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Old July 14th, 2005, 06:54 PM   #1
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SM Central Business Park, Metro Manila, Philippines

SM Mall of Asia

*Opening Date: December 2005
*Land Area: 19.5 hectares
*Gross Floor Area: 454,000 square meters
*Address: SM Central Business Park I, Island A, Bay City, Pasay City

*mall of asia has an floor area of 454,000 squaremeters "PURE" MALL
*MOA is a part of ongoing development in BAYCITY (manila's new CBD)
*equip w/ IMAX THEATRE (phils' first)

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Old July 16th, 2005, 11:18 PM   #2
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Old July 16th, 2005, 11:28 PM   #3
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Doesnt reall look S&M to me. Needs more black and leather.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 01:40 AM   #4
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i heard they're building a bigger mall in China..~
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Old July 17th, 2005, 02:07 PM   #5
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Good for Manilla.
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Old July 18th, 2005, 04:27 AM   #6
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where did you get those images? r u working for Robert Carag Ong? besides, it was originally Palafox Associates who is the architect for the development, yet it was awarded to others.

will it be completed in dec 2005? tenancy fit out would take a while, and based on your photos the cladding is not yet fixed at this point in time. i doubt it will open that soon.

besides, it cannot claim the title of mall of asia. geographically mid east is also asia, and there are bigger malls sprouting out in the oil region. SM should be entitled mall of south east asia i guess... china also has bigger malls upcoming, but i figure mall of south east asia would be more fitting.
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Old July 18th, 2005, 11:14 AM   #7
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The location of this mall right by the bay with a promenade makes it a place worth visiting in the future.



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Old July 18th, 2005, 11:55 AM   #8
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besides, it cannot claim the title of mall of asia. geographically mid east is also asia, and there are bigger malls sprouting out in the oil region. SM should be entitled mall of south east asia i guess... china also has bigger malls upcoming, but i figure mall of south east asia would be more fitting.


sm mall of asia is just a name! no big deal w/ that ok?

and if u think so that sm mall of asia is isnt the biggest ok fine!!!

but i want to point it out that SM MALL OF ASIA IS "ONE" OF THE BIGGEST MALL IN ASIA AND WORLD!!!



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Old July 18th, 2005, 12:26 PM   #9
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Exactly. It doesn't matter what the name is. How big is that in square feet? What was there before it was built?
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Old July 18th, 2005, 01:33 PM   #10
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454,000 square meters purely mall
w/ a land area of 19.5 hectares.
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Old July 18th, 2005, 03:20 PM   #11
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this mall is huge alright.............
but the design is not that pretty..............
can u tell what king of mall this is??.............
is it a high-end???..........
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Old July 18th, 2005, 05:09 PM   #12
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Why are cities emulating all the worst aspects of modern western developments. Malls are entirely commercial environments which age very quickly, drain the life from nearby towns, and have to be driven to by car increasing pollution. All the best models of planning n the west now focus on improving town centre shopping and keeping all the interesting and quirky aspects of the town that people love. Malls were a mistake and no one but the mall owners benefit from them
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Old July 18th, 2005, 05:56 PM   #13
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So is it bigger than MOA?
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Old July 18th, 2005, 08:00 PM   #14
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So is it bigger than MOA?
I doubt that.
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Old July 18th, 2005, 09:14 PM   #15
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Old July 18th, 2005, 10:11 PM   #16
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Why are cities emulating all the worst aspects of modern western developments. Malls are entirely commercial environments which age very quickly, drain the life from nearby towns, and have to be driven to by car increasing pollution. All the best models of planning n the west now focus on improving town centre shopping and keeping all the interesting and quirky aspects of the town that people love. Malls were a mistake and no one but the mall owners benefit from them

Actually the people behind this development has contributed a great deal to the Philippine economy by way of taxes. It has built many malls all over the Philippines generating jobs for the citizens, they have given life to depressed areas and given something back to the community. SM has given the people a decent way of making a living instead of getting into drugs, gambling and prostitution. This in turn has generated more taxes for the local government.

SM also ventured overseas in China and has helped the manufacturing industry in the Philippines because it carries Philippine made products on its malls so I don't really see anything wrong with it. Sure the owner has made money but it has also given back to the community not just economically but also spiritually. The developers even built a huge church in the vicinity of Mall of Asia knowing Filipinos are deeply religious in appreciation for its continued support.

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Old July 18th, 2005, 10:32 PM   #17
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Not all malls have to be driven to either. Is it near a pedestrian area or transit node?
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Old July 19th, 2005, 11:37 AM   #18
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Exactly. It doesn't matter what the name is. How big is that in square feet? What was there before it was built?
that would be around 4,886,815 square feet more or less of gross area. before it was built, it was just the sea...then it was reclaimed.

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Old July 19th, 2005, 11:41 AM   #19
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this mall is huge alright.............
but the design is not that pretty..............
can u tell what king of mall this is??.............
is it a high-end???..........
are you kidding? of course it's not high end. the SM malls have always catered to the middle-class. SM Group's only high-end mall is not named SM. there are bigger malls under construction right now but this mall opens this year so i guess it would enjoy a brief period as the biggest mall in asia.

but i tell you, it's not high-end or else PRADA, Louis Vuitton, A|X, Ferragamo, Dior wouldn't have leased space in there.


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Why are cities emulating all the worst aspects of modern western developments. Malls are entirely commercial environments which age very quickly, drain the life from nearby towns, and have to be driven to by car increasing pollution. All the best models of planning n the west now focus on improving town centre shopping and keeping all the interesting and quirky aspects of the town that people love. Malls were a mistake and no one but the mall owners benefit from them
Most Manila's malls are actually in the city center, this is on reclaimed land about 5 km from the main CBD, with the whole area zoned for high rise commercial residential as well. The Malls you refer to similar to the US model are different from these.
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