One of the most popular foodie spots in PJ, Selangor will be closing down by October 2017
Dubbed as one of the best places in Petaling Jaya with delicious hawker eats, Ming Tien in Taman Megah houses many different vendors that offer a wide variety of food - from the staple nasi lemak to other local favourites such as grilled seafood and BBQ chicken wings.
Ever since Ming Tien was opened to public in December 2001, local residents in PJ and those from the surrounding area flock to this neighbourhood food court that opens 24 hours a day.
Unfortunately, the popular food court is set to be demolished to make way for new developments.
The iconic restaurant will be replaced with a new mixed-development building
According to media reports, the new development will see a 31-storey serviced apartment, retail, and office space.
Talks about tearing down Ming Tien surfaced in 2015 when PPB Group Bhd. revealed its plans to redevelop the iconic food court and its surrounding area. The company belongs to the richest person in Malaysia, Tan Sri Robert Kuok.
Other amenities affected by this upcoming development include Michael's Badminton Academy, multipurpose gift store Fun N Cheer, and pet store The Pet Family.
There are no further details on the matter but The Star reported in March that PPB's managing director Lim Soon Huat revealed the group's plans to launch another property in Taman Megah in the second half of this year with gross development value of RM500 million.
It won't be long before locals have to bid goodbye to the iconic eatery in PJ
The Hyped Geek reported Ming Tien's management as saying that the eatery's closure "was imminent", although no specific dates were given when they were queried about the matter.
However, the online portal was told by various stall owners there that Ming Tien will cease operations come 31 October 2017.
It was also reported that the area where The Pet Family was located at has already been torn down.