Here is a bit history about The Mall from wikipedia:
The Mall is a shopping mall located along Jalan Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is situated across the street from the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) and the Pan Pacific Hotel. The complex was build by Metroplex Holdings Sdn. Bhd. (MHSB) and opened in 1987 by Mahathir bin Mohamad, the ex-Prime Minister. At the time The Mall was the largest shopping centre in Malaysia and was build to attract more shoppers from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. The Mall has many specialised outlets with a variety of items such as souvenirs, clothing and antiques.