Friday, 10 April 2009

THIRD BIGGEST MALL in the WORLD is Philippines' biggest and... I've been there!

I came across an article talking about our biggest mall here in the Philipppines, I somehow felt proud of ourselves being able to come up with the third biggest mall all over the globe. Wanna learn more? Read on

The Philippines’ largest shopping mall and the third biggest mall in the world is the SM Mall of Asia, an endeavor of Philippine tourism. It is next to the Golden Resources Mall and the South Dongguan Mall which are both in China in terms of gross floor size.This was opened on May 21, 2006. It is owned and operated by SM Prime Holdings, under the management of Henry Sy. He is regarded as one of the richest men in Asia.

The SM Mall of Asia is made up of four establishments interconnected by walkpaths: the Main Mall, Entertainment Mall, and the North and South Carpark Buildings. One of its pecular features is the 20-seater tram to make it easier for shoppers to move and around. The priority of the management is to make sure shoppers and tourist will not get confused or lost within the mall.
There will be two concierge desks: one in the Main Mall and another in the Entertainment Mall.

The Main Mall includes shopping and dining establishments, the food court.

The North Parking building includes the SM Hypermarket, a spacious office space and more dining areas while the South Parking building houses the SM Department store and half of the 5,000 parking spaces.