Festival Walk, a property of Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust

Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust (MNACT) is looking to re-open its flagship property, Festival Walk, on 16 January.

This is being done ahead of the Lunar New Year festive season.

Festival Walk was severely damaged on 12 November in acts of vandalism linked to the Hong Kong protests.

Glass panels were smashed, while escalators were damaged beyond repair during the incident.

The property has been closed for business since.

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Festival Walk contributes about 60% to MNACT’s net property income (NPI) annually.

Images circulated online by Hong Kong media indicate that temporary steel railings have been installed to replace glass balustrades that were damaged in the incident.

"Some of the repair and replacement works are expected to continue within the mall after it re-opens", the REIT added in its statement on 10 January.

Since the incident, MNACT has accelrated efforts to geographicallty diversity its properties.

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MNACT was last done on the Singapore Exchange at SGD1.17.

By Shariffa Al-Habshee

Shariffa joined REITsWeek in 2017, and monitors Asia-Pacific REITs for the publication.