KUALA LUMPUR: The imminent closure of two iconic food courts - Asia Café at SS15, Subang Jaya and Ming Tien Food Court at Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya, is seeing foodies and loyal customers, heartbroken.
The two food courts are known as a foodie’s heaven with more than 100 hawker stalls selling local favourites and other gastronomic delights.
Customers took to social media to express their disappointment over the two food court’s imminent closure, stating that it was also a blow to their social life
Upon reading the news, Facebook user Hong Pang Ng had organised a gathering of friends at Asia Cafe.
“(It is) closing soon, so unbelievable,” wrote Hong.
Another user, Shafeq Hafez said the closing of Asia Café also meant the closing of the next door cybercafe FTZ Asia Net and snooker and pool centre.
Petaling Jaya native Fong Min Yuan said Ming Tien had been a gathering spot for extended families and friends.
“Unlike normal food courts, it offers a comfortable and relaxing ambience. I always bring my friends from Mumbai, India to Ming Tien for them to try out the good variety of foods.
“My wife is Indian, it is more comfortable to bring her relatives here to introduce them to Chinese foods,” said Fong, referring to the spot that is frequented by Malaysians of all walks and life.
Facebook user Jet Ng, however, was glad that the closing of Ming Tien was to pave way for better development.
“Love the night out with beer and football. Gonna miss it,” he wrote.
It is learnt that Ming Tien will close its door on Oct 31 while Asia Café will be closed by the end of this year.
Ming Tien’s spokesperson said the closure was to make way for a new development, a 31-storey serviced apartment, retail and office space, by PPB Group Bhd.
It was reported that Asia Café general manager Raymond Khoo said the eatery would be demolished to make way for a Small-office Home-office (SoHo) project.