Shopping malls these days are really big in size but that doesn’t mean they won’t get bigger. When it was announced that IOI City Mall in Putrajaya will begin its Phase 2 of expanding the mall back in 2020, people started to wonder what more could it possibly have to offer to shoppers?
The answer? A whole lot more! With Phase 1 and 2 combined, IOI City Mall is now Malaysia’s largest shopping mall! The newly extended building has officially open its doors to its Phase 2 expansion yesterday (Thursday, 25th August) and there’s a lot for shoppers to check out so let’s see what Phase 2 has to offer!
1. IOI Sports Centre
One of the anticipated and highlighted things for Phase 2 is the newly built Sports Centre! Athletes and sports fans will get to enjoy the 15 badminton courts and 2 futsal arenas within over 41,000 sqft. area. According to the official website, it is the only world class facility of its kind in Putrajaya.
2. IOI Grand Exhibition & Convention Centre
Another big highlight for the expansion is the IOI Grand Exhibition & Convention Centre. While we can’t confirm if this facility has been officially opened, shoppers can expect a pillar-less, fully carpeted convention center, integrated seamlessly within IOI Resort City. The total size of the facility is 41,294sqft. We can already foresee that there’ll be lots of events, shows and weddings held here so look forward to them!
3. There’s a Mini Zoo!
Say hello to some cute and exotic animals! Bring your family along and experience IOI City Farm at the Phase 2 expansion! Not only will you get to learn about these beautiful and interesting creatures, you also get to interact and feed them!
4. Calling all gamers and techies!
Tech enthusiasts and gamers rejoice! Tech and gaming stores such as Universal Gaming, Mission World and BEST Denki are welcoming customers to feast their eyes on everything the stores have to offer. But don’t you fret, there’s more coming soon to IOI City Mall and you’ll definitely be fed with all the gaming and tech options you could ask for.
5. Over 200 Eateries Opening!
It would be a mall without anything to eat of course! While there’s still a lot of restaurants, cafes and stalls yet to be opened, shoppers can still enjoy Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Sushi Jiro, Jordan Hong Kong Restaurant and Nak Nak! You can definitely expect more mouth-watering options once they’ve officially opened at the Phase 2 expansion.
The Icescape Ice-skating rink is not new but we thought it’s still worth mentioning. It’s always been there at IOI City Mall since Phase 1 and it is one of the many reasons why people come to the mall. As mentioned on the website, Icescape is the biggest Ice-Skating Rink in Malaysia by Malaysia Book of Records. Shoppers will not only get to sign up for ice skating classes, but also enjoy Hockey games and other premiere performances and competitions.
1. Golden Screen Cinema (GSC)
Why have 1 cinema when you can have 2? When you wander around the new Phase 2 expansion, you’ll notice that GSC is still under construction but we’re definitely looking forward to once it officially launches! Hopefully there’ll be more movie options as well as time slots.
AEON is definitely one of the places one must go when one wants to find anything and everything in one place and at affordable/reasonable prices. So far, there is no expected date of when AEON will open its doors at IOI City Mall so we’ll update you on that once there’s new info.