The Exchange TRX is a contemporary shopping mall located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Credit: gracethang2/
The mall was opened its doors to the public in November 2023. Credit: Slleong/Wikimedia Commons.
Exchange TRX houses more than 400 retail stores. Credit: gracethang2/
The Exchange TRX offers several food and drink options divided across five dining districts. Credit: LegendaryLim/Wikimedia Commons.

The Exchange TRX shopping mall is situated within Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), an international financial district in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Construction and real estate firm Lendlease developed the mall, which has a net lettable area (NLA) of 1.3 million square feet (120,774m²).

Opened in November 2023, the mall houses more than 400 experience stores in innovative layouts.

It serves as a new retail and social space for the TRX district and offers facilities for leisure, arts, culture, community, and sporting events.

Location of Exchange TRX

The Exchange TRX is part of a retail-led mixed-use development covering an area of 17 acres (6.9ha) within the broader TRX development.

The mixed-use development includes Malaysia’s inaugural Kimpton Hotel, six residential towers comprising more than 2,000 apartments, a 250,000ft² commercial office, and a ten-acre public park, apart from the Exchange TRX mall.

The mall is well-connected by major roadways and seamlessly integrated along the public park in the TRX development.

The Exchange TRX shopping mall details

The Exchange TRX shopping mall is envisioned as an experience-led lifestyle destination spread across four retail levels. It features new-to-market brands, statement stores, children’s play areas, water features, shaded spots, and outdoor dining options that foster community gatherings and various sports and recreational activities.

The design features a network of retail pedestrian streets and squares, providing shade and utilising tempered spill air alongside fan-driven ventilation to enhance thermal comfort for patrons, negating the need for central air conditioning.

Retail and entertainment facilities at Exchange TRX

The Exchange TRX mall’s anchor tenants include the 250,000ft² Seibu department store and a premium supermarket by the Dairy Farm from Hong Kong.

Seibu boasts the distinction of being the country’s first department store to offer an array of more than 400 luxury, international contemporary, and Japanese fashion brands.

The mall also features various international luxury brands and fast fashion outlets such as Aldo, Armani Exchange, Bonia, Burberry, Camper, Chanel, Charles & Keith, Clarks, Converse, Foot Locker, Guess, and Lacoste.

Additional retail stores encompass fashion brand Maison Kitsune, Korean eyewear label Gentle Monster and Drunk Elephant. Beauty enthusiasts can find Swiss luxury skincare brands La Prairie and Guerlain among the mall’s offerings.

The shopping mall includes the Golden Screen Cinemas’s Aurum Theatre, which delivers a novel cinematic experience. The theatre features intricately designed halls, luxury recliners, state-of-the-art innovation and technology, and IMAX and ScreenX halls.

Dining facilities at the Exchange TRX

The mall hosts more than 100 unique dining concepts arranged across five dining districts, namely Food Exchange, Concourse Dining, Park Dining, Premium Dining and Dining Terrace.

The Food Exchange introduces a contemporary twist to the classic hawker scene, showcasing local specialities and treats as well as cultural events and live culinary demonstrations by local chefs.

Concourse Dining is an international food hall with seated dining options. Park Dining offers garden-themed dining experiences for both private and corporate functions.

Premium Dining merges fine gastronomy with visual appeal to offer a dining experience that is both luxurious and aesthetically pleasing while the open-air Dining Terrace provides the perfect spot for social gatherings.

Some of the restaurants at the mall include Tipsy Flamingo cocktail bar and restaurant, and Amazonas, a Latin American rooftop restaurant and bar concept with open-fire cooking, creative cocktails, and late-night DJ sessions.

Seibu’s premium Japanese food hall presents a wide selection of Japanese dishes, including ramen, sushi, and a sake bar.

Absolute Thai, BananaBro, Boat Noodle, Bosaba, Elementary Restaurant & Bar, Empire SushiK Fry Urban Korea, Kanbe Ramen, and Kimiya are some of the other restaurants at the mall.

The mall also hosts juice and beverage outlets such as Boost Juice, Cha Tra Mue, Gong Cha, HEYTEA and cafes such as Bacha Coffee, Café Kitsune, Nanyang Café, and Reborn Coffee.

Bakeries and ice cream outlets include Baskin Robbins, Cold Stone Creamery, Godiva, and Mr Bean.

Sustainability features

The Exchange TRX mixed-use development master plan earned LEED for Neighbourhood Development (LEED ND) Stage 2 Gold certification and Platinum level Malaysian Green Building Index (GBI) Townships certification, marking it as Malaysia’s first development to achieve neighbourhood-level provisional GBI accreditation.

Sustainability measures incorporated at the development include the utilisation of recycled water for non-potable uses, diversion of operational waste from landfills, reduction of carbon intensity during construction, and the integration of natural and green elements.

The project also introduced green leases for retailers and provided sustainability training for retailers.

Contractors involved

DP Architects and DP Design were responsible for the design of the TRX development, with DP Facade handling the facade design works.

Leonard Design Architects undertook the retail and hotel planning and concept development.

Grimshaw was appointed as the precinct architect for The Exchange TRX lifestyle quarter.

The Seibu department store was designed by retail design specialists, HMKM.