Friday, March 13, 2009

The 13th Biggest Shopping Mall In The World

Berjaya Times Square KL is a twin tower complex containing a shopping centre and two five star hotels located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was opened in October 2003 by the then Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad. It is tagged as the "world’s largest building ever built in a single phase", with 7.5 million square feet (700,000 m²) of built up floor area.

Berjaya Times Square offers shopping, luxury accommodation, business, food and entertainment. Currently, it has space for more than 1000 retail shops, 1200 luxury service suites, 65 food outlets to suit many tastes and entertainment attractions such as Asia’s largest indoor theme park, Cosmo's World and Malaysia’s first-ever IMAX 2D & 3D theatre which is located on the 10th Floor. Other popular stores include Metrojaya, which is a multi-level major department store, and many more.

The view of Berjaya Times Square from our hotel glass window

The Kuala Lumpur Monorail's Imbi station is linked to the building by a footbridge.

Currently, the Borders store in Berjaya Times Square is the largest in the world.

Cosmo's World, Asia’s largest indoor theme park

Interesting Facts
  • Berjaya Times Square is the biggest building built in Kuala Lumpur as well as in the whole of Malaysia. It is currently the 8th tallest buildings (twin) in Kuala Lumpur and 9th tallest in Malaysia.
  • Berjaya Times Square is currently the 5th building in the world with largest floor area (7.5 million square feet, or 700,000 square metres).
  • Berjaya Times Square is the 13th biggest shopping mall in the world (3.5 million square feet, or 320,000 square metres).
  • It is also the world's largest building ever built in just a single phase of construction.
  • It is a mega-scale multi purpose complex consisting of shopping outlets, a cinema, an indoor theme park, a hotel, residences, offices, etc. It is located in the most famous area for tourists in Kuala Lumpur, an area known as the Golden Triangle.
  • Berjaya Times Square was the first location that teams of The Amazing Race Asia 1 had to visit and complete a task of abseiling from the 8th floor of the mall.


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