| Hakim Hayat |
GALLERIA YMRM yesterday opened the doors to its brand-new flagship store in Kampong Sengkurong, promising a worthwhile shopping experience to shoppers through a wider selection of goods and specialised sections.
The grand opening of the new YMRM branch in Kampong Sengkurong ‘A’ was attended by Acting Director of the Community Development Department (JAPEM) Rostinah binti Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Sura Pahlawan Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Tahir as the guest of honour and a personal representative of the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin.
Founder and Chairman of YMRM Group Ramesh J Bhawnani in his welcoming address extended his appreciation to the Government of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, for its support while also thanking loyal customers who inspired them to open the new store.
Meanwhile, Executive Director of YMRM Group Hitesh R Bhawnani said he hoped that the flagship store under his helm would provide a better shopping experience for customers.
He also thanked the stakeholders and relevant authorities for their support in ensuring the running of the new store.
The guest of honour, together with Ramesh J Bhawnani and special guests including Dato Paduka Lim Beng Thai, performed a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the store’s official launch.
Adding fun to the occasion was the appearance of prominent international television host Justin Bratton, widely-known as one of the hosts for the television programme Asia’s Got Talent, as the event’s special guest emcee.
The store, the fifth branch of Galleria YMRM, boasts three floors of different sections that offer a wide selection of the latest designs in textiles, lace and washable silk, to home and living goods.
The store also features exclusive sections for men and women, providing the finest materials for fashion accessories and clothing such as suits. A wide selection of handbags and hijab for women are also available.
The store is also fitted with escalators for customers’ convenience, and features a remarkable matching technology for its textiles to allow customers to make better choices.
As part of the grand opening celebration, the store is offering a 10 per cent discount on top of the special prices on offer.
The store is open at 10am-10pm daily, except on Fridays, where it will open at 10am-noon and 2pm-10pm.