“It can’t be a mall or we are not being true to our vision,” says Mitch Wilson, Head of Retail at Lendlease, referring to the retail component of The Exchange TRX. Defining it instead as a platform that provides a series of diverse experiences, where the community can come together, socialise and enjoy in their own unique way, indicates a departure from the retail experience that we are used to. “We’re about curating experiences for the community through partnerships with retail partners, event organisers and societies that will allow us to provide a unique offering,” explains Wilson. For residents, it will fulfil daily needs and special moments with a myriad of choice encounters that are found nowhere else.
A concept that resulted from extensive research and a development cycle that spanned six to 10 years, it was inspired by Lendlease’s values and vision of creating a positive legacy focused on strong engagement with the community and creating places where communities thrive. It’s about working with their retail partners and having a conversation with them about what is the truly Malaysian connection that they are going to provide. “We’re focused on creating what the community is looking for. By creating a thriving space where people want to visit for its unique experiences and hang out, the rest will come naturally. I think the days of promoting shopping centres as the biggest, brightest and shiniest—they are long gone and they are just not relevant to the consumers today.”
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
With sustainability built into infrastructure, we can afford a greener way of life that is practical and effortless
Can Clean Energy Save Us from Climate Change?
Three clean energy leaders weigh in on the state of the environment and what can we do to save the planet
A City on the Merge
Discover why integrated developments are becoming popular because of the absolute convenience they offer
Reset and Recharge
Discover One&Only Desaru Coast’s all-round wellness retreats with Tatler friends Datin Wira Sabrena Dani and Datin Dian Lee
IN THE NAME OF GIVING BACK
Just like she was given the opportunity to realise her potential so many years ago, Datuk Nicol David now casts her eye to nurturing the next generation of budding talents
An Enchanting Holiday
As Sabah welcomes interstate travellers once more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy a true Sabahan experience
Nyx founder Toni Ko talks to Doris Lam about her latest venture
Taking It in His Stride
Kevin Wu loves a good challenge; he manages not one but three businesses. We learn how he splits his time being a lawyer, furniture retailer and cricket farmer
The Hybrid Office 101
The next normal will require some changes in the work structure as well as in employeremployee relationship. Here are a few must-do’s
The Power of Holistic Living
Can a place make you healthier? Having the correct infrastructure can help you lead a well-rounded life
DAYS: THE DEVIL WANTS BEN AND CIARA'S BABY
Ben is still on the fence about having a child, so he turns to Marlena for guidance. “He’s got mixed feelings about it because of his genetics and his family,” explains Robert Scott Wilson (Ben).
FAME – Live Forever
With a history that includes the Allman Brothers, Aretha Franklin and Jason Isbell, FAME Studios makes plans for a bright and very long future.
Wilson Museum celebrates Bowdoin's centennial
Join the Wilson Museum in celebrating the centennial of Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin, the official vessel of the State of Maine, at programs that revisit Donald MacMillan’s Arctic explorations and delve into the art of shipsmithing.
The Will to Serve
Wilson J. Rodríguez is from Nicaragua. He is a 22-year-old member of the COGOP in Nueva Guinea, a city in southeast Nicaragua. Under the leadership of his national supervisor, Bishop Jorge Marrero, and his local pastor, Uriel Mejia, Brother Wilson serves the church in youth, children's, and discipleship ministries as secretary and assistant treasurer. He also has his own ministry collecting food to distribute to those in need.
SCIENTISTS AND ACTIVISTS ARE RACING TO FIND GLOBE-WARMING LEAKS IN AMERICA’S LARGEST OIL FIELD—AND GET THEM PLUGGED BEFORE THEY COOK THE PLANET FURTHER
BURGLAR STEALS THE KITTY – BUT LEAVES A CAT!
A CAT burglar who raided the kitty at an Oregon restaurant fled on foot, but left a key clue behind — his personal pet feline, according to cops!
DAYS'S BEN TO CIARA: REMEMBER OUR LOVE
A distraught Ben confides in Jake about the situation with Ciara. Jake suggests giving Ciara the memory serum, but Ben notes there are a few issues with that. Jake thinks Ben needs to talk to Ciara and do whatever he can to jog her memory. “Jake pretty much slaps the sense into Ben because Ben is getting beat up by this on a few different rounds trying to get her to remember,” explains Robert Scott Wilson (Ben). “Jake tells him to get over there and keep fighting. Not that Ben’s giving up, but Jake is the one to kind of light a fire under him, so he takes his advice.”
The Time Is Now
Ethan Wilson looks to lead a talented South Alabama club back to a regional
Giants head West for toughest opponent so far
The Giants will be faced with one of their biggest challenges of the season when they travel to Seattle to take on Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. Although the infamous “12th Man” will be absent in this matchup due to Coronavirus-related restrictions, pulling off a road win in Seattle is still going to be a very tough task for Joe Judge’s team. Now in his ninth season, Wilson is having a spectacular year and is well on his way to winning his first NFL MVP Award. Patrick Graham has the nearly impossible job of figuring out how to contain the Seahawks’ dynamic quarterback. The Giants’ front seven must continue to get in Wilson’s face and not let him escape and make big plays with his legs. They clearly have one of the league’s best offenses, but Seattle’s defense has struggled tremendously this season. Daniel Jones needs to continue to methodically move the ball down the field against this vulnerable Seahawks’ secondary and keep Wilson on the sideline. In order to slow down Wilson, the Giants’ secondary must figure out how to take away his two favorite targets, D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Here are TGI’s keys to victory against Seattle:
Pittsburgh's August Wilson African American Cultural Center
LOCATED IN THE HEART of downtown Pittsburgh, on Liberty Avenue close to Union Station and the David Lawrence Convention Center, the sleek and elegant but unpretentious August Wilson African American Cultural Center (awaacc) cannot fail to capture the eye and the imagination of anybody who is visiting Pittsburgh or, for that matter, of anybody who lives in the city.