Sebagai tempat perbelanjaan, namun sudah berkembang menjadi tempat berkumpulnya dari berbagai kalangan, baik dari pejabat bahkan sampai low level sekalipun. Central Bangkok is where all of the shopping action is. And it’s very easy to travel around Bangkok especially if you use the city’s super efficient BTS Sky Train, which will easily take you to all of the shopping centers mentioned station names are noted right next to the shopping center.
The 450,000 square-foot al fresco mall features over 100 shops and is anchored by luxury department stores Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. On top of this, many international brand dealers have also come to South China Mall. Make time for a meal at either Makoto for some of the best Japanese and sushi in Miami or the chic, playful Le Zoo for French bistro fare.
Home to the only ice-skating rink in Malaysia, it has 800 outlets housed under 4 uniquely designed shopping precincts (Fashion Central, Oasis Boulevard, Asian Avenue & Marrakesh). The case of Union Square with the shopping mall Elements is the most striking example of constructing a ‘self-sufficient’ living, working and entertaining quarter isolated from its urban contexts with the help of the underground railway. Palmdale International Shopping Mall is the largest air conditioned indoor swap meet in the Antelope Valley and one of the finest swap meets in Southern CA. It is located in the heart of Palmdale, right off the 14 freeway.
Another reason why the shopping malls in the urban centre cannot function as the public domain as the ones in the new towns do is they are not designed to serve only the surrounding neighbourhoods but actually the whole city of Hong Kong, probably due to their high land value and rent.
Singapore shopping malls are diverse too; a trip to Little India’a 24-hour Mustafa Centre certainly makes for a memorable experience, and VivoCity, near Sentosa, is so big you could spend a whole week shopping, dining and exploring its various entertainment facilities.