Why Do Malaysians Love Shopping Malls So Much?

9hoursofsenses
4 min readDec 26, 2019

The weather is too hot to be elsewhere? Or is it something more?

Photo by Omar Elsharawy on Unsplash
Photo by Omar Elsharawy on Unsplash

By the end of 2016, there were 255 malls in the Klang Valley (Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, and Putrajaya) with a total retail area of about 68.2 million sq ft. As of 2018, the average occupancy rate of these malls was reportedly at 85–87 percent. By the end of 2019, Malaysia is expected to have 700 shopping malls in total…

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