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27 November 2014

10 Things to do in IOI City Mall, Putrajaya #IOICityMall


10 Things to do in IOI City Mall, Putrajaya 

IOI City Mall who just opened on 20 Nov 2014 is a brand new lifestyle and entertainment regional mall for all located in Putrajaya. IOI City Mall consisted of two green office towers and a 5-star business hotel. Costing RM1.5 billion on 33.5 acres of land, the built-up area is more than 8 million square feet supported by more than 7,200 car park bays over 3 basement levels. 

IOI City Mall goto total FOUR levels with 350 specialty shops, anchor tenant includes of Golden Screen Cinemas, Parkson and HomePro. Other highlights of the mall is the Olympic size skating rink - Icescape Ice Rink and indoor entertainment park called District 21.  This new shopping mall in town will provides a complete shopping, leisure and dining experience at the South of Klang Valley. Now, let see what you can do in IOI City Mall. Shall we?? 


1. Ice Skating at Icescape Ice Rink

Icescape Ice Rink @ IOI City Mall
Icescape Ice Rink @ IOI City Mall
Now not only Sunway Pyramid has an ice skating rink, IOI City Mall now has one called Icescape Ice Rink which is by far the largest ice surface that you can skate in Malaysia. Icescape Ice Rink located at the first floor of IOI City Mall and the rink spans 30m x 60m of ice surface with a breath-taking glass view. Newbies like me can go for leisure skating while professional can go for speed skating and Ice Hockey.

Admission fees for Icescape ICe Rink @ IOI City Mall
Admission fees for Icescape ICe Rink @ IOI City Mall
At just RM23 - RM28 per entry you will able to learn ice skating at this new ice rink in town. You can always rent a Penguin skate for your children at RM30/hour. I saw parents and kid with the penguin, looks kinda fun =) Since there is no restaurant within the Ice Skating rink, you are advised to fill your stomach and get hydrated first so you can enjoy skating inside as much as possible. To save money, you are advised to bring your own gloves and socks as it is compulsory for skaters to wear them. As usual, it is better to go during weekdays and while the ice rink is still new. Below is a timelapse video recorded when people having fun on this new Ice Skating Rink in town. If you go now you will able to enjoy the new equipment like ice skating shoes and glove before they get stinky haha, but challenging thing is to queue for turns especially when you go during school holiday now.


ICESCAPE ICE SKATING RINK @ IOI CITY MALL, PUTRAJAYA





2. LINE Friends Pop-Up Store

The LINE Friends Pop-Up Store will give LINE fans the ultimate experience whereby they can purchase official LINE merchandise, collect limited edition products and also participate in various activities as well as giveaways. All LINE users are entitled to a 10% discount voucher via the LINE Event Official account (ID: LINEeventmy) to shop at the pop-up store.


You can get your favourite LINE merchandize now at IOI City Mall's LINE Friends Pop-Up Store
You can get your favourite LINE merchandize now at IOI City Mall's LINE Friends Pop-Up Store

Activities, contests and events are lining up the next 1 month for LINE friends to have the ultimate ‪#‎LINE‬ experience this coming ‪#‎Christmas‬ from now till 2nd January 2015.
  1. 10% off for LINE users.
  2. SPECIAL LINE Phone Cases Giveaway for first 300 customers who spend.
  3. LINE merchandises giveaway every Monday.
  4. #‎LINExmas2014‬ Selfie with World’s Biggest Moon and WIN LINE Couple Doll Set.
Stay tuned to "LINE Event" everyday for more information.

PS: Spend RM250 to get a chance for LINE Lucky Roulette to win LINE Merchandises.


Photo with Brown LINE Mascot at LINE Friends Pop-Up Store
Photo with Brown LINE Mascot at LINE Friends Pop-Up Store

LINE huge size Plush Doll at LINE Friends Pop-Up Store
LINE huge size Plush Doll at LINE Friends Pop-Up Store

Cony and Brown at LINE Friends Pop-Up Store
Cony and Brown at LINE Friends Pop-Up Store

Cute float for your childrenat LINE Friends Pop-Up Store!!
Cute float for your childrenat LINE Friends Pop-Up Store!!

Cony Swarovski Figure at RM12,000 selling at LINE Friends Pop-Up Store
Cony Swarovski Figure at RM12,000 selling at LINE Friends Pop-Up Store


3. Dining at IOI City Mall - from local, Japanese to Korean

Ichiban Boshi Japanese restaurant located next to Icescape Ice Rink
Ichiban Boshi Japanese restaurant located next to Icescape Ice Rink
Some of the food and beverages store available in IOI City Mall including 1 MARKET by Chef Wan, absolute thai, Chatime and TINO's PIZZA, fish and co, Johnny Rocket, Magnum Putrajaya, Pancake House International, Seoul Garden, Starbucks Coffee,Sushi Tsen, Tappers Cafe, TENKA by Bentoya,Tokyo Kitchen, Fuel Shack and many more snack stores. You may visit their food court called Food Junction located at L2-32 and 37.

Most of the dining restaurant are located at the LG floor but you can always walk around in the mall first to find your desired choice. I like the food at Ichiban Boshi and if you are born in November, they have a Buy 1 Free 1 Opening promotion going on for selected dish like Chirashi Don.

Spicy Salmon Salad @ Ichiban Boshi
Spicy Salmon Salad @ Ichiban Boshi
We tried this Spicy Double Yuzu - Fresh Salmon and Yellow Tail Fish with homemade Citrus Juice Topped with Chilli. Tasted kinda like Thai dishes but it is a nice dish to try especially if you love Salmon. I didn't saw any yellow tail fish slice so you may double confirm with the waiter while order.

Now I just wish I know the citrus juice recipe so I can prepare my own Spicy Salmon Yuzu haha.


My dating lunch @ Ichiban Boshi, IOI City Mall
My dating lunch @ Ichiban Boshi, IOI City Mall
TONY ROMA'S MOJO Chicken at IOI City Mall
Just recently me together with 3 friends visited Tony Roma's outlet at IOI City Mall. The food tasted great and best is to enjoy their Buy-2-Free-1 Main Course Promotion for limited time only. (valid til 30 Nov) But if your friends/family having birthday celebration there, you can get a birthday surprise~ Chocolate brownie topped with Vanilla ice-cream yo.

4. Shopping at IOI City Mall

The FLEXX at IOI City Mall, Putrajaya
The FLEXX at IOI City Mall, Putrajaya
When you visit Shopping Mall, of course you must do some shopping right?! There are actually more than hundreds of fashion outlets for you to do your shopping. THey have Brands Outlet, H&M, G2000, Padini Concept Store, Playboy, UNIQLO, Timberland, BELLE, DOROTHY PERKINS, KITSCHEN, NIchii, TOPGIRL, TUCZ, NIKE, adidas, Audrey, XIXILI, YOung Hearts, Poney, Pumpkin Patch,Hush Puppies, Thomas Chan, Zucca and many more.

A very cool reversible jacket that is available now in PADINI Outlet
TIZIO has nice shoes for ladies =) Remember to bring your PADINI Card to collect points ya

Since IOI City Mall just opened there are many brands who having opening special promo. Last weekend I redeemed a RM50 e-voucher from Kitschen so I got my new shirt for free. *yay~*


So stay tuned on IOI City Mall's FB Page as their new retail outlets will announce opening promotion there.



Cute socks by MONKI @ IOI City Mall
Cute socks by MONKI @ IOI City Mall

Shoes Store with outstanding gorilla deco in store
Shoes Store with outstanding gorilla deco in store


5. Shop for your home furniture at HomePro and Index Living Mall

At IOI City Mall's  LG floor, you can buy all sorts of accessories ranging from toilet bowls, marbles for floor and wall, elegant shower head to many other stuff at the spacious HomePro and Index Living Mall. I can say you can complete your house by just visiting these two places. Oh well, I shall visit here again when my house is getting ready *finger crossed*

6. District 21 Challenging Theme Park

District21 Theme Park for all ages
District21 Theme Park for all ages
District21 is the premise to this first-of-its kind, themed action park, located in a 70,000 sq.ft. indoor atrium at IOI City Mall. Incorporating 11 adventure attractions, many of which have never been seen in Asia. District21 offers activities for all visitors to get you climbing, jumping, riding, sliding and flying. The 11 adventure attractions including Wall climbing, Roller glider, Go Pedal, Pump Track, Low Ropes, Trampoline, The Maze, Free fall ( buggy jumping), Sky Trail, Tubby Ride and Carousel. The future is not yet defined, neither are your limits, challenge them at District21.

Sneak Peek of District21 Sky Trail in IOI City Mall
Sneak Peek of District21 Sky Trail in IOI City Mall
I am kinda excited for this District21 Theme Park as it seems like you can do many things in one same place. Genting theme park is closed for renovation so it should be a good reason to check this place out after their opening on 1 December 2014. RM75 for active members RM15 for non-active (eg. parents/guardian)

Read more about District 21:
11 Attractions in District 21 @ IOI CITY MALL


7. Shop at the brand new TESCO Supermarket
I didn't take photo when I drop by the TESCO Outlet in IOI CIty Mall, but all I can say is it gave me a different feel if compared to other TESCO Supermarket in Town. This outlet looks more modern and oversea style where you buy your candy and snacks from a dispenser. You just need to check this place your self to understand what I was trying to say haha. Maybe Cold Storage like but this is still the Tesco. I hope they can become something like Jaya Grocers. Just feel very comfortable to do groceries shopping inside there.

I went there again for some grocery shopping and it seems like Tesco Puchong near IOI Mall has more varieties in product. But the meat and seafood seems fresher if compared to other branch. Hopefully Tesco can improve the quality of meat and seafood being sold in their wet market because it is always smelly during my visit at Tesco outlet.

8. Hangout around the fountain at IOI City Mall and Lake Symphony at night

There are plenty of space for you and your kids to hang out outside the mall
There are plenty of space for you and your kids to hang out outside the mall
At the main entrance of the mall you will able to see fountains around it. The weather is kinda hot at day time but during sunset hours it is best to come out here to hang out as there will be Lake Symphony at night. I've seen a lot parents with their kids during my visit and this could be a nice place for family photoshoot too. *email me for further details of family portrait session haha*




9. Watch movie at GSC and play bowling at Wangsa Bowl

Both GSC Cinema and Wangsa Bowl have not opened yet but these two are entertainment that you can do with your family and friends in future time.

10. Keeping this empty for you to figure it out. You can do more than 10 things in IOI CIty Mall   

#TCBY Frozen Yoghurt @ IOI City Mall

So I opened a Frozen Yoghurt Store in IOI City Mall and you must drop by kay? Remember to use hashtag #TCBY when you purchase any frozen yoghurt here so you are entitled for discount.  Just kidding~  I do wish I own a store here but it would be related to photography for sure =) Talking about that I didn't see any camera shop located here. Maybe people nowadays prefer to purchase camera online ha? 



IOI City Mall Shop Directories - Updated till November
IOI City Mall Shop Directories - Updated till November
Shop with * means it haven't open ya



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How to go to IOI City Mall

IOI City Mall Location Map - Nearby IOI Resort City
IOI City Mall Location Map - Nearby IOI Resort City
Basically it is quite easy to go to IOI City Mall. If you are driving, all you need is a smart phone with WAZE Navigation Apps and data plan then search "IOI City Mall". Waze navigation apps will surely able to bring you to the right destination.

Travel by Car
IOI City Mall is easily reachable via LDP, SKVE, Besraya, MEX, SILK and North-South Highway. Cars from various entry and exit points may enjoy an all-round connectivity to the Mall.

IOI City Mall Shuttle Bus Schedule
IOI City Mall Shuttle Bus Schedule

Free Shuttle Bus
Pickup & Drop off Points

IOI City Mall Bus Terminal (Level B3)
IOI City Mall Via IUKL/UNITEN gates
KTM Serdang
Multimedia University (MMU)/Limkowing University Cyberjaya
Multimedia University (MMU)/Limkokwing University via Cyberjaya Medical University
*Click here for shuttle bus schedule.

Public Bus
NADI PUTRA Bus Service
J08 (Putajaya Sentral → IOI City Mall)
J09 (Terminal Park and Ride Presint 14→ UNITEN → IUKL → IOI City Mall)

Taxi
Any metered taxi from KL to Putrajaya will take only about 30 minutes and a 15minutes journey from Putrajaya Sentral to IOI City Mall. ‪‎MYTEKSI‬ users wil able to enjoy a RM15 rebate to IOI City Mall.  Book a taxi with ease from your smartphone. The promo code is "IOICITY".



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Cash/Credit card? Currently only RHB Bank in IOI City Mall
As for payment, you are advisable to bring along more cash or get it from RHB Bank ATM in IOI City Mall. Some restaurant/shop is not equipped with credit card payment yet so get well prepared to prevent disappointment.
10 Things To Do in IOI City Mall
10 Things To Do in IOI City Mall
If you found new fun things to do in IOI City Mall, let me know so I can add them to this post =) Have fun spending your quality time at the new shopping mall in town!! Oh ya, the cellular reception is not that satisfying inside the mall, so make sure you are not waiting for important calls ya. As for car park, remember to take photos of where you parked your car. I can see that there are more things that have not been completed yet although IOI City Mall is now open for public. Just enjoy what you can all right? Happy school holiday yo!! For more information visit www.ioicitymall.com.

PS: Since there wasn't any available bench for you to sit in the shopping area. I've spotted some chairs inside Index Living Mall/HomePro that your parents/grandparents might find it helpful besides dining in a restaurant.

Made a visit to IOI CITY MALL recently and saw that they have added a lot of benches around the mall for people to sit. Good job!! They are now charging for parking at affordable rate:

IOI CITY MALL Parking Rates

Effective 2nd Jan 2015, IOI City Mall parking rate charges are as below:

First 3 hours RM 1.00 (Weekdays)  RM 3.00 (Weekend / PH)   
Subsequent hour                               RM 1.00
Free parking for the first 15 minutes.
20 minutes grace period from payment to exit.
Lost ticket penalty RM 30.00

Good job in having the "Find Your Car" device that show us where our car was parked. I've tried it out to find my car and it works perfectly.

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