Poised to be the main attraction of UMICS’s Commercial Precinct, the covered Merchant Street will feature a wide array of all day shopping, food and beverages, and services outlets. It will be designed and planned similarly to the iconic covered market and shopping streets in Osaka, Japan. Certain sections of the covered Merchant Street will be fashioned similar to the Souks found in the Middle East.

These attractions and designs will cater to the large number of Muslim tourist from Indonesia, China, and the Middle East for halal food and shopping. The covered Merchant Street will run along Jalan Dato Abu Bakar for approximately 1km and will be set as a new major tourist destination offering a diverse range of activities for locals, visitors, and UM’s community alike.