city mall phnom penh - thoughts

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Re: city mall phnom penh - thoughts

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:33 pm

John Bingham wrote:It was always a dump. The company that started it was supposed to refurbish the stadium but did jack shit except for a whitewash so construction was closed down and place was a shell for about 5 years. When it was built it had a shitty finish. It 's really hard to find your way around too, I've been to the cinema there many times but still get lost. I was at the cinema in Sovanna recently, other than the ground floor most of the units there are empty too.
The elevators that went (almost) up tot he cinema were the slowest I'd ever seen in my life. Shitty Chinese or Viet ones if I recall. We don't have fun looking at people going in them, and then with a brisk (but by no means super rushed) walk up the stairs, I'd make it to the too before the elevator (4 floors?!). Hilariously slow.
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Re: city mall phnom penh - thoughts

Post by John Bingham » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:40 pm

The cinema itself is fine like the one in Sovanna is, but it's just a bit bleak as you get higher. There's a roof terrace on City Mall that used to be nice but it's a derelict looking mess now. When City Mall started it tried to have a "more sophisticated" look, and stalls had to be organized in a nice looking way, they wouldn't allow stacks of clothes etc. Of course that idea went out the window as the place decayed. The weirdest place there, if it's still going, is a club at the bottom of the multi-story car park. It had insane techno, lights and smoke pumping out and there were loads of wild teenagers around revving up their bikes and messing around. Anyone been there?
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Re: city mall phnom penh - thoughts

Post by BklynBoy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:16 pm

Captain wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:13 am
Queef wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:53 am
Captain wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:04 am
Every single "joke" he comes up with is about whether someone is "black" or "white." That gets old real fast and he is himself a "joke."
We got an Amy Schumer fan over here!!!! :ROFL:

I don't know who Amy Schumer is, and I don't care. All I know is I am not a Chris Rock "fan." That divisive crap that he pumps out over and over and over again is just plain tedious!
disagree w/ you... Not divisive in my opinion at all... It is true regarding malls-- at least from my opinion... I think he is basically talking about "white flight"... again, your entitled to your opinion but felt the need to share mine as well
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Re: city mall phnom penh - thoughts

Post by GMJS-CEO » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:48 pm

Like the others, I went there solely for the cinema.

The food court just looks unkempt, I did not like eating any of the food there wondering how unsanitary it all was.

I hated the way the whole mall was set up. I remember always thinking after the movie "how the fuck can I get out of this place now"
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Re: city mall phnom penh - thoughts

Post by BklynBoy » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:52 am

didnt realize there was a movie theater in there... sheesh. its super depressing walking into that place..
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Re: city mall phnom penh - thoughts

Post by ExPenhMan » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:27 pm

It was a rather depressing place when I was there last in early 2012, probably when it was fairly new. I and a buddy went outside and down to where we could get a tuktuk. I turned around and started to take some phone photos of the mall exterior. An "official" in a dress shirt came out and told me to stop taking pictures. WTF? Couldn't give me a reason. Never went back.
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Re: city mall phnom penh - thoughts

Post by timmydownawell » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:56 pm

I've never been in there but you guys have piqued my curiosity now.
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Re: city mall phnom penh - thoughts

Post by Equinix » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:08 pm

I only go there for Legend cinema.

If you pay with Pi Pay you'll get 20% of tickets and food. Plus with pi Pay you sometimes get notifications for pre launch tickets (at 50% discount).

Aside from Legend, Citymall is a horrible place to go shopping.
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Re: city mall phnom penh - thoughts

Post by Kayve » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:21 am

For Legend, I'd rather go to exchange square or eden garden.
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