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    How many malls in your town?

    Lately more and more shopping malls are opening in Kuala Lumpur and outside of town nearby suburbs.

    Huge malls, 4-5 floors, shops all the same, restaurants all the same.

    Any available land will be used to build shopping mall. Really getting too much IMO.

    How many malls does a town need?

    In KL i counted more than 10 malls, all nearby each other.

    What we need are parks and better drainage.

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    Not so much malls but on a similar note is that in Vancouver only these huge retail companies can afford the rent.


    Back out on the East Coast there has been a wave of new outdoor shopping plazas with 4 or 5 restaurants along with clothing stores
    I really like them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nautilus View Post
    Lately more and more shopping malls are opening in Kuala Lumpur and outside of town nearby suburbs.

    Huge malls, 4-5 floors, shops all the same, restaurants all the same.

    Any available land will be used to build shopping mall. Really getting too much IMO.

    How many malls does a town need?

    In KL i counted more than 10 malls, all nearby each other.

    What we need are parks and better drainage.
    Probably some shady corruption going on with this rampant building. Maybe the General is involved? Will be interesting to see how they do. Are the big malls in Phuket doing well? Any closed stores?
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    Not so many malls these days, but a lot of rucks. For some reason malls are few and far between in the UK. Over a million people live within half an hour of me at the moment... and there is only one scabby mall that I know of...
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    Last trip to Chiang Mai I noticed alot of new shopping centres, all seem to house the same kind of shops to me.
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    I noted that the new type of retail center in outdoor retail shops with restaurants.

    Now thinking about it.....I'd be surprised if I saw an indoor mall built instead of the outdoor style these days.....

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    Still none in my home town.

    Too many, and more coming, where I am now.

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    In my township of Duncan on Vancouver Island we have two big malls with scattered shops and department stores. But, they are all on one level. There are a couple of other mini-malls of half a dozens shops. The city of Victoria at the south end of Vancouver Island is about the size of Chiang Mai. It has a dozen major malls in outlying parts of the city, but only the downtown core has multi-level department stores. Further north to the city of Nanaimo there are half a dozen big malls but mostly buildings on one floor. I haven't seen any like the three big malls in Chiang Mai with 5 or 6 floors of tiny shops. In western Canada we are more wasteful of our land and tend to spread things out on one level.

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    There's 2 in the town I live in. More in the city but nowhere near how many they have in Thailand.

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    Ha ! just read a interesting article about the decline of malls in the US .... BBC - Culture - The death of the US shopping mall



    In the mid-1990s, US malls were being built at a rate of 140 a year. The brakes went on in 2007, the first year in half-a-century that no new malls were built in America: recession had bitten deep into the US economy. Now, malls began to close, although some had become unpopular for reasons other than purely economic ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sydney View Post
    Ha ! just read a interesting article about the decline of malls in the US .... BBC - Culture - The death of the US shopping mall



    In the mid-1990s, US malls were being built at a rate of 140 a year. The brakes went on in 2007, the first year in half-a-century that no new malls were built in America: recession had bitten deep into the US economy. Now, malls began to close, although some had become unpopular for reasons other than purely economic ones.
    Yup.........as I said above, the new trend are nice outdoor shopping centers and they are real nice

    Much more nicer dining options plus usually a nice grocery store

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    The Village at Park Royal | Park Royal this is a perfect example in Vancouver. They had a big mall then built the outdoor center across the street and no one goes to the mall anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    Yup.........as I said above, the new trend are nice outdoor shopping centers and they are real nice

    Much more nicer dining options plus usually a nice grocery store

    MarketStreet Lynnfield :: 600 Market St., Lynnfield, MA. 01940 :: 781.484.5400 near my place in Boston

    The Village at Park Royal | Park Royal this is a perfect example in Vancouver. They had a big mall then built the outdoor center across the street and no one goes to the mall anymore
    I prefer outdoor shopping.... though when its below zero... it loses its appeal... 55
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    I prefer outdoor shopping.... though when its below zero... it loses its appeal... 55
    Really? I like it
    Hate being hot in stores...........gives you some air walking from store to store

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    Really? I like it
    Hate being hot in stores...........gives you some air walking from store to store
    What about when its raining, cold and windy... 55

    Otherwise, I do prefer the outdoors... Leeds has a great outdoor oriented town centre..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    What about when its raining, cold and windy... 55

    Otherwise, I do prefer the outdoors... Leeds has a great outdoor oriented town centre..
    In Canada the shoppers just drive round and round until they can find a place to park close to the shop they want to enter. They seldom will walk more than 100 feet to any store... and even that is too far for many. Canadians have some sort of physical attraction to their vehicles. We have guys and gals who drive huge, gas guzzling Hummers that have never been off road once. We call them MAVs... short for Mall Assault Vehicles.

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    In London we call them Chelsea Tractors. Huge 4x4 bmw or Range Rover. Only use they get dropping off their kids to school. London has narrow streets too. Nightmare.

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