by LYDIA NATHAN / pic credit: Suria KLCC Mall
THE Suria KLCC announced the reopening of its food court, Signatures, with upgraded seating and new outlets that showcase cuisines from around the world.
The renovated space was formerly occupied by department store, Parkson Corp Sdn Bhd, which has now given way to a mix of food and beverage outlets and retail stores.
Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd CEO Andrew Brien said the original food court dated back to 1998, when the mall first opened its doors for business.
“Since then, there have been renovations in 2005 and, in 2015, it underwent another round of renovations which brought the seating to 1,200.
“Right now, after the latest revamping, Signatures has increased its seating capacity to over 1,500 while taking into consideration the social-distancing aspect,” he said.
Brien added that there are now 23 food court outlets, six kiosks and seven restaurants including Shucked Oyster and Seafood Bar, Ahh-Yum by Kampong Kravers, Warung Prima, JJ Chili Pan Mee, Kagura Tokyo Chicken Ramen, Eatomo and more.
“Much thought and consideration were put into the planning of the available space, and we aimed to create and utilise it in a completely enlarged, newer and safer manner.
“Nothing has been left to chance to ensure hygiene, all the way to aesthetics capable of satisfying new norms for a long time. We are proud and overjoyed to unveil this truly world-class food court to all,” he said.
According to Brien, Signatures is currently the first Malaysian food court to be Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certified in 2005.
HACCP is a systematic preventive approach to food safety from biological, chemical and physical hazards that begin from the handling of raw materials, through to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.
“In recognition of the new norm, the group consulted the Health Ministry to optimise seating arrangement to ensure comfort and physical distancing requirements, and will continue to follow it closely in this fight against Covid-19,” he said.
Other features of Signatures include a premium view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline and KLCC’s signature outdoor fountain. The food court is also equipped with 5G infrastructure and sporting sockets under the fixed seats for the benefit of the patrons.
Meanwhile, Brien said to encourage more shoppers, there will be special vouchers and promotions.
“Themed the Signature Food Rewards, shoppers will have the opportunity to redeem vouchers after spending RM20 and RM50 on receipts, where at the end of the campaign, six special shoppers will be chosen through an automated system and will be eligible to win free meals for one year worth RM12,000 in vouchers,” Brien noted.