You may know Kuala Lumpur’s The Gardens Mall as a shopping place. But are you aware it also has a rooftop area that houses an art gallery, as well as a theatre and a specially curated fashion space?

Located on the sixth floor is Les Suites, a one-stop centre for luxurious bespoke wedding services. This is in addition to The Studio, which houses brands like Cassey Gan, Khoon Hooi and Nerd Unit.

Malaysia’s largest contemporary art gallery Wei-Ling Contemporary is also found here, as well as the Gardens Theatre with a two-tier hall for performances, talks and seminars.

Being housed in a mall, Wei-Ling Contemporary makes art more accessible to the public.

“It started off as just an idea for a rooftop garden with restaurants and such. But then it slowly changed, and what we have now offers much more,” said Gabrielle Tan, head of marketing for The Gardens Mall.

Tan is the head of marketing of The Gardens Mall. Photo: The Star/Ibrahim Mohtar

“The aim was to bring art, culture and fashion into one space. I think those elements are kind of related. Art can be fashion, and with culture – that’s where the theatre comes in, it all coincides well.”

The Gardens Mall recently celebrated the updated area’s launch with a grand party. The night showcased the latest additions and gave those in attendance a glimpse of what they can expect from the different tenants.

Brightly illuminated canopies at the garden area, plus a delightful musical performance, marked the night. There were also exciting interactive activities that wowed the crowd.

A special “painstallation” for instance, featured a bicycle connected to an artwork. Guests were encouraged to pedal the construct to bring it to life with sound and movement.

The Studio electrified the air in style with the latest fashion line-up from local designers. The fashion show included headgear from Malaysian milliner Bremen Wong.

Bridal gown designer Celest Thoi collaborated with By Terry make-up and homegrown jeweller Selberan to present their respective latest designs and bespoke options for brides-to-be.

Thoi’s gorgeous designs are perfect for blushing brides.

While MunKeat Photography treated guests to a crash course on film photography, TheOccasions Eventeur presented their spring flower collection with a special arrangement service.

According to Tan, The Gardens Mall is offering a one-of-a-kind experience with the rooftop. This is to set it apart from the other levels, which are housing brands that everyone knows and is familiar with.

“I think the mall itself, and the management, has ensured that they provide what the customers or the people want. Hopefully, with this floor, people will come up and explore,” she stated.

Those who missed the launch party can look out for other on-ground activities that the mall will be organising like a pop-up store at the lower levels or even private viewings and curated events.

“We are happy with the change and the revamp. The party is to let people know that they now have this space to visit to find all the things they want if they’re into art, fashion and culture,” added Tan.