PETALING JAYA: Tropicana Gardens Mall, the retail subsidiary of Tropicana Corporation Bhd, has partnered with the Royal Thai Embassy and the Thai Department of International Trade Promotion to host Malaysia’s largest Thai festival, Think Thailand.
Through June 6, this 12-day extravaganza will allow shoppers to experience the best of Thailand with exciting activities including cooking and martial arts demonstrations, lively cultural performances and a Thai bazaar.
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Andrew Ashvin, Managing Director of Tropicana Gardens Mall and Group Assets Management, shared more about the mall’s aspirations to provide a dynamic mix of engaging activities for shoppers and visitors.
“Malaysians are ready to shop, dine and travel again, and Tropicana Gardens Mall aims to meet that demand and provide more exciting experiences with Think Thailand.
“Thanks to our partners at the Royal Thai Embassy and the Department for the Promotion of International Trade, the festival will offer visitors authentic Thai experiences, as well as products from more than 50 Thai exporters at more than 50 booths on site.
“It also aligns with changing consumer preferences for experiential engagement in retail, following the shift to digital and online platforms during lockdown, as Tropicana continues to redefine art. shopping,” he said.
Visitors to the mall can whet their appetites with a tantalizing array of Thai delicacies and cuisine, including dishes from Thai Select restaurants, as well as the Thailand International Halal Showcase.
Other attractions include Muai Thai demonstrations and a boxing tournament. Thai products will also be showcased throughout the festival, including newly launched products and at special prices, supporting both Malaysian importers and Thai exporters as economic sectors reopen.
Brands represented at Think Thailand include Jonesalid, ChaTraMue, J-Deli, HappiLuv, Hommern and more, offering a diverse range of food and beverages, lifestyle products, cosmetics and more.
“We are delighted to work with Tropicana Gardens Mall to encourage Malaysians to think Thailand. With its strategic location, spacious design and top-notch connectivity, the mall is well suited as the venue for the festival. »
“Think Thailand is responding to renewed interest in travel as international borders reopen, and we hope to showcase the best Thailand has to offer during the event, with 50 qualified exporters and a turnover of planned business of RM6mil during the festival.
“Additionally, online and on-site business matchmaking has been organized, with an expected business value of RM30 million within the year,” said Chainarong Keratiyutwong, Thailand’s Ambassador to Malaysia.
Every RM50 purchase of Thai products from designated outlets during Think Thailand will entitle shoppers to enter a raffle to win prizes such as round-trip AirAsia flight tickets, hotel accommodation in Thailand , an Oppo smartphone, Thai Select vouchers, Thai Odyssey vouchers, travel luggage, and hindrances.
Part of the 17.6-acre integrated and transit-oriented Tropicana Gardens development, the Tropicana Gardens shopping center itself is a million-square-foot retail landmark with seven stories and counting. of 160 stores.
This mall offers a unique blend of lifestyle, dining and entertainment brands, such as the largest JONETZ by Don Don Donki store in Malaysia, the largest Starbucks reserve in Malaysia, Village Grocer, H&M, Taco Bell, Sports Direct, Adidas, Puma, BookXcess, Royce, Golden Screen Cinemas, Thai Odyssey, etc.
Tropicana Gardens Mall is also home to a 50,000 square foot convention center, with extensive facilities that can accommodate up to 300,000 visitors per month. It also aligns with Tropicana’s approach to environmental, social and governance principles through its sustainable design, as recognized by its Silver Green Building Index certification.
Tropicana Gardens’ connectivity profile includes frontage along Persiaran Surian, as well as proximity to major roads such as North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), Damansara Puchong Expressway (LDP), and Sungai Buloh Expressway. A direct connection to Surian MRT station also provides access to Klang Valley’s growing integrated transit system.