Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime), one of the leading integrated property developers in
Southeast Asia, opened SM City Bataan, its first mall in Bataan Province, this
Friday, May 19, 2023.
This new mall
offers a distinct look with inviting interior and adds 46,000 square meters
(sqm) of gross floor area (GFA) to the Company's mall portfolio, providing two
levels of shopping, dining and entertainment options to the province.
Bataan opens with more than 90% of space lease-awarded and is located at the
provincial capital of Balanga City which serves as the center of governance,
trade, and tourism of the province.
The mall opens with Foodcourt, Cyberzone, event center, cinemas, parking zones,
and transport terminal complex. Its SM Cinema offers three regular cinemas and
two private cinemas for an immersive experience, while its parking zones will
provide more than a thousand vehicle slots for added convenience.
Bataan houses a diverse selection of shops and services, both local and
international labels, led by SM group's well-loved brands such as The SM Store,
SM Supermarket, SM Appliance Center, Uniqlo, Ace Hardware, Watsons, Surplus,
Crocs, Pet Express, Miniso, Sports Central, Chinabank, and BDO.
It provides unique malling experiences as it opens with alfresco dining
areas, work pods, a pet park, bike-friendly facilities, electric car vehicle
station, and other scenic spots that will capture locals' hearts and supply
them with world-class destination, products, and services that will add delight
to their everyday lives.
"We are very excited to open our new mall, SM City
Bataan, in the province as we aim to add color to its rich culture and further
spur economic activities that are set to provide significant growth
opportunities, convenience, and entertainment to everyone," SM Prime President
Jeffrey Lim said.
Bataan is SM Prime's 83rd mall in the Philippines, the 90th mall in Asia.
remains committed to its role as a catalyst for economic growth, delivering
innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities, thereby enriching the quality of
life of millions of people.