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Old 07-07-2013, 05:19 PM
 
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Opened in 2005 South China Mall is twice as big as the the 2nd biggest in the world (Mall of America).
With room for 2,300 stores only about ten are occupied. This place went down faster than the Titanic.

World's biggest mall a China 'ghost town' - CNN.com
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Gotta love how TEABUCKS is one of the ten stores =D
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:24 PM
 
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Is that like a knockoff of Starbucks? Most of the stuff at this mall was probably a knockoff of something. There's even a replica of the Arc de triomphe at the front entrance.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:20 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Its in a horrible location, you can only get there by bus or car and its very far from the main motorway/freeway.

New South China Mall (A)

Most malls in the United States are just off the exit from an Interstate highway.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:53 PM
 
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Its in a horrible location, you can only get there by bus or car and its very far from the main motorway/freeway.

New South China Mall (A)

Most malls in the United States are just off the exit from an Interstate highway.

Wrong location, wrong decade. I didn't know anyone was still building this stuff.

'The 80s called you China, they want their megamalls and hair metal bands back.'
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:42 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Opened in 2005 South China Mall is twice as big as the the 2nd biggest in the world (Mall of America).
With room for 2,300 stores only about ten are occupied. This place went down faster than the Titanic.

World's biggest mall a China 'ghost town' - CNN.com
They probably walk in there and get disappointed at all the crap made in China.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:22 AM
 
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They probably walk in there and get disappointed at all the crap made in China.
I don't know works well for Walmart.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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This has a lot more to do with the fact that it is in China than that it is a mall.

The Chinese are building a real estate bubble that will make ours look puny in comparison. They have erected entire cities out of farmland, and the cities are completely empty. I believe it is in order to boost their economic figures.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:43 PM
 
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Location. There are rich folk in China, they fly to Macau to shop!

Not unlike here, only rich folk can afford to buy and spend... Discretionary income is less and less of the population. You don't build Mall of China, next to a ghetto. Those folks have no money.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:52 PM
 
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The point of the article is not all about that mega-mall, but that developers shouldn't build grand and tall buildings just where-ever.

The "build it and they will come" concept doesn't work even in a booming country like China.
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