Mall of Medini will be sporting a fresh and exciting new look with the addition of two major anchor tenants – a gourmet supermarket and a virtual reality centre. The mall, a joint venture between UEM Sunrise Bhd and Iskandar Investment Bhd welcomes Ben’s Independent Grocer (B.I.G) and KT Corporation’s VRinity – Virtual Reality Centre of Excellence to be part of the mall.
This marks B.I.G sixth supermarket and the first outside of Klang Valley, occupying an area of 35,000 square feet. B.I.G. established its flagship store at Publika Shopping Gallery, Kuala Lumpur in 2011 as a one-stop eat, drink and shopping centre. It is also the leader within the premium grocery segment in Malaysia.
Just like its other outlet, B.I.G. will offer an array of specialised ingredient themed sections like Barn Butchery, Bay Seafood, B.Organic and Malaya Kitchen.
Meanwhile, Korea’s largest telecommunications operator KT Corporation’s Virtual Reality Centre of Excellence is a joint-venture partnership with Iskandar Innovations Sdn Bhd (a member of Iskandar Investment Berhad group of companies), VRinity, with an investment close to RM4 million is the latest attraction in Iskandar Puteri to join the likes of Legoland Malaysia Resort.
It offers 5,000 square feet of a fully immersive gaming centre equipped with the best virtual reality (VR) technologies from Korea including motion platforms, racing simulators and VR touch experiences.
UEM Sunrise Berhad Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib said as the master developer of Iskandar Puteri, UEM Sunrise will continue adding value to Johor by making things exciting for Mall of Medini visitors and the community. “In relaunching Mall of Medini with a fresh new look, fun and interactive activities; a variety of shopping facilities and a wide range of experiences will be on offer.
We are also hoping to play our part in Johor government and Tourism Johor’s efforts to attract more visitors and to achieve their target of 8.4 million tourists for Visit Johor 2020,” he added.
Mall of Medini’s other major tenants includes KFC, Burger King, Starbucks, Old Town White Coffee, Al-Ikhsan, Absolute Thai and The Chicken Rice Shop. The 110,000 square feet net lettable area mall has 51 outlets.
To make Mall of Medini accessible for commuters between Malaysia and Singapore, bus operator Causeway Link has launched its new cross-border route via the Second Link.
The new route runs between Iskandar Puteri and Tuas in Singapore with the drop-off and pick-up points located at Mall of Medini and Tuas Link MRT Station with an interval of 10 to 15 minutes during peak hours and a travelling time of around 45 minutes to 1 hour.