Shops in Pantip Plaza that sell illegal software and pirated music and movie VCDs and DVDs will see their 30-year leases expire in September, says the operator, changing the image of the 20-year-old Bangkok mall.
The developer is also investing 300 million baht to renovate the plaza as a digital lifestyle centre focusing on mobile devices. It aims to be an IT gateway for the Mekong subregion within five years.
Yongyuth Chaichana, managing director of Thippatana Arcade, which operates Pantip Plaza, said the renovation began in the fourth quarter of last year and is expected to be finished by the end of next year.
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