Malaysia’s largest Thai festival at Tropicana Gardens Mall

PETALING JAYA: Tropicana Gardens Mall, the retail arm of Tropicana Corporation Bhd, has partnered with the Royal Thai Embassy and Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion to host Malaysia’s largest Thai festival, Think Thailand.

The 12-day extravaganza, which runs through June 6, allows shoppers to experience the best of Thailand with exciting activities including cooking and martial arts demonstrations, lively cultural performances and a Thai bazaar.

Think Thailand capitalizes on revived retail interest.

Andrew Ashvin, Managing Director of Tropicana Gardens Mall and Group Assets Management, shared more about the mall’s efforts to offer a vibrant mix of engaging activities for shoppers and visitors.

“Malaysians are ready to shop, eat and travel again and Tropicana Gardens Mall aims to meet this demand and deliver more exciting experiences with Think Thailand.

“Thanks to our partners at the Royal Thai Embassy and the Department of International Trade Promotion, the festival offers authentic Thai experiences for visitors, as well as products from more than 50 Thai exporters at over 50 on-site booths.

“It also aligns with evolving consumer preferences for experiential engagement in retail, having moved to digital and online platforms during lockdown as Tropicana continues to redefine the art of shopping,” he said.

Visitors to the mall can whet their appetite with an enticing array of Thai delights and dishes, including dining from Thai Select restaurants and the Thailand International Halal Showcase.

Other attractions include Muai Thai demonstrations and a boxing tournament. Thai products will also be showcased throughout the festival, including newly launched and discounted goods, helping both Malaysian importers and Thai exporters to reopen economic sectors.

Brands represented at Think Thailand include Jonesalid, ChaTraMue, J-Deli, HappiLuv, Hommern and more, offering a diverse selection of food and beverage, lifestyle, cosmetic products and more.

“We are delighted to partner with Tropicana Gardens Mall to encourage Malaysians to think of Thailand. With its strategic location, spacious design and first class connectivity, the shopping center is well suited as a venue for the festival.”

“I think Thailand is creating a renewed interest in travel as international borders reopen and we hope to showcase the best of what over the course of the event with 50 qualified exporters and a forecast turnover of RM6 million during the festival Thailand has to offer.

“In addition, online and on-site business matching has been arranged with an expected trade value of RM30 million within the year,” said Chainarong Keratiyutwong, Ambassador of Thailand to Malaysia.

Every RM50 purchase of Thai products at designated outlets during Think Thailand entitles shoppers to enter a raffle with prizes such as AirAsia round-trip tickets, hotel accommodation in Thailand, an Oppo smartphone, Thai Select vouchers, Thai Odyssey vouchers and luggage can be won, and hampers.

The Tropicana Gardens Mall itself is part of the 17.6-acre integrated and transit-focused Tropicana Gardens development and itself a 1 million square foot retail landmark with seven floors and more than 160 stores.

This commercial hub offers a unique mix of curated lifestyle, gastronomy and entertainment brands such as: Puma, BookXcess, Royce, Golden Screen Cinemas, Thai Odyssey and more.

The Tropicana Gardens Mall also houses a 50,000 square foot convention center with extensive facilities accommodating up to 300,000 visitors per month. Through its sustainable design, it also conforms to Tropicana’s approach to environmental, social and governance principles, as recognized in its Silver Green Building Index certification.

Tropicana Gardens’ connectivity profile includes the frontline along Persiaran Surian as well as proximity to key routes such as the North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), Damansara Puchong Expressway (LDP) and the Sungai Buloh Highway. A direct connection to the Surian MRT station also provides access to Klang Valley’s growing integrated transit system.

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