Sunday, January 29, 2023

Hakka restaurant in Bukit Bintang allegedly sold to Pavilion Group, Pavilion 2 rumoured to be in the making

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Bukit Bintang is known for its busy thoroughfare with upscale malls and luxe fashion boutiques. In this Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur, there’s a restaurant that had been sitting here for over half a decade — the Hakka Restaurant.

Recently, there had been reports that claimed that the Hakka Restaurant, which sits on two plots of freehold land measuring a combined 155,150 sq ft. Lot 381 measures 1.72 acres, or 74,948 sq ft, and Lot 382, 1.84 acres, or 80,202 sq ft, was sold to the low-profile tycoon Tan Sri Desmond Lim.

It is said that the piece of land was sold at a whooping RM4,000 per square feet, valuing the prime tract at at least RM620.6 million.

Meanwhile, there were speculations that the buyer would link the prime land to Pavilion KL via an underground tunnel and an overhead bridge to create a Pavilion (KL) II on this site, similar to the link between 1 Utama Shopping Centre Phase 1 and Phase 2.

According to The Edge, the land title search with the Federal Territories Director of Lands and Mines Office shows that the land is registered in the name of Loke Wan Yat Realty Sdn Bhd.

It was later found that a company called Menang Lebar Sdn Bhd entered a caveat on the said parcels to secure its interest in the land on 25 March this year.

Menang Lebar’s business address on the land title search is Level 6, Pavilion Tower, which, incidentally, is the business address of Lim’s Impian Ekspresi Sdn Bhd and Jendela Mayang Sdn Bhd — the developers of Pavilion Damansara Heights.

A search with the Companies Commission of Malaysia lists the shareholders of Menang Lebar as Esmaliza Ismail and Shazni Sulaiman, who equally own the company and are directors of the company.

It is worth noting that their names have appeared in other companies linked to Lim. Esmaliza was a director of Anjurantau Sdn Bhd, which owns 51% of Impian Ekspresi. Shazni, whose name appears on the list of shareholders in Impian Ekspresi Sdn Bhd, was also named director of Jerantas Sdn Bhd, a Lim and Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary joint-venture company that had once planned to bring Harrods Hotel to the capital city.


Nonetheless, the rumours took some netizens by surprise and many expressed regret to see the iconic restaurant gone.

“We haven’t even been to this restaurant, and now it has been bought over by Pavilion,” a netizen said.

On the other hand, a netizen revealed that the Hakka restaurant will be moving to Bangsar so netizens who want to try it out can wait for its return.

Do you think that Pavilion II will be announced soon? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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