Just in case if you miss the news, Taiwan’s famous bookstore that has turned into a lifestyle store, Eslite Spectrum will make its debut in Southeast Asia in year 2022. Eslite Group has signed a tenancy agreement with YTL Land & Development Berhad to be an anchor tenant in Bukit Bintang’s luxury shopping mall The Starhill.
In a joint statement, Eslite group chairperson Mercy Wu said by establishing the new flagship branch in Kuala Lumpur, their first store in Southeast Asia, Eslite is committed to becoming an influential platform for the cultural and creative industry.
“Eslite Spectrum seeks to be a venue with a rich selection of Chinese, English and Malay language books, as well as music, design and handmade goods, performing arts, themed restaurants and coffee shops, lifestyle brands, and diverse cutting-edge cultural and creative brands.
“The focus will be on showcasing the dynamism and vibrant energy of cross-cultural and creative exchange between Malaysia and Taiwan,” she said.
Named ‘Asia’s Best Bookstore’ by Time magazine and ‘The World’s Coolest Bookstore’ by CNN, Eslite Spectrum in Taiwan is a cultural icon and a must-see shopping destination for bookworms.
The partnership between Eslite Group and YTL Land & Development Berhad will see Eslite Spectrum taking up the entire Level 1 of the Starhill which is approximately 70,000 square feet.
Mercy Wu, who is also the daughter of the Eslite Group founder said “We are excited about embarking on this journey in Kuala Lumpur, as Malaysians have been Taiwan’s top tourist segment from Southeast Asia for 10 consecutive years and are strong supporters of our stores in Taiwan.”
“My father once said, ‘Eslite’s ultimate concern is people, and the most beautiful scenery of a city is its people,” she adds.
Can’t wait until 2022 for Eslite Spectrum to arrive in Southeast Asia? We are anxious too!