Where To Lepak After This? Netizens Mourn The Closure Of SS15's Asia Cafe
Asia Cafe in SS15, Subang, has been like a second home to many students and residents in the area for the last 14 years
Asia Cafe is famed for its local hawker stalls and entertainment outlets such as internet cafe and pool tables - all under one roof.
As the place is surrounded by many colleges and universities in the vicinity, it is definitely one of the more popular spots in the area for students to hang out.
Many locals who have been to this place would recount of their fond memories here over the years.
Despite the popularity of this place, the owner of the land that Asia Cafe is sitting on has other plans in mind. The food court will be demolished by the end of the year to develop a new project.
Boutique developer Mediaraya Sdn Bhd has set eyes to launch a new project on the two-acre site it owns, and unfortunately, Asia Cafe has to go to rebuild it into a new development.
News of the demolition first broke out last November, when a representative told The Edge Property's City & Country that Asia Cafe will be redeveloped into a Small-office Home-office (SoHo) project, which will comprise of two blocks with a total of 483 units.
"Asia Cafe was set up in 2003 and the building is a bit weathered. Initially, we planned to retrofit it, but after considering the changing trend and the warm weather, we felt that it is best to redevelop it to fit the market segment… plus air conditioning," said Mark Choo, Mediaraya property development general manager.
No exact date for the demolition has been announced so far but according to a report by The Hyped Geek that was published today, 10 August, stall operators in Asia Cafe said that they will be shutting down their business here at the end of October.
As October draws nearer, news of the demolition is becoming more surreal and regular patrons can't help but to feel a little sad about it
Quite a number of people said that they were going to miss hanging out and eating all the good food here...
... while some weren't too happy that Asia Cafe was going to be demolished for a project that "no one wants"