IOI City Mall, Putrajaya – Malaysia Olympic Size Ice Skating, Lifestyle and Entertainment Shopping Mall
IOI City Mall is the new hit on social media. I believe Uniten, UPM and Lim Kok Wing students are the most happiest students because they have a new place to hang out; lifestyle and entertainment shopping mall. Not to mention another alternative for the Putrajaya resident after Alamanda.
When I heard about the new IOI City Mall, Putrajaya. I’m so excited. I believe that they have so many rooms of improvement and since it’s still new, let’s give IOI City Mall some time to improve. This is definitely my another hang out spot other than The Mines and Cheras Leisure Mall.
Since I’m always using SKVE highway, it was easily spotted. Located at IOI Resort City near the Serdang Hospital and UNITEN (please be careful with AES). IOI Mall City can easily spot from the highway. Just pay attention to IOI Resort City sign.
Travel by Car:
IOI City Mall is easily reachable via LDP, SKVE, Besraya, MEX, SILK &; North-South Highway. Cars from various entry and exit points may enjoy an all-round connectivity to the Mall.
Free Shuttle Bus (Pickup & Drop off Points)
IOI City Mall Bus Terminal (Level B3)
PFCC Bandar Puteri Puchong
NADI PUTRA Bus Service
J08 (Putajaya Sentral → IOI City Mall)
J09 (Terminal Park & Ride Presint 14→ UNITEN → IUKL → IOI City Mall)
Any metered taxi from KL to Putrajaya will take only about 30 minutes and a 15minutes journey from Putrajaya Sentral to IOI City Mall
I went yesterday (Sunday) and it’s only 4th day operation of IOI City Mall. It’s officially launch on 20 November 2014. Upon arrival, some of the parking area is closed due to water leaking. Not to mention I arrive at 10.30am and it was crowded. Took me 10 minutes to enter the parking area and another 10 minute just to get a parking. Good sign.
P/S: They have to improve on mobile phone coverage. Lower ground and ground floor have no coverage.
The first shop that I saw was Gyudon Beef Rice. For those who Japanese Beef Rice lover, I would strongly suggest Yoshinoya, Unfortunately is no longer available in Malaysia. It was closed a few years back. If you happen to go to Singapore or Indonesia, you should try. It’s much better than thus Gyudon.
The directory can be found in the middle and the end of the shopping mall (near escalator). For Muslim, prayer room is available.
If you ask me how to describe IOI City Mall, I would say a combination of Sunway Pyramid and Aeon Shopping Mall. The only thing that makes IOI City Mall interesting are their main attractions. District 21, Bowling, GSC Cinema and Olympic size ice skating. They still have a lot more under construction shop and I would like to see what they will have on my next visit.
District 21. I’m so excited to see what they have for us.
Cafe and restaurant are located at lower ground floor and ice skating located at the end of the shopping mall. Same area with GSC Cinema and Texas Chicken. GSC still under construction.
The new look of Tesco hypermarket. Looking good with new concepts.
I post up a status on my social media (instagram and facebook) and many people request me to update them about their one and only main attraction. Olympic size ice skating. I used to skate before in Sunway Pyramid. Unfortunately, I’m not good at it. Anyone willing to teach me?
They do offer ice skating classes. Below are the rates:
Having brunch with my local friends accompanied by such a lovely black sand beach view. The black sand beach is not that everywhere black color sand. Just some of the area only do have black sand.
When talk about Langkawi, most of the people know that Langkawi is the jewel of Kedah. There are so many small island around Langkawi and not to mention there have beautiful beach around Langkawi too.
Photos taken with HTC One M9 Plus without any editing except watermark.
I promised to myself that I will cover all the beach in Langkawi within my one month trip. I’m supposed to talk about Chenang beach because the most famous beach in Langkawi is Chenang beach. Since I haven’t explore the entire Chenang beach, I will share with you about one of the unique beach that available in Langkawi known as Black Sand Beach.
In Bahasa, Black Beach Sand known as Pantai Pasir Hitam. It’s only 2km away from Pantai Tanjung Rhu Beach. Since I’m staying in Kuah, it’s quite far (19km). Basically, Black Beach Sand is more for tourist attraction since it’s not suitable for swimming. Well, there still have some old jetty along the beach that suitable for photography purposes.
You can come to the beach by a taxi or rented car. Never forget to drop by Shark Bay (Teluk Yu) because it is just nearby. So, you can cover two beach at the same trip.
There have mythological says why does the sand is black colour.
A popular mythological legend says that Garuda, a giant eagle picked up the Princess of China to seek some favors. However her fiancé, a Roman prince lodged a war against Garuda to get the princess released. It is said that the beach reflects the remains of the fierce war and therefore looks black.
Another mythological says; the result of a curse laid by some mermaid who was angry at some fisherman for stealing her ring.
If you are looking for the food stall and shop, it’s better if you come before sunset because it’s close by sunset. So, do not worry because they do have food stall around known as “medan selera”.
You can access the beach anytime and there’s no entry fee since it’s a public beach. So, the best way to enter the beach is from their “entrance”.
If you use a google map, please come to the “medan selera” instead of their official “Pantai Pasir Hitam” mark because there’s no a proper way to go down to the beach.
Just to take note that if you have limited time to go around, you can skip Black Beach Sand.
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Have you ever heard about Jipangi? Basically, it’s new hype in the city. Famous ice cream from Korea. Since, Malaysian love Korean, maybe this is what make them want bring their culture to Malaysia. Today is their official launch of Jipangi 1st outlet in Sunway Pyramid. Thank you Manoah for the invitation.
Chocolate (Full) – RM 7
Vanilla (Full) – RM 7
Chocolate + Vanilla (Mix) – RM 9
Banana + Strawberry (Mix) – RM 9
Each of us manages to try all the flavours. Personally, I prefer banana, chocolate and vanilla. Not really fan of strawberry flavour.
With this lovely lady, Sindee over here.
Do you know that Jipangi cone is made from 100% corn? Their cone is made from a process of roasting high grade corn grits that shapes into cane shape so you get to enjoy your favourite ice-cream flavour without any spillage and wastage!!
The machine they use to put in the ice cream.
Depends how you want to eat. Start from the long or short one? I will go from both sides.