THE PARK SAWANGAN OFFICIALLY OPENS WITH COVID-19 PREVENTION TECHNOLOGY
Sawangan, 16 July 2020 – NWP Retail, one of the largest real estate platforms with portfolio assets up to 17 malls across Indonesia, officially opened a new shopping mall in Depok, The Park Sawangan, on July 3, 2020.
Designed in a modern and prime setting by renowned architecture firm from the United States, Callison RTKL, the five-floor mall was constructed in October 2018 on an area of 52,000 m2. It boasts a total floor area (GFA) of 56,528 m2 and lease area (NLA) of 36,000 m2.
Accessible in a distinctly strategic site, The Park Sawangan is conveniently located within Sawangan and Bojongsari residential areas, adjacent to Parung Ciputat Highway in Bojongsari sub district in Depok, and connected to several surrounding cities such as Depok, Tangerang, Bogor and Jakarta.
“We are grateful that despite the pandemic, we are still able to open our new shopping mall that has been long awaited by the residents around Sawangan and Bojongsari. Our top priority is visitors’ health and safety, therefore we have applied the latest COVID-19 prevention technology, in addition to strictly implementing the government’s health protocol,” said Teges Prita Soraya, Commercial Marketing Head of NWP Retail, The Park Sawangan’s holding company.
Prior to the opening, The Park Sawangan has conducted a thorough cleaning, as well as disinfectant spraying throughout the mall areas. These activities will be routinely and periodically carried out, especially on parts that are frequently touched, such as door handles, escalator handrails, water taps, and also every room within the mall.
The Park Sawangan has placed automatic counting devices with Real Time People Counting technology in every entrance in order to control the number of customers entering the mall. “This technology enables us to limit the number of customers entering the mall to 50% capacity, which will allow them to shop safely and comfortably in our mall,” Teges explained.
“Moreover, we have provided touchless handwashing facilities in several entrances along with automatic temperature check devices,” Teges added.
Carrying the tagline #BelanjaAmanDiSawangan (#ShopSafelyatSawangan), The Park Sawangan is equipped with the latest sophisticated COVID-19 prevention technologies such as touchless lift buttons; touchless water taps; air disinfectant device system installed in the air circulation ducts to sterilize and deactivate airborne microbes, producing a virus- and bacteria-free airstream within the building; as well as Handrail Ultra UV Device which continuously sterilizes and disinfects escalator handrails using UV light.
The Park Sawangan implements the COVID-19 Prevention Protocol for the safety of all customers, staff members, and tenants. Hand hygiene, thermal screening and face covers (masks) are compulsory before entering the mall, and physical distancing is practiced at all times.
“All tenants support our efforts in implementing the COVID-19 Prevention protocol by applying it at their own outlets by re-checking body temperatures, providing hand sanitizers, limiting the number of customers inside the stores, and adjusting the seating position to comply with the physical distancing rules,” said Teges.
Various tenants of The Park Sawangan have gradually begun to serve customers, starting with Ace Hardware and Informa who have opened their outlets since July 3, followed by prominent national tenants such as Toys Kingdom, Fisik Sport, Erafone, Samsung, House of Towel, Batik Keris, The Body Shop, Solaria, Marugame Udon, Samsung, Bakso Lapangan Tembak, Kokumi, Kopi Kenangan, Brunbrun and also Chatime.
Matahari Department Store opened on July 16, followed by Uniqlo and H&M on July 17.
“The Park Sawangan will soon serve you with an extensive selection of retail and will become your one-stop shopping destination. Other interesting tenants that will open their outlets soon are Lulu Hypermarket, Starbucks, Sports Station, Pizza Hut, Gokana, and diverse entertainment tenants such as Cinema XXI, Funworld, Kidzilla, and many more,” said Teges.
Lulu Hypermarket is currently completing the final stages of its store, and set to be the first halal hypermarket in Depok.
“One of the strengths of The Park Sawangan is its unique retail mix which has been curated to match the characteristics of Depok residents. The presence of Lulu Hypermarket will not only fulfil customers’ daily needs, but also provide a wide variety of Middle Eastern ingredients and delicacies at an affordable price,” Teges added.
The Park Sawangan also provides FoodHub culinary center, where customers can comfortably enjoy various culinary dishes from well-known brands such as Bakmi GM, Bakso Celup Singapore, Ayam Goreng Fatmawati, Pepper Lunch, and Golden Lamien.
In addition to national tenants, The Park Sawangan is also enlivened with various local businesses, ranging from fashion and accessories to culinary. A number of locations are available for daily or monthly rent. Pushcart facilities are also provided for local SMEs.
“We strongly believe that our commitment to support local businesses will improve the economy in Sawangan, as well as Depok in general,” Teges explained.
Customers can expect to be pampered with various facilities, such as spacious parking lots in the basement and outside the mall, comfortable prayer rooms that follow the government’s health protocol, and Trilio, a web-based application designed to help customers access free Wi-Fi and to navigate around the mall.
The presence of The Park Sawangan will significantly benefit the regional economic growth, in addition to provide employment opportunities and increase regional income, particularly from the tax sector.
“We cannot wait to welcome you to feel the new shopping experience at The Park Sawangan. We hope that The Park Sawangan will not only become your one-stop shopping destination, but also provide positive impacts to society, especially in developing new normal habits,” said Teges.