Toppen Shopping Centre to bring business and career opportunities as well as adding vibrancy to the economy in the region
Projected to attract around 15 million visitors in the year 2020, Toppen Shopping Centre aims to bring business and career opportunities as well as adding vibrancy to the economy, as part of the investments of IKEA Southeast Asia in the region.
Toppen directly translated means the peak or the top. In this case, a great place to be – on top on the world. The shopping centre will present the local community with new experiences and environment to share with their families and friends whenever they step foot inside the centre.
Together with IKEA Tebrau, Toppen, with its rooftop community hub, The Topp, is also set to attract patrons to enjoy a myriad of fresh retail, dining, e-sports and entertainment – a complete “retailtainment” offer for the people in the South.
The Topp is a unique rooftop concept that is the first-pf-its-kind in Malaysia. It feature four distinct zone tailored for shoppers from all walks of life. These interactive outdoor spaces will be complemented by over 30 F&B specialties and alfresco outlets, a rooftop garen, multipurpose coursts, skate parks, a spacious event piazza, kids’ playground, a cinema, e-sports arena and even a water play area.
Christian Olofsson, Shopping Centre & Mixed Use of IKEA Southeast Asia said, “With the community at the very heart of our strategy, we are confident that Toppen together with IKEA Tebrau will be a new retail landmark in downsouth Malaysia, a true meeting place where customers and businesses alike can flourish and grow.”
Among the new-to-Johor brands that will be icing on top of the Toppen cake are Ben’s Independent Grocer (B.I.G), The Pantheon, who will be setting up their second eSports arena in Malaysia, 9 to 9, a first-in-Malaysia flagship online-to-offline (O2O) by Hush Puppies, and Concept Haus, a streetwear and athleisure retailer.
Well-known favourites such as TGV Cinemas, Harvey Norman, Sports Direct, Burger King, Seven Oaks and Marrybrown will be joining the roster as well to fill up the 1.1 million square feet, four-level shopping and lifestyle centre.
“We’re committed to creating market relevant shopping experiences that fit our consumers’ lifestyles,” said Arnoud Bakker, Head of Leasing, Southeast Asia of Ikano Centres, part of IKEA Southeast Asia.
IKEA Southeast Asia has over 15 years of experience in developing, owning, and running successful IKEA stores and shopping centres in the region such as IPC Shopping Centre and MyTOWN Shopping Centre in Malaysia and Megabangna in Bangkok, Thailand. The success of these three projects has attracted a strong roster of new retail brands and long-term partnerships. With a strong record of accomplishments and global experience, IKEA Southeast Asia is confident that Toppen Shopping Centre will be the meeting place and hub of the community.