Shopping experience will evolve, that’s why malls can still prosper

I have written about the fact that online shopping is not going to kill all malls. Here’s a few:  Online shopping to kill malls? Not during my generation, for sure  or even this one: My MUST HAVE list for malls, both old and new   Come on, new couples need some place to understand one another well before … Read moreShopping experience will evolve, that’s why malls can still prosper

Paradigm’s Asset Enhancement Initiative. What is that? :)

Updated on 9 August 2018. Previous photos replaced with official ones from Paradigm PJ. When I first moved to KL over 5 years ago, Kelana Jaya was my home for over a year. Thus, Paradigm Mall was where I go to more than twice every week. It was just opened then. Whether it’s food or … Read moreParadigm’s Asset Enhancement Initiative. What is that? 🙂

Johor Bahru attracting lots of foreign retailers! People and economy.

It’s safe to say that if I am a foreign retailer brand and coming into Malaysia for the very first time, Kuala Lumpur would be a natural start. The first reason is of course because that’s where majority of all brands are. The more ‘profitable’ reason is that that’s where the population growth is. If … Read moreJohor Bahru attracting lots of foreign retailers! People and economy.

Lots more new brands to enjoy, really. Cheaper and better please.

Here’s one article not too long ago. Closures ALWAYS point to ‘tough outlook’ Coming back to just days ago, my old friend is still insisting that the Malaysian economy is in trouble and that if the election result is not up to his expectation, Malaysia will go bankrupt within 5 years. Anyway, everyone’s entitled to … Read moreLots more new brands to enjoy, really. Cheaper and better please.

Retail to improve after GE 14. Means more income or more willingness?

I have bought more new shirts this year than last year but have spent virtually the same. I have bought two new pairs of jeans too. However, the amount I spent per shirt and per jeans is much lower than what I would have spent previously. For example, a new pair of very nice LC … Read moreRetail to improve after GE 14. Means more income or more willingness?

Potentially over 700 stores closure and 30,000 employees losing jobs

Toys R Us will potentially be closing over 700 stores and 33,000 employees are at risk of losing their jobs. Full report in WSJ.com here. Please do read for some of the reasons for its closure, including the most important one, stronger competition. Whenever people lose jobs, naturally the property market shakes because some of these … Read morePotentially over 700 stores closure and 30,000 employees losing jobs

197 malls in Kuala Lumpur by 2021. ‘Killing’ one another?

Here’s a good read about malls in Greater Kuala Lumpur. According to an article in FreeMalaysiaToday, in three years time, the total number of malls in KL would reach 197. Currently there are already 170 and 27 more are coming. When these arrive, there would be a total of 86.2 million sq ft retail space. The upcoming … Read more197 malls in Kuala Lumpur by 2021. ‘Killing’ one another?

Too many supermarkets, why Jaya Grocer still opening more?

Do you have favourite supermarkets that you go to every weekend? I am not that loyal to just one brand. What about supermarket brands that you dislike? Let’s not talk about some supermarket brands which has already lost me as a customer. Three reasons? The fresh choices are just too limited. For example, quantity and … Read moreToo many supermarkets, why Jaya Grocer still opening more?

Value still up even when transactions are down.

kopiandproperty.com was invited to MIEA’s Press Conference and Launch of MIEA Property Market Sentiment Report recently. I have a full time job, so naturally MMY the junior reporter went. Many good statistics were shared to all the invited medias. Please do contact them (MIEA) for a copy of all the presentations or if you are … Read moreValue still up even when transactions are down.

Closures ALWAYS point to ‘tough outlook’ ….

I worked at an office within walking distance to Maju Junction for over 4 years. On a weekly basis, I would drop by Maju Junction once and perhaps spending up to RM25 per visit. (Lunch, including one Boost Juice after lunch). SOGO mall is meanwhile much further away than Maju Junction from my office but … Read moreClosures ALWAYS point to ‘tough outlook’ ….

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