Paradigm Mall, a seven-storey high iconic new landmark with a contemporary fluid design concept of glass and steel, is a rising lifestyle mall nestled in the heart of Petaling Jaya which was opened just few months ago. Spanning across 1 million square feet, Paradigm Mall offers six levels of spaces with over 320 retail outlets, and a total of 4,300 car park bays. Their anchor tenants currently include Tesco, Harvey Norman, 9-screen Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC), Marks & Spencer, and so on.
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Selangor, Malaysia 47301
This mall is pretty small. I came here excitedly all the way from Wangsa Maju and was disappointed as I thought this would be a big mall like Sunway Pyramid and the likes.
In a way, it is good for people who like to avoid the crowd or purchase items from franchise stores when other franchise stores at other malls has no more stocks of the items you like. I actually found quite many good buys at Nichii and Kitschen which I did not see at other malls.
Since this mall is quite far away from my house, I won't be visiting it again unless someone drives me there. It is just not worth the journey if I am taking the public transport.
On a personal level, I don't like to come here very much. It may be the closest mall to my house and is pretty complete but I still don't like to come here. Why? Because I tend to bump into a lot of people from my old high school. Not that I don't like them but it gets pretty annoying sometimes.
Paradigm's interior design is somewhat reminiscent of Tropicana City Mall's interior design. But Paradigm is a bit more flimsy. I came here to meet a friend of mine before she leaves the country to continue her studies. While going down the escalator, it stopped abruptly. I nearly fell down so I was practically crapping my pants as I thought I was going to die. Practically. Turns out one of the guys in front of us had his slipper stuck on the escalator. Still a bad experience though.
I always regarded Paradigm as my hometown mall and and whenever I come here I feel at home. I always bumped into familiar faces, thanks to its location in residential area.
In the early days of their opening, this malls has many major downfalls. Lifts are not working, slippery floor and parking is a nightmare. But after a few months, I can see how they progressed to serve the customers for the better.
In terms of shopping, this mall is adorned with well-known shops to satisfy the locals' shopping hunger. With a variety of outlets to cater to all ages, Paradigm has never failed me.
Dining in is nice too. But the location of the restaurants are everywhere, making it hard for us to find the place at first.