2019-Coronavirus : Counting The Cost

2019-Coronavirus : Counting The Cost

est. < 1 min read Impact on The Malaysian Economy The novel coronavirus outbreak that was discovered in China late last month, has caused significant disruptions, with economists predicting a 0.1 to 0.3 percentage point cut in GDP growth for Malaysia in 2020, depending on its duration. Malaysia had also faced a similar situation 18 years ago when the SARS…

10 Interesting Things At The New AEON Malls

10 Interesting Things At The New AEON Malls

est. 4 min read New Generation Malls – ‘Experiential Shopping’ by Tina Leong (Managing Director) There have been lots of articles about ‘experiential retailing’ being the antidote to online shopping. On the Malaysian front, some of the newer AEON malls which opened in 2018 and 2019 (AEON Mall Kuching and AEON Mall Nilai), have cleverly designed common spaces for…

Experiential or Just Doing The Basics Right?

Experiential or Just Doing The Basics Right?

est. 4 min read by Yip Wai Fong (Research Analyst) for Focus Malaysia edition Feb 23-Mar 1, 2019 The past few months have passed in a flurry of festivities and holidays where shopping malls transformed themselves with numerous shades of colour and festive decor for the seasonal celebrations, typical of our Malaysian cultural heritage. Of course, these transformations are…

How ‘Bricks’ and ‘Clicks’ Drive Shopping Malls in Malaysia

How ‘Bricks’ and ‘Clicks’ Drive Shopping Malls in Malaysia

est. 4 min read by Susan Fong (Research Manager) for Focus Malaysia edition Nov 10-16, 2018 Malaysian shopping malls have first evolved from street shop supermarkets and department stores in the 1970s, to integrated megamalls spanning 2 million sq ft net lettable area, some 30-40 years later. These monolithic marketplaces are kings of ‘Variety’ – satisfying a convergence of…

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