See inside some of the most over-the-top malls in the world, which are adding theme parks and ice-skating rinks while American malls struggle
Malls in America may be dying, but they’re still major destinations in many places around the world.
Oftentimes, these malls have attractions like movie theaters, ice-skating rinks, and amusement parks.
Here’s what malls are like in cities like Singapore, Hong Kong, and Bangkok.
Malls may be a dying breed in America, but in many places around the world, they’re still major destinations.
Many shopping malls in other countries offer a whole lot more than just shopping. In these places, movie theaters, ice-skating rinks, roller coasters, and live entertainment often accompany thousands of stores. And while malls in America are shuttering and losing stores, many malls in other countries are continuing to add more stores and attractions.
The Times Square mall in Hong Kong, for example, has 14 floors of retail, dining, and entertainment. Likewise, the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada, has an amusement park with a whopping 24 rides. Other malls are absurdly big — The Dubai Mall has over 1,200 individual shops, and that doesn’t include the theme park or the other experiences the mall offers.
Here’s what it’s like at some of the most over-the-top malls in other countries:
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ION Orchard in Singapore is a destination for luxury shopping, complete with concierge services, luxury stores, and fine dining.
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It also has an art gallery and a sky deck overlooking the city.
Source: ION Orchard
The Paragon shopping center, also in Singapore, is another high-end mall with dozens of designer stores, including a huge Gucci flagship store.
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