Sunday, 13 December 2015

SM Mall of Asia, Manila

After our visit to Intramuros, we thought we would go for some din-din and grocery shopping that's set for the next 2 weeks. I thought I would do it in SM Mall of Asia to have a look at this humongous mall.

SM Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines


While Manila have a lot less malls than Singapore, but their sizes tend to be big. 3 of the top 10 largest malls in the world are in Philippines, according to wikipedia as I'm writing this. Nº 1 and 2 are in China. But that's shouldn't come as a surprise. I wouldn't be surprise if top 5 are all in China (which has towns, not city block, but an entire town just selling pot plants, or furniture, etc). The top 3rd and 4th are in Philippines. That's a bit of a surprise.

Jackie Chan perplexed
What? It doesn't make sense !

Both Nº 3 and 4 largest malls in this list are owned by SM group. This one we were going to is outside top 10 because it's about a decade old. It still dwarfs most shopping malls in Singapore.

SM Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines


All the size won't matter to me if they have ugly architecture. This mall does have some appealing architectural curves and features.

SM Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines
Main entrance

For kids who're taken by Santa, they're in luck. There're a plenty of pretty adorable Santas popping up through the malls like mushroom.


Santa, SM Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines
Hello there!

Santa, SM Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines
Want a hug?

Santa, SM Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines
Lady, may I have a dance?
Santa, SM Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines
They're multiplying

Santa, SM Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines
Just too much fun with so many Santas.

Advertising globe, Santa, SM Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines
Nice but expensive advertising billboard


I found this Rebel fighter jet parked inside the Mall.

Star Wars' Rebel fighter jet, SM Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines
Apparently, the car park is full. This mall has enough space for a Star War's Rebel fighter jet.
Don't use the force, Lucky ! Use the ignition key!

Star Wars Rebel fighter jet, SM Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines
The Rebel government is desperate and will recruit any member of the public

From a shopping mall or an airport far far away from Hollywood, you will be overwhelmed by the Star Wars promotional Force. It's Mission Impossible to avoid. And "Resistance is Futile". The following are promotional displays I saw in Changi Airport 2 days ago where I board to fly to Manila.


Star Wars Chinese movie poster, Changi Airport, Singapore

Star Wars Stormtrooper, SM Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines
The Stormtrooper have taken hold of Singapore Changi Airport


Star Wars Stormtrooper and TIE fighter, Changi Airport, Singapore

Star War's Stormtrooper, Changi Airport, Singapore

Star Wars Stormtrooper and TIE fighter, Changi Airport, Singapore

Star Wars Stormtrooper and TIE fighter, Changi Airport, Singapore


May the Schwartz be with you!



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