IOI City Mall aims to be one-stop centre

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Source: Malay Mail

(From left) Fischer, Lee, Nur Qamarina and Anuchar. IOI City Mall will open its doors in November with Tesco, HomePro and Aeon Index Living as anchor tenants.

IOI City Mall will be home to a Tesco hypermarket, HomePro and Aeon Index Living when its doors open in November.

IOI Properties Group chief executive officer Lee Yeow Seng, Tesco Malaysia chief executive officer Georg Fischer, Home Product Centre Malaysia managing director Anuchar Jitjaturunt and Aeon Index Living Malaysia director Nur Qamarina Chew Abdullah signed the lease agreement at the JW Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya, yesterday.

Lee said IOI Group’s vision was to achieve an integrated one-stop ‘resort city’ and reinforce Malaysia’s position as a major shopping destination.

“We are encouraged by the keen interest of many reputable retailers to take positions in IOI City Mall,” he said.

“We are especially delighted that Tesco Malaysia, Home Product Centre Malaysia, and Aeon Index Living Malaysia have chosen to come on board as anchor tenants.”

Lee said more than 85 per cent of the 1.35 million sq ft space had been already secured, with the remaining in negotiation.

“The mall will also have an Olympic ice skating rink, a 70,000 sq ft adventure park called ‘District 121’, and more than 80 restaurants and cafes,” he said.

Ancillary facilities will include 7,000 car park bays with designated pick-up and drop-off points, which will be equipped with the latest car park intelligent system.

A Le Meridian hotel and two office towers are scheduled under the current phase of IOI Resort City, a 788-acre development in south Klang Valley.

Fischer said Tesco Malaysia was pleased to be part of IOI City Mall and he looked forward to unveiling the store to customers in November.

The IOI City Mall Tesco hypermarket will be the 51st Tesco outlet in the country and will cater to consumers in Putrajaya with the latest in retail products and fresh food.

The Home Product outlet in IOI City Mall will be its first outside Thailand and it aspires to be a leading home centre in Southeast Asia for construction, decoration and home refurbishments.

Aeon Index Living, a joint venture between Aeon Co (M) Bhd and Index Living from Thailand, will offer an array of furniture and home decorations.