MFMA Development Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between Mitsui Fudosan Co, Ltd (Mitsui Fudosan) and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (Malaysia Airports), celebrated the Ground Breaking Ceremony to commemorate the commencement of works on the Phase 2 extension of the Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang today.
Yours truly was there to witness it with other members of the media.. well, this was only the second ground breaking ceremony I attended and well it was interesting... hahah
It began with a 'doa selamat' recitation...
Followed by speeches by Y Bhg Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, Chairman of Malaysia Airports..
and a speech by Mr Osamu Obayashi, MO of Mitsui Fudosan
The ground breaking ceremony was then officiated by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dr Ong Hong Peng at the said site adjacent to the operational Phase 1 of Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang.
The Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang has been officially launched since 29th July 2015 and it is an important part of the KLIA Aeropolis Masterplan, a vision to transform KLIA into a diversified airport city with significant business, tourism and employment opportunities, with offerings that include a cargo and logistics hub, exciting shopping and theme park attractions as well as world-class venues for meetings, conventions and exhibitions.
Out of the 22,156 acre plot that includes KLIA and klia2, approximately 3,000 acres of land has been earmarked for commercial development. The Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang is the driver for non-aeronautical growth within the KLIA Aeropolis Masterplan. Upon full expansion, it will occupy a land area of 178,900 m2 and it has the potential of being the largest outlet mall in South East Asia, exciting huh....
Phase 1 of the Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang comprises 128 brand outlets, including kiosks, bringing many of the top international and local brands together, and caters to a potential 49 million airport users and a 9 million populace within the vicinity.
Phase 2 will introduce more premiums brands into the mix, increasing the offerings of luxury international and local brands in fashion, cosmetics, sports and accessories, with diversification into entertainment and amusement as well as inclusion of service based tenants.
Phase 2 will be built on a 27,500m2 site adjacent to the current Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang and will host approximately 60 more shops with about an additional 500 car park lots made available to complement the existing 2100 lots.
“In Phase 2, there will be more variety of brands as well as entertainment outlets that will enhance the offerings by Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang. We are confident that the additions will surely satisfy our customers’ needs,” said Mr Osamu Obayashi, Managing Officer of Mitsui Fudosan.
The double storey air-conditioned building is slated to be completed by early 2018 and will expand upon the experience and options that shoppers get at Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang.
In line with the architectural concept of a “Paradise Village” for the outlet park where Phase 1 showcased thematic designs based on a Sunshine Square, Pier Walk, Beach Walk and Tropical Plaza concept, Phase 2 introduces a new ambient experience with its Sky Walk and River Walk themes. Sky Walk will have the ceilings simulated with clouds where else River Walk resembles a creek, entertaining shoppers with refreshing interior embellishments.
Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang features a flight check-in system and flight information displays within the premises of the outlet mall to offer convenience and stress free shopping for airport passengers. Additionally, free baggage storage and dedicated shuttle bus services to and from KLIA & klia2 are also provided.
“The Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang will continue to complement the aspirations of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia to make Malaysia a tourism hub while promoting economic growth of our nation,” said YBhg Tan Sri Dato Sri’ Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, Chairman of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, the Malaysian partner in the project.
The project was granted Entry Point Project (EPP) status under the Economic Transformation Programme, National Key Economic Area (NKEA) for Tourism (EPP3 – Establishing Premium Outlets in Malaysia).
For more information on upcoming offers, promotions and happenings at the Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang, visit www.mitsuioutletparkklia.com.my or www.facebook.com/MOPKLIA