UPDATE: This article was updated with additional information about the F&B and retail stores in The Wai.

The newest MTR Mall, The Wai, will have its soft launch on July 22. It will spread across 650,000 square feet over four floors and house around 150 retail and food and beverage outlets, making it the only large-scale mall in Tai Wai.

What stores will The Wai have?

MUJI officially confirmed on its Facebook page that it will open its 19th store in The Wai, which will span across 11,000 square feet. Emperor Cinemas will have six screens in the mall, while clothing stores like UNIQLO and New Balance will have outlets there as well.

In addition, Brick Lane, Chatterbox Cafe and Cafe Deco Pizzaria will set up shop in the mall. Gamers can check out the NSEW store, while shoppers who are into collectibles can see what IDEAS, Sanrio, and Shumiya have to offer.

How conveniently is The Wai located?

The Wai is easily accessible from Tate's Cairn Tunnel.
The Wai is easily accessible from Tate’s Cairn Tunnel (©The Wai via Facebook)

The mall is located on top of the Tai Wai Station, which connects it to two railway lines: Tuen Ma and East Rail. It also has several entrances and new pedestrian bridges that connect to the station.

The Wai is also within easy reach of major tunnels like Eagle’s Nest, Shing Mun, Lion Rock, and Tate’s Cairn Tunnel, which gives it easy access to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and other parts of the New Territories. It is also linked to the city’s cycle track network, connecting the eastern and western parts of the New Territories.

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What other facilities does the mall have?

The Wai will have 50,000 square feet of outdoor green spaces across its floors.
The Wai will have 50,000 square feet of outdoor green spaces across its floors (©The Wai via Facebook)

The Wai will have an indoor bicycle parking lot spread over 13,000 square feet with 300 bicycle parking spaces, making it the largest of its kind in Hong Kong. The mall will also have 50,000 square feet of outdoor green spaces across its floors, as well as a 5,000 square feet main atrium on the second floor for performances and exhibitions.

Hong Kong is known to be one of Asia’s biggest shopping hubs. Check out our guide of must-visit malls in the city, where you can get everything from retail therapy to fun installations during festivals.

Header image credits: The Wai via Facebook

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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