a one-time vogue in the Klang Valley, has hit the Kinta Valley
with the setting up of Kinta IT City, located at the Kinta
City shopping centre.
to Kinta IT Centre executive director S.S. Au Yong, the aim
of setting up the facility is to provide a one-stop shop for
IT users, hobbyists and consumers.
said that Jaya Jusco Business Development Group had approached
her management company with the idea of setting up such a
centre in their shopping mall in Ipoh.
is located on the first floor beyond the food court and occupies
an area of 7,000sq ft. A total of 16 lots have been taken
up by 10 computer vendors from around the city.
did a very thorough survey to get feedback from vendors here
about such a set-up before committing ourselves,'' Au Yong
the backing of long time computer vendors based here, Au Yong
signed a lease with the landlord last October and renovated
the premises for RM250,000.
only two lots are still vacant while the rest have been occupied
by vendors selling hardware, computer peripherals, and CDs.
There's also a cybercafe and a systems integrator.
the companies that have set up shop are Hobbycomp Supplies
Sdn Bhd, ITC Computer Centre, C-WIN Computer Centre Sdn Bhd,
PC Power, Kinta Media Supplies, City Microtrade, and Javanet
plan is to have promotions every fortnight to support the
vendors and draw the crowd in,'' Au Yong said, adding that
the current one will end Jan 31.
the marketing blitz will provide Kinta IT City with the same
level of fame and clientele as Imbi Plaza in Kuala Lumpur.
chances of success in a smaller city is better and since it
is the first one, we hope to build a good reputation,'' added