KUCHING: La Promenade Mall, a four-storey commercial development along the Kuching-Samarahan Expressway, is officially open for business.
Choice La Promenade is open for business. The mall is open with over 1,000 free car and motorcycle parking bays. Starting today, Choice Supermarket’s flagship 10,000sqft outlet welcomes customers with promotions and special daily deals. Choice La Promenade is the ground floor anchor tenant, offering premium imported meats, fishes and a wide range of fresh goods.
The mall is open daily, from 9.30am to 9.30pm, and has over 1,000 free car and motorcycle parking spaces. “This mall currently features an all-Sarawakian line-up. This is the result of our ‘support local’ policy when it came to finding tenants,” HSL managing director Datuk Paul Yu Chee Hoe said. “We’ve given emphasis to the services sector. Supermarket and restaurants aside, our other tenants will include a hair saloon, pharmacy, telco and art gallery.”
Uniquely, a portion of the mall on level four has been dedicated to charity. Special leases and financial aid have been given to Hope Place, Helping Hands Penan, the Intellectually Disabled Adults Society and Bodhi Counselling Centre. “These charities will run workshops, stores and provide important social services. We fully intend for La Promenade Mall to be a valuable community hub and we cannot be more pleased with the charities, which will benefit from wider exposure to the public by being in a mall,” Yu said. La Promenade Mall is part of the new HSL Tower complex, which is the HQ of multidisciplinary construction specialist. Both the 10-storey office block and four-storey mall are built to the latest Green Building Index standards and are 25% more energy efficient. Tenants enjoy less heat and more natural lighting, both of which are significant energy savers. “The entire 200-acre La Promenade is planned from the start as a ‘township within a park’. We have twice the amount of landscaping compared to typical developments. We have planted over 1,000 trees, 2,000 tea-leaf shrubs. We add more than 100 trees to every new precinct we are building,” executive director Simon Lau said. “Greenery is our ‘signature dish’ at La Promenade.” Executive director Tony Yu said La Promenade Mall was also designed with forward-thinking features like electric car charging stations and the disabled in mind. “La Promenade is a community space for all. Besides landscaping, we make sure all floors in this mall have OKU-friendly toilets complete with grab bars, wide doors and tilted mirrors. Our building has nappy change rooms on all floors.”
In conjunction with Chinese New Year, HSL has launched a #HuatsUpLaPromenade photo contest. Everyone can participate by uploading photos to their social media with the hashtag. Cash prizes of RM888 up for grabs. For more info, visit lapromenademall.com.my or search @lapromenademall on social media. Info also at hsl.com.my and @hslcn.