Siti Noor Elyyana Mohd Rosli, 25, of Taman Saga, Ampang, said she had visited the 1Malaysia Textile Shop to check out its offers after learning about its opening. She said she did not expect prices to be so low, with discounts of up to 50 per cent being offered. Siti said she would return to the shop to make more purchases.
"The fabrics and clothes here are of high quality compared to other budget textile stores," she said. The shop is on the mezzanine floor. It offers a wide variety of textiles and readymade clothes, including school uniforms. Also available are curtains, telekung and prayer mats.
The public can also apply for passports, change their MyKads or pay their taxes at the UTC.
Albert So, 58, from Sungai Besi, said he had saved a lot of time and energy as everything was under one roof at the centre.
"It is very convenient and the service is excellent. It took me only two hours to renew my passport and driving licence," he said, adding that he used to travel to Putrajaya to attend to matters pertaining to taxes or renew his passport.
Fauzi Sabiruddin, 30, from Jalan Duta, said it was a brilliant idea to have the UTC in the centre of the city.
"People who work nearby can come over during lunch hour and they don't need to take a day off to settle matters related to government departments," he added.
The building also has a futsal court, fitness centre, cybercafe and youth centre at level four. Youths can engage in recreational activities such as wall climbing and aerobics. Rashlie Jonklas, 29, of Jinjang, said he was impressed with the facilities at the four-storey building, especially with the futsal centre.
"It's very near my office. I can go there with friends after work. There's also a gym to work out and stay fit."
At levels two and three, services are provided by the Companies Commission of Malaysia, National Registration Department, Human Resources Ministry, Land Public Transport Commission, Road Transport Department, Immigration Department, Inland Revenue Board and Employees Provident Fund.
The 1Malaysia Clinic on the ground floor charges RM1 for Malaysians, RM15 for foreigners and RM7.50 for refugees.
Open from 8.30am to 10pm daily, the clinic is managed by an assistant medical officer, staff nurse and assistant health officer.
The 1Malaysia Book Shop, at the mezzanine level, offers books at prices that are 10 to 15 per cent lower than other places.
The bookshop also provides space for writers and local publishers to carry out meetings and promotional activities.
*Sumber dari New Straits Times