Plaza Merdeka, 88 Pearl Street, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Daily, from 10:00 AM till 10:00 PM
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Gallantly nestling itself among classical buildings with monumental attributes, this state-of-the-art commercial complex is one of the latest landmarks of Kuching that has added more life, vibrancy, and excitement to the city.
The mall can be described as being located right in the midst of where the action is. Right in the thick of the hustle and bustle of city life, that is. Nearby, are the quaint and archival Carpenter Street and India Street while the scenic Kuching Waterfront, the Museum, and newly built Darul Hana Bridge (popularly known as Golden S Bridge) are within walking distances.
Sheltering an eclectic mix of shops ranging from acclaimed local brands to iconic international labels, Plaza Merdeka is not just poised to rattle and dazzle, but also to impress and inspire.
Plaza Merdeka is a prime shopping destination for locals and tourists alike. Its impressive range of shops caters to the diverse tastes of individual shoppers. From Tomato Kueh Tiaw to the famous Sarawak Laksa, grab your variety of local dishes at Food Plaza, Level 3.
And if you would always feel cozier with those big, familiar, trusted names; well, they’re faithfully here for you. Among them are Parkson Departmental Store, Everrise, Cotton On, Esprit, Dorothy Perkins, Guess, Swatch, and Hush Puppies, H&M, Sen Q, Super Save, DIY, and more.
So far, Cotton On and Esprit are the two largest retailers of high-end fashion products in Sarawak while fast food chain SUBWAY is its only one in Borneo.
And, oh yes, of course we never forget your precious little ones as well; which is why we have a childcare and play area for your children. So, you can make the most out of our KiidzClubhouse and Molly Fantasy while you indulge in your fun shopping or run your errands.
Of course we also have the ubiquitous telecommunication products and services like Maxis, Digi, Celcom, and redONE. There is also a government kiosk for paying bills or checking out for job vacancies in government departments.
For the full list of shops, please refer to our Store Directory.
Plaza Merdeka, since opening its doors, has been a proud member of the revitalization of Kuching’s historical district. The plaza has transformed this rather tranquil area of the city into a landmark that is now pulsating with energy and vibrancy.
Located in the heart of Kuching city, it is only steps away from the picturesque and buzzing waterfront. Also close by is Chinatown with its quaint streets, several temples, the renowned Sarawak Museum, the old State Mosque with its five golden domes, pre-World War One shops and many other streets and lanes brimming with history and other noteworthy heritage buildings too numerous to mention.
The plaza has a gross area of 550,000 square feet with a net lettable area of 350,000 sq. ft. and it’s the first mall in Kuching that has the largest video wall that comprises of 36 screens.
Fast food chain SUBWAY opened its first store in Borneo and YUBISO, their first store in East Malaysia. A franchise specialty coffeehouse company, Gloria Jeans Coffees was added to Plaza Merdeka family being the first store in Sarawak that was opened on May 2018.
Complementing the plaza is the five-star boutique hotel, named The Waterfront Hotel. Viewing from the hotel that’s perched atop the plaza, one can get a panoramic view of the river, the Astana, the State Legislative or Dewan Undangan Negeri building, and Fort Margherita on one side; while Padang Merdeka and Sarawak Museum are on the other. The hotel towers eight levels and features exquisitely-designed interiors with state-of-the-art connectivity for discerning business travelers and tourists. It is an integrated component of the complex and complements the area, enhancing its position as a central-like destination in the heart of Kuching City!
Plaza Merdeka is proud that its Conceptual Design Architect Yolanda David-Reyes is included in the Gusi Peace Prize International Laureate alongside with 4 heads of states and Prince of Saudi Arabia namely current President Rajkeswur Purryag (Mauritius), former President Dr. Emil Constantinescu (Romania), former President Arnold Ruutel (Estonia), former Prime Minister Imam Al-Saddig Al-Saddig Abdel Rahman Al-Mahdi (Sudan), and Prince Bandar Khalid Bin Faisal Al Saud (Saudi Arabia). Plaza Merdeka congratulates Ms. Yolanda David – Reyes on her exemplary effort and contributions.
Plaza Merdeka won the most innovative shopping centre award under the stand-alone shopping centres category at the 19th Malaysia Tourism Awards 2015. The few strong attributes which enable the shopping centre to win the prestige award for the first time is its cleanliness, the professional management, the trade mix, and its active participation in local events like, to name a few, Malaysia Super Sale, Street Dancing competitions, Moon Cake festival, Chinese New Year, and Hari Raya. It has also played a supporting role in some international events like the Kuching Marathon and Cycleahon which put Plaza Merdeka on the map and enhances its profile.
Additional events which Plaza Merdeka is involved on an annual basis include Kuching Marathon, MIMMA (Malaysia Invasion Mixed Martial Arts), fashion shows, festive bazaars, and regatta.
Among other notable achievements of Plaza Merdeka is clinching the Best Toilet Award 2014, and getting it in the Malaysia Book of Records the ‘Biggest Bowl of Laksa Sarawak 2016’ endorsed by Chef Wan and Toh Puan Datuk Patinggi Ragad Kurdi Taib.