Last Sunday I was invited to the launch of De Centrum Mall in Kajang. Since it only took me about 20 minutes from Puchong, I was more than happy to witness the official opening of the little quaint mall which is part of the growing community of De Centrum City by Protasco Bhd. Of course I just had to bring my two boys with me, it was family day (Sunday) after all.
The neighbourhood mall is part of Phase 1 of De Centrum City which will include a hotel, a convention centre, office towers and luxury condominiums to be completed in the next 10 to 15 years. So there’s definitely more to look forward to.
After the official launch ceremony that included the spectacular lion dance and a meet and greet session with Elfira Loy, we got to explore the mall and found a number of great eateries for visitors to choose from and of course includes family-favourite fast-food chain KFC and Pizza Hut.
The mall seems to be mostly open-air with only certain sections or stores being air-conditioned. But despite the fact that it’s an open-air concept, it was not as hot as i thought it would be.
One of De Centrum’s biggest tenant is Super Seven Cash & Carry Grocery Store for those looking to buy everyday groceries or if you’re planning to grab something quickly, there’s a 7-eleven which makes life so much easier too!
As for parents with children, you’ll be glad to know that there is a huge Bookstore called SPP Bookstore that provides families with textbooks and stationery supplies they might need for school. This is one of my favourite part of the mall as it has a Kid’s corner! Ever since I became a mom, I know how much of a difference this little space can make to a parent with young children. So, thank god for this!
Besides the available stores, the mall also organises fun activities and we managed to catch the special Dinosaur Show featuring a T-Rex and Triceratops animatronix that was being used in Malaysia for the 1st time! That was fun, and I could see the kids excited for this! Too bad Eidrix is a bit to young to appreciate it.. Mummy was the one that was overly excited.. LOL.
For fitness enthusiast and gym goers, you’ll be happy to know that the mall also has a gym called the Raw House Gym located on the first floor.
I would say that that the mall is definitely equipped with the basics of a neighbourhood mall, a decent place to makan-makan and a great place for bargain shopping. I just wished I knew where the baby room was or I’m not sure if they even have one, but anyway we made it work and survived!
For info on De Centrum Mall and to keep updated on their latest happenings, check them out on their Facebook page here.
Do you have a favourite neighbourhood mall?
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