SM MALL OF ASIA - 3rd WORLD LARGEST MALL

By Eric - 3:12 AM

Wow....as in Mabuhay to all of us Filipinos, because our very own shopping mall is the third of the 10 largest malls in the world.Well, those first and second is in main China, still partly Asia.
what happened to USA,Europe and other industrialized countries who officially claimed to be ahead of us?
This is greatly to prove to the world that Filipinos are mall rats,and I'm one of those who just love to chill out in malls.According to statistic, our malls here are bigger than those in US of A...sounds intriguing isn't it? Eight of the 10 largest malls is here in Asia early 2006 up to the present.
Meaning Philippines is not considered to be the third world country, aren't we? We have big shopping malls.The Asian shopping malls boom as in we are competing to the richer one.
I just wanna give you some updates people..this is according to American Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University Shopping Mall Studies

"World's Largest Shopping Malls Compared"

This table is compiled from data reported by various mall management companies on official web pages and in press releases. Data may not be consistent or entirely reliable. This is esepcially true of claimed gross leasable area (GLA), the criterion upon which the ranking is based. For further discussion, see The Largest Malls on this site.

1.Shopping Mall Year
Opened GLA*
Square feet
(Square meters)
Total Area Square feet
(Square meters) Stores Comments
South China Mall Dongguan, China
2005
7.1-million
(660,000)
9.6-million
(892,000)
1,500
The world's largest shopping mall in early 2006, but it may soon be eclipsed by at least two other Chinese malls.
Official site.

2.Jin Yuan
(Golden Resources Shopping Mall)
Beijing, China
2004
6.0-million
(560,000)
7.3-million
(680,000) 1,000+ Also known as the "Great Mall of China," this mega-mall has 6 floors and is located near the Fourth Ring Road, west of Beijing.

3.SM Mall of Asia
Pasay City, Philippines
2006
4.2-million
(386,000)

600
GLA uncertain. Official site.

4.West Edmonton Mall
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 1981 3.8-million
(350,000)
5.3-million
(570,000)
800 Largest shopping mall in North America; includes indoor wave pool, amusement areas, hotel, restaurants; 20,000 parking spaces. Official site.

4.SM Megamall
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
1991
3.6-million
(332,000)

550
5.GLA uncertain. Official site.
Berjaya Times Square
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3.4-million
(320,000)
7.5-million
(700,,000)
1,000+
Includes 45 restaurants, a theme park, and 3D Digi IMAX theater. Official site.

6.Beijing Mall
Beijing, China
2005
3.4-million
(320,000)
4.7-million
(440,000)
600 Has 4 levels of shopping with interior residences; located near Fifth Ring Road, southeast of Beijing.

7.Zhengjia Plaza
(Grandview Mall)
Guangzhou, China
2005
3.0-million
(280,000)
4.5-million
(420,000)

Enclosed in a complex that includes a 48-story hotel and 30-story office building. Official site seems to have been removed in mid-September 2006.

8.SM City North Edsa
Quezon City, Philippines
1985
3.0-million
(275,000)


GLA uncertain. Official site.

9.King of Prussia Mall
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 1962 2,800,000
(260,000)

Created by connecting together three adjacent malls, managed by a single company. Official site.

10.South Coast Plaza
Costa Mesa, California, USA
1967
2.7-million
(250,000)


I could hardly believe it but its true.Statistic proved that we Asian are mall lovers.....especially the Filipinos.Eat your heart out if you aren't convince..or just browse the internet...kudos to us that's all I can say.




Golden Resources Shopping Mall, Beijing, currently the largest mall in the world. It opened in the fall of 2004.

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