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AEON OPENS FOURTH SHOPPING MALL IN PERAK

Taiping, 15 November 2014 – Malaysia’s leading retailer, AEON CO. (M) BHD, today proudly announced that its new shopping mall has opened its doors to the community in Taiping. Marking the 29th outlets in Malaysia, AEON Mall Taiping is the fourth shopping mall in Perak that is set to provide a lifestyle hub, allowing customers to shop, socialise, dine and play - all under one-roof.

Officiated by Duli Yang Maha Mulia Raja Permaisuri Perak Darul Ridzuan, Tuanku Zara Salim, the community mall occupies a three-level building on a 14 acres land. With an investment of RM 66 million, AEON will focus on developing the mall with variety of basic amenities, shopping convenience and leisure.

“We are proud to say that we offer a multitude of choices, catered to suit any and every customer. It will have high visibility from one of the busy traffic in Taiping and has excellent accessibility by car and public transport from all areas,” said Nur Qamarina Chew, Managing Director of AEON CO. (M) BHD during the official opening.

AEON Mall Taiping will retain AEON’s pride of providing invaluable amenities such as comfortable benches for shoppers needing a little rest, conveniently located ‘surau’, free wireless Internet connection, and “Kidzone” interactive playground and play areas, for shoppers’ ease, peace of mind and delight. The mall is also proud of continuing AEON’s signature tradition of setting up library carrying children’s book for the children to read while their parents shop.

Going beyond retail and shopping experience, AEON Mall Taiping also enriches the community it is in by creating job opportunities to the local folks. “With the opening of our mall, we have created over 1,000 new jobs and set up a career development program to ensure that our personnel are well trained and retained,” said Nur Qamarina Chew.

Each of the three floors in AEON Mall Taiping is designed with different concepts and themes. The ground floor is all about trendy fashion, health care, services and restaurants, whereas first floor is kids fashion, homes and leisure centre. The second floor is all about entertainment having a cinema and amusement park. For the convenience of shoppers, the mall provides approximately 2000 parking bays.

More than 40 species of trees and shrubs, such as Gaharu, Katong Laut, Kenanga, Cengal, Sepetir Daun Lebai were planted around the mall especially at the Educational Forest Area in order to maintain and preserve the ecosystem of the area and to educate shoppers the importance of preservation of endangered tree species. These plants were planted by approximately eight hundred nature enthusiast and environmentalist who participated in recent tree planting initiative - an AEON tradition that follows the opening of each new store.

The mall’s operating hours are from 10:00am to 10:00pm from Sunday to Thursday; and 10:00am to 10:30pm on Friday, Saturday and Public Holidays. For more information, log on to AEON Retail’s Facebook page - www.facebook.com/aeonretail.my



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About AEON CO. (M) BHD

AEON CO. (M) BHD. is a leading General Merchandise Stores (GMS) cum supermarket chain in Malaysia, being the country’s leading retailer with 29 AEON outlets and 3 MaxValu supermarkets across the country. In the spirit of the name AEON, which means eternity in Latin, AEON’s goal is to work together endlessly with its customers, suppliers, business partners, shareholders and the community towards creating a future of limitless promises. Incorporated in 1984 in response to the Malaysian Government’s invitation to help modernize the country’s retailing industry, AEON’s chain of stores across peninsular Malaysia strives to satisfy the ever changing needs and desires of consumers. Guided by its “Customer First” philosophy, the company’s acute understanding of their target market needs, aided by optimal product-mix, AEON strives to surpass consumer expectations and enhance their experience every time they shop. Hence their tagline “AEON Enriching Your Lifestyle”.

AEON strongly supports environmental sustainability. It actively supports various causes, including recycling, energy conservation and tree planting, engaging and encouraging various parties, including staff, customers, NGOs, government agencies and the community at large.

2014 marks a significant milestone for AEON CO. (M) BHD. with 30 years of excellence to boast, by staying relevant and competitive in the dynamic market. In commemorating its 30th anniversary, the celebration will continue to enrich lives of Malaysians and growing the nation with passion, love and inspiration.

For more information, please visit:  www.aeonretail.com.my or www.facebook/aeonretail.com

 

Cik Zakimarhaini Bt. Mohd Said
Manager, PR & Corporate Branding of AEON CO. (M) BHD
Tel : 03-9207 6246
Fax : 03 -9207 2350
Email :zakimarhaini@aeonretail.com.my