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View Poll Results: Mall Capital of the World
Singapore 4 12.50%
Manila 8 25.00%
Kuala Lumpur 0 0%
Beijing 0 0%
Dubai 0 0%
Jakarta 1 3.13%
Shanghai 1 3.13%
Hong Kong 11 34.38%
Tokyo 5 15.63%
Bangkok 2 6.25%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-05-2012, 04:15 PM
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Originally Posted by foadi View Post
this is a mall capital thread, not shopping capital. hk isn't in the same league when it comes to malls. and seoul, seriously? wtf

Yes seriously. They have plenty, just because they look like apartment buildings at times, does not mean they are not a mall.

Mall definition: Mall - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Old 11-05-2012, 05:06 PM
Location: The North
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If one votes for something other than Singapore, they must not have not been to Orchard Rd. How can you vote against a country where most people would say the national sport is shopping?
Old 11-07-2012, 06:08 AM
Location: Manila
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Originally Posted by Shizuka View Post
I'd give the title to the Philippines. Mall is more than just a shopping place to the Filipinos. It is part of their culture. It's like their gathering or meeting place.
Being from there, you are absolutely RIGHT about that! It has supplanted the public squares and parks as the gathering place for Filipinos - especially urban-dwelling ones!
Old 11-07-2012, 06:13 AM
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Originally Posted by mrconfusion87 View Post
Being from there, you are absolutely RIGHT about that! It has supplanted the public squares and parks as the gathering place for Filipinos - especially urban-dwelling ones!
I guess with the smog and traffic it's just not an attractive place to be.
Old 11-08-2012, 10:00 AM
Location: Paramus, NJ
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Originally Posted by Trimac20 View Post
That's exactly it. I was actually looking around Taipei for the 'proper' malls. I could find all these small little malls that looked like department stores, but I'm used to the malls of South-East Asia and China. For impressiveness the shopping in Singapore blows Taipei away.
Ah, well for the department "shaped" Taiwanese malls, that's the blueprint design for most of them. But, there are some of the malls designed differently. You just have to look in areas that you least expect it. (Which is why, Takashimiya is a breath of fresh air.)

Never been to Singapore, but I'll keep that in mind.
Old 11-09-2012, 06:43 PM
Location: Striving for Avalon
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On flyertalk (a forum dedicated to frequent flyers), Singapore is jokingly called "the only shopping mall with a UN seat."

From personal experience Hong Kong is pretty amazing with its shopping malls (Harbour City, IFC, Elements, and Citygate come to mind). I was shocked to find 3 Burberry stores within the same mall complex in HK. There are only 5 in all of Manhattan.
Old 11-12-2012, 07:18 AM
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Definitely Manila. From the list of the world's 25 largest shopping malls, 4 are in Metro Manila!
Old 11-12-2012, 06:45 PM
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^ Yeah it's ridiculous. The 3rd largest mall in the world (it's now SM City North EDSA) has another big mall right across the street from it, connected with a sky bridge. Even the smaller malls felt like they were miles and miles long from one end to the other
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