The Mitsui Outlet Park KL International Airport (KLIA) is on track to become the South-East Asia’s biggest outlet mall with the phase two expansion now underway.
Phase two will be built on a 27,500 sq m (6.8-acre) site adjacent to the current Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang and host approximately 60 more shops with about an additional 500 car-park lots made available to complement the existing 2,100 lots. The double-storey air-conditioned building is slated for completion by early 2018 and will expand upon the experience and options shoppers obtain at Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang.
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) chairman Tan Sri Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah said the expansion, which was expected to be completed in 2018, would see the mall being enlarged to 190 shops from 130 at present.
“Phase two will introduce more premium brands with increased offerings of luxury international and local brands in fashion, cosmetics, sports and accessories with the diversification into entertainment and amusement, as well as inclusion of service-based tenants,” he said during the phase two ground-breaking ceremony at the Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA in Sepang.
Wan Abdul Aziz said phase two would introduce a new ambient experience with Sky Walk and River Walk themes. The Sky Walk will have the ceilings simulated with clouds, while the River Walk resembles a creek, entertaining shoppers with refreshing interior embellishments. He said the new phase would be built adjacent to the current Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA and would include additional 500 car park bays to complement the existing 2,100 lots.
Meanwhile, Mitsui Fudosan managing officer Osamu Obayashi said in the phase two development, beauty-related and entertainment businesses would enhance and broaden brand and product variation of the outlet mall.
Phase one of the Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA, which was launched in July last year, comprises 128 brand outlets and caters to 49 million annual users of KLIA and nine million people within 100 km of the park.
The Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA is an important part of the KLIA Aeropolis Masterplan, a vision to transform the KLIA into a diversified airport city. It provides significant business, tourism and employment opportunities with offerings that include cargo and logistics hub, shopping and theme park, as well as world-class venues for meetings, conventions and exhibitions. The investment for the three phases of the Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA is estimated at RM335mil.
About Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang:
Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA SEPANG (MOP) is a factory outlet shopping mall located 60km from KL and 6km from KLIA and klia2. Advocating a factory outlet concept, MOP offers a myriad of upper-middle to high-end off seasoned brands and products at attractive discounts and not forgetting a Japanese Specialty Store (Japan Avenue), introducing Japanese Art, Culture, Music and Culinary Delights. Catering to a diverse group of customers, MOP also offers an array of scrumptious fare ranging from authentic Malay cuisine, oriental fare to western delights, cafes and a food court.