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Old May 21st, 2006, 07:06 AM   #161
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Arroyo Opens Philippines' Biggest Mall
7:41 AM EDT, May 20, 2006

http://www.courant.com/business/nati...tory?track=rss

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MANILA, Philippines -- President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Saturday opened the Philippines' biggest shopping mall -- also reputed to be one of the largest in Asia.

Arroyo joined mall developer and business tycoon Henry Sy in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Mall of Asia, a sprawling shopping and business center built on 148 acres of reclaimed land overlooking Manila Bay.

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The P6.5 billion ($125 million), 4.3 million square foot mall features the country's first Olympic-sized ice skating rink and its first IMAX movie house, which has an 8-story tall screen for 3-D films.

The mall also houses Dell Inc.'s 145,000-sq.ft. call center -- the U.S. computer maker's second contact center facility in the country.

The 81-year-old mall tycoon's son, Hans Sy, president of property developer SM Prime Holdings Inc., gave Arroyo a quick tour of the complex and sat with her as they watched a trailer of a 3-D cartoon.

The younger Sy earlier said the skating rink has been certified to host international figure-skating competitions.

"We are a nation of mall-lovers with millions flocking to our air-conditioned malls daily and more so on weekends," Hans Sy was quoted saying.

The statement said the mall, which is expected to employ close to 10,000 people, is the first phase of a future residential, commercial and business complex that will be called the SM Central Business Park.
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Old May 21st, 2006, 08:31 AM   #162
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The Grand Opening of Mall of Asia



The Grand Opening of Mall of Asia on Sunday, May 21st, will put an end to days of frenzied mall-hopping because you're guaranteed to find anything worth buying, seeing and eating under its roof. Mall of Asia, which is built on 19.5 hectares of reclaimed land, is both impressive and gargantuan--it being the third largest mall in the world (behind only the West Edmonton Mall in Canada and the Golden Resources Mall in Beijing, China).

"We're very proud of it," says Malca Villanueva, Marketing Manager at Mall of Asia. "We have a lot of plans for bridal fairs, electronics expos, sporting events--the list goes on! Our mall is the most multi-functional that you can get."

It's almost guaranteed that jaws will drop--punctuated by a moment of silence--after patrons enter the Mall of Asia premises and absorb the sprawling space, collective efforts and herculean vision of Henry Sy and SM Prime Holdings. The grandeur of the place is not only in its size but in its visionary scope--Mall of Asia promises to offer its patrons, well, everything.

You almost want to give a standing ovation to the list of establishments that will call it "home"--a list that will appease every local patron, tourist, fashionista, tech geek, culinary aficionado, bookworm, film buff, and athelete. Where else can you find both Zara and Mango rubbing elbows with each other, alongside a Folded & Hung and a Bench Body store--while being swayed from shop to shop by the calming music of a pianist playing a latin jazz tune on the second floor entrance before meeting your significant other for lunch at Bizu? Breathless yet?

And don't worry, all the daytime, crowd-averse people can rest assure that they, too, are welcome here, as clubs and cafes such as Prince of Jaipur and Cafe Havana are bringing their festivities to Mall of Asia, along with many other restaurant favorites that will line the esplenade--an area fronting Manila Bay.

The retail line-up was so impressive that there wasn't a store or establishment that was mentioned to Malca to which she did not reply with a resounding "We have it here."

Most notably, the first ever IMAX theater in the Philippines--with a screen that is roughly eight stories high--is one of the main attractions to enjoy at Mall of Asia. Each seat is a "perfect" vantage point from where one can appreciate a movie like, say, "Superman 5"--which is rumored to be the first movie that will premiere in the IMAX theater.



Malca urges everyone to tour the Mall of Asia extensively, and to give themselves about 1.5-2 days to explore every shop and corner of the 381,075 square meters space. "It's okay to get lost. There are plenty of signs and you can always ask for maps at the concierge desk (located in the Main Mall and the Entertainment Mall)."

So let's consider ourselves lucky to be living in Metro Manila. We have the best of "retailtainment" in our own backyard.

HOW TO GET THERE
Look for an enormous bronze globe at the corner of EDSA and Roxas Boulevard. The Mall of Asia is hard to miss. Parking is available in both the North and South parking buildings.
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Old May 21st, 2006, 08:32 AM   #163
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Old May 21st, 2006, 08:35 AM   #164
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Old May 21st, 2006, 08:37 AM   #165
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Old May 21st, 2006, 10:44 AM   #166
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beautiful.. just love the interior..
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Old May 21st, 2006, 11:19 AM   #167
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Old May 21st, 2006, 11:24 AM   #168
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Old May 21st, 2006, 01:55 PM   #169
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[QUOTE=Ichinose]Here are some pics taken today, Sunday, May 21. I wanted to take pics of the mall... I was able to... but it's hard to edit out all the people in the pictures. Grrrrr. Here you go! I hope the mall isn't like this everyday. I miss my Rockwell!

With the huge crowd, it's like a cross between Market!Market!, SM Manila, and SM Megamall!






















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Old May 21st, 2006, 01:59 PM   #170
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PUNYETA!
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Old May 21st, 2006, 02:06 PM   #171
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is that good or bad?
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Old May 21st, 2006, 02:21 PM   #172
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that crowd is only good for the first day of the opening.. dont expect that the crowd will be like that forever.. lol

they dont actually shop. they are just strolling around.
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Old May 21st, 2006, 05:23 PM   #173
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Old May 21st, 2006, 06:24 PM   #174
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toinks.. i was laughing out loud for this..
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Old May 21st, 2006, 10:03 PM   #175
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Posted by Sir Dudz in Philippines Forum:



front...




back...


main entrance hall




main mall


signages


directory



concierge


entertainment...




views from the second floor of the main entertainment hall




view between the north carpark and main mall


Taste Asia


this area separates the main mall and the entertainment center bldg




most if not all of these are dining establishments


north pedestrian overpass



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Old May 22nd, 2006, 12:55 AM   #176
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Thanks 029 for all the pics you've posted of SM MOA! They definitely show off MOA better without the maddening jam-packed crowds that ruined some of the pics posted here.
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SM Mall of ASIA finally opened to the public today May 21, 2006.
Here are some of the photos I took during the Mall Blessing May 20, 2006. No less than the President of the Philippines Her Excellency Gloria Macapagal Arroyo joined the Sy Family During the Ribbon Cutting ceremonies.


















Dudz, Excellent shots/pics as always. SM MOA looks Great! Thanks for sharing them with us!
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Old May 22nd, 2006, 02:18 AM   #177
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3cr, swatch69sg has already reposted sir Dudz's photos above. maybe you might wanna edit your photos so as not to duplicate the pictures thanks.
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Oops...No prob Ty. It's done.
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Old May 22nd, 2006, 05:28 AM   #180
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Dudz! thanks! i've changed my mind agad after i have seen your photos...yesterday, we were all bashing the crowd!
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