In need for shopping in Kuching? Don’t know where to get the best deals, or where Kuchinginites shop? Well, here’s my take on which mall rocks in Kuching:
THE SPRING SHOPPING MALL
Address: Jalan Simpang Tiga, 93300 Kuching, Sarawak
Operating hours: 10AM – 10PM daily
Why it’s the best: The mall houses international brands and has a 3D cinema as well as 4 atrium’s (court) for events. It has managed to maintain its cleanliness and standard, and is kept happening by the management with numerous well published events. The Foodbazaar serves halal food, and is considered one of the best in Kuching.
Main tenants: Starbucks, Big Apple, Padini, Charles & Keith, MNG, MBO Cinemas, Parkson, KFC, Ta Kiong, Poh Kong, MAC, MPH Bookstore, F.O.S., Switch, Celcom Cube, Kenny Roger’s Roasters, Nokia, Sub, Am Bank
Amenities: Free washrooms, bank, ATM machines, paid parking basement and area, elevators, public benches, lifts
Address: Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak
Operating hours: 10AM – 10PM daily
Why it’s the best: Regardless of being one of Kuching’s oldest shopping complex, Wisma Seberkas is known as Kuching’s Low Yat due to it housing plenty of tech-related products ranging from mobile phones, tablet computers, notebooks, desktops and guitars. Apart from that, many small hair saloons are also available. There is also a chain supermarket and it is easy to get around the mall.
Main tenants: PC Image, Boulevard IT, Sri Sarjana, Jolibee, Ngui Kee Departmental Store, Hong Kong Noodle House, Compumart, Hi-Tech Communication, Copal Digital, Jee Kwong Optical, 3E, Allied Marketing, Catholic Community Bookshop, Les Paul Musical Studio, Biostar Micro System, Mummy Care, Guardian, All Joy, Alpha Titan
Amenities: Washrooms, bank, ATM machines, paid parking basement, elevators, lifts
BOULEVARD SHOPPING MALL
Address: Jln Datuk Tawi Sli, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak.
Operating hours: 10AM – 10PM
Why it’s the best: This mall has everything for everyone including kids! The main reason why it is so popular is due to the fact that branded merchandise are cheap, and the hypermarket has a wide variety of selections. The mall is also active in organizing family oriented events, and this is even more evident with the inclusion of a water park which caters for children.
Main tenants: Boulevard Hypermarket & Department Store, Causeway Bay Hong Kong Restaurant, World of Cartoons, Elements Crystal, Minex Jewellery, Secret Recipe, Popular Bookstore, KFC, Am Bank, Sushi King, Kenny Rogers.
Amenities: Washrooms, bank, ATM machines, paid parking basement, elevators, lifts, kid’s park
Address: Jalan Satok, Kuching, Sarawak.
Operating hours: 10AM – 9PM
Why it’s the best: Wisma Satok is popular among the Malay Muslim population of Kuching as it has a wide variety of clothing and Muslim infused boutiques inside it. Wisma Satok also houses two of Malaysia’s biggest banks, namely Maybank and CIMB Bank, and is located just opposite major fast food chains and also other local banks.
Main tenants: Grand Supermarket, SES Pesona, Maybank, CIMB Bank, Ipoh Town Coffee.
Amenities: Washrooms, ATM machines, paid parking basement, elevators, lifts, pedestrian bridge, banks
ONE JAYA LIFESTYLE MALL
Address: Lot 11430, Block 11. Muara Tebas Land District, Jalan Song, Kuching.
Operating hours: 10AM – 9PM daily.
Why it’s the best: The mall doesn’t boast of any anchor tenants, and yet it still get’s people coming it due to the wide selection of products and services. The mall covers about 100k feet square, and it’s a place many Kuching people can find what they are looking for a good price.
Main tenants: 230 small retail units. No major brands known.
Amenities: Washrooms, elevators, lifts