Avenue K, A Fantastic Lurk for Shopaholics

It’s mid year, and it’s that time of the year again. What time you ask me? Why, shopping, of course. There’s loads of sale going around, and I swear I’m turning shopaholic. But you can’t blame me. The sales are just so irresistible, and I can’t help myself. I keep telling myself, it’s okay. The stuffs that I have been buying is not a waste, in fact, it’s an investment. 🙂 I’m not a believer of restricting myself from the pleasure of what life can offer me, even if I can’t afford it. My motto is work hard, and just earn more to spend if I can’t afford something. I’ve been hanging onto this motto for almost a year and I’m much a happier person than when I saved up money and try to not spend when I can’t afford something that I like or need. Work hard is the key to all my materialistic happiness. 🙂 Not sure if you can relate, but that’s how things works for me.

 

Anyway, speaking of shopping, it has come to my attention that there’s this shopping mall in the heart of KL. Avenue K is a hip shopping haven complimented by a classy, city-living address, “K Residence”. Avenue K is located opposite of KLCC. and it aims at creating a “shopping culture, where lifestyle, aesthetic and social elements converge.

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Avenue K is located at 156 Jalan Ampang, 50560 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Avenue K has good rail access via the Putra-LRT line, seeing as how its concourse level already houses the KLCC station. The shopping mall has been around for quite some time, but it has been completely revamped and relaunched yesterday. :)Avenue K was officiated Avenue K was officiated by YB Datuk Seri Utama Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor to splendid fanfare and an impressive lineup of performances.

Also present in support of Avenue K were heroes of philanthropy, Teri Choong and Dato’ Ruby Khong. The former is known for her managing role in NGO, Generasi Gemilang and the latter is known for heading Kechara Soup Kitchen Society Malaysia based in the Chow Kit area which feeds and cares for the city’s homeless and urban poor. Both are among the AK ambassadors appointed in conjunction with AK’s grand opening campaign.

Teri Choong won RM 8000 and Dato Ruby Khong won RM 2000 for their charities respectively from Avenue K in a Treasure Hunt held earlier this month. The two were presented with mock cheques as part of the grand opening itinerary.

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Lion Dance. The dancers descending from the escalator. 🙂

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Impressive performance and maneuvers.

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Powerful vocal performance by a local artist.

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Breathtaking view on Avenue K rooftop during the afterparty.

A ’Connecting KL’campaign kicked off the shopping mall’s grand opening few months back involving Kuala Lumpur’s hip and trendy denizens. Avenue K (AK) is Kuala Lumpur’s latest urban hub where trends, creativity and uniqueness are celebrated. The newly refurbished Avenue K attends to your retail desires, caters to your entertainment needs and satisfies your appetite for quality dining in comfort.

Far from a regular mall, it offers exciting experiences and a trendy venue where shoppers can relax and indulge.It now claims choice tenants such as Muji, Cotton On and Original Classic who boast largest outlets in the city and several new-to-market brands, including world renowned eyewear franchise, Sunglass Hut, Korea’s popular accessories store Redeye as well as French mega brand ELLE’s lingerie outlet. Swedish fashion giant, H&M at AK will not only showcase its sought after fashion wear but will also be the very first outlet to launch H&M Home in South East Asia in July. This hip brand is indeed the crown jewel of AK’s exciting array of tenants. Offering stylish updates to your wardrobe with brands like Hush Puppies,G2000, Kitschen, Clarks, Midi, Nichii, Dressing Paula, among others, AK promises to provide the fashion savvy with a retail treat. High fliers can also jet in style at luggage specialists, Leather Avenue and Cosas United.

You may also tantalize your taste buds with over 58 exciting dining options featuring cuisine from the East and West. Award winning Bankara Ramen, Tokyo Pastry, Sushi Zanmai and the newly opened Wondermama X are following in the success of Taste Enclave Food Atrium, a selection of 18 delectable stalls and 4 mini restaurants which feature the best of truly Malaysian flavours. Indulge in the best of the west at Grappa, Swensen’s, Ayer’s Rock Butcher & Grill, Fat Boy’s Burger Bar and The Loaf. Enjoy Americana inspired food in the sprawling 13,000 sq. ft Black Bull while deciding whether to go bowling, play pool or sing your heart out in their plush karaoke rooms. Relive the 60s with America’s most iconic burger joint, Johnny Rockets featuring the original hamburger and milkshakes on the ground floor.

Savour the breathtaking KL skyline while you dine al fresco at Samba Brazilian Steakhouse Churrascaria, definitely a star attraction among KL’s tastiest dining options. Coffee connoisseurs need not play favorites as they can have a sip at Espressolab, Urbean, Delifrance, Starbucks and The Library Coffee Bar.

Playing true to AK’s uniqueness, children of all ages will enjoy Discoveria which brings larger-than-life themed amusements for the whole family, beginning with Dinoscovery by Dinosaurs Live!, an interactive and educational experience especially designed to engage the young. Thrill seekers can also now be entertained at Breakout on level 2 which caters to those seeking new adventures. Each room presents its own web of puzzles and tasks crafted to ensure an exciting movie-themed escape experience like no other.

Details of AK’s tenants, promotions, activities and performances can be found at
www.avenue.com.my and http://www.facebook.com/#!/AvenueKMY