LaLaport Kuala Lumpur

LaLaport MAll Kuala Lumpur

What is LaLaport Kuala Lumpur? A confusing yet interesting name, but eventually this will be one of the new shopping malls in KL by 2021. LaLaport Kuala Lumpur is a brand under the people who brought you the Mutsui Outlet Park in Sepang, which is under the Mitsui Fudosan Company from Japan. 

LaLaport KL will be retail and shopping mall in the Bukit Bintang area of Kuala Lumpur or now branded as the BBCC. Construction of this project will commence in 2017  and be ready by 2021, and will be the first LaLaport in Southeast Asia. 
The LaLaport Mall in Kuala Lumpur model. (Image from Twitter)
LaLaport Kuala Lumpur

The LaLaport mall will also have direct access to the LRT and KL Monorail stations as well as an access via a pedestrian deck to the MRT station. The mall will comprise of an extensive selection of 300 stores offering everything from high-end brands to daily life essentials, proposing a new style of living to the local community.

This project involves a shopping and retail mall, residences, a hotel, entertainment complex, transport hub, outdoor shopping street and offices. 

And if you thought that Kuala Lumpur was no in need of any more shopping malls, well this is just one of the many massive projects that will be popping up in the next few years. 

For tourist visiting Malaysia, you should know that Malaysia has always aimed to be one of the destinations for shopping tourism in Southeast Asia. This is mainly to be on par with neighbors of Singapore and Thailand.
Malaysia LaLaport Mall
Artist impression of LaLaport Kuala Lumpur
Over the last decade, many new shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur have opened up. Some massive ones, while others are specialty malls and not all of them located in the Golden Triangle of KL. They are spread out throughout the greater Kuala Lumpur region. 

There have also been a surge in shopping malls in Petaling Jaya, the satellite city just out of Kuala Lumpur with some huge malls being built. This has created some kind of mall culture among the Malaysians and also a great experience for local and foreign tourist visiting here. 
Map of LaLaport KL Malaysia
A layout of LaLaport Kuala Lumpur showing what is going to be built
LaLaport Mall Kuala Lumpur
Location: No.2,Jalan Hang Tuah,55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Site Area: Approximately 78,500 m2 
Store Area: Approximately 80,000 m2
Opening: 2021 
Image Sources: http://www.mitsuifudosan.co.jp/english/corporate/news/2017/0620/index.html 

For now, the news was officially covered by the mainstream media and an official ground breaking ceremony was conducted in 2017. There is no other solid information available. The name LALaport Kuala Lumpur is also a tentative name.

The current name could be changed to LaLaport Mall Kuala Lumpur, but until there is more information available, it is currently named LaLaport Kuala Lumpur. 

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