KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 (Bernama) -- The RM2.5 billion Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur which is scheduled to be opened in October this year will further enhance Malaysia as an international tourist and shopping destination, says Works Minister Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu.
"I believe that Berjaya Times Square is set to become an international landmark for shopping, luxury accommodation, business, amusement, food and beverage and entertainment," he said prior to witnessing a handing-over ceremony of Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur to Berjaya Times Square Sdn Bhd by its main contractor, Invescor Dumez Jaya-Woh Hup JV, here Monday.
IDW JV director of Asean Alain Gaubier handed over a symbolic "key" to Berjaya Times Square's chairman Tan Sri Vincent Tan.
Samy Vellu said Berjaya Times Square was the largest development of its kind in the Asia Pacific and the largest project undertaken in a single-phase anywhere in the world.
This complex's infrastructure would undeniably project a favourable image of Malaysia for having one of the most technologically-advanced infrastructure in the world, he added.
Berjaya Times Square, he said, would complement Malaysia's other notable landmarks like the Petronas Twin Towers and Putrajaya Convention Centre.
With a shopping mall space of 2,100,000 sq ft, Berjaya Times Square will be the largest shopping complex in the region and housing the largest indoor theme park in Asia.
Altogether, it will have 15 floors of retail shops, restaurants, department stores, cinemas and an indoor theme park.
Berjaya Times Square will have nine cinemas, including Malaysia's first IMAX theatre that offers 3D and 2D movies using cutting edge cinematic technology. The 700-seat 3D IMAX theatre at the complex has a screen that is eight storeys high and 100 ft wide.
With a 7.5 million sq ft of built-up floor area, it provides retail space for 916 individual shops and a number of retail anchors. To date, it has signed up 65 cafes, bistros, restaurants and fast food stations. It also boasts of a 56-lane bowling centre and 1,200 hotel and service suites.
Berjaya Times Square has projected a visit traffic of three million visitors per month.
The project is now about 90 percent completed and overall completion is expected by next month.