News Releases
2018

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- Central Taiwan’s Largest Outlet Mall -
Grand Opening of MITSUI OUTLET PARK TAICHUNG PORT
on December 12, 2018
A total of approximately 170 stores, including 19 stores opening for the first time in Taiwan, with early opening of certain stores in late November

October 1, 2018
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Key Points of the Project

  • Taiwan’s second Mitsui Outlet Park operated by the Mitsui Fudosan Group (first facility in Taichung)
  • Largest number of stores in central Taiwan (approximately 170 stores)
  • An open commercial space utilizing the waterfront environment

Tokyo, Japan, October 1, 2018 Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading global real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, announced today through project company SAN ZHONG GANG OUTLET CO., LTD.* that it plans to conduct the grand opening of MITSUI OUTLET PARK TAICHUNG PORT, central Taiwan’s largest outlet mall, on December 12, 2018, with certain stores scheduled to open for business in late November 2018.

The facility is situated in Taichung, Taiwan’s second largest city, and will be the first full-scale retail facility in Taiwan to be developed in a port area. It is located adjacent to the Taichung Port ferry terminal, 9 kilometers from Taichung Airport, with good access to the highway interchange and main arterial roads, as well as the high-speed rail line. The Taichung Port area is a lively area that attracts many tourists due to attractions including the Gaowei Wetlands renowned for their beautiful sunsets, and the Wuci Fishery Harbor, which is famous for its tourist fish market. Development plans for the area raise expectations of further developments, including the planned construction of an adjacent yacht club and a shuttle bus route around tourist sites in the port area.

MITSUI OUTLET PARK LINKOU, which opened in 2016, has continued to perform favorably with sustained growth in sales. Accordingly, there are extremely strong expectations for Mitsui Outlet Park in the local market.

Main Features of MITSUI OUTLET PARK TAICHUNG PORT

(1) Store composition

  • A full-scale outlet mall hosting a mix of international, Japanese, and Taiwanese brands
  • A dining zone and food court with a broad selection of popular Japan-based restaurants
  • Extensive, high-quality entertainment facilities, including a Ferris wheel offering panoramic views of the Taichung Port area

(2) Building design and design features

  • A hybrid mall combining an open-air mall based on the motif of shipping containers at a seaport and a two-floor enclosed mall
  • The dining zone is furnished with deck chairs and loungers with ocean views
  • An outlet mall with an open and spacious layout replete with features unique to seaports, making the most of its waterfront location based on the concept of “ENJOY THE VOYAGE OF STYLE”
  • Installed onsite are large-scale solar photovoltaic panels with a power generation capacity of approximately 4.5 MW

(3) Services and other amenities

  • Facilities providing peace of mind to visitors with small children
  • Services for tourists
  • Support for a wide range of payment methods
  • Tie-up services with the Mitsui Fudosan Group


Bird’s eye perspective drawing of the facility


Perspective drawing of the waterfront deck

(1) Store composition

1. A full-scale outlet mall hosting a mix of international, Japanese and Taiwanese brands

  • Approximately 170 stores, including 19 stores opening in an outlet mall for the first time in Taiwan
  • International brands including TUMI, folli follie, LACOSTE, LEVI’S, NIKE, adidas, PUMA, UNDER ARMOUR, The North Face and Timberland
  • Japanese multi-brand fashion stores and fashion, jewelry and accessory brands such as URBAN RESEARCH OUTLET, Samantha Thavasa, and festaria TOKYO
  • Taiwanese luxury brand SHIATZY CHEN and Taiwanese popular fashion brands such as STAGE, STAYREAL and a la sha

2. A dining zone and food court with a broad selection of popular Japan-based restaurants and others

Dining zone (1st floor of the open-air mall and 2nd floor of the enclosed mall)

  • Restaurants opening for the first time in Taiwan, including Whittard, Ivorish, KINTAN BUFFET (Japanese barbeque), BULLS, and Kamakura Momiji Chaya
  • Japan-based cafes and restaurants that are highly popular in Taiwan, such as J.S. FOODIES TOKYO, Sarutahiko Coffee, Kagura Shokudo Kushiya Monogatari

Food court with 15 restaurants and seating for around 1,000 guests

  • Restaurants opening for the first time in Taiwan, such as Ginza Kagari, Tokachi Butadon Ippin, Washoku Yoshoku Ginza Miyashita, Himi seafoods bowl IKIZUSHI and Lil’ Donuts & Crepe
  • Japan-based restaurants that are highly popular in Taiwan, such as Kaneko-Hannosuke, TORISANWA, and Miyatakesanuki Udon

3. Extensive, high-quality entertainment facilities

  • A Ferris wheel that will serve as an area landmark, offering panoramic views of the surrounding Taichung Port area
  • Snow Town, a theme park that allows visitors to enjoy snow at a “feels like” temperature of 24C, opening for the first time in Taiwan
  • ASOBI SQUARE, an indoor amusement park developed by CQ Amenic Co., Ltd., a Japanese amusement solutions company

(2) Building design and design features

  • The concept of the outlet mall is “ENJOY THE VOYAGE OF STYLE”
    An open and spacious retail space where visitors can enjoy an exciting, fun shopping experience while appreciating a seaside ambience
  • A hybrid mall bringing together an open-air mall lined with colorful buildings based on the motif of shipping containers at a seaport, and a two-floor enclosed mall
  • The dining zone is furnished with an ocean view deck
  • The facility plan includes a wide variety of trees, along with special furnishings that evoke a seaport atmosphere
  • Pop jet fountains and eateries housed in specially designed shipping containers are concentrated in the plaza where the Ferris wheel and entertainment facilities are located
  • Installed in parking lots and on building roofs are large-scale solar photovoltaic panels with a power generation capacity of approximately 4.5 MW for environmental reasons.


Perspective drawing of the mall interior


Perspective drawing of an outdoor street

(3) Services and other amenities

1. Facilities providing peace of mind to visitors with small children

  • A kids’ area has been set up within the food court
  • In addition to nursing rooms and diaper changing stations, kids’ bathrooms and coin-operated strollers are also available

2. Services for tourists

  • Free Wi-Fi coverage for the entire facility
  • Lockers capable of fitting large suitcases
  • Duty-free shopping counter for overseas tourists
  • Dedicated parking lot for sightseeing buses

3. Support for a wide range of payment methods

  • Electronic money (EasyCard and iPASS) and QR code payment (LINE Pay, etc.) are accepted. Support for payment via AliPay and WeChat caters to the needs of tourists

4. Tie-up services with the Mitsui Fudosan Group

  • The MITSUI OUTLET PARK Connection Credit Card will be issued. Members will be eligible for various benefits also available at Mitsui Outlet Park Linkou and Mitsui Outlet Park facilities in Japan
  • Pamphlets for Mitsui Fudosan Group commercial facilities, resort facility, and hotels have been placed around the building

The Mitsui Fudosan Group’s Business in Taiwan

In 2016, the Mitsui Fudosan Group established Mitsui Fudosan Taiwan Co., Ltd., a subsidiary in Taiwan, as an investment base. The Group is developing seven properties in Taiwan, including retail properties, hotels, and housing. Going forward, the Group plans to expand the business into logistics facilities and mixed-use developments.

Main Purposes Current area Property name Opening / Completion of construction
Retail property Linkou District, New Taipei City MITSUI OUTLET PARK LINKOU January 2016
Taichung  MITSUI OUTLET PARK TAICHUNG PORT  December 2018 (planned) 
Nangang District, Taipei  MITSUI SHOPPING PARK LALAPORT NANGANG (tentative name)  2021 (planned) 
Hotel Da’an District, Taipei Zhongxiao Xinsheng Hotel (tentative name) 2020 (planned)
Zhongzheng District, Taipei  Zhongshan Zhongxiao Hotel (tentative name)   2022 (planned) 
Songshan District, Taipei  Dunhua North Road Hotel (tentative name)  2024 (planned) 
Housing Sanchong District, New Taipei City Sanchong Zhongxing Bridge Project (tentative name) 2021 (planned)

Mitsui Fudosan’s Overseas Strategy

One of the aspirations of VISION 2025, the Mitsui Fudosan Group Long-Term Vision, is to “evolve into a global company.” Accordingly, the Group will continue to seek robust growth in the overseas business. Mitsui Fudosan has been conducting business in countries and regions in Asia, in addition to the U.S. and the U.K. In the retail property business, the Group has been promoting projects in the fast-growing Asian region, such as outlet malls in Kuala Lumpur and Taiwan, and the LaLaport business in Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, and Taiwan. In addition, the Group has been pushing ahead with the housing business in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines China and Taiwan. In these and other ways, the Group has been actively pursuing business in Asia with the view of capturing growing consumer spending and expanding profits at the earliest opportunity in conjunction with contributing to local communities.

* About SAN ZHONG GANG OUTLET CO., LTD.
SAN ZHONG GANG OUTLET CO., LTD. is a wholly owned project company established by Mitsui Fudosan Taiwan Co., Ltd. to advance this project.

Property Overview

Location Section 10, Taiwan Boulevard, Wuqi District, Taichung City, Taiwan
Access Approximately 22 kilometers from the center of the city using Taiwan Boulevard, the main arterial road (approximately 45 minutes by car) Approximately 8 kilometers from Shalu Interchange of National Highway No. 3, the main arterial road running north to south through Taiwan
Project developer / Operations management SAN ZHONG GANG OUTLET CO., LTD.
Business format Factory outlet mall
Site area Approx. 1,937,500 ft2 (Approx. 180,000 m2)
Total floor area Approx. 645,800 ft2 (Approx. 60,000 m2)
Store floor area Approx. 377,000 ft2 (Approx. 35,000 m2)
Structure and scale Reinforced concrete structure 1 floor above ground (2 floors in part)
Environmental design MIX STUDIO WORKS
Landscape design EARTHSCAPE INC.
Architect TMA Architects & Associates
Construction Reiju Construction Co., Ltd.
Number of stores Approx. 170
Opening December 12, 2018

Location map

Wide area

Mid-range map

Detailed map

Main brands opening stores

International brands

Japanese brands

Taiwanese brands

Cafes, restaurants and food court

Large-scale stores

Mitsui Fudosan’s Outlet Malls (as of October 1, 2018)

Mitsui Fudosan’s retail properties overseas (as of October 1, 2018)

Country/Region Property Opening year Number of stores(approx.) Store floor space (approx.)
China Shanjing Outlet Plaza-Ningbo (phase 1)2011 (phase 2)2015 190 39,700m2
Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Shanghai Jinqiao (tentative name) 2020 (planned) 200 60,000m2
Lianhua Road Station Building Retail Facilities (tentative name) 2020 (planned) 90 16,500m2
Taiwan Mitsui Outlet Park Linkou 2016 220 45,000m2
Mitsui Outlet Park Taichung Port 2018(planned) 170 35,000m2
Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Nangang (tentative name) 2021(planned) 250 70,000m2
Malaysia Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA SEPANG (Phase 1)2015 130 24,000m2
(Phase 2)2018 (planned) 70 9,900m2
(Phase 3) 2021 (planned) 50 10,100m2
Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Kuala Lumpur (tentative name) 2021 (planned) 300 82,600 m2
Total 8 properties 1,670 392,800 m2