The one characteristic of big cities of contemporary society is shopping malls. Nowadays, shopping malls have become social areas that provide different kind of services, such as cinemas, restaurants, theaters and even skating rings. In many cities around the world, you will find that there is at least one shopping mall where you can dine, get accommodation and do shopping inside one building.So this is a count down of Top 10 Shopping Malls Of The World.
1. Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur Shopping Mall
Berjaya Times Square KL is tagged as the ‘world?s largest building ever built in a single phase’, with 7.5 million square feet (700,000 square metre) of built up floor area. The mall within is spread over an area of 320,000 square metres. Currently, the mall has space for more than 1,000 retail shops, 1200 luxury service suites, 65 food outlets and other attractions like Asia’s largest indoor theme park, Cosmo’s World and Malaysia’s first-ever IMAX 2D & 3D theatre. The Kuala Lumpur Monorail’s Imbi station is linked to the building by a footbridge.
2. Golden Resources Mall
Is another mall that is included in the list of world’s biggest malls? This mall is located in the People’s Republic of China. It has more than 1000 stores and it has a totalarea of 7, 3 million square feet. It is located in the fourth ring road in Beijing. Being situated outside city center, the shopping center has difficulties to attract foreign visitors.
As the country enjoys the status of the most populated country of the world, so does it, malls enjoy the status of the second largest mall of the world in terms of area. The mall is believed to have around thousand shops that sell unique merchandise. All the shops in the mall are not yet occupied; some portion is still under construction still the mall manages to secure the second position.
3. SM City North EDSA
This is one of the biggest and first shopping malls in the Philippines and one of the biggest shopping malls in the world spread over an area of 331,861 square metres. This is the first major shopping complex established by Henry Sy and his company SM Prime Holdings, the largest retail corporation in the country. Since its establishment in 1983, it has done several major expansions and renovations, and features a bowling alley, food court, garden, entertainment centre and 12-theatres.
4. The SM Mall of Asia
Also known as MOA, this is the largest shopping mall in the Philippines. Spread over an area of 407,101 square metres, the mall opened on May 21, 2006. The mall is owned and operated by SM Prime Holdings, under the management of Henry Sy, a Chinese-Filipino business tycoon. One of the mall’s main attractions is the first ever IMAX theatre in the country. The mall features the Philippines’s first Olympic-size (61 by 30 metres) ice skating rink.
5. Cehavir Istanbul
Cevahir Istanbul is the biggest shopping mall in Turkey. This shopping mall, inaugurated in 2005, has 280 stores, cinemas, theater and a roller coaster.
It has been in operation since mid October in the year 2005. In the mall, you will find stores with world global brand recognition like Adidas, restaurants and food chains like the McDonalds.
6. Taman Anggrek Mall
Taman Anggrek Mall, which means orchid garden mall, is situated in Western Jakarta, in Indonesia. It was opened in 1996. The mall has 526 stores in 7 floors. Shopping mall offers numerous attractions such as ice skating ring, game centre, 4-screen theatre-cinema complex, swimming pool and international fitness club. Furthermore, it offers secure parking for 4000 cars.
Mall’s 800 square meters big atrium host different events which attracts national and international visitors. Shops vary from inexpensive brands to high end boutiques and therefore malls attract visitors from very different socio-economical backgrounds.
Also in mall you can find all different kinds of bars and restaurants. Mall is owned by Mulia group and was designed by Altoon and Porter architects from Los Angeles.
7. Dream Mall
Located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, this is the largest shopping mall in Taiwan and the second largest in Southeast Asia after the Mall of Asia in Manila, the Philippines. Spread over an area of 400,001 square metres, the mall was designed by international architecture firm RTKL, based in Baltimore, Maryland and opened on May 12, 2007. The mall contains restaurants, movie theatre, gym, and entertainment facilities, including a Ferris wheel nicknamed Kaohsiung Eye.
8. West Edmonton Mall
Another on the list is West Edmonton Mall which is located in the North American Region. West Edmonton Mall in Canada is biggest shopping mall in Northern America.It was opened in 1981 and it includes besides stores wave pool, hotel and several restaurant. This mall receives 28 million visitors every year and more than 23 000 people are employed in the mall.
This mall does not solely sell the merchandise rather it provides equal opportunity of recreations. The mall has the high traffic of people as compared to other malls listed above although it stands fifth in terms of the area. The place is believed to have about eight hundred shops to shop from. It also has five-star hotel associated that offers stay. Many restaurants sell almost every type of cuisine and there are amusement and water parks for the little ones in the family.
9. Siam Paragon
Siam Paragon is the proud of Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. It includes many luxurious shops, 15-screen cinema, aquarium, art gallery and bowling alleys. It has been in operation for almost six years now.
In this mall, you will find stores that specialize in certain goods, restaurants, theatres that include the largest in Asia, an aquarium and a hall for exhibition, which includes Thai Art Gallery.
10. Park Towers Mall
Park Towers is the most popular of all shopping malls in Karachi, Pakistan. Located at Clifton, it has more than 1500 shops. The mall is pretty lavishing and also has mini restaurants and car showrooms. There is a giant McDonald branch and a KFC branch as well inside the mall so you don’t need to worry about dinning after you shop.