Kuala Lumpur’s first shopping outlet is opening soon in 2015. Here’s everything you need to know.
1. What is an outlet?
Essentially, it’s very much like a shopping mall but manufacturers sell their stock directly to the public. Outlet stores are typically manufacturer-branded stores like GAP etc. grouped together in outlet malls.
2. The biggest Mitsui Outlet Park in South East Asia
This place is going be huge. It’s going to be Malaysia’s second outlet mall after the one in Johor. Phase 1 of this project will cover around 25,000 sqm of retail space with around 140 outlets.
3. Mitsui Outlet Park is from Japan
Obviously, just from the sound of it, you know instantly that it’s Japanese. In Japan, they have at least 12 outlets around the country.
4. Tourists are the targetted customers
Malaysia is a haven for tourists. The Mitsui Outlet Park is built to attract big shoppers from the ASEAN region, China, Middle East and the world. Malaysians and folks living in the Klang Valley are expected to be one of the biggest spenders too.
5. Opening date of Mitsui Park Outlet
is planned is now opened. to be opened by the first quarter of 2015, which means it should be ready within the next 3 months. When I was driving to the airport 3 weeks ago, it seems it’s already about 80% complete. They have ample parking spaces.
6. There will be 4 interesting concepts inside the outlet park
Sunshine Square, Pier Walk, Tropical Plaza and Beach Walk are among the concepts mentioned. For example, if you’re at the Beach Walk area, you’ll feel as if you’re at the beach. Interesting.
7. Expect big discounts
It won’t be called an outlet for no reason because you will get huge discounts for branded and luxury items, you can expect between 30% and 70% off normal retail prices.
8. Location of Mitsui Park Outlet KLIA
The outlet is located just a few minutes away from KLIA and KLIA2. You won’t miss it when you drive towards the airport. If you’re from the airport, the outlet will be on your right. Follow the road signs.
9. The outlet will be developed in three phases
Phase 2 of the project will be completed in 2018 while the final phase is scheduled for 2021.
10. What are the shops or brands available?
Currently there’s no detail yet, but you can expect many brands and retailers which are new to Malaysia especially Japanese brands. There is a section called Asian Fashion which comprises of Japanese, Korean and Hong Kong labels. Since it’s Japanese, a section called Cool Japan is where you can shop and experience Japanese music, animation, comics, games, culture and food. Enjoy eating? You will love World Food Expo because it’s going to be a place where you can try food from all over the world.
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