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Lalaport BBCC Kuala Lumpur Review

KL Lalaport BBCC

After a long way, I finally managed to visit the latest Japanese-themed lifestyle mall in KL and here is my Lalaport BBCC Kuala Lumpur review.

On 17 January, Lalaport BBCC had a special media preview of their lifestyle mall before the opening, set for 20 January.

Review of Lalaport BBCC Kuala Lumpur

Lalaport Malaysia

It has been two whole years since I attended any events in Malaysia and the pre-opening media preview of Lalaport BBCC was a great start to 2022.

If you did not already know, Lalaport is under the Mitsui Fudosan Co. Ltd group and manages Mitsui Outlet at Sepang. This project is their first lifestyle mall in Southeast Asia.

What is Lalaport?

LaLaport BBCC is a Japanese lifestyle-themed shopping mall that focuses on today's trends. The place has a total floor area of 133,000 sq m, a retail space of 82,600 sq m and about 2,400 parking bays.

The lifestyle mall plans for about 400 stores to be opened in stages while 80 outlets are opening this 20 January 2022.

Lalaport KL
Gourmet Street will be one of the busy areas of the mall.

This means that over the coming months, more stores will open, and the management is seeing around 80% occupancy by mid of this year.

Lalaport KL is also located in the core of the RM8.7 billion Bukit Bintang City Centre (BBCC), a 7.9-hectare mixed-use urban development project under construction on the former Pudu jail site.

The shopping mall is designed based on "modern simplicity" and "Japanese flavour" design concepts with its Japanese heritage.

There are also several event spaces, such as the Gourmet Street and Central Rooftop Garden, which offers about 1,700 sq m.

Zepp Kuala Lumpur, one of Japan's leading concert halls, will open in the "entertainment hub" area adjacent to LaLaport BBCC.

The mall plans to have regular music events and campaigns in this facility in collaboration with Zepp, which operates 10 other facilities in Japan and Taiwan.

Who are the Tenants at Lalaport BBCC?

Coo&Ruki Pet Shop Lalaport
Coo&Ruki is a Japanese pet shop that will be the talk of the town.

Among its tenants include Japanese brands that are making their first appearance in Malaysia, including;

  • Shin'Labo
  • Matcha Eight
  • Star Child - Japanese concept childcare nursery
  • NITORI - A Japanese concept furniture shop
  • Coo&RIKU - A Japanese pet shop with the famous Pucci Marry cat cafe

Lalaport Match Eight
Matcha Eight is a Japanese speciality ice cream shop that will be the craze here.

Other tenants opening now include;

  • Body Glove
  • Focus Point
  • Life n Fitness
  • Guardian
  • The Face Shop
  • JONETZ by Don Don Donki
  • Jaya Grocer
  • MR DIY


Lalaport Gourmet Street
Gourmet Street at Lalaport.

What are the F&B areas in Lalaport BBCC?

The shopping mall has three food areas, including the 1,400-seating capacity Garden Dining Food Court, along with Gourmet Street and Depachika Marche.

Each of them is hosted in different sections of the lifestyle mall and caters to different walks of life, families or just the plain shoppers.

Where is Lalaport BBCC? 

This new Japanese themed lifestyle mall is located along Jalan Pudu and Hang Tuah, where the former Pudu Prison or Pudu Jail was located. From Bukit Bintang or Berjaya Times Square, it is just a short walk to get here.

  • Address: 2, Bukit Bintang City Centre, Jalan Hang Tuah, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
  • Hours: 10.00 AM to 10.00 PM
  • Phone: 03-2731 3555
For more information, please visit the official Lalaport BBCC Website.

Pudi Jail Lalaport KL
The former Pudu Jail or Pudu Prison is now just the entrance facade.

Who Owns Lalaport BBCC?

Mitsui Fudosan's first LaLaport mall in Southeast Asia, under its Malaysian subsidiary MFBBCC Retail Mall Sdn Bhd — a company among UDA Holdings Bhd, Eco World Development Group Bhd and the Employee Provident Fund or EPF.

The RM1.6 billion retail mall was developed by Mitsui Fudosan's 50 percent-owned Malaysian subsidiary MFBBCC Retail Mall Sdn Bhd. The consortium partners own the remaining 50 per cent.

LaLaport BBCC is also the second LaLaport shopping mall overseas after Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Shanghai Jinqiao, China.

Video of Lalaport BBCC

The video below was taken during the media preview and shows the actual shopping mall, locations and areas. It was also edited by me on the same day and published.

Photos of Lalaport BBCC

Below are random photos taken around Lalaport BBCC during my media preview on 17 January 2022, a few days before opening to the public.

Lalaport Shopping Mall KL
Inside one of the court areas of the mall.

Gourmet Street Lalaport KL
WOW Plaza connects to Gourment Street.

Photo of Lalaport KL BBCC
Nicely done interior design at Lalaport BBCC.

KL Lalaport
The beautiful interior of the shopping mall.

Kuala Lumpur Lalaport
Central Rooftop Garden, outside Garden Dining t the 4th floor.

Malaysia Lalaport BBCC
Some of the beautiful Instagram angles inside Lalaport.

Lalaport Nitori Shop
NITORI Furniture Outlet.

Lalaport Nitori Shop
Nitori showroom at Lalaport BBCC.

Nojima Outlet Malaysia
Nojima electrical store.

Lalaport Cat Cafe
Puchi Marry Cat Cafe at Coo&Riku.

Kuala Lumpur Lalaport
A beautiful sign inside the building.

Lalaport BBCC Wow Plaza
Wow Plaza connects the mall to the residence at Gourmet Street.

Conclusion

At the end of the day, the people want something new and different; hence, the Lalaport BBCC opening is perfect. Especially after a two-year lockdown and much uncertainty of Covid19.

Now that things have improved since Covid19 lockdowns and so on, more people are comfortable going out to shopping malls. Therefore, this mall should see visitors coming to check out the place.

For the record, I had initially done an article about Lalaport Kuala Lumpur in July 2017, but the project was delayed due to the pandemic.

I hope you enjoyed my Lalaport BBCC Kuala Lumpur review, and if you have anything to ask or add, please do so in the comment section below. And yes, there will be more shops opening here over the next few months.

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