Jungceylon revamp emerges
Initial reopening scheduled for Q4
published : 30 Mar 2022 at 04:00
newspaper section: Business
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Jungceylon, one of Phuket's largest malls, is undergoing major renovations in some areas to transform itself into a one-stop shopping paradise.
The mall will unveil a brand new look and exciting retail concepts at the end of this year.
Prawit Janyasitthikul, chief executive of Phuket Square Co, which manages Jungceylon, said Jungceylon was among the first retail malls to open in Phuket and has played a crucial role in modernising the Patong area. The mall welcomed over 17 million shoppers annually prior to the pandemic.
"This year, the company has prepared a major two-phase renovation plan throughout the shopping centre, covering over 55 rai or approximately 200,000 square metres. In the first phase, the mall's interior will undergo upgrading work at all of the zones. The target reopening of the mall following the completion of the first phase, is in the fourth quarter of 2022. In the second phase, work will be carried out on the external façade, with the official opening slated for December 2023."
Mr Prawit added that the makeover of Jungceylon marks a significant asset enhancement initiative since the mall opened in 2006.
"With the revamp, we will transform Jungceylon into a shopping oasis in Patong. In line with our vision of introducing a new shopping experience in the heart of Patong, the mall's interiors will be embraced by lush greenery, and shoppers will enjoy a relaxed, comfortable and fresh environment," he said.
"There will be gardens and grand fountains inside the shopping centre. The nature theme will cover four zones: The Jungle, The Bay, The Botanica and The Garden, which will house new stores and services, including a cluster of fashion shops, family restaurants and spots for hangouts."
The new attractions include a new 3,000-sq-m restaurant zone called "LOVE EAT" that introduces a unique "Digital Delicious" experience where the real and the virtual worlds meet, a 2,000-sq-m "Digital Amusement" area where interactive digital art shows are held, and a new one-stop service centre for tourists.