October 5, 2008

Kuching Future & On going developments

  • BOULEVARD Shopping Complex - A new regional mall located along Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli in the 4th Mile area, the major tenant is the Boulevard Department Store & Hypermarket, with some 720,000 sq ft (67,000 m2) of net lettable area, which will be the largest one-stop lifestyle mall in the state. Phase I of the mall is now open, while phase II of the mall will be ready in November 2008. (don't think the phase II can be ready in time)
  • Dewan Undangan Negeri - A new Sarawak State legislative assembly complex.
  • Federal Administrative Centre - A new Federal Administrative Centre will be establish in Matang area, costing RM2 billion to build, it is expected to be completed by 2025.
  • ICONmall - The biggest shopping complex cum hotel apartment project in King's Centre, Kuching, with some 1,200,000 square feet (110,000 m2) of gross building area.
  • Green Heights Mall - Kuching's first suburban neighbourhood small mall, with an international Cold Storage Supermarket, with some 4,000 m² of leasable space, opened on the 13th of June, 2008.
  • Imperial Hotel Apartment - The building consists together with Boulevard Shopping Complex, the hotel apartment will be offering up to 700 units of rooms. It is expected to be completed by June 2009, will be open on December 2009.
  • Isthmus Hypermarket Mall - The mall is part of the Kuching City Extension plan and will house a hypermarket & retail shoplots all under one roof. It is expected to be the largest shopping mall in the region upon completion.
  • Kuching Tower - A 315-room 5-star hotel cum office complex, standing 39-storeys or 150 metres tall, will be Borneo's tallest building.
  • Matang Highway - This RM314.6 million project covers the construction of a 2-lane, dual-carriageway road, a gateway bridge over the Selang Rambungan River and a minor bridge over the Matang Sebubut River. Construction of this highway commenced in July 2002 and is targeted for completion in May 2007. Upon completion, the road will enable direct Kuching-Lundu access, thereby relieving congestion on the existing Matang Road. (until today still not complete yet)
  • Mudajaya New Township - The project comprises a new satellite township to be built on 265 acres (1.1 km2) of land. The township will be a self-contained township comprising apartments, condominiums, shophouses, shopping complexes, offices, private hospital, public and private schools and college, wet and dry markets, recreational park, town squares, sports and swimming facilities, bus terminal, police station, entertainment centres and hawker centres. The entire project is expected to be completed by 2015 and is expected to generate a total Gross Development Value of more than RM1 billion.
  • Novotel Interhill Kuching - An international 388-room 4-star hotel cum 3-storey up-market shopping centre, with about 140,000 sq ft (13,000 m2) of retail space. It will be a 23-storey building with 2 underground basements. It is expected to be completed by early 2009.
  • One TJ - Sarawak's first ICT based shopping mall will be developed in the Heights Drive commercial centre, with some 67,500 sq ft (6,270 m2) of leasable area, it is expected to be completed by mid-2008.
  • Plaza Merdeka - A brand new CBD shopping mall with 350,000 sq ft (33,000 m2) of nett leasable area (built up - 550,000 sq ft (51,000 m2)) plus a 290-room Boutique hotel complex (built up - 175,000 sq ft (16,300 m2)) located in the historic heart of Kuching, it is expected to be ready in mid-2010.
  • Samariang Mall - A new 3-storey shopping mall located in Bandar Baru Samariang new township.
  • Sarawak Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Sarawak International Medical Centre
  • The Spring - The largest lifestyle shopping mall in the state, situated along Jalan Simpang Tiga, was opened on 10 January 2008, covering some 420,000 sq ft (39,000 m2) of net lettable area (built up - 1.2mln sq ft). The anchor tenants are Parkson Department Store and Ta Kiong Supermarket.
  • University Malaysia Sarawak - UNIMAS will have its new campus in Samarahan Division or near the old campus of UNIMAS, it spread out to 2,000 acres (8 km²) of area, the project costing RM1.5 billion, it expected to be completed by 2015.
  • Four Points Hotel by Sheraton - A 12-storey, 300-room hotel to be built opposite RH Plaza near the Kuching International Airport and will be ready by Aug 31, 2008. (still under construction)
  • Proposed Upscale Hotel - This planning design proposal is prepared for the approved layout plan for a 12-Storey Hotel on Lot 337, Section 46, KTLD situated at Jalan Tabuan, Kuching. The usage of the building remains unchanged and the number of Guest Rooms is at 220 rooms.
  • Kuching Sentral - Proposed Kuching's regional transportation terminal cum shopping complex, located at Mile 6 1/2 Jalan Penrissen is expected to be completed by end of 2009. It will house a hypermarket and retail shoplots.
  • Kuching City Mall - Proposed 5-acre 2-storey shopping plaza, located in the neighbourhood of Taman Desa Wira , a stone’s throw from MJC and Jalan Stephen Yong and within 10 minutes’ drive from the heart of the city. It will house a hypermarket, department store and retail outlets.
*from wikipedia

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