The Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre, or LaLaport BBCC in short, is opening up its doors to the public on 20 January 2022 as its first LaLaport in South East Asia.
LaLaport is described as a “Japanese-originated lifestyle proposal shopping mall”. Currently, there were still many areas under construction.
The stores that were open during the previews included stores that haven’t yet been launched in Malaysia. There was Nojima, a “digital and home appliance specialty store”, the Japanese version of Courts or Harvey Norman, and Matcha Eight, a premium matcha ice cream store.
While only a few of the stores were open during the preview, a total of 80 stores are expected to open during the opening. A total of 400 stores will be opened “in sequence following the opening”, but it won’t be for a while.
Besides the stores, LaLaport BBCC also has a wide-open rooftop area, a staff lounge for mall employees, and a spacious “Wow Plaza”—shaped like a big W. The plaza is right next to Gourmet Street, an outdoor mall area where you can find Matcha Eight.
If you really want your visit to be worth it, you shouldn’t visit now, as you might leave disappointed by the lack of stores open.