A neighbourhood lifestyle mall in Setia Ecohill is having its soft opening today.
Aiming to serve the population of Semenyih in Selangor and its surrounding townships, the four-storey Setia Ecohill Mall has a built-up area of about 280,000sq ft and is part of the Setia Ecohill Walk commercial hub.
The design of the mall and commercial hub was inspired by the Grand Canyon in the United States, where massive steep canyon walls flank each other to create a valley that is vibrant and alive, bursting with activity and movement.
Setia Ecohill Walk was designed in such a manner where activities form the heart of the central walkway lined by retail shops facing each other.
It offers a lively mix of a man-made stream, water fountains, sculptures, angel-shaped street lights and lush landscapes between a “canyon” of retail shops that serve as an attraction on its own, beyond its commercial purposes.
Setia Ecohill Sdn Bhd general manager Koh Sooi Meng said the RM100mil mall was completed in December last year.
“Its uniqueness and accessibility will draw shoppers here.
One of the many Instagram-worthy spots in Setia Ecohil Walk.
“There are many Instagram-worthy spots too,” he added.
The mall is accessible via the Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK highway), Kajang-Seremban Highway (Lekas highway), North-South Highway (PLUS highway) and North-South Expressway Central Link (Elite highway).
Koh said they had adopted a sustainable development concept and incorporated ideas gleaned from multiple visits abroad.
“We are quite ready with 60% of mall tenants.
“We are looking at 75% to 85% tenant occupancy by the end of this year,” he shared, adding that they were careful in the selection of food and beverage tenants to ensure they cater to the needs of all shoppers.
“Our main tenant is LuLu supermarket and department store.
“Here, shoppers will be spoilt for choice with a vast variety of quality fresh groceries, baked goods and other items at affordable prices,” said Koh.
“Other tenants include Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Sushi King, Secret Recipe, Texas Chicken, Gigi Coffee, Tealive, Boost Juice, Nelson’s, Caring Pharmacy, Watson’s, F.O.S, Optix World, Cuckoo and Coway.”
He said the mall would also have a Boutique Digital Centre where shoppers could visit telco and gadget stores of their choice.
“Some tenants will offer promotions and gifts during the soft launch. The mall’s official opening is on Sept 15,” he revealed.
On the company’s expectations, Koh said they hoped to attract tourists to Semenyih.
“We want to attract people from Kajang and nearby areas so they do not need to travel to Kuala Lumpur to host celebrations and gatherings.
“I also hope this place will serve as a food haven,” he added.
Koh said five Malaysian artistes, including Zainal Abidin, Hael Husaini and Nicholas Teo, would be performing at an outdoor concert on Sept 3 at 8.30pm.
He said a crowd of 6,000 was anticipated.
On the commercial hub of Setia Ecohill Walk, he said there were 243 units of retail shops and offices across eight blocks.
“The Gem at Setia Ecohill Walk, with its unique diamond facade, is set to become a premium entertainment centrepiece and the highlight of the project.
“The 23,000sq ft space offers a fantastic view of the waterscapes surrounding it and is earmarked for premium entertainment and fine dining,” he said.
Visitors need not worry about parking as there are 2,000 vehicle bays at Setia Ecohill Walk.
There will also be two blocks of serviced apartments in the area.
“We expect to have the soft launch for the serviced apartments by 2024.
“The 709 units will be a value buy for families and young couples.
“We will offer them in three sizes, from 600sq ft to over 1,000sq ft,” added Koh.