By The Nation
Peter Kanjanapas, vice president and managing director of Bangkok Land, said the company has invested more than Bt400 million between June last year and this month to develop the project in a bid to expand retail business in Muang Thong Thani. This project links the three shopping malls, Cosmo Bazaar, BEEHIVE Lifestyle Mall and The Portal with other long-established venues like Outlet Square and Popular Walk.
It also includes the fifth phase expansion of Outlet Square, the biggest sports outlet in Thailand covering more than 15,000 square metres and housing top sports and fashion brands, as well as a Bt140 million 320-metre skywalk connecting IMPACT exhibition halls to ibis Hotel and Cosmo Bazaar.
Meanwhile, it has spent Bt245 million to develop Cosmo Walk, a two-storey commercial building covering 6,800sqm, 4,500sqm of which is up for rent. Cosmo Walk currently houses a 1,300sqm Nike factory store, a Dohome outlet which sells construction materials and home décor products and Malaysian brand Mr DIY, which focuses on lifestyle products.
Cosmo Walk is open daily from 10am to 9pm.
“Cosmo Walk meets the demands of customers from all levels, though its main targets are residents, government employees, office workers, university students and professors as well as guests from Novotel and ibis Hotel. It is also a convenient meeting point as there is a skywalk connecting all buildings,” Peter said.
He added that since the Covid-19 outbreak is more or less under control in Thailand, it is expected that people will travel and shop more in the second half of the year.
Data from the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre also shows that there is an increasing number of reservations for trade shows, seminars, parties, wedding and other events, which should help revive businesses in the area.