Lifestyle shopping with modern simplicity

LaLaport BBCC is all set to extend a new customer experience to shoppers.

A NEW Japanese-orientated lifestyle mall in Kuala Lumpur is set to offer shoppers a fresh experience.

Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre (LaLaport BBCC), located in Kuala Lumpur’s central shopping district, opens its doors today.

This is Japanese real estate company Mitsui Fudosan Co Ltd’s first LaLaport mall in South-East Asia, and one of the largest commercial facilities with over 82,600sq m of floor space.

It is also Mitsui Fudosan’s flagship project in the region under its Malaysian subsidiary MFBBCC Retail Mall Sdn Bhd — a project company established with UDA Holdings Bhd, Eco World Development Group Bhd and Employees Provident Fund.

The mall, which has six retail floors, offers approximately 400 stores with an optimal tenant mix that will be opened in stages, with numerous well-known brands from Japan making their first appearance in Malaysia.

“The LaLaport BBCC is set to become the only landmark that proposes a new lifestyle, enabling the local community to ‘live, work, play and gather’ in a more convenient way,” said MFBBCC Retail Mall Sdn Bhd managing director Kohei Kawashima in his welcoming remarks to the media before an exclusive tour of the mall.

Kawashima: Regular mall-goers will be mesmerised by the overall design and architecture of LaLaport.Kawashima: Regular mall-goers will be mesmerised by the overall design and architecture of LaLaport.

“Within the next month or two, even more notable brands will be opening their doors to welcome Malaysians.

“In addition, shoppers will truly be mesmerised by the overall design and architecture of LaLaport, inspired by ‘modern simplicity’ and ‘Japanese design’.

“There are also event spaces, both indoor and outdoor, for a truly immersive shopping experience,” he added.

LaLaport BBCC will be leading the development of the entire project as the central hub that promotes people-to-people exchanges, improves livelihoods and offers relaxing experiences to the public, through its core mix of commercial facilities, offices, residences, hotels and other facilities.

LaLaport BBCC is bringing well-known Japanese brands such as Nitori (a furniture and interior speciality store), Nojima (one-stop centre for furniture, digital and electrical appliances) and Jonetz by Don Don Donki (Japanese specialty store).

In addition, Star Child, a nursery school that incorporates Japanese-style childcare and intellectual education, will open its first facility in Malaysia at LaLaport too.

For the tour, members of the media and other guests were split into several groups and given a glimpse of the mall’s offerings which included three food courts – Garden Dining (on Level 4, with a seating capacity of 1,400 and has children’s play space), Cafeteria (casual dining) and Depachika Marche (on LG1, dedicated for takeaways).

The Gourmet Street on the ground floor provides a fresh al-fresco dining experience.

The media also saw workers putting final touches to Coo & Riku, a unique Japan-based pet shop, and Rollerwa which is a family indoor skating outlet from South Korea.

Among the event spaces at the mall is a 1,700sq m Central Rooftop Garden.

“The Central Rooftop Garden adorned with plants and greenery is one of the many event spaces in the mall that we are very proud of, as it is an ideal venue for interactive outdoor events,” said Nelsen Ng Hon Sheung, who is MFBBCC Retail Mall Sdn Bhd’s advertising and promotions assistant manager.

Another attraction, next to the main entrance and known as The Grand Steps, features various forms of illumination in tandem with seasonal events.

There is also a special LaLaport staff lounge that provides ample space and a conducive environment for mall employees and staff to take a break or have a meal while using the facilities there.

To enhance the shopping experience for customers and provide one-stop customer service, the LaLaport MY Mobile App will be available to deliver the latest information on the mall, which includes promotions, sales and events.

On top of that, LaLaport BBCC will provide a live stream feature in its social media platform that allows customers to keep track of the latest happenings.

The mall, which has 2,400 parking spots, has direct pedestrian connection to Hang Tuah LRT and KL Monorail stations and is a five-minute walk from the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang line Merdeka station.

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