6 Ways To Maximize Productivity In Your Commercial Space



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You’re ready to roll with your new working space. You’ve got the equipment, the necessary infrastructure for your business and you’re ready to get super production.

Somehow, however, it’s not turning out the way you planned. Production is slow, timelines are running late and there’s an overall lack of motivation. How can you get over this? Is it just a phase?

Fortunately, there are plenty of proven and tested tactics to maximise productivity in your commercial space and send you sailing far above all your business milestones. Here are a few tips.


1. Get your priorities in order

It can be pretty difficult to get ahead of your work if your brainpower is being spent dealing with that super long to-do list you’ve given yourself. Bring focus to your routine.

Focus on no more than 3 priorities each day and leave the rest for tomorrow. Distractions can cause us to become easily overwhelmed, making it harder to focus on urgent tasks so cut back and prioritise. Things should smoothen out naturally.


2. Capitalize on a good working environment

Sometimes, productivity can be greatly affected by your place of work. Are you cramping yourself in a claustrophobic space that’s uncomfortable and stress-inducing? You may not even realize that your surroundings are sucking up all your productive energy.

Include more greenery to encourage oxygen circulation, opt for working spaces with more room for you to move around and focus more on the pleasant aesthetics that you can add to your commercial unit. Rencana Royale, a luxurious hybrid commercial development located in TTDI, features lush greenery and spacious suites that can help you fully unleash your productivity.


3. Find a good seat

Yes, your working environment can be super important but the components within that environment can be just as important. Choose better, more ergonomic task chairs to help alleviate the tension from sitting at a computer all day long (which you may find brutal on your body).

If our bodies are not responding well to the things we interact with, our productivity levels can be reduced. Make sure you pay attention to the comfort and quality of your seat.


4. Implement a results-oriented mindset

You might often find that people count the number of hours and minutes they put into their work days in order to feel satisfied and fulfilled. However, this could lead to you just feeling busy rather than focusing on what truly matters; results.

So, transform your mindset into one that prioritises results and not the number of hours you spend ‘on the clock’. Your productivity could begin to skyrocket.


5. Organize your meetings with precision

You have a stack load of work to do, only to be called in for a meeting that takes 2 hours to wrap up. You’re probably familiar with this scenario. Meetings can be a huge time waster but by cutting your meetings down to 20-minute sessions max, you just might find that you have more time in the day to get actual work done.

Why not try standing meetings? People may have a tendency to get their points across much faster when they aren’t sitting around a board room table.

Meeting locations can also play a big role in convenience as well as duration. At Rencana Royale TTDI, you can find conference rooms and meeting rooms that can help you accommodate large groups of people.


6. Don’t forget to take breaks

At the end of the day, we’re just human. Machines may be able to perform a staggering number of tasks without taking time off but people tend to work better when they are well rested.

Pace yourself during working hours and take breaks to relax or exercise, which can stimulate the brain and alleviate stress. Rencana Royale is a green development with relaxing layouts that can help busy urbanites enjoy their workdays.





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7 Tantalising Seafood Spots In TTDI


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Craving some scrumptious shellfish? Maybe you’re more of a fish person? A good plate of piping hot seafood can soothe and fill the belly unlike any other dish on Earth.

The good news is that there are plenty of top-notch seafood establishments around the TTDI area and you can find signature seafood dishes in different shapes and forms as well as cooking styles here.

Here are a few renowned seafood spots in TTDI.



Muhibbah Seafood

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Many of us would probably agree that Chinese style seafood is one of the best kinds of seafood in KL. Hop on over to Muhibbah Seafood and have a go at the deep fried sotong (squid), featuring a crunchy and savoury outer layer that hides soft and tender chunks of meat. The vegetables are purportedly fantastic too, like the Xing Gong Tau Fu and Belacan Choi Tam.

Address: Jalan Seri Penchala, Kampung Sungai Penchala, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Open most days from 12-12.30 pm and 6.30-10 pm


OK Seafood Restaurant

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This is another famous Chinese Restaurant found along Jalan Aminuddin Baki. It has garnered quite the reputation for being a favourite haunt for local residents looking to get their seafood fix. It features a huge outdoor seating area and a quaint indoor section for those wanting a little privacy. Go ahead and try the Asam Fish with a tasty mix of sweet and sour flavours (slightly on the spicy side).

Address: 175, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Opens most days from 6.30 am-11.30 pm


Restoran Sweet Inn

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This established restaurant isn’t exclusively a seafood place but a large portion of its menu selection is dedicated to amazing shellfish dishes like Chef Hong Sang Har Mee (a noodle-based meal with 2 huge prawns). Vegetable side dishes include Green Dragon with Beansprout and Braised Fresh Mushroom with Beancurd.

Address: 18, Jalan SS 20/10, Damansara Kim, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening Hours: Opens most days from 11.30 am-3 pm, 5.30-10.30 pm


Homst Restaurant

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In TTDI, you can find that many consider this popular seafood place up there in terms of having the best tasting dishes among TTDI’s many great food joints. You get to choose how your fish is cooked from a variety of styles (sambal, garlic steamed, chili padi steamed, ginger steamed, Teow Chew steamed), the list goes on and on.

Don’t forget to savour some of the other dishes (look forward to flavour as well as crunch with the butter prawns and butter squid).

Address: No. 48, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Open from 10 am-10.30 pm


Golden Valley

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Located on the lower ground floor of the LGB Tower, Golden Valley is known as a humble Halal Chinese restaurant that serves authentic seafood (among other dishes). Expect excellent customer service too. Try the Yam basket prawns dipped in special sauce.

Address: LGB Tower, Lower Ground Floor, 1, Jalan Wan Kadir, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri (11.30 am-3 pm, 6-10 pm)

Sat-Sun (6-10 pm)



Seabites TTDI

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This casual seafood joint is unique in its offerings and cooking styles. Look forward to mouthwatering seafood favourites combined with quite a Western edge. Try the soft crabby burger (a modern fusion of softshell crabs squeezed in between black charcoal and mixed sauces) or opt for a classic Fish & Chips featuring New Zealand wild caught fish coated and fried to a golden crisp.

Address: No 24, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Closed on Monday, Opens Tuesday-Sunday (10 am-10 pm)



The Pier Deep Sea Restaurant

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The Pier Deep Sea Restaurant is set up like a Western-styled tavern. There’re plenty of selections on the menu and not all of them are seafood but you can expect tip-top choices and an ambience that’s great for a night of socialising over freshly cooked dishes.

Address: 14 (Ground Floor, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Closed on Sunday, Open Mon-Sat (5 pm-1 am)













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The Differences Between Retail Spaces & Commercial Spaces

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Maybe you have flexible working arrangements and you’re looking for a place where you can work more efficiently. Maybe you’re a business owner and may be wondering about the type of property that would suit your requirements. You should take note of two main categories; retail spaces and commercial spaces.

What’s the difference anyway? After all, they both seem to be so similar in terms of function and purpose, right?

Well, they aren’t exactly the same even if they may seem pretty identical.

Here are a few of the key differences between retail and commercial properties and what you should know if you’re looking to choose the best one for your needs.


Some Key Characteristics of Retail Spaces

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The biggest draw that retail spaces have are their large amounts of foot traffic (the number of people that pass by the space). Often, they will be located near “anchor stores” like grocery stores and other shops/amenities that can help increase foot traffic frequency.

With that being said, retail spaces generally cost more per square foot than commercial spaces and negotiating a retail contract to find the exact space you want can be pretty tricky. For instance, the store that is closest to the anchor gets the most foot traffic which means that it’s harder to secure that unit.


Some Key Characteristics of Commercial Spaces

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Commercial spaces tend to be best suited for businesses or self-employed individuals who require room for cubicles, reception areas, office sections and conference rooms. Foot traffic probably isn’t a priority when it comes to commercial units so the structure and layout of such a place does not cater to foot traffic frequency.

Instead, commercial spots are often centrally located to accommodate employees or workers who commute. Rencana Royale is one of the newer properties in TTDI that has been built with these key factors in mind.

Traditional commercial spaces are less expensive per square foot than retail spaces because there tends to be less risk involved.


How do you choose?

Now that you’ve got the gist of what both spaces are like, the question you should be asking yourself is; “What kind of business do I aim to run?”

Are you relying heavily on foot traffic and store walk-ins for sales and revenue? Does your income depend on a shop/retail outlet? If this is the case, then retail spaces may be more suitable for you.

However, if what you’re looking for are proper utilities and facilities to accommodate an office-based setup and you don’t rely much on a shop or customer walk-ins, commercial spaces may be for you.


Rencana Royale – a hybrid commercial living experience

Rencana TTDI Rooftop

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Hybrid spaces can be considered among the best choices out there for those who want to work well.

If you are interested in finding a spot that caters to the way you work, a hybrid space may be suitable for you. Hybrid properties like Rencana Royale located in TTDI can provide environments that are conducive for work.

Located in a spacious two-acre Malay Reserve, Rencana Royale TTDI offers an exclusive opportunity for busy urbanites to seamlessly manage the way they live and work, offering a vast array of suites that are large enough for businesses to run as well as a long list of facilities like meeting and conference rooms.

At the same time, hybrid commercial spaces like Rencana Royale TTDI also have greenery and eco-friendly features and can provide comfort and relaxation as well as spaces that foster good health.



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7 incredible food truck specialities in TTDI


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If you aren’t aware yet, TTDI has been home to loads of food trucks for quite some time now. Featuring delectable signature dishes, yummy beverages and super-tasty snacks, the food truck trend emerged a couple of years back, with experienced chefs (some of them from gourmet kitchens) deciding to kickstart their own food businesses. The result? Meals on wheels!


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KL has quite a number of areas designated for food trucks. As they move around and make full use of their mobility, the same food trucks often pop up in regular spots and TTDI is one of them. Here are some of the food truck specialities you can discover in TTDI.

Most of what’s included in this list can be found at Food Truck Haven; sedap_ttdi (https://www.instagram.com/sedap_ttdi/?hl=en)

The opening hours for sedap_ttdi are as follows:

6.30pm – 12am (Mon – Thurs)

6.30pm – 1am (Fri – Sat)

8.00am 11.30am (Sunday Breakfast)


Badboyz Truck

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This edgy little grilled meat movement specialises in the creation of awesome western delights; namely, tantalising burgers! Serving gigantic patties wrapped in melted cheese and plenty of condiments, this food truck’s menu includes wicked sounding burger selections like The Reaper, now how’s that for edgy?

They also cater to ground events, both indoors and outdoors. Badboyz typically shows up in TTDI (sedap_ttdi) and other prominent parts of KL via their suave-looking truck, but they also sometimes appear in booths and stalls.

Social: https://www.facebook.com/badboyztruck/


Cowboys Food Truck

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While we’re on the topic of the Good, the Bad and the Tasty, giddyup to the Cowboys Food Truck for a tasty assortment! Serving a variety of meaty delights, they often make their rotations throughout TTDI, SS15 and Damansara Uptown. Their selections contribute to the incredible diversity of TTDI food so if you’re in the area and craving some true-blue Western tastes, try their basic po-boy sandwich, served with thick slices of slow-smoked beef briskets, slaw and chipotle mayo in home-made loaves that are crusty to the touch.

Social: https://www.instagram.com/cowboysfoodtruck/?hl=en


Nasi Lemak Kg Pandan

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Western-style dishes are good and all but sometimes, you might just feel like going back to the local signatures. Well, the Nasi Lemak Kg Pandan food truck is here to serve! You can find this green van cruising through TTDI with tasty nasi lemak variations. Their signature addition is the use of pandan leaves, placed underneath the hot nasi lemak rice in strips (this can bring some extra flavour to your meal). You can also choose to add additional condiments and even some fried chicken (among other things) to your plate.

Social: https://www.instagram.com/nasilemakkgpandan/?hl=en


Aussie Country Roast

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True food lovers with an interest in international cuisine may probably know that Australian food could be considered one of the best in the region (depending on the dish). The Aussie Country Roast food truck brings some of the tastiest authentic Australian signatures to TTDI, including mouth-watering roasted chicken (served with yummy pumpkin pieces, peas, carrots and potatoes) and scrumptious gravy rolls.

Their truck is the one with blue and red streaks, look out for it!

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Quack Teow

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Are you up for some good old-fashioned authentic char keow teow? It seems that many regulars claim the Quack Teow food truck has the best wok charcoal cooked keow teow in town. The fare here can be found typically smeared with duck eggs. Get ready to potentially change all you knew about char keow teow.

Social: https://www.instagram.com/quackteow.ttdi/

Gimme Sheltr

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Craving some quality beverages? With a banner tagline that reads: “Original Tea from Thailand”, Gimme Sheltr has a pretty straightforward selling point. The menu is not very extensive but it doesn’t have to be considering that most of what they serve is purportedly absolutely delicious. Try the Thai Coffee if you’re a coffee person or the Thai Milk Tea if you’re a tea lover and looking forward to a refreshingly creamy dose of relaxation.


Social: https://www.instagram.com/gimmesheltr/


Gringos Malaysia

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Possibly considered one of the most renowned food truck options in TTDI, Gringos Malaysia brings amazing Mexican delicacies to the table. This black truck dons a striking red and yellow logo on its side and can be found frequenting the TTDI area. Try the signature beef burrito, with vegetables like mushrooms and greens and a mix of beef bits packed tightly in a crispy roll.

There are various other options on the menu, ranging from tacos and Lamb Nachos to Southwest Egg Rolls.

Social: https://www.instagram.com/gringosmalaysia/



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Craving meat? Check out these 5 halal burger joints in TTDI

Hankering for a huge, juicy burger that’s just bursting with flavour?

Even if you’ve been meaning to stick to your vege diet throughout the week, those meat cravings can still come, which is why you should consider living in TTDI!

Burgers may be a Western invention but many Malaysians have taken to this food big time!

In fact, it seems they like their burgers so much that a vast array of burger selections can be found throughout the nation. It’s been going on for some time now and it’s probably very unlikely that we’re ever going to see the disappearance of the big burger from our little Southeast Asian nation.

Here are 5 halal burger joints in TTDI that you should check out.


KGB TTDI (Killer Gourmet Burgers)

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Featuring a classic interior with a grungy edge, rugged brick walls and smooth wood surfaces help set the tone at KGB (Killer Gourmet Burgers). It’s like the tough guy of all burger parlours and has garnered a reputation for having some of the tastiest choices for food in TTDI. The branch offers more than 20 burgers on its menu, from crust-seared and grilled beef patties to cheesy delicacies and classic numbers. A beef burger here costs between RM13.90 to RM22.90 approximately and each selection is built with delectable Aussie stead-grade, grass-fed, halal beef so set your expectations high for this joint.

Opening Hours: Friday    12–10:30pm

Saturday    12–10:30pm

Sunday    12–10:30pm

Monday    12–3pm, 6–10:30pm

Tuesday    12–3pm, 6–10:30pm

Wednesday    12–3pm, 6–10:30pm

Thursday    12–3pm, 6–10:30pm


Address: 107, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail




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Whoever said burgers have to be sloppy and unhealthy? Harley’s at TTDI can be found going all out to change that perception with an American-inspired In-N-Out interior theme and a selection of freshly made burgers without all the nasty preservatives. Serving 100% Australian beef patties, this home-grown Malaysian brand ensures their food is never frozen or precooked, in order to retain its authentically fresh taste. The main menu is pretty direct, offering 3 types of hamburgers, one chicken burger and two types of fried chicken. You can add an ice lemon or ginger tea along with a healthy side of potato salad, coleslaw or classic fries.

Opening Hours: Friday    11:30am–3pm, 6–10pm

Saturday    6–10pm

Sunday    6–10pm

Monday    11:30am–3pm, 6–10pm

Tuesday    11:30am–3pm, 6–10pm

Wednesday    11:30am–3pm, 6–10pm

Thursday    11:30am–3pm, 6–10pm


Address: LGB Tower, Lower Ground Floor, 1, Jalan Wan Kadir, Taman Tun Dr Ismail



TTDI Meat Point

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Look forward to a cosy atmosphere with dim lights. This spot is a reputable steakhouse which you may find frequented by hungry regulars on the daily. The burger is essentially a slab of steak between two buns and the ordering style here is rather unique. You get to choose your meat (including wagyu and Angus beef) from a large freezer.

Opening Hours: Friday    6–11pm

Saturday    12–11pm

Sunday    12–11pm

Monday    12–10:30pm

Tuesday    12–10:30pm

Wednesday    12–10:30pm

Thursday    12–10:30pm

Address: 62, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail



Sixty Bites Burger

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This little stall located just along Persiaran Zaaba, in front of BHPetrol, is currently one of the most legendary burger joints in the whole of TTDI. The owner (John Fugu) is a veteran chef and his professional approach to the art of burger building has earned this quaint spot quite the reputation. There are several burgers to choose from, namely beef, chicken and lamb, while some items are subject to availability. Sixty Bites’ beef patties are homemade with 100% ribeye meat so expect an incredible juicy flavour that’s naturally rich in taste.

Opening Hours: Friday    8pm–12am

Saturday    8pm–12am

Sunday    Closed

Monday    8pm–12am

Tuesday    8pm–12am

Wednesday    8pm–12am

Thursday    8pm–12am

Address: Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail




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Say hello to one of TTDI’s newest burger spots, with an ambience that’s part quirky, part retro. The wagyu beef is intentionally served medium-rare and highlights on the menu include spiced-up fried chicken burgers with jalapenos and sriracha aioli (going for RM14.90) as well as wagyu beef burgers (served with foie gras and truffle aioli (going for about RM48).


Opening Hours:  Friday    11am–10pm

Saturday    11am–10pm

Sunday    11am–10pm

Monday    11am–10pm

Tuesday    11am–10pm

Wednesday    11am–10pm

Thursday    11am–10pm

Address: 50, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail




As you can see, nestled among the TTDI cafes and other eateries, numerous hotspots can be found serving gourmet-style burgers that you can look forward to sinking your teeth into. Drop by a few (or all) of the burger joints on this list and get ready to sample the many wonderfully different tastes of prominent burger selections that can be found in TTDI.







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