KUCHING: La Promenade Mall, the new commercial centre at the busy Kuching-Samarahan Expressway, is gaining an ATM.

Public Bank is installing a cash recycling machine (CRM), which can take deposits, process notes and be used for withdrawals. The CRM machines are typically installed at high traffic areas.

“We are really glad Public Bank’s facilities are coming to La Promenade. This is a ‘double convenience’ for the community and retailers,” the mall’s leasing manager Trish Lui said. “It will bring even more public to our mall and increased business for all.”

La Promenade Mall opened officially on Jan 25.

According to the latest Local Government and Housing Ministry statistics, the Kuching-Samarahan Expressway is the busiest road in the state capital.

“On an average day, the records are 67,000 vehicles, compared to 64,000 for Rock Road, 57,000 for Airport Road and 53,000 for Jalan Song.

“Even with CMCO, Kuching-Samarahan Expressway only recorded a 33% drop in vehicles, far lower than the 64% drop for Jalan Sekama and 43% drop for Jalan Song and. This shows Kuching-Samarahan Expressway is an essential road, which is very good for retailers,” Lui said.

The developer Hock Seng Lee is also adding more free carparks and free electric car charging stations. The mall will have over 1,000 brightly lit carparks soon.

The ATM at La Promenade will be installed at the main entrance to the mall, near the new public carpark and security/SOP checkpoint.

Public Bank Padungan branch manager Simon Chee giving a briefing to La Promenade Mall tenants this week.

Tenants including owners and operators of SK Ling and Tan Advocates, Mr Domus, Authentic Chicken Rice, Sweat Factory and Fun Hut.