Harvey Norman to Expand Presence in East Malaysia

Harvey Norman is set to expand its presence in East Malaysia via its first outlet at Vivacity Megamall, marking itself as the fourth anchor tenant of the mall.

Source: Sarawak News Borneo Post, 22 Jun 17

Source: Sarawak News Borneo Post, 22 Jun 17

Harvey Norman will take up 46,806 square feet on Level 1 and 2 of the East Atrium and carry an extensive range of household trusted products whislt striving to provide their customers with quality products and professional services every day.

According to the group’s Asia managing director Kenneth Aruldoss, this comes as the group saw more than 10,000 transactions a month of its online business coming from Kuching despite the fact that that they do not have an outlet here yet.

This led the brand to focus on providing a seamless online and instore shopping experience for customers.

“We are stepping up our online in a very big way, we will provide consumers in Kuching an experience of online shopping and instore shopping as well, a combination which will ensure a seamless experience,” he told reporters yesterday after the anchor tenant signing ceremony between Harvey Norman and Vivacity.

Present at the ceremony were guest of honour Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, Minister of International Trade and E-Commerce, Vivacity directors Sim Yaw Hang and Alan Sim Yaw Yen, Harvey Norman lead general manager Eddy Ng, general manager of electrical Bushy Martin, general manager of marketing cCommunications Eloise Sim and chief financial officer Tan Swee Ing.

Harvey Norman, a trusted brand from Australia, has 260 stores worldwide including 12 in West Malaysia. Harvey Norman Malaysia started in 2003 and is looking at more expansion opportunities throughout West and East Malaysia.

Harvey Norman forayed into Kota Kinabalu in February 2017, as one of the anchor tenants at PACIFICITY. The Shopping Mall is set to be completed by end-2018. Construction is well underway with the topping out of the residential tower to be completed by mid-2017 while Hotel Jen Kota Kinabalu, featuring the newest hotel concept from the Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts Group, is slated for completion in 2020.