Fahrenheit 88 Mall in Kuala Lumpur

There are so many malls in Kuala Lumpur and one of the newer mall which I visited is Fahrenheit 88 located at Bukit Bintang. The easy way to travel to Bukit Bintang shopping area is to take the Monorail and alight at the Bukit Bintang LRT station. From there, you can walk and shop along the stretch of road line up with shopping malls. Compared to Lot 10 shopping mall ( an older mall ) which is just beside Fahrenheit 88; this new mall has a clean, bright and sleek image. The anchor tenant for this new mall is UNIQLO which is the famous Japanese company that produces clothes for the young and trendy. It occupy a large area in this mall and personally I liked the window display of this store.

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Fahrenheit 88 Kuala Lumpur

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I visited Fahrenheit 88 on a weekday afternoon and my first impression was that it was relatively quiet. At that time there were only few customers browsing and walking in the mall. On the same afternoon, I also visited the Pavillion Mall nearby; and it was crowded with people. So I wonder how are the tenants in the Fahrenheit 88 mall are able to sustain their retail operations if it is going to be so quiet there. Fahrenheit 88 is not big in size unlike the Pavillion Mall but it has 8 levels of shopping floors for shoppers to walk and browse. I like the spacious layout of this mall and the retail stores there have dressed up their stores quite attractively. I also noticed that many of the F & B outlets are located at the far end of each floor – so they are rather hidden in view unless you walked further in. Many of these F & B outlets were also having a quiet day with very few diners.

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Fahrenheit 88 Kuala Lumpur

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I felt that Fahrenheit 88 is a nice mall to visit but it lack a certain vibrancy and energy of the successful mall – such as Pavillion mall. It would be good if Fahrenheit 88 could pulled in more big anchor tenants to attract the shoppers. Personally I would liked to see a supermarket there. Currently I buy my groceries at Pavillion which has a supermarket at the basement level, whenever I stayed in hotel or serviced apartment in Bukit Bintang; and I wouldn’t mind an alternative place to buy my groceries. It would also be good if there a fast food chain such as KFC, Macdonald or Pizza Hut in Fahrenheit 88 mall. I am quite tired of seeing sushi restaurants and coffee joints; because sometimes what I want to eat is just a good old burger or pizza.

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Fahrenheit 88 Kuala Lumpur

 

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