Over the past decades Asia has been growing by leaps and bounds and seems to have overtaken the West in many fields. Consumers in Asia have become more aware, more fashion conscious and ready to spend to be abreast with the times. With the economic boom very much evident in China, two of the biggest malls are housed in the Middle Kingdom. It goes without surprise that nine of the ten biggest malls of the world are found in Asia. Malls seem to be mushrooming all around in Asia but still they get grander, fancier and more and more innovative to attract people to them.
Everything you need is available under one roof. From an array of shops, to food courts serving different cuisines, from restaurants to children play areas, malls today just seem to have an answer to everything you need. With sizes that would dwarf a small township, they just keep on getting bigger and bigger. Here are the 10 biggest malls in Asia.
Shops – over 1000 shops including 360 dining facilities
Area – 4,380,502 square feet
This mall opened its doors to the public in 2006 and it attracts 200,000 footfalls on an average. The Mall of Asia consists of four building interconnected by walkways, the main mall, the entertainment mall and the car park buildings. The entrance to the mall sees a huge steel globe on a roundabout. In 2009 the globe was turned into an LED display. The mall has branches of all the standard anchor stores found in most of the SM Supermalls. The first branch of Taste Asia, a food court brand, is located right outside the SM Hypermarket, which is one the biggest supermarkets in Phillipines. One of the main attractions of the mall is the IMAX theatre and the Centre stage Cinema which can be used for live music concerts and theatre performances. It also houses the biggest Ice skating rink in South East Asia. The open air music hall which faces the sea is another crowd puller. The Mall of Asia Eye is a 55 metre ferris wheel which has 36 air conditioned gondolas with a capacity of 6 people each.