Efforts are being made by mall owners to attract back shoppers into the ultimate mall shopping experience.
In three years, there are expected to be 197 malls in greater Kuala Lumpur, with property players predicting lower occupancy and a drop in rental charges.
The oversupply of office space, especially in the Klang Valley, is expected to continue through this year, says Savills (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.
It says Malaysia has a record high unsold residential properties of 130,690 units until the first quarter this year, mainly for houses priced above RM250,000.
Prof Syed Farid Alatas says Malaysians think their situation is not bad since there is no chaos and the shopping malls are full of people.
A trade association says this could make the difference for conventional retail outlets trying to compete with online platforms.
Three-year-old girl who fell from escalator was resuscitated by a doctor who happened to be nearby at the time of the incident, says mall management.
The victim was astride her father's shoulders on a moving escalator when she slipped and fell one floor down.