Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur
is a twin tower complex containing a shopping centre and five star hotel located in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the second largest city in Malaysia by population. The city proper, making up an area of , has a population of 1.4 million as of 2010. Greater Kuala Lumpur, also known as the Klang Valley, is an urban agglomeration of 7.2 million...
. It was opened in October 2003 by the then Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad
Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad . is a Malaysian politician who was the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia. He held the post for 22 years from 1981 to 2003, making him Malaysia's longest serving Prime Minister. His political career spanned almost 40 years.Born and raised in Alor Setar, Kedah, Mahathir...
. Both towers are 203 metres (666 ft) tall, with 48 floors.
It is currently the fifth largest building in the world and has also been 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. It offers shopping, luxury accommodation, business, food and entertainment. Currently, it has space for more than 1,000 retail shops, 1,200 luxury service suites, 65 food outlets to suit many tastes and entertainment attractions such as Asia's largest indoor theme park, Berjaya Times Square Theme Park (formerly Cosmo’s World Theme Park) and Malaysia's first-ever GSC MAXX (formerly IMAX
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) 2D & 3D theatre which is located on the 10th Floor. In April 2005, Borders Group
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opened its first franchise store here which is currently the largest Borders store in the world. However due to the 2010 economic downturn it has since been downsized into a smaller operation called Borders Express.
The Kuala Lumpur Monorail
The KL Monorail is an urban monorail system in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It opened on 31 August 2003, and serves 11 stations running with two parallel elevated tracks. It connects the Kuala Lumpur Sentral transport hub with the "Golden Triangle"...
Imbi Monorail station is a Malaysian elevated monorail train station that serves as a part of the Kuala Lumpur Monorail , located in Kuala Lumpur and opened alongside the rest of the train service on August 31, 2003...
station is linked to the building by a footbridge.
Originally, the land belonged to the millionaire and philanthropist Cheong Yoke Choy
Cheong Yoke Choy, JP, OBE , one of the ten pavilions in the Kwong Tong Cemetery. He was the 1st President of the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall between 1935 and 1942; the Treasurer of the Kwong Tong Association Kuala Lumpur between 1939 and 1953; and in 1952 the President of the Selangor Kwong Chow...
before World War II
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. His massive bungalow once stood proudly until the entire land was purchased by Berjaya Group
-Corporate Profile:The Berjaya Corporation group of companies’ history dates back to 1984 when the Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun acquired a major controlling stake in Berjaya Industrial Berhad from the founders, Broken Hill Proprietary Ltd, Australia and National Iron & Steel...
Tan Sri Vincent Tan for the development of the current Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur.
Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur is currently the 5th largest building in the world by floor area (7.5 million square feet, or 700,000 square metres).
Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur 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.
- Times Square
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- Penang Times Square
Penang Times Square is a planned urban centre in Georgetown on Penang Island, situated on the land of the former Escoy Smelting Company.Penang Times Square is located in the heart of Georgetown, along Jalan Dato Keramat...
- List of the world's largest shopping malls
- List of tallest buildings in Kuala Lumpur