The Mitsui Outlet Park, the largest outlet mall in Southeast Asia, recently opened its doors in Sepang, much to the delight of branded and luxury item lovers. Although it’s a pretty far drive from the city (the place is near the airport), Malaysians have shown that they’re willing to travel for a good bargain. :)
Fam and I went to check out the place over the weekend. It was still very hazy so we hurried into the mall after parking the car.
On the inside, just like any other mall. The majority was made up of sports brands like Nike, Onitzuka Tiger, Adidas, etc. There were also some pricey clothing stores. My favourite was Zalora’s physical store. :) The items were still pricey after discount though. But this is coming from someone who likes vintage outlets, H&M and no-name shops.
Other more high-end brands, like HUGO Boss, Karen Millen, Bally, BCBG Maxazria can also be found here. Although they say it’s the ‘largest’ outlet store, I wouldn’t say it’s super big. We were done walking around within the hour.
One thing I disliked about the place is it’s glass roof. With the merciless Malaysian sun beating down on it, the air-conditioning was barely cool.
There’s a line for people wanting to go into Nike.
Since it’s near KLIA and KLIA2, the mall has electronic boards which display the flight times. There is also a shuttle to and from the place to the airports. I didn’t see many foreign visitors though… most probably coz the two airports themselves have more than enough shops to explore and if I were them, I wouldn’t wanna come here and risk missing my flight.
We popped into one of the more interesting stores, which sold imported stuff from Japan, from food to decorations and other household items. Everything was super pricey.
Champagne bottle wraps shaped like traditional Japanese clothes. I think these were a few hundred ringgit.
One thing I didn’t like about the place is that it has very few food outlets. Most of the restaurants were Japanese restos… not that i don’t like that, but three in a row ? (Ramen, sushi, sushi)
If you’re a fan of branded goods, you’ll probably find some good discounts here. Otherwise, I don’t think it’s worth it to drive all the way to Sepang (a good hour, mind you).