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Setapak, Kuala Lumpur






Skyworld Development Berhad

SAMA Square: Reinventing Urban Connectivity in Setapak

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Setapak, SAMA Square emerges as a groundbreaking landmark, pioneering a new paradigm in market and retail development. This project epitomizes the spirit of unity and communal engagement, encapsulated in its name, “SAMA SQUARE,” which translates to “togetherness.” As a beacon of community and multi-generational interaction, SAMA Square invites the residents of Kampung Baru Air Panas and beyond to celebrate life in its myriad forms, from shopping and dining to leisure and activities, all accessible from its strategic location at Jalan 1/23C.

Introduction: Unveiling the Heartbeat of Setapak

SAMA Square is thoughtfully segmented into three distinct zones: the Main Market Building, offering a plethora of dining and shopping experiences; the Open Street People Plaza, a dynamic space for pop-up events and gatherings; and the Retail Village, a curated collection of shops, eateries, and service outlets designed to cater to every need and desire.

 A Tripartite Urban Oasis: Market, Plaza, and Retail Harmonized

SAMA Square celebrates the vibrant tapestry of life, standing as a testament to a community-centric vision. It aims to foster a lively, cohesive community, setting a new benchmark for urban development in Kuala Lumpur.

Design Ethos: A Canvas of Urban Vitality

SAMA Square is a bold response to the challenges and opportunities of urban living in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. By adopting a ‘club sandwich’ approach to its design, the project maximizes the use of its ground plane, creating a layered experience of public plazas, markets, and retail spaces that not only enriches the urban fabric but also promotes sustainable and vibrant community interactions.

 Celebrating Vibrancy of Life: The Heart of Community Engagement

The overarching planning concept of SAMA Square is to empower and engage the local community through an integrated design that fosters social interaction, supports active lifestyles, and encourages a dynamic interplay of public and private spaces. This vision comes to life in the People’s Plaza, a central hub that connects various elements of the project, creating a seamless flow between the food court, market, and retail village.

Masterplan: Weaving Community Threads Through Innovative Design

SAMA Square’s design strategy is rooted in long-term vision and inclusivity, aiming to create a space that is vibrant and welcoming for residents and the surrounding communities. Through its comprehensive mix of amenities, including community markets, retail villages, and pocket gardens, SAMA Square is poised to become a pulsating heart of the community.

A Tapestry of Spaces: From People’s Plaza to Urban Retreats

The market at SAMA Square is a revolutionary space that transcends traditional market experiences. It is a hub of freshness and variety, housing fashion wear, coffee roasteries, and food courts alongside bakeries and patisseries. The market’s design, with its translucent facades and strategic lighting, creates an ambiance that is both inviting and innovative, fostering a unique shopping and dining experience that extends into the evening hours.

The Market Reimagined: A Beacon of Light and Life

“SAMA SQUARE” redefines the marketplace, setting new standards for cleanliness, organization, and accessibility. The modular stall design and linear organization streamline operations and enhance the shopping experience, connecting seamlessly with residential areas and providing easy access for all. The market’s thoughtful planning includes dedicated service lanes, ample loading bays, and a layout that supports both physical and online commerce, making it a model for future marketplaces. 

Conclusion: SAMA Square – Where Every Day is a Celebration of Community

SAMA Square stands as a monument to community, vibrancy, and innovation in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. Through its thoughtful design, strategic planning, and commitment to inclusivity, SAMA Square not only meets the needs of its community but also inspires a new vision for urban living. As a place of togetherness, celebration, and life, SAMA Square invites all to partake in its vibrant community spirit, today and for generations to come.