Opportunity came knocking when an architect approached them about an abandoned site in Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka. “Being young at that time, I questioned why Malacca? My dad explained to me that Dataran Pahlawan is situated next to a historical site and its historical value can never be replaced by anything else,” he says. Within a few years, the group transformed the site into Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, the largest global retail destination in the region housing 800 retail tenants.
Get the January issue of Prestige for our exclusive interview and photo spread with Dato’ Colin Tan, where he talks about the Hatten Group’s plans to conquer the Malaysian property market and why Malacca remains their main focus.