I had the chance to visit this new mall in town. I shouldn't said new since I am sure it was only a facelift. It was situated opposite Pavilion, next to Starhill. For the last year or so, with the renovations going on, I was quite curious about what will be on offer. One of the anchor tenant, Uniqlo has yet to open, so understandably the opening of the mall was best described as a soft launch. The place I meant was was Fehrenheit 88.
I was not sure where the name come from but the number 88 was very likely from the lot number of the building. The facade appeared simple and small but once you get inside, the place was surprisingly spacious. It opened up into a 5-story mall, with the top floor housing an IT center, maybe a bit more upmarket than the ones I was used to 10 minutes away at Low Yat. Only 60% of the shops were opened. There were nothing special so far however.
I must say the shops across the road at Pavilion were much more exclusive. What was striking were the number of shops selling ornaments and ladies accessories. They were everywhere. None o the IT shops were opened. The foyer on the day were occupied by a computer promotion by Alienware. They were hosting a LAN game tournament. Pretty packed. There were then the usual pharmacy, bookshops, kopitiams, banks. Nothing to shout about until maybe Uniqlo comes into town. So watch this space.