Lalaport KL BBCC Media Preview Highlights
On the 17 Jan 2020, I attended the Lalaport KL Bukit Bintang City Centre (BBCC) media preview and it is story time. We all know that the Lalaport KL BBCC will open today on 20th January 2022. Since I did the entire media preview, let me summarize the highlights of Lalaport KL BBCC.
If you want to read more about Lalaport KL BBCC and Mitsui Fudosan Co Ltd, you can read our previous story at https://www.placesandfoods.com/2021/12/mitsui-shopping-park-lalaport-bukit-bintang-city-centre-opens-on-january-2022.html
The Lalaport BBCC project is located in central Kuala Lumpur. The total site area of about 78,500sqm consisting of commercial facilities, condominiums, serviced apartments, offices, hotels, etc. This is a large-scale urban development project. The BBCC project aims to become a unique landmark that realizes a new lifestyle by bridging diverse functions, such as “work, housing, play and relaxation” that are required of cities.
The architecture and design of Lalaport KL BBCC is similar to the shopping malls in Japan. What I like about the mall is the natural light and the spacious walkway. If you look at the details, the mall uses wooden and glass panels and that makes the mall different than what the other malls offer.
This is what they based on ” Modern Simplicity” and “Japanese Flavour” design concepts, LaLaport BBCC brings to life a stylish appearance befitting city centre locations complemented by a warm interior design conducive for shoppers to spend the entire day in comfort.
The impressive “Grand Steps” next to the main entrance will feature various forms of illumination in tandem with seasonal events. This reminds me of the similar steps at Kyoto JR Station.
If you watched my Youtube video, the lights play along the music but I believe it will looks more impressive during evening time. This is one of the highlights of LaLaport KL BBCC.
WOW Plaza and Gourmet Street
Currently, Starbucks are in the midst of opening and Kyoto’s Matcha Eight Ice Cream Café is the only place that opened on 17 Jan. It is hard to tell what other food outlets will be opening on the 20th but what I heard is there will be Arabica Coffee, Five Guys and more joining the Gourmet Street.
The “Gourmet Street” makes for a fresh al fresco dining experience for shoppers while the large “Garden Dining” food court on Level 4 boasts a 1,400-seating capacity.
I will be back here again next week for a proper review with Matcha Eight, do say hi if you spotted me and will update more if any new outlets are open by then. Stay tuned.
This is probably my favourite store at Lalaport KL BBCC. This is a bedding and furniture store from Japan. What I like about Nitori is their Japanese style products that are hard to find in Malaysia.
It offers some ‘Muji’ style products but the pricing is similar or cheaper. You can find many ‘Made in Japan’ products are that affordable. I will definitely drop by again.
Nojima is another Japanese store brought in by Lalaport. The concept is similar to Harvey Norman and they do offer some products from Japan.
In addition, Star Child, a nursery school that incorporates Japanese style childcare and intellectual education, will open its first facility in Malaysia.
A well-developed transportation infrastructure is also a major feature of the BBCC project’s urban development. For public transportation, a pedestrian bridge connecting directly to the Monorail or LRT “Hang Tuah” station is available. For convenient car access, there are three tunnels that lead to the carpark directly from each side. In addition, the construction of pedestrian bridges leading to the BBCC project are expected to further improve the BBCC area’s accessibility.
A large F&B floor houses supermarkets that can meet the various demands of customers; “Depachika Marche” where plenty of take-away foods are available, and a casual food court called “Cafeteria”.
LaLaport BBCC provides many event spaces that can meet various needs. The “Central Rooftop Garden” has a large site of approximately 1,700sqm equipped with a roofed step stage and is surrounded by greenery and trees. There is also the “WOW PLAZA”, a unique event space located at the centre of Gourmet Street. The impressive “Grand Steps” next to the main entrance will feature various forms of illumination in tandem with seasonal events.
In addition, “Zepp Kuala Lumpur”, one of Japan’s leading concert halls, will open in the “entertainment hub” area of the block 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. This will be the first-ever Zepp hall in Malaysia. There are also plans to collaborate with other adjacent partners, such as the “Malaysian Grand Bazaar”, which focuses on local specialties, as well as Golden Screen Cinemas.
This is one of its kind shopping mall in Malaysia and Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport BUKIT BINTANG CITY CENTRE offers a new customer experience from Japan. Are we excited for this? Of course we do, this is the probably the closest place we can visit similar to Japan. Remember, Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport BUKIT BINTANG CITY CENTRE opens on 20 January 2022.