15 November 2016
MFMA Development Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between Mitsui Fudosan and Malaysia Airports Holdings, today held the ground-breaking ceremony to mark the commencement of works on the Phase 2 extension of the Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang.
The ceremony was officiated by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dr Ong Hong Peng, on the site adjacent to the already operational Phase 1 development.
The Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang, launched in July 2015, 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.
(Top) Digging deep: Executives and VIPS take part in the symbolic custom of loosening the ground; Pictured (left to right) are YBhg Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, Managing Director Malaysia Airports; YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, Chairman Malaysia Airports; YBhg Tan Sri Dr Ong Hong Peng, Secretary General of Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia
Its offerings include a cargo and logistics hub, shopping and theme park attractions, and venues for meetings, conventions and exhibitions. Of the 22,156-acre plot (that includes KLIA and klia2), approximately 3,000 acres of land have 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 178,900sq m and has the potential of being the largest outlet mall in South East Asia.
VIPs view a model of Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Phase 2; PIctured (left to right) are Kohei Kawashima, Director of MFMA Development; YBhg Tan Sri Dr Ong Hong Peng, Secretary General of Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia; Takehito Fukui, Managing Director of MFMA Development; YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, Chairman Malaysia Airports; YBhg Datuk Badlisham Ghazali Managing Director Malaysia Airports
(Left to right) Kazuo Kataoka, Deputy Managing Director of Nakano Construction; YBhg Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, Managing Director Malaysia Airports; Hiroyuki Orikasa, Counsellor, Embassy of Japan; YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, Chairman Malaysia Airports; YBhg Tan Sri Dr Ong Hong Peng, Secretary General of Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia; Osamu Obayashi, Managing Officer of Mitsui Fudosan; Takehito Fukui, Managing Director of MFMA Development
Phase 1 comprises 128 brand outlets, including kiosks, bringing together many top international and local brands. It caters to a potential 49 million airport users and a 9 million population within the vicinity. Phase 2 will introduce more premium brands into the mix, adding more luxury international and local brands in fashion, cosmetics, sports and accessories, supported by diversification into entertainment and amusement, plus service-based tenants.
Phase 2 will be built on a 27,500sq m site and will host approximately 60 more shops with some 500 additional car park lots to complement the existing 2100 spaces.
The double-storey building is slated to be completed by early 2018 and is designed to expand upon the experience and options that shoppers have at Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang. The next phase is in line with the architectural concept of a ‘Paradise Village’. Phase 1 showcased thematic designs based on a combination of Sunshine Square, Pier Walk, Beach Walk and Tropical Plaza concepts.
Phase 2 introduces a new ambient experience with its Sky Walk and River Walk themes. Sky Walk will have the ceilings simulated with clouds while River Walk will resemble a creek.
An artist’s impression of the Phase 2 concourse between River Walk and Sky Walk
Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang features a flight check-in system and flight information displays within the outlet mall to ensure convenience and stress-free shopping for airport passengers. 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.
About MFMA Development
MFMA Development SDN BHD (MFMA) is a joint-venture company between Mitsui Fudosan and Malaysia Airports with shareholdings of 70% and 30% respectively. The company was established in August 2013 to undertake the operations and management of Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang, Malaysia’s first full-scale outlet mall in Klang Valley. The Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang also marks the inaugural presence of the Mitsui Outlet Park brand concept in Southeast Asia.
MFMA Development aims to advocate cross-cultural experiences by blending local characteristics and the Japanese spirit of hospitality, ‘Omotenashi’ to create a world-class shopping experience.