Ground has been broken for the second phase of the Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang, claimed to be the largest factory-outlet shopping mall in Southeast Asia.
On a 27,500 sqm site next to the current outlet near Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the double-storey extension will feature 60 shops and 500 parking lots to complement the existing 2100 bays, and is expected to open in January 2018. The present 24,000 sqm development has 130 shops.
It will introduce more premiums brands in fashion, cosmetics, sportswear and accessories, with a diversification into entertainment and amusements.
Tourism and Culture Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Ong Hong Peng officiated at the ground-breaking ceremony, which was attended by Mitsui Fudosan managing officer Osamu Obayashi.
To complement phase one’s Paradise Village architectural concept, which features a Sunshine Square, Pier Walk, Beach Walk and Tropical Plaza concept, phase two introduces a new ambient experience with Sky Walk and River Walk themes. Sky Walk will have simulated clouds on its ceilings while River Walk will resemble a creek.
Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang is a JV between Japanese real estate developer Mitsui Fudosan and Malaysia Airports Holdings. The outlet is managed by the JV company, MFMA Development. Free buses connect the development with the two airport terminals.