The first and largest lifestyle hypermall
I received an invitation to the 1Borneo Road Show at the Empire Hotel & Country Club. A quick glance on the what its all about shows a property investment project in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah called, err, 1Borneo, claiming to be the largest and most revolutionary property development projects in Sabah (in terms of project size, variety of components and facilities).
The 4.8m square feet of property consists of the hypermall, autocity (wow!) hotels, condos, oceanarium and discovery centre, spa and fitness… the list just go on and on.
“There are 9 anchor tenants including a hypermarket to be operated by an international hypermarket operator, a departmental store, handicraft & batik gallery (with heritage centre), harajuku concept stores, “Jalan-Jalan” street bazaar, 36-lane bowling centre, 9-screen Cineplex and a large aquarium integrated with an ocean science discovery centre. Another anchor player is the upscale 35,000-sqf auto gallery. This will consist of a stylish showroom offering different models of vehicles and an elaborate bonded warehouse, yet unseen in the whole of Borneo.”
A quick look at the design struck me as I really think its somewhere near to our ‘The Mall’ especially the dome. [Pls see above]
So what does this mean to Bruneians like me? If I have enough fund, I will buy a property there, most probably a condo, so my family can stay anytime they like when they visit KK, without having to stay at a hotel. KK, being a short 40-minute air flight from Brunei, would make this as an ideal idea. Otherwise it will just be visiting it.
Now I am off to the Empire to check this largest lifestyle hypermall! [Will write about Hua Ho Petani Mall as well]