Junction Square

Opened on February 28, it is the company’s response to increased interest in finding quality places to eat in Yangon, said Shwe Taung Group managing director Daw Sandar Htun.

“We want better places to relax and have good food in the city,” she said. “After customers finish shopping, they can gather at some very nice restaurants.”

Junction Square opened in March 2012. It comprises about 286,000 square feet (26,570 square metres) of space – of which 166,00 square feet is retail space – on the corner of Pyay Road and Kyundaw Street in Kamaryut township. It also claims about 270 shops and three cinemas inside. Shwe Taung is one of Myanmar’s largest property firms.

The company operates three other Junction-branded malls in Yangon and one in Nay Pyi Taw, with a total of 612,358 square feet of retail space. The Secret Garden area sits on the sixth floor of the parking garage, with about 12 restaurants in the space. The restaurant brands include several well-known outlets, such as Fuji Japanese Restaurant, Marrybrown and Shabaushi Buffet.

The expansion was first planned in 2013, and was designed with a garden theme by Thailand-based architects. It connects by elevator with the Junction Square food station, as well as the car parking garage. Daw Sandar Htun also highlighted the ample parking space – an increasing rarity in Yangon – as well as the nearby entertainment options..