy's becoming the largest store in the world: it is supposed that Smith, a neighbor of the Macy's store on 14th Street, was acting on behalf of Siegel-Cooper, which had built what they thought was the world's largest store on Sixth Avenue in 1896. Macy's ignored the tactic, built around the building, which now carries Macy's "shopping bag" sign by lease arrangement. In 1912, Isidor Straus died in the sinking of the Titanic at the age of 67 with Ida; the original Broadway store was designed by architects De Lemos & Cordes, was built in 1901–02 by the Fuller Company and has a Palladian facade, but has been updated in many details. There were further additions to the west in 1924 and 1928, the Seventh Avenue building in 1931, all designed by architect Robert D. Kohn, the newer buildings were Art Deco in style. In 2012, Macy's began the first full renovation of the iconic Herald Square flagship store at a reported cost of $400 million.
Studio V Architecture, a New York-based firm, was the overall Master Plan architect of the project. Studio V's design raised controversy over the nature of contemporary design and authentic restoration; the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark in 1978. In the 1960s, Macy's built a store on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst, in the New York City borough of Queens; this resulted in a round department store on 90 percent of the lot, with a small owned house on the corner. Macy's no longer occupies this building, which now contains the Queens Place Mall, with Macy's Furniture Gallery as a tenant. More distant acquisitions included Lasalle & Koch, Davison-Paxon-Stokes, L. Bamberger & Co. O'Connor Moffat & Company and John Taylor Dry Goods Co.. O'Connor Moffat was renamed Macy's San Francisco in 1947 becoming Macy's California, John Taylor was renamed