Malaysia’s leading homegrown luxury and lifestyle retail specialist, Valiram,
together with East Malaysia’s premier property developer, Jesselton Waterfront Holdings, announce the opening of Jesselton Duty-Free in the Jesselton Mall in Kota Kinabalu.
The sea-front mall presents the first downtown travel retail concept in the Land Below the Wind which offers international travellers an opportunity to shop in a duty-free environment.
The Jesselton Duty-Free boasts 37,000 square feet of retail space and brings to Kota Kinabalu city centre an innovative shopping experience featuring luxury beauty, fashion and timepiece brands.
International travellers in Kota Kinabalu can now shop for prestige brands such as Michael Kors and Tumi, choose a timepiece from luxury watch brands such as IWC or Omega in multi-brand store Swiss Watch Gallery, pick a designer scent or even browse the finest chocolates, teas and souvenirs – all at duty- free prices whilst experiencing the marvels of this unique and revolutionary mall downtown.
Jesselton Duty-Free also introduces to Kota Kinabalu a number of new luxury brands such as YSL Beauty, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Whoo, Versace, Hugo Boss, Polo Ralph Lauren and Lacoste.
This collaboration between Valiram, Southeast Asia’s leading luxury goods and 360° retail specialist and Jesselton Waterfront Holdings, East Malaysia’s premier property developer brings to Sabah a new shopping experience which will help reshape the retail landscape in Kota Kinabalu.
“Valiram continues to invest in Sabah and is excited with the opening of our latest venture, the Jesselton Duty-Free. This exception offering redefines the shopping experience for tourists in Kota Kinabalu, says Sharan Valiram, Executive Director of Valiram.
“We are indeed privileged to be able to partner Jesselton Waterfront Holdings in developing this first-of-its kind downtown duty-free retail in East Malaysia. The shopping experience here is set to reshape the retail environment in Sabah,” he continued
Jesselton Duty-Free is part of Jesselton Residences, a three-block high-end residential condominium complex which is adjacent to the Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, and has become an iconic seafront landmark in the central business district (CBD) of Kota Kinabalu.
With Kota Kinabalu being a prized destination among international travellers, Valiram together with Jesselton Waterfront Holdings is confident that Jesselton Duty-Free will invigorate the retail market and offer tourists a more competitive shopping experience.
The elegantly appointed boutiques will offer shoppers a compelling experience and exceptional service – a hallmark of Valiram.
Valiram was established in 1935 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, originally specialising in the textile trade. Today, Valiram is Southeast Asia’s and Oceania’s leading fashion, lifestyle and luxury retail specialist with presence in Australia, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Operating more than 350 stores, a number which continues to grow, the group represents international brands across various categories, from fashion and accessories, timepieces and jewellery, perfume and cosmetics to confectionery and dining concepts.
Creating world-class retail environments that offer compelling and luxurious shopping experiences is the hallmark of the group, and it will continue to bring the most desirable international brands and cutting-edge concepts to the region. The group is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.