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 2:18 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
What's the definition of a 'real mall'?
Genuine question as I don't like shopping much and prefer to shop at outdoor venues. I'd never 'hang out' at the mall and drive all the way to TK avenue to watch movies because the rabbit warren one must traverse at city mall drives me nuts.

If a mall had windows and natural light I'd be more inclined to hang about but enclosed spaces oppress me.
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Re: AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

Postby vladimir » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:29 pm

Jacobincambodia wrote:It's going to help push Cambodia I believe.
Yeah, the White House and Whitehall will be using this as their main criteria.
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Re: AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

Postby phuketrichard » Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:06 pm

ali baba wrote:
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
What's the definition of a 'real mall'?
Genuine question as I don't like shopping much and prefer to shop at outdoor venues. I'd never 'hang out' at the mall and drive all the way to TK avenue to watch movies because the rabbit warren one must traverse at city mall drives me nuts.

If a mall had windows and natural light I'd be more inclined to hang about but enclosed spaces oppress me.
My opinion

a real mall:

one that has various shops an stores ranging from specialty shops to supermarkets, chain stores/dept stores
a food court an various places to eat
a theater
a discount floor/area with discounted goods
Book stores
SPACE to sit down and read, relax wait for the wife/kids

Possibly a place for kids to hang out or be left in the care of staff
bowling alley, pool hall??

Of course air con ( or heat if needed)

NO WINDOWS, same as a casino the owners do not want you to think about outside or what time it is. your there to spend $$$$$$$

and than at the top of the food chain;

http://www.mallofamerica.com/
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Re: AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

Postby StroppyChops » Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:21 pm

^ Hard Rock Cafe?
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Re: AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

Postby Username Taken » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:47 pm

General Mackevili wrote: . . . a place like Sorya, Sovanna, Paragon, etc,
Before those places existed, the place to go was Parkway Square. It might even meet up to the definition of a mall, if not a somewhat watered version.


The Parkway Square of old boasted:

Specialty stores - clothing, jewelry, hair salon, nick nack shops, etc
Supermarket
Fast Food joint
Tenpin bowling
Swimming pool
Billiard hall
Golf driving range
Under cover parking
and more.

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Re: AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

Postby vladimir » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:01 pm

A real mall has a nutter gunman...at some stage.
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Re: AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

Postby General Mackevili » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:43 am

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Re: AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

Postby Anchor Moy » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:30 pm

WTF - I came here to get away from all that shit.
Seriously, what is a "real" shopping mall going to add to your life here? And Starbucks, are you kidding? Why not McDonalds while you're at it?
To me, this seems like the classic expat syndrome where you want all the conveniences of "home" at third world prices. Remaking PP in our own image, but (of course) cheaper.


Sorry for all the mall enthusiasts here, but I really, really don't get this... sincerely and not stirring...
I like Cambodia because it's different. Not because it's a cheaper version of "home".
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Re: AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

Postby Duncan » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:50 pm

I love shopping malls. Air conditioning, especially on a hot sticky day, lots of pretty girls and a 3D movie theater. All my kids are gong to love that.
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Re: AEON Mall Phnom Penh Opening 20 June

Postby horace » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:54 pm

Phnom Penh is a capital ( and wants to be a modern )city and as such is required ( by the people's standard) to have a shopping mall just the same as all other capitals around the world do. You don't have to use it if you don't want to.


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