My daughter has been to Genting FOUR times. She’s just 27 months old. Haha. It’s near enough for a short drive up and cooling enough for my liking. So, I was very happy to read that Genting Premium Outlets is currently being built and it will be Southeast Asia’s first hilltop Premium Outlet Centre. First question, would you drive up to Genting just to visit the Premium Outlet? Chances are, no. However, this would add to the many attractions to drive up to Genting Highlands in future. Instead of just the casino or even just the theme park and the current shopping centre, there is now another awesome choice. It is expected to be completed in final quarter of 2016.
Total size would be 300,000 square feet. Certainly nowhere near the size of Mitsui Outlet Park or even Johor Premium Outlet but as another shopping choice up there in Genting, this is indeed very attractive. It will house 150 designer brand name stores and 4,000 parking bays for cars and buses. It is part of Genting’s 10-year development, expansion, enhancement, refurbishment and infrastructure master plan. This Genting Premium Outlet is a sister outlet to Johor Premium Outlet which I have visited many times and bought many things for my wife.
Recently, Genting’s casino in Singapore showed a huge drop in profits while those casinos in Macau has shown a continuous decline in profits for some time. Both remain profitable but it has shown that profits cannot continue to rise and weaknesses in China’s economy does affect casino’s profitability as fewer people visit casinos. Thus, the expansion in terms of offering beyond just casino alone allows the company to at least maintain its profit momentum while at the same time giving even more entertainment value to many visitors, including my family and I. Happy visiting.
written on 27 May 2015
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