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Phnom Penh Megamall/Parkson Mall whats happening?

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:45 pm
by angkorjohn
So I went down Russian Blvd today and it was the first time I'd bothered to look at the development of the big Mall, which i thought was due to open in 2018. It was going to be Parkson Mall and now called Mega Mall and it seems all work has stopped. All the fancy advertising that used to be wrapped around it saying what it would contain (cinemas, restaurants etc) have gone too.

I tried to search for any updates but drew a blank. the first one I find is the below Phnom Penh Post article, interestingly the picture in the article (linked below) about Malls shows the back end incomplete, that is how it still looks nearly 6 months on from the article.

https://www.phnompenhpost.com/supplemen ... -year-mall

In June a Khmer Times piece from June 2018 also mentions it is due for completion soon.
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50500049/p ... mark-year/

Anybody in the know whats happened? Investors got cold feet after Aeon 2? Money run out? It is a hefty white elephant to have in such a prominent location. :?:

Re: Phnom Penh Megamall/Parkson Mall whats happening?

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:01 pm
by blerrr9
Oh i wonder what happened to this. I've been waiting for this mall since last year

Re: Phnom Penh Megamall/Parkson Mall whats happening?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:36 pm
by RealestateAnalyst
There was some internal conflict between the two Joint Ventures. Apparently, Parkson Mall decided to remove their share which means the mall has no legal right to use the name "Parkson Mall" anymore. No further information was reported but there is some issue with the advertising and tenants causing the mall to be delayed. Until the internal issue is done, the mall life will be restored. I hope this will help.

Re: Phnom Penh Megamall/Parkson Mall whats happening?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:47 pm
by phuketrichard
with all these malls going in to cater ONLY to those that can afford to buy in them it just makes each piece of pie for each shop smaller/
Its Bye Be mom and pop shops

we are experiencing the same growth here in Phuket
putting in another Central mall across the street from Junk Ceylon in Patong
and in phuket town we have 3 huge malls connected by walk ways>> and there building a even larger one 6 kms down the road..

Re: Phnom Penh Megamall/Parkson Mall whats happening?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:58 pm
by John Bingham
phuketrichard wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:47 pm
with all these malls going in to cater ONLY to those that can afford to buy in them it just makes each piece of pie for each shop smaller/
Its Bye Be mom and pop shops
Yeah, they are all competing for the same customers. There's another huge one planned on Mao Tse tung on the empty space opposite the Chinese embassy ( a "community" mall, WTF?), the Parkway Center a couple of hundred meters away is being rebuilt, and there's another huge one going up a few hundred meters away on 271. The older malls like Sorya and Sovanna get abandoned as the new ones open. The mom and pop shops will survive for now, they are much more convenient for quick buying.

Re: Phnom Penh Megamall/Parkson Mall whats happening?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:18 pm
by timmydownawell
John Bingham wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:58 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:47 pm
with all these malls going in to cater ONLY to those that can afford to buy in them it just makes each piece of pie for each shop smaller/
Its Bye Be mom and pop shops
Yeah, they are all competing for the same customers. There's another huge one planned on Mao Tse tung on the empty space opposite the Chinese embassy ( a "community" mall, WTF?), the Parkway Center a couple of hundred meters away is being rebuilt, and there's another huge one going up a few hundred meters away on 271. The older malls like Sorya and Sovanna get abandoned as the new ones open. The mom and pop shops will survive for now, they are much more convenient for quick buying.
I think Sorya had more customers in its grungy former format.

Re: Phnom Penh Megamall/Parkson Mall whats happening?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:23 pm
by Duncan
timmydownawell wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:18 pm
John Bingham wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:58 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:47 pm
with all these malls going in to cater ONLY to those that can afford to buy in them it just makes each piece of pie for each shop smaller/
Its Bye Be mom and pop shops
Yeah, they are all competing for the same customers. There's another huge one planned on Mao Tse tung on the empty space opposite the Chinese embassy ( a "community" mall, WTF?), the Parkway Center a couple of hundred meters away is being rebuilt, and there's another huge one going up a few hundred meters away on 271. The older malls like Sorya and Sovanna get abandoned as the new ones open. The mom and pop shops will survive for now, they are much more convenient for quick buying.
I think Sorya had more customers in its grungy former format.


That's what I said on the other thread. The place needs to be '' de-renovated ''

Re: Phnom Penh Megamall/Parkson Mall whats happening?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:25 pm
by timmydownawell
Duncan wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:23 pm
timmydownawell wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:18 pm
John Bingham wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:58 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:47 pm
with all these malls going in to cater ONLY to those that can afford to buy in them it just makes each piece of pie for each shop smaller/
Its Bye Be mom and pop shops
Yeah, they are all competing for the same customers. There's another huge one planned on Mao Tse tung on the empty space opposite the Chinese embassy ( a "community" mall, WTF?), the Parkway Center a couple of hundred meters away is being rebuilt, and there's another huge one going up a few hundred meters away on 271. The older malls like Sorya and Sovanna get abandoned as the new ones open. The mom and pop shops will survive for now, they are much more convenient for quick buying.
I think Sorya had more customers in its grungy former format.


That's what I said on the other thread. The place needs to be '' de-renovated ''
I was disappointed when I went to KL last time and BB Plaza had closed down. I like the old-school, authentic malls.

Re: Phnom Penh Megamall/Parkson Mall whats happening?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:35 pm
by John Bingham
timmydownawell wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:25 pm

I was disappointed when I went to PP last time and BB Plaza had closed down. I like the old-school, authentic malls.
Was that the 24 hour BB World on Monivong, maybe near the Sihanouk crossroads? It was terrible, even during the day and at night time there was fuck all left.
There were all these fish ponds to make it look nice but most of the fish were dead and the water was all cloudy.
Still a handy place at the time considering pretty much nothing was open at those hours.
I forgot about it, it's probably demolished.

Re: Phnom Penh Megamall/Parkson Mall whats happening?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:46 pm
by timmydownawell
John Bingham wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:35 pm
timmydownawell wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:25 pm

I was disappointed when I went to PP last time and BB Plaza had closed down. I like the old-school, authentic malls.
Was that the 24 hour BB World on Monivong, maybe near the Sihanouk crossroads? It was terrible, even during the day and at night time there was fuck all left.
There were all these fish ponds to make it look nice but most of the fish were dead and the water was all cloudy.
Still a handy place at the time considering pretty much nothing was open at those hours.
I forgot about it, it's probably demolished.
Sorry, brain fart, KL, not PP.