Jaya Shopping Centre breathes new life into the old supermarket
(From left) Jaya Section Fourteen Sdn bhd director and Jaaya Shopping Centre developer Ismail Ani Arope, CIMB Group chief financial officer Kenny Kim, Mapletree Investments of Singapore retail management head Wendy Low, Petaling Jaya mayor Datin Alinah Ahmad, CIMB asset management division head Raja Noorma Othman, Mapletree Investments of Singapore regional chief executive officer Phua Kok Kim and Miss Malaysia 2013 Melinder Bhullar at the Jaya Shopping Centre ribbon cutting ceremony.
PETALING JAYA:Jaya Shopping Centre, a redevelopment of the icon that is fondly remembered as Jaya Supermarket, the first shopping complex in Petaling Jaya (PJ) that was built in 1974, will revive family and community lifestyle values that Jaya Shopping Centre enjoyed, bringing back fond memories to the area.
Strategically located on the land of the previous Jaya Supermarket in Petaling Jaya Section 14, the new Jaya Shopping Centre will offer a wide selection of food & beverage outlets, a supermarket, cinema & entertainment concepts, sportswear and fashion, children’s toys and gifts, beauty and wellness spas, electronics and gadgets and a banking hall.
“Jaya Supermarket was the first shopping centre in PJ. I must congratulate the developer, Jaya Section Fourteen Sdn Bhd and their business partners and associate for successfully completing and opening the new Jaya Shopping Centre,” said PJ mayor Datin Alinah Ahmad at the Jaya Shopping Mall launch today.
“While we have find memories of Jaya of the past, the new Jaya is proof that it is possible to adapt to evolving demographics while sustaining as well as enhancing the vitality and viability of Section 14,” she added.
The mall has a total built-up area of more than 270,000 sq ft with seven clearly defined retail zones to cater to different needs, while there are 780 parking bays spread out over four levels of basement car parks.
“We are committed to ensuring that Jaya Shopping Centre meets the neighbourhood needs and is focused in attracting customers, drawing new businesses and offer employment opportunities,” said Jaya Section Fourteen Sdn Bhd director and Jaya Shopping Centre developer Ismail Ani Arope.
“It is my pleasure and duty to make sure that Jaya continues to create memories for those who have grown listening to their parents and grandparents talking about Jaya. This is my promise to you.”
Opened to the public on April 28, 2014, Jaya Shopping Centre tenants are made up of local brands such as Chapter One Bookstore, CIMB Bank, Hings Watch, Poh Kong, Poya and Serai. It also has a floor dedicated to modern entrepreneurs on level four.
“The PJ City Council provides free bus service known as PJ CityBus since May 2014. This initiative is a way forward to decrease the traffic in PJ and to encourage the people to use public transport as one of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme to help the needy and for them to travel freely,” said Alinah.
“I hope that the Jaya Shopping Centre management will consider providing free bus services as part of its CSR initiative,” she opined.
PJ CityBus also provides free bus services to Section 14, where Jaya Shopping Centre is.
The launch of the shopping centre was attended by Miss Malaysia World 2013 Melinder Bhullar, Mapletree Investments of Singapore regional chief executive officer Phua Kok Kim and retail management head Wendy Low, CIMB Group chief financial officer Kenny Kim and asset management division head Raja Noorma Othman, and representatives from PJ City Council.