Mall Culture, Reviews, Features & Nostalgia!

Rosebank is a trendy suburb in Johannesburg, South Africa. It has a cool, multi-cultural vibe and is the place of choice for young and old alike. With a bustling traditional Jewish community at its heart and a burgeoning fashion scene surrounding it, it is probably the nicest suburb of Johannesburg...

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As you leave Shepherd’s Bush Station in London, you see no indication of the Mall but for a small sign saying ‘Westfield London’, with an arrow pointing you in the right direction. A minute’s walk later, you turn a corner and there It is. It is hard to comprehend the scale of this place from...

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Sunshine City is a huge complex in the heart of the trendy Ikebukuro district of Tokyo. Ikebukuro has all of the upmarket stores of Ginza with the young vibe of Harajuku. The great thing, though, is that it is not as expensive as the former or as horrendously crowded as the latter. It is a great lei...

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I would say that, of all the Malls in England, Bullring is the most striking and instantly recognisable. This is due mostly to the unmistakable Smartie-studded Future Systems Selfridges building, and the famous Bull outside one of the entrances, which is dressed according to the season and is belove...

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When you first see MyZeil, nestled right within one of the main shopping streets of Frankfurt (Zeil) for convenient access, it's easy to see the front and think 'hey, that's pretty cool' without realising just how cool it really is. For that you must enter the Mall. The face of the Centre is compara...

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The best thing about American Malls around Thanksgiving season is the smell. It is the fragrance of the sweet-spicy special edition candles sold in the home-stores and the aroma of the pumpkin spice pancake mixes you find in the food-stores. It is the Autumnal scent of the reds, oranges and browns....

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Having grown up in a relatively hot Country, I thought I was used to the heat; but nothing prepares you for the heat of Hong Kong in the Summer. The actual temperature is not the issue, it's the drenching humidity. My goodness the humidity. We're talking sweat-down-the-crack kind of humidity. Normal...

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Get out of the modern Reading Station, walk five minutes down the road and you are in the Oracle Shopping Centre. If you're not a train fan, there is plenty of parking behind the Mall, and then you get to go over a pretty be-flowered bridge to get to the main entrance. The Oracle was opened in 1999...

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When you're in Tokyo, its easy to think there aren't that many Malls (in the traditional sense) around. However, there are many. They are just neatly tucked within other places of interest such as train stations and museums. In the case of Tokyo Solamachi, there is a massive multi-level Shopping Cen...

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If you are a fan of Tokyo and of Shopping Malls, Odaiba is the place for you. Within mere minutes' walking distance you will find DiverCity, Aqua City, Decks, West Fort and Megaweb. All great Centres worthy of a visit. Add to this the amazing Miraikan Science Centre (housing a giant model of Earth w...

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