Friday, 18 January 2008

Largest Shopping Malls in the world

I was looking for some more info on Dream Mall here in Kaoshiung... and found something interesting. According to this site most of the largest malls are in Asia and by 2010 it is said most of the world's largest malls will be in China.

Shopping Mall, Location - Year Opened

1. South China Mall, Dongguan, China - 2005

2. Jin Yuan (Golden Resources), Beijing, China - 2004

3. West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - 1981 (what I believed to be the biggest mall prior to my recent findings)

4. Cevahir Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey - 2005

5. Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - ?

6. Beijing Mall, Beijing, China - 2005

7. Zhengjia Plaza (Grandview Mall), Guangzhou, China - 2005

8. King of Prussia Mall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - 1962

9. South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, California, USA - 1967

10. Central World Plaza, Bangkok, Thailand - 2006

11. Aricanduva Mall, Sao Paulo, Brazil - 1991

12. Chia Tai Square (Super Brand Mall), Shanghai, Jiangsu, China - 2005

13. Dongfan Xintiandi (Oriental Plaza), Foshan, Guangdong, China - ?

14. Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - 1992

15. Sawgrass Mills, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - 1990

16. Siam Paragon, Bangkok, Thailand - 2005

17. Panda Mall, Chengdu, Sichuan, China - ?

18. Del Amo Fashion Center, Los Angeles, California, USA - 1975

19. Mall of Emirates, Dubai, UAE - 2005.

My thoughts:
1.I have not even heard of this Chia Tai Square in Shanghai. Where have I been? Apparently it is in Lujiazui.. must check it out some time. (hang on hang on hang on.. did some more investigating.. Chia Tai Square or Chia Tai Lifestyles is actually called SuperBrand Mall - which I have been to several times now!)
2. Looks like 2005 was a big year for building big malls!
3. Panda Mall is a fitting name because the Panda breeding and research centre is in Chengdu!
4. China better get cracking on making more websites!

I actually found this link first. It lists "Amazing Asian mega malls" with pictures.

Another interesting article

Yet another interesting article

In Dongguan, a city located north of Hong Kong – sits the South China Mall – the worlds largest retail shopping space. This mall swallows up 220 acres and boasts 9.6 million square feet of retail shopping space, according to a recent story in Bloomberg. By comparison, the South China Mall is more than twice the size of the largest U.S. shopping center – Minnesota’s Mall of America.

The South China Mall indeed must be a site to behold – reportedly including replicas of seven western tourist destinations including: Venice, Milan, Paris, and Hollywood. There’s even a 1.3 mile artificial river – on which visitors can lazily glide in replica Venetian Gondola rides. In fact, the mall’s marketing consultant’s bill it as “Disneyland and Las Vegas comes to China.”

As you can see I have a fascination with malls! :D

P.S. - I am feeling much better today. Coughing much less and much weaker coughs so no more bloodshot eyes and tearing, and doing stomach muscle 'sit ups' when I am coughing. Also, the sun finally came out today and it became much warmer so all in all it is good and I'm much happier, yay!


Shiene143 said...

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Citij said...

I appreciate your collection and this is nice information and new collection or thanks for share.
shopping in Shanghai.