Earlier this month I went to The Hills Mall Kuching to check out the massive second hand book fair.
I elaborated about the book fair a bit here, and I think it would be still on until tomorrow, 9th December 2018.
Anyway, for your information, I’ve not exactly been to The Hills Mall for quite sometime.
This was a sad fact to be honest because I regard The Hills Mall as having one of the best locations in Kuching. Aside from that, there’s plenty of parking space and the arrangement and design of the mall is good.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE HILLS MALL?
Honestly, I don’t know what happened to The Hills Mall. It had one of the best locations in town but it always seemed rather empty.
I loved the fact the mall had ample parking space and was centrally located, but I too didn’t have enough reasons to go there unless I needed to go to Pullman Hotel. Pullman is located just above the mall.
Maybe it’s the lack of a supermarket. Maybe it’s due to the lack of tenants I prefer to visit, I don’t know.
All I know is that Bing! The Hills Mall is a great place to set up meetings thanks to its location.
THINGS ARE CHANGING AT THE HILLS
So, when I was at The Hills Mall recently, the first thing I noticed was the new logo of the mall at the elevator.
I thought the logo was really nice, and it hit me that the mall, formerly known as The Hills Mall Kuching, is now being re-branded to just ‘The Hills’.
I did more ‘research’ and found out that there’s a lot more to change in the mall.
There was plenty of renovations happening in the mall when I was there. Almost 70% of the mall’s stores were wrapped up in banners about the coming new look.
Online, the old website had been closed down and replaced with a new one with a new address at www.thehills.my.
Most of the photos I am featuring here are from the official Facebook page of The Hills.
Within the mall itself, huge big posters were put up to inform the public of what’s coming. Leaflets were also distributed to inform the public that there’s going to be massive changes to what is now called as ‘The Hills’.
According to the website and facebook page, the new The Hills would have a new food haven (food court) with 12 food stalls.
I hope the food and beverages offered at this new ‘Food Haven The Hills’ would be well priced and would be as good as what is offered at tHe Spring.
I regard tHe Spring’s Food Bazaar as the indoor food court to beat in Kuching.
The website also stated that part of the mall would also be transformed into a co-working space which I think is perfect considering the location.
There’s also a new Whiskey Bar planned, so that’s also good.
Aside from those I mentioned above, The Hills website also shows that their current tenants which include Mr DIY, Sushi King, Bing!, K11 would be retained, while introducing Studio 8, a fitness studio at the mall.
I do expect more tenants to come in soon as well as I feel all what is planned seems positive.
HOPES FOR THE HILLS
I’m personally very excited about what’s to come to The Hills. I think the change is needed and the plans do seem solid and appropriate.
Being placed in the center of the city, The Hills should be an icon of what Kuching City can offer. I always regarded The Hills as the shopping gateway for tourist who stay in the new Kuching City Centre.
That said, it is my hope that the coming renovation would do well for The Hills, transforming it into one of the best in the city.
I can’t wait to see how The Hills would look when the renovations are completed.