On the 3rd December, 2009 Suria Sabah, Kota Kinabalu latest shopping mall, opened its doors to the publics, and thereby adding more shopping experience for the local communities and tourists alike. Suria Sabah is located right at the heart of Kota Kinabalu business district, immediately opposite to the Standard Charter Bank and just beside Wisma Sabah Building along Tun Fuad Stephens street. From an aerial view, the architectural design of the building is like a “L” shape, and the mall is divided into two sections, Jesselton Mall and Kinabalu Mall. These names also represent the past and present names of the city. For now Suria Sabah is not completed yet, but the retailing section is ready to welcome the customers. Presently only a few retailers are operating at Suria Sabah, yet they have come at a right time, since the Christmas shopping season has just begun.
The major anchor tenant for Suria Sabah is Metrojaya, which is one of the top major departmental stores in Malaysia. The Metrojaya Suria Sabah branch is the 8th. in the whole of Malaysia. Located at the centre of Suria Sabah, Metrojaya takes up 4 floors of shopping space, with a total retailing area of 125,000 square feet. Metrojaya is a full fletch departmental store with products ranging from fashions, accessories, perfume and beauty products, children wear, sport wear, and household items. Some of the in house brands carried by Metrojaya are East India Company, Somerset Bay and Living Quarters. In the women fashion section designer brands like Arthur Yen, Anne Kelly, Diane Caroll and Laura Ashley give women even a better selection of choices. When tired of shopping one can visit the cafeteria on the 1st floor of Metrojaya, have a cup of coffee and snacks, and enjoy the great view of Gaya Island and Jesselton Point.
From left to right:
- Metrojaya Men Wears
- Metrojaya Living Quarters
- Metrojaya Women Wears
Other notable retailers at Suria Sabah are Bata, Reject Shop, Elianto, Habib, Voir, L’occitane, GNC, and Eu Yang Sang. Fast food giants like KFC, Pizza Huts and Kenny Roger have already started serving their popular meals to the customers. Below are shops and retailers that have started business at Suria Sabah.
Fashions and Clothings
Accessories, Shoes and Bags
Beauty & Personal Care
Book & Card
Jewellery & Watch
Food & Beverage
Some of the popular retailers already open for business in Suria Sabah are Body Shop, Ms Read, and Levi’s. On the food section Secret Recipe, Big Apple Donuts and Coffee, and the Suria Food Court on the 3rd floor have also started operation. Note: the 3rd floor Suria Food Court has a great view over Gaya Island and Jesselton Point, the old wharf. The Golden Screen Cinemas on the 8th floor with a total of 8 cinemas, is in full swing now. And this is the only cinema in Kota Kinabalu with a 3D facility.
There are ample parking spaces located on the fourth floor to the eighth floor. The entrance to the car park is situated at the back of the shopping mall which is facing the sea front. Business hours are from 10am to 10pm.
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