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Old 05-07-2013, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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17:00 is 5pm. The 16:00 is probably a Sunday. Big deal. Lots of shops close earlier on a Sunday.
17:00 is still a bit early. But it makes sense to close early as it gets dark in the UK so early.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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17:00 is still a bit early. But it makes sense to close early as it gets dark in the UK so early.
And in summer it's getting dark later...

It's kind of funny that some banks in the Burgenland province open only for a couple of hours each day. Like from 8:00 to 11:00. There is just not enough demand.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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OMG!! You are really obsessed with this stuff aren't you? This is, of course, yet another of your ridiculous attempts to try to prove that US shopping hours are superior to European. Have a serious inferiority complex about the US, don't you????
This is about the world, not Europe. Seriously I am really against long store hours like here in the US, I wish we closed earlier.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:21 AM
 
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Phillippines open on Sundays?
Yes, they have mass in the malls.


Re: Catholic Mass at Mall of Asia - YouTube
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:34 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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17:00 is still a bit early. But it makes sense to close early as it gets dark in the UK so early.
The UK gets the same amount of daylight hours and ANYWHERE else in the world! What it missed in the middle of winter it gains in the middle of summer. Anyway, I live in the South Eas of England and the opening times are:-

Supermarkets (food, clothes and homeware) are open 24 hours apart from Sunday where the shops close at 10.00pm Saturday night then open 10.00am until 4.00pm Sunday then re-open at 8.00am Monday to run for 24hrs again until 10.00pm the following Saturday! (Sainsbury's is the exception as this shop closes at 10pm every evening.

Convenience Stores - 8.00am to 10.00pm all week


Mall / High Street 9.00am to 6.00pm apart from Thursday late evening shopping when the shops close at 9.00pm (this is high street and mall only)
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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This is about the world, not Europe. Seriously I am really against long store hours like here in the US, I wish we closed earlier.
I see yet another of the threads you started has closed. You trying for a record on the most obnoxious threads? I'm sure you'll win easily.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Hours in Western Australia are similar to the rest of Australia, there are few 24 hour stores besides petrol stations and inner city convenience stores. Hours have been slowly relaxed over time, around 25 or so years ago Saturday morning trading was first allowed, and some states have moved to total deregulation. In practice, besides supermarkets and large retailers, most stores still trade in the 9am-6pm range throughout Australia.


In WA:
Monday-Friday: 9.00am-5.30pm
All major supermarkets and some department stores open until 8am-9pm Monday to Friday and are not permitted to trade beyond these hours, while IGA's that are not attached to a shopping centre have no restrictions but generally trade from 7-8am until 8-10pm 7 days a week. General late night trading until 9pm on Thursday in suburban shopping centres and on Friday in Perth and Fremantle CBD's.

Saturday: 9.00am-5.00pm

Sunday/Public Holiday (except Christmas/Good Friday): 11.00am-5.00pm (restrictions on larger retailers and shopping centres opening on Sundays outside the CBD areas were lifted recently, only a few years after a referendum where the public voted against such a proposal).
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:06 PM
 
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are shopping centres called " malls " in any countries other than the usa and Canada ?
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Here in Southern California it's typically American, we have the usual 24 hour / 7 day a week places, the malls close at 9 usually although The Grove stays open later on weekends. Grocery stores other than Walmart open early like 5 or 6 and close at midnight of after I think, I can only think of Ralphs and Pavilions, though I'm not sure if they're all like that. As for Holidays stuff isn't even closes on Thanksgiving anymore, and Christmas day has most stuff closed but Chinese restaurants and movie theaters otherwise everything is open everyday.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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are shopping centres called " malls " in any countries other than the usa and Canada ?
It depends, an open air shopping center with adjacent parking and a number of stores can either be a strip mall, or a shopping center. Enclosed shopping center complexes are called malls, and now exposed shopping centers which they term "lifestyle centers" can be called malls or shopping centers, like The Grove it's all outdoors and open but it's basically a mall due to how big it is.
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