ITCC Shopping Mall Soft Launch and Anchor Tenant Opening
ITCC Shopping Mall opened its doors to the public with the Soft Launching officiated by Sabah Chief Minister, YAB Musa today (25 August). The soft launch also coincides with the official opening of anchor tenant Bataras Hypermarket which was also officiated by the Chief Minister. The hypermarket occupies 34,000 sqft of space within the mall.
Ceasar Mandela Malakun, Group General Manager of Sabanilam Enterprise Sdn Bhd developer of ITCC expressed his gratitude during his speech, saying "We have come a long way since we started. What was once a 10.5 acres plot of paddy field land is now a 1.68 million sqft commercial facility.
"We obtained our Certificate of Practical Completion for Phase 1A of ITCC Penampang (which is the ITCC Shopping Mall) on the 30th of November 2016 and thereafter we secured the Occupation Certificate from the Penampang District Council on the 15th of August 2017.â€
Datuk Seri Panglima Clarence Bongkos Malakun, Executive Chairman of Sabanilam Enterprise Sdn Bhd said, "Today is an important milestone for us, as this ceremony marks the completion of Phase 1 of ITCC Penampang. He expressed his joy in completing the mall saying, "We are only a small Bumiputera Developer from Penampang. We were born here and we live here, our â€˜kampung halaman', we have no choice but to face the obstacles and we are very much determined to complete our project, even through tough times.
"Having now completed the Shopping Mall, it is not the end of our task and time to relax. The real challenge now is to run and manage the shopping mall successfully.â€
At the time of the launch, 8 retailers have opened their doors for business while the "First Car Road Showâ€ event is also underway at the ITCC Exhibition Centre on the 1st Floor of the mall. ITCC which will consist a banquet hall, an exhibition center, a hotel, MSC certified office tower and commercial residences, held its groundbreaking ceremony on 28 March 2011.