SM Mall of Asia, the 3rd Largest Mall in the World

A number of firsts in Philippine history were made when SM Mall of Asia finally opened last May 20 when it was inaugurated by President Arroyo. Aside from being the 3rd largest shopping mall in the world and the biggest in the Philippines, SM Mall of Asia boasts of the Philippine's first Olympic size ice skating rink and the first IMAX theater with the largest screen in the country. I thought there's gonna be an indoor theme park but to my dismay there was none.   

Complete Features:

The mall consists of four (4) buildings interconnected by walkways: the Main Mall, Entertainment Mall, and the North and South Carpark Buildings. One of its unique features is a 20-seater tram to make it easier for shoppers to go around. The management’s priority is to make sure shoppers will not get lost inside the mall. There will be two concierge desks—one in the Main Mall and another in the Entertainment Mall. Maps will be given out, and there will be signs aplenty. The Main Mall will include shopping and dining establishments, the food court. The South Parking building will house the SM Department store and half of the 5,000 parking spaces while the North Parking building will include the SM Hypermarket, a spacious office space and more dining areas.

The mall’s newest attraction is the Pacifica Entertainment Plaza. Besides bowling and billiards facilities, the building will house 10 theaters, including a Director’s Club and the first ever IMAX theater in the Philippines. The theater, named as the San Miguel Coca-Cola IMAX Theater would also have the largest screen in the Philippines at 22 x 30 meters, similar to the height of an eight-storey building. The mall also features an Olympic sized skating rink and a science museum. The mall also provides office space. Dell International Services, a subsidiary of Dell, Inc. occupies a 13,470.5-square meter area at the second floor of the north parking building of the mall.

The largest mall in the world is the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and the 2nd largest is the Golden Resources Mall in Beijing, China.

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