IOI City Mall is the latest mega mall which recently opened up in the Klang Valley. Although it suggests it is located in Putrajaya, the mall is in fact situated just outside the Putrajaya boundary, in Selangor area to be exact.
Outside the mall, there is a water fountain, just like the one in KLCC and Alamanda where there will be a light show at night.
The interior and exterior design of the mall resembles a ship, with the interior ceiling looks exactly like a ship's hull.
It is quite easy to get here as free shuttle bus service is provided between Serdang KTM station to the mall. One can also get here from Putrajaya Sentral via bus J08 (RM 1.50). The bus terminal here is located at the basement which is really spacious and comfortable. It is probably one of the best bus terminal inside a mall, on par with the one in Bandar Tasik Selatan Station.
The Mall is really huge, bigger than Midvalley Megamall with 4 main tenants; Parkson, Tesco, Index Living Mall and Home Pro.
It also houses an Olympic size ice skating rink, which is bigger than the one in Sunway Pyramid.
Another attraction here is the adventure theme park called District 21 for those who looking forward for activities such as rock climbing, roller glider, rope challenges and etc.
The Carousel at the entrance of the District 21 reminds me of the one at IOI Mall in Puchong.
The shopping and dining experience here is almost comparable with other shopping malls minus the high end brand outlets such as Prada, LV and etc.
Beer and pork are also available here; something which are not easily available in conservative areas such as Putrajaya and Bangi.
The mall's toilets has stark resemblance with those found in The Gardens Mall.
If one looks closely, IOI City Mall has incorporate each of everything under one roof. One could observe some of the features in other shopping malls such as Midvalley, The Gardens, Berjaya Times Square, Sunway Pyramid, KLCC, Alamanda and IOI Mall been included in the design of this mall.