Wednesday, January 30, 2008

10 Largest Malls in the world

For a mall rat like myself, this was an interesting read! Click on the link to look up the stats, but here they are listed:

(they are based on gross leasable area)
1. South China Mall - Dongguan, China
2. Golden Resources Shopping Mall - Beijing, China
3. SM Mall of Asia - Pasay City, Philippines
4. Cevahir Istanbul - Istanbul, Turkey
5. West Edmonton Mall - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
6. SM Megamall - Mandaluyong City, Philippines
7. Berjaya Times Square - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
8. Beijing Mall - Beijing, China
9. Zhengjia Plaza - Guangzhou, China
10. SM North Edsa - Quezon City, Philippines

To some, the mall is just a place one goes to when one 'needs' to buy something. But really, to some others, it is a sanctuary. The answer to everything (At least the best malls)... Need a doctor? go to the mall. Need to visit the dentist? The mall is the place...Want to go splash some water on? The mall's got a water theme park...Feel like watching a movie in the Big Screen? The IMAX at the mall is the place to go.. Need some retail therapy? ..Visit MfG, Kenneth Cole, Target, KMart, D&G, Cue, or some other shop.. Cooking Emergency, ran out of tomatoes? Head to the mall's Woolworths or Coles. Feel like fine dining or fast food? McDonalds, or Kenny's or CPK or Guido's. Feel like a massage? Head to the Spa.

I guess at the end of the day, the Mall is there as an option. It makes life more interesting. You don't need the money, you can hang around the mall's shady trees or fountain. Or, you can have a million moolahs to spend then the mall is your playground.

But really, the mall is a lot better place if you are with good company.. Hey, sometimes I love the company of 'Me, Myself and I'. A few quality times I can remember was spent in the confines of those gigantic rubbles of cement and plaster. But that's just me, and my thoughts. What's yours?

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