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EAST COAST WELCOMES ITS FIRST AEON MALL
A new lifestyle destination mall for Kota Bharu community

Kota Bharu, 28 May 2016 - "Making everyday life an enjoyment" is AEON Mall Kota Bharu's promise as it officially opens its doors to the local community. The first AEON Mall in the East Coast, it seeks to enhance the region with its exciting mix of retail, dining and experiential shopping options.

During a launch event held today, Guest of Honour, the Deputy Chief Minister of Kelantan Yang Berhormat Dato' Mohd Amar Bin Abdullah was present to officiate the opening of the mall. He was joined by the Chairman of AEON CO. (M) BHD., YBhg. Dato' Abdullah Mohd Yusof; Managing Director of AEON ASIA SDN. BHD., Mr. Washizawa Shinobu, and the Managing Director of AEON CO. (M) BHD., Pn. Nur Qamarina Chew.

"We are thrilled to finally be able to extend the AEON shopping experience to the people of the East Coast, and particularly of Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Serving as a one-stop lifestyle destination, AEON Mall Kota Bharu caters to families in search of a new weekend pastime; to friends looking for the next 'it' hangout spot; and to all shoppers, who no longer need to travel across states to get their hands on popular brands. We have been receiving a welcoming response since the soft opening a month ago, and we look forward to creating many more beautiful memories in this community," said YBhg. Dato' Abdullah Mohd Yusof.

Located a mere five-minute drive away from Kota Bharu town, the new mall stands in a built-up area of over 1.3 million square feet. It features more than 130 tenants, some of which include the AEON Supermarket and Department Store; a home living anchor store Index Living Mall that contains of multitude home decorative items and furniture which is the third store in Malaysia; local and international fashion brands such as H&M; as well as food outlets that cater to every tastebud-Nando's, PappaRich and Coffee Bean to name a few.

Taking the visitors' convenience into consideration, AEON Mall Kota Bharu offers 2,400 parking bays, the Musalla surau provides customers the facilities of clean color coded telekung changed daily, for hygiene and convenience purpose of customers.

Baby Room for mother's conveniences are located on every level and children will never miss the opportunity to be entertained by various rides and games at Kidzooona. Free Wi-Fi will also be available to all TM users. Additionally, AEON Mall Kota Bharu boasts a series of 'firsts' as the first mall in the area to house a public library and a Kids Washroom catering to children only. Sports enthusiasts, too, will be glad to know that the establishment comes equipped with an indoor sport arena that yet to open.

In conjunction with the grand launch, visitors to AEON Mall Kota Bharu are able to experience various exciting promotions.

At the same launch event, the Malaysian AEON Foundation also took the stage to make a contribution to;

  • Pusat Kebajikan Armalah Kota Bharu - RM30, 000
  • Yayasan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Kelantan- RM 30,000
  • Pertubuhan Kebajikan Antara Kaum Negeri Kelantan-RM20,000
  • Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Kelantan (PEKA YATIM) - RM20,000

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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, with 32 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 to create 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 strive to satisfy the ever changing needs and desires of consumers. Guided by its "Customer First" philosophy, the company's acute understanding of the target market needs, aided by optimal product-mix, AEON surpasses consumer expectations and enhances their experience every time they shop. All this is encapsulated in the tagline "AEON Enriching Your Lifestyle".

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

In 2015, AEON introduced the 'Do Mall' initiative as part of its rebranding exercise to rebrand AEON Shopping Centres to AEON Mall. The initiative marks a next step in product innovation whilst maintaining customers' favourites, a yearlong activities to enhance shopping experience and a new refreshed AEON Mall with more offerings from food, to entertainment, to fashion and to community events.

AEON has been awarded the Gold for the Retail category by Putra Brand Award for 5 consecutive years since 2011. AEON was also awarded Green Leadership by Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards in 2011 and 2010.

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

Michelle Loo
Manager
Public Relations and Branding, AEON CO. (M) BHD
Tel : 03-9207 6246