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Old April 28th, 2006, 08:50 AM   #121
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I notice that you guys build the malls spread out..? the interior is nice.
Mr. Henry Sy (the owner) has a very big chunk of the reclaimed land in Pasay City, the size is in several hectares. SM Prime does not have the mentality of Dubai in building. They might say "why build upward if you've got so much land to build over?" Since theyve got so much space to build on, it would be more money-well-spent if they build structures spread out.
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Old April 28th, 2006, 01:37 PM   #122
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I notice that you guys build the malls spread out..? the interior is nice.
Building a massive multi-level shopping mall on reclaimed land is a no-no. And besides, Manila sits on an earthquake zone...so putting up high, sprawling structures are unadvisable. Anyway, I'm not an expert. Thanks for praising the interiors
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Old May 1st, 2006, 08:59 AM   #123
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Old May 4th, 2006, 10:53 AM   #124
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Can anyone provide a breakdown of the retailers that will occupy the mall?

I hope that there are some retail brands new to the Philippines inside and not just the same shops you get at say Megamall or any other Manila mall.
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Old May 4th, 2006, 11:36 AM   #125
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we'll find that soon on its grand opening.. right now, they arent vocal about what stores are there coz i think they want it to be a surprise.. well, i hope it will be..
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Old May 4th, 2006, 12:29 PM   #126
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Is it location right in CBDs or suberb of Manila...then How far is it from downtown?
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Old May 4th, 2006, 01:35 PM   #127
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Is it location right in CBDs or suberb of Manila...then How far is it from downtown?
it's located in suburb of Metro Manila in Pasay City. about 3 KM from Makati CBD and 4 KM from Manila Center (My approximate)
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Old May 4th, 2006, 01:37 PM   #128
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it's located in suburb of Metro Manila in Pasay City. about 3 KM from Makati CBD and 4 KM from Manila Center (My approximate)
Got you, Thank you!!
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Old May 4th, 2006, 02:58 PM   #129
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Actually. it'll be built inside one of the Philippine's most promising business district developments (SM Business Park). So maybe in five years time, we will be seeing large-scale construction in this area.
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Old May 5th, 2006, 02:12 PM   #130
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SM ignores politics to open biggest mall

After more than 20 years of riding out Philippine political storms and economic woes, conglomerate SM group, owned by the country's richest man, Henry Sy, is out to test history, or so says his son.

Hans Sy, president of the country's largest mall developer SM Prime Holdings Inc., said his father has been dubbed crazy many times for opening three large shopping centers during political crises in the country's turbulent history.

"People are not as vocal as they used to be because they have been proven wrong three times already," Sy told Reuters.

"But you can see it in their faces -- they stare at you blankly. They don't even know what question to ask."

This month, SM Prime will open Mall of Asia -- its most ambitious project to date and one of the region's largest malls -- as President Arroyo continues to face calls to resign amid corruption allegations.

"We are putting a big investment and we are looking at the long-term horizon. I don't think this crisis would continuously go on," Sy said.

Political uncertainty is common in the Southeast Asian country, where there have been more than a dozen coup attempts since the ousting of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986.

Despite widespread poverty, the Philippines is a nation of mall-lovers with millions flocking to the air-conditioned centers at weekends to escape the heat and check out the bargains.

But critics say the large centers choke up already congested cities and kill off small stores.

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When the Mall of Asia opens its doors on May 21, it will offer 386,000 square meters of lease space for shopping and dining, cinemas and an Olympic-size skating rink.

About 280 meters of floor area offers a view of the majestic sunset over Manila Bay.

It is about half the size of the South China Mall in Dongguan, China -- said to be the world's biggest mall -- but about 30 percent bigger than the Mall of America, the second-biggest shopping center in the United States.

Sy said it would take three hours just to stroll through the mall and two-and-a-half days if you took a five-minute stop in each shop.

"We believe strongly that if this is accepted by the public, I think we are on to see a brighter future," Sy said.

It took two and a half years and P6.5 billion ($126 million) to build Mall of Asia but SM Prime expects its 25th shopping center to put the Philippines on the world retailing map.

SM Prime expects the project to contribute about two percent to group revenues this year, rising to 10 percent when it reaches 100 percent occupancy. Mall of Asia will open with 70 to 80 percent occupancy on May 21.

With the sheer size of its leasable space, the group expects to fully recoup its investment in Mall of Asia in eight-and-a-half years, slightly longer than the seven years in its other mall projects.

"It's something that we felt that we would sacrifice a little but would enhance not only the value of the name of SM but the whole property," Sy said.
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Old May 5th, 2006, 02:17 PM   #131
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kasi kahit sino naman kung pagagamit sa politics,walang mangyayari.unless,your business is politics.meaning,you are either a politician,member of the press or an ngo cum communist front organization.

so,if you will just mind making money for yourself and eventually for others.stay out of philippine politics.
SM Malls,good wishes.
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Old May 5th, 2006, 02:19 PM   #132
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is it confirmed officially that this is southeast asia's(if not,all of asia) biggest mall?
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Old May 5th, 2006, 02:22 PM   #133
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so that's more than 4 million sq feet of lease space...i wonder what's the gross area of MoA...
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Old May 5th, 2006, 02:35 PM   #134
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is it open already ??
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Old May 5th, 2006, 02:37 PM   #135
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it will be opened this coming may 21, 2006..
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Old May 5th, 2006, 02:39 PM   #136
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oh ok be sure to take photo for us
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Old May 5th, 2006, 03:03 PM   #137
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im from the other side of the philippines..

im sure manila-based forumers will be posting pics here.. cant wait for this
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Old May 5th, 2006, 04:01 PM   #138
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woah! omg the interior is .. so.. Airport like!

oohh IDEA: if its too costly to renovate DMIA, then why not build another NAIA terminal on the reclaimed land? Imagine, landing at NAIA 4, then shopping at MOA! would be great for dignitaries and foreign guests, since if there are expo's/exhibitions/conventions, it would mean them not driving significant distances to reach the Maitrade from the existing NAIA terminals through thick traffic hehe
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Old May 8th, 2006, 06:08 AM   #139
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Old May 13th, 2006, 08:43 AM   #140
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OPENS MAY 21st, 2006 !!!!!

OPENS MAY 21st, 2006 !!!!!

OPENS MAY 21st, 2006 !!!!!


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