Wednesday, January 21

Top—10 world largest shopping Mall

South China Mall

Dongguan, China,Opened: 2005
Gross Leasable Area: 7.1 million square feet

malls_1 In the Chinese mall arms race, this facility opened a year after the Golden Resources Mall to displace it as the country's--and the world's--largest. The space includes wind mills and theme parks, plus a replica of the Arc de Triomphe.

Golden Resources

Beijing, China,Opened: 2004
Gross Leasable Area: 6 million square feet

malls_2 Not sprawling, this is a stacked-up, five-story mall. Approximately 1,000 stores, selling plenty of familiar global brands like Nike and DKNY. A truly ambitious real estate project, with new apartments and offices, surrounds the mall. A tough location outside the heart of the city has resulted in disappointing traffic from foreign tourists.

SM Mall of Asia

Pasay City, Philippines,Opened: 2006
Gross Leasable Area: 4.2 million square feet


Includes the first Olympic-sized swimming pool and first IMAX theater in the Philippines. Spread over four buildings, customers can get around on a 20-seat tram

Dubai Mall

Dubai, United Arab Emirates,Opened: 2008
Gross Leasable Area: 3.8 million square feet

0115_malls_04 Shopping is done at 440,000 square foot Fashion Avenue, which houses elite and mid-level fashion names alike. An aquarium, ice rink and five-star hotel are also on hand to accommodate an expected 30 million visitors in the mall's inaugural year.

Cevahir Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey,Opened: 2005
Gross Leasable Area: 3.8 million square feet

malls_5 Europe's largest shopping mall has a roller coaster, wave pool and several IMAX theaters.

West Edmonton Mall

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,Opened: 1981
Gross Leasable Area: 3.8 million square feet

malls_6  The biggest in North America, the West Edmonton Mall has over 800 stores, along with attractions like a water park, skating rink, casino and rides.

SM Megamall

Mandaluyong City, Philippines,Opened: 1991
Gross Leasable Area: 3.6 million square feet

malls_7  Fun stuff includes bowling, ice skating and a 12-screen movie theater, along with traditional mall fare like arcade games. Customers can also get a haircut or see a doctor at the Manila clinic

Berjaya Times Square

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,Opened: 2005
Gross Leasable Area: 3.4 million square feet

malls_8  Built with an adjacent hotel and convention center. In addition to over 1,000 retail shops, the mall includes a 12-story-high roller coaster, plus a pool, skating rink and "Cosmo's World," a children's theme park  

Beijing Mall

Beijing, China,Opened: 2005
Gross Leasable Area: 3.4 million square feet

malls_9  The first real suburban mall in China, located about an hour from downtown Beijing, this center has four levels with parking for 8,000 cars, plus a man-made beach. Bootlegged DVDs of American movies are top sellers

SM City N. Edsa

Quezon City, Philippines,Opened: 1985
Gross Leasable Area: 3 million square feet

malls_10 The first major "mega mall" built by SM Prime Holdings, which now claims three of the largest 10 in the world. It's a five-story complex that boasts over 100 retail outlets and restaurants, along with 12 cinemas, a bowling alley and skating rink. An IMAX theater could be added soon.



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