Tuesday, 13 June 2017

WHAT TO DO IN ALOR SETAR - 1. Visit Aman Central

Aman Central or locally known as AC is the latest shopping mall and land mark in Alor Setar City and had pulled away crowds from the city centre where City Plaza was once the most popular spot in the city.

Winner of the Highly Commended Development Award at the prestigious International Property Awards 2015-2016, Aman Central is a masterpiece of contemporary sophistication distinctly combined to showcase an architectural landmark. Featuring a total built-up area of 1.25 million square feet and net lettable area of 780,000 square feet spread across 6 levels of 330 retail shops and 60 mini shops. - AC website

Ac is a revival of an abandoned Plaza Tunku Yaakub since the 80s and when the state was taken over by a new PAS Government who unseat the ruling BN during the 12th General Election. The then Menteri Besar, late Tan Sri Dato' Seri Di Raja Azizan Razak, tear down the abondoned building and revive it as Aman Central.

Strategically located opposite the city's icon, Alor Setar Tower, turn out to be the in thing shopping attraction that aroused excitement for locals, some even say just like KL's shopping centre. Hmmmmmm.........

For the first time ever international and regional branded outlets open their branch at AC, not only apparels but food outlets. Those days one has to either travel to Kuala Lumpur or Penang to shop for branded materials. Part of it has been bygone.

Locals can now shop, dine or entertain at a one stop centre in the city. Outlets such as H&M, Uniglo, Padini, Guess, Pandora sits along Nando's, Starbucks, Coffee Beans and Shushi stalls.

Going to AC is quite easy even for tourist because its the only popular Mall in the city unlike Kuala Lumpur where there are Bukit Bintang, Sogo at Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman or Damansara. However taxi is not as easy as in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru or Penang, but with the service provided by Uber, it has been made easy to move people around.  

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