MFMA Development Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between Mitsui Fudosan Co, Ltd (Mitsui Fudosan) and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (Malaysia Airports),launched Phase 2 of its planned expansion for Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang after the official opening in 2015 in presence Malaysia Minister of Transport, Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai.
“The launch of the expansion phase for Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang marks an important milestone for us as it demonstrates the progress we are making towards becoming the largest factory outlet mall in Southeast Asia,” said Mr Akihiko Funaoka, Executive Managing Officer of Mitsui Fudosan Co Ltd. “Phase 3, which is targeted to be completed by 2021 targets to house 250 stores on a total gross floor area of 73,000sqm, making Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang the largest in Southeast Asia,” added Funaoka.
The gross floor area of Phase 2 that measures 16,530sqm and can accommodate 70 new stores over 9,800sqm of commercial space, expanding the popular retail destination to a total gross floor area of 56,530sqm. Phase 2 also adds 420 parking lots to provide a total of 2,520 parking lots for visitors.
The architectural concept for the new expansion phase also introduces three new concepts namely the River Walk and Sky Walk, which gives the image of wilderness paradise entering the inland from the Sea Resort; the Forest Walk corridor reflects a forest trail connecting the river and the sky, merging the 3 concepts into a complementary sensorial experience.
Amongst the new brands that shoppers can look forward to when visiting Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang include Chaps, Wacoal, Body Glove, Vogue Bambini, The North Face, Salomon, Lotto, Canterbury, Elle, Fitflop, Lacoste, rieker, Kipling, G-SHOCK, Royal Selangor, The Body Shop, Watsons, Padini Outlet Store, Sacoor One, HUMMER, Tefal, Ed Hardy, Parkson Branding Outlet, American Tourister and more.
Not forgetting the younger patrons of Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang, a fun and safe Indoor Entertainment Centre – Molly Fantasy, has opened its doors to welcome them and keep them occupied while their parents enjoy a shopping spree.
“About 70 new stores are open for Phase 2, broadening selection for existing brands and product categories including luxury, international, Japanese, sports, local fashion and cosmetics. Furthermore, common lifestyle stores with elements of amusement and personal care have joined Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang to enhance convenience and comfort for visitors,” said Funaoka.
“Beyond its draw as a major shopping attraction for tourists and locals alike, Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang has also contributed much in terms of revenue and employment opportunities. It is also one of the strategic thrusts in Malaysia Airports’ five-year business plan – Runway to Success 2020. We are certain that the outlet mall will itself be a draw to encourage tourism for Malaysia, offering our nation an additional regional advantage as a tourist destination,” said Syed Anwar Jamalullail, Chairman of Malaysia Airports.
To add to passengers’ convenience, Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang features a flight check-in system and flight information displays within its premises to offer stress free shopping for airport travellers. Free baggage storage and dedicated shuttle bus services to and from KLIA & klia2 are also provided. Also, WiFi services are made available mall wide.