Toppen Shopping Centre in Malaysia’s Johor Baru, has revealed a raft of new tenants, as part of a plan to bring more brands to the Malaysian market.
The 1.2 million sqft Ikea-anchored Toppen Centre, which opened in 2019, has more than 300 tenants and is owned and operated by Ikano Centres.
Leading the new tenancy list is sporting goods retailer Decathlon, making its first foray into South Malaysia. The 50,000sqft flagship will open in January next year, carrying the retailer’s full sports goods range along with a Deca Studio that offers fitness classes in-store, and a 4000sqft outdoor playground.
Lulu Group International will debut its new supermarket concept, Lulu Grocer, at Toppen. The supermarket offers a wide variety of food and imported products focusing on sustainable and healthier food options.
According to Arnoud Bakker, commercial director at Ikano Centres, a multi-story car park is currently under construction, scheduled to open in the second quarter of next year.
Toppen will also feature Nitori, one of Japan’s largest furniture and home decor companies, and Hoops Station, a speciality basketball store, selling products such as basketball shoes, apparel and equipment.
The retail centre will also include Soulmates, a platform that provides aspiring business owners and small and medium-sized businesses with spaces to rent at affordable rates. Six spaces, each with a distinct concept and size, are available for hourly or daily rental.
“We have always had a vision for Toppen to become the heart and hub of the Johor community, while also becoming the go-to meeting place for those seeking active experiences and a well-balanced lifestyle,” said Vasilisa Kuznetsova, GM at Toppen.
“We have been focusing heavily on family-friendly activities at our open-air rooftop The Topp, along with regular Zumba, martial arts, basketball, and skateboarding events.”