Sunway Malls has unveiled Sunway Big Box, Malaysia’s first retail hybrid park at a key tenant unveiling ceremony which places its tenancy at 85% ahead of its opening this coming mid December 2019.
The development is the seventh retail development under the Sunway Malls umbrella which currently has 7.7 million square feet in net lettable area (NLA) under management and in the pipeline and will offer both Malaysian and Singaporean shoppers a unique retail proposition.
Sited on a 24-acre plot of land, Sunway Big Box is integrated with an upcoming 280-room hotel development, a 170,000 sq ft NLA office tower and is connected to a 38-acre extreme park component.
Comprising a combination of 13 large format stores providing immersive brand experiences and regular retail outlets set in within a green space, it has a total gross development cost (GDC) of RM250 million. The two-floor retail cluster spans across 500,000 sq ft NLA, offering close to 100 retail, F&B and entertainment stores.
The 36 key partners who have been unveiled at Sunway Big Box today are NSK, SSF, BookXcess, Golden Screen Cinemas, Loon Sing Restaurant, MOX, Sports Direct, EnerG X Park, Ace Hardware, Happy Fish, Mr DIY, Tomaz, Caltex, Starbucks, KFC, Burger King,
Skechers, Young Hearts, Universal Traveller, Thai Odyssey, Gintell, Guardian, Maxis, U Mobile, Mr Dakgalbi, Absolute Thai, Chicken Rice Shop, Gong Cha, Tealive, Dum Dum Thai Tea, Famous Amos, Tan Ngan Lo, Funskate by Cobay, KB Fun, MyNews.com and Pet Lovers Centre.
“Supported by a hotel and an office component, Sunway Big Box is a unique retail development that is planned for the future, aligned to Sunway Iskandar’s masterplan to build Nature’s Capital City. Sunway Big Box offers Malaysians and Singaporeans a unique retail experience with a host of dining and lifestyle choices for their convenience. Sunway Big Box is meant to be the place for people from all walks of life to congregate, shop and socialise,” said CEO of Sunway Malls and Theme Parks HC Chan in his opening speech.
“Sunway Big Box is our second retail development in Sunway Iskandar. Sunway Citrine Hub was our first, opened last year, and it is now fully occupied. With Sunway Big Box opening in December, we will have more to offer the community in Johor,” he added.
The retail park is the closest to Singapore via the Coastal Highway Southern Link (CHSL) and has a catchment of 200,000 within 20 minutes. A total of 107.9 million people used the Causeway and the Second link in 2015.