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1 Utama is Set to Have the First Ever Korean-Themed Retail Zone in Malaysia by End of 2019! - WORLD OF BUZZ 1
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K-pop fans, Hallyu fans, kimchi fans, listen up and listen well, because we’re getting the very first Korean-themed Retail Zone in Malaysia, and it’ll be right inside one of our most popular shopping malls!

District K, a four-level retail zone measuring 80,000 sq ft that will feature an ‘authentic Korean street experience driven by the popularity of K-pop and K-drama‘, according to EdgeProp, will be opening in 1 Utama Shopping Centre. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

What can K-culture enthusiasts look forward to? For starters, there will be a Korean artiste meet and greet viewing gallery, a performance and hologram theatre, augmented entertainment, well-known Korean eateries, and other retail stores offering skincare and beauty goods. Now we know why there are four levels!

There was a soft launch on March 12, where a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between 1 Utama Director and Malaysia Shopping Malls Association (PPK) president Tan Sri Teo Chiang Kok and four Korean retail brands. Teo said:

“The soft launch of District K spearheads the goal to open up opportunities to Korean retailers in Malaysia and attract even more tourists.” 

The First Korean-themed Retail Zone in Malaysia is Coming Soon to 1 Utama Shopping Centre! - WORLD OF BUZZ

Source: EdgeProp

That’s not all. PPK Malaysia has also signed an MoU with the Korean Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), which means doors will be opened for more Korean companies to bring in new franchise opportunities to Malaysian shopping malls. All we really hear is: more Korean-themed retail therapy!

Once it’s opened, you can find District K in 1 Utama E, the mall’s latest extension which currently features the landmark sports tourism activities FlowRider and AirRider.

The First Korean-themed Retail Zone in Malaysia is Coming Soon to 1 Utama Shopping Centre! - WORLD OF BUZZ 2

Source: Star2

This announcement follows the recent K-Wave & Halal Show event, which was also held in 1 Utama, and featured various halal-certified food, beauty and health products from South Korea, as well as celebrity appearances by NCT Dream and Ha Ji-won.


Once this new retail zone is opened, we’re sure the mall will pull even more crowds than they already have now! Let’s hope the parking doesn’t give us a headache when the time comes, okay 😛

 

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