MFMA DEVELOPMENT Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between Mitsui Fudosan Co Ltd and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd, celebrated the launch of the Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang (MOP KLIA Sepang) last Wednesday.
The launch was officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, and marks a milestone in Malaysia’s transformation to become a major shopping destination in South-East Asia.
The completion of the first phase of MOP KLIA Sepang will boost Kuala Lumpur’s appeal as a transit hub and shopping destination to over 27 million international and regional travellers who land in Malaysia each year.
Mitsui Fudosan president and chief executive officer Masanobu Komoda said, “We will unite Malaysian culture and tastes with the Japanese style of hospitality, and we will strive to operate Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang to be an attractive and safe destination complemented by comfort and convenience. We have injected our experience and knowledge acquired from the development and operations of 13 existing outlet malls in Japan as well as many other retail malls that we own and manage internationally.”
Malaysia Airports chairman Tan Sri Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah said, “Malaysia Airports’ vision is to be a global leader in creating airport cities.
“As such, the development of KLIA Aeropolis is one of the major catalysts in the achievement of our vision. MOP KLIA Sepang is one of the first steps we are taking in achieving our goal.”
“We are certain that not only will this vision benefit the group but our nation in general. The development of KLIA Aeropolis will spur an increase in employment opportunities thus stimulating the local economy. The facilities provided will also spur domestic and foreign investments, as well as strategically position Malaysia on the map as a global business hub for South-East Asia.
“Further to MOP KLIA Sepang’s contribution to the national GDP, the project is projected to provide over 1,800 employment opportunities by the end of this year,” he said.
MOP KLIA Sepang features a “Paradise Village” design concept with four nature-inspired zones – the Sunshine Square, Pier Walk, Tropical Plaza and Beach Walk – to evoke a tropical feel.
This ensures that visitors feel relaxed and comfortable while walking among the 127 stores. MOP KLIA Sepang is set to be a new shopping destination where luxury meets affordability.
Visitors can expect discounts between 30% and 70% throughout the year on off-season products from international and local brands such as Hugo Boss, Bally, Polo Ralph Lauren, Outlet by Club 21, Ermenegildo Zegna, Aigner, Sacoor Brothers, Tommy Hilfiger, BCBG Max Azria, DVF, Hackett London, Bonia, Adidas, Guess, Hush Puppies, Karen Millen, Topshop and Superdry.
MOP KLIA Sepang will also enrich the shopping experience for regional and international travellers who visit and transit via Kuala Lumpur by offering them a taste of both Malaysian and Japanese culture a stone’s throw away from the airport.
Visitors can get their dose of culture through specialty restaurants serving local culinary delights, while the “Japan Avenue” allows visitors to experience authentic Japanese culture through demonstrations of traditional arts and crafts, tea, and various other culinary delights.
Popular international restaurants, such as Sushi Maru, Don Don Tei, Gao! Gao!, Beryl’s Chocolate & Café and Para Thai, will find their first homes in Malaysia in MOP KLIA Sepang. Specialty restaurants include Hidang, M.A.D!, Bari-Uma, Straits House and The Eatery. Other favourites are The Loaf, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and Dome. MOP KLIA Sepang also houses a food court that can accommodate up to 800 diners at any one time.
The outlet mall also boasts a flight check-in centre, which is a dedicated service for travellers that adds a new dynamic to the regional traveller’s layover experience.
In order to allow for a stress-free shopping experience, the check-in centre lets visitors obtain their boarding pass while they shop, while a flight information display systems allows travellers to check the latest flight information without leaving the premises.
For added convenience, the mall also has a free baggage storage service.
MOP KLIA Sepang is the first Mitsui Outlet Park to feature a flight check-in system and flight information displays within the premises of the outlet mall.
Additionally, MOP KLIA Sepang also provides dedicated shuttle bus service to and from KLIA & klia2.