AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

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Re: AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

Postby ali baba » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:47 am

An air-conditioned, multi story building with multiple shops, escalators and elevators meets my definition of a mall (or shopping centre in British English).

It's like saying Cambodia doesn't have roads because it doesn't have motorways with elevated junctions and slip roads. Or the trains are too slow to count as 'real' trains. Or Naga isn't a real casino because it is so shit at everything.
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Re: AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

Postby Jacobincambodia » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:35 am

chkwoot wrote:
ThePrimeMinister wrote:Siam Paragon food court kills.
Phnom Penh Paragon sucks stinky water buffalo balls.

Aeon's website says it will open Fri. June 27. Where did the OP hear that it would open on the 20th?
The 20th is by special invite only. I'll report back after my VIP visit :).
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Re: AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

Postby Jacobincambodia » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:38 am

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ali baba wrote: 1st mall in Cambodia???
Based on what else is available in Cambodia, and assuming AEON will be as nice as it sounds, I tend to agree that it will be the first REAL shopping mall in Cambodia.

Nothing here even resembles anything that's called a mall in most major cities around the world.

Glad to see their doing fire safety training!

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It's going to help push Cambodia I believe. I know life isn't all about shopping but this is a serious investment by many! Folks will be watching and I will be watching movies and will be taking my kids to bowl!
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Re: AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

Postby General Mackevili » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:50 am

ali baba wrote:An air-conditioned, multi story building with multiple shops, escalators and elevators meets my definition of a mall (or shopping centre in British English).
If I was in any other country and I told my friend I wanted to check out a shopping mall and they took me to a place like Sorya, Sovanna, Paragon, etc, I would say, "I didn't mean an indoor market with aircon, I meant a "real mall."

Jakarta, Bangkok, Saigon, Kuala Lumpur all have what i would call "malls." Cambodia does not. IMHO
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Re: AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

Postby Rama » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:54 am

I'm won't be going to Aeon.
I came to Cambodia to get away from consumerism.
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Re: AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

Postby Rain Dog » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:58 am

Rama wrote:I'm won't be going to Aeon.
I came to Cambodia to get away from consumerism.

Yea --- I am surprised so many are so enthusiastic about it. I doubt it will do anything at all for 98% of Cambodian people --- maybe a few cashier jobs though. Any idea how any local jobs will be created by this?
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Re: AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

Postby Jacobincambodia » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:06 pm

General Mackevili wrote:
ali baba wrote:An air-conditioned, multi story building with multiple shops, escalators and elevators meets my definition of a mall (or shopping centre in British English).
If I was in any other country and I told my friend I wanted to check out a shopping mall and they took me to a place like Sorya, Sovanna, Paragon, etc, I would say, "I didn't mean an indoor market with aircon, I meant a "real mall."

Jakarta, Bangkok, Saigon, Kuala Lumpur all have what i would call "malls." Cambodia does not. IMHO
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Re: AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

Postby Jacobincambodia » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:07 pm

Rama wrote:I'm won't be going to Aeon.
I came to Cambodia to get away from consumerism.
Not even for some yummy curry?
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Re: AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

Postby Jacobincambodia » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:08 pm

Rain Dog wrote:
Rama wrote:I'm won't be going to Aeon.
I came to Cambodia to get away from consumerism.

Yea --- I am surprised so many are so enthusiastic about it. I doubt it will do anything at all for 98% of Cambodian people --- maybe a few cashier jobs though. Any idea how any local jobs will be created by this?
This is huge development for Cambodia. There is plenty to be excited about! As much as I hate construction noise, I love seeing it.
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Re: AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

Postby Rama » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:23 pm

Jacobincambodia wrote:
Rama wrote:I'm won't be going to Aeon.
I came to Cambodia to get away from consumerism.
Not even for some yummy curry?

No. Probably not.
We'll be happier playing tennis and swimming at the sofitel next door.


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