For the month of April I will be blogging alphabetically with the theme of Winnipeg versus Davao City. Not to prove a winner but simply to explore the differences and similarities between my home town and my current location.
M is for Malls!
Malls might sound like a shallow topic, but it's kind of cultural here. Malls are huge in Asia! This is true both figuratively and literally. They are not just places to get some retail therapy... Grocery stores are in malls, theatres are in malls, a lot of restaurants are in malls, free concerts... People here quip that it also has "free air-con"! (Air-con being the Filipino equivalent of a/c.)
|Part of the inside of G-Mall.|
|"The Peak" - newly redesigned rooftop terrace on G-Mall with three levels of dining options and a view of the Gulf and surrounding mountains.|
|A lot of the newer malls have trains for kids that actually drive around.|
|Most malls will also have a section marked "Cyberzone" where most of the tech shops are.|
|Inside SM Lanang, the newest mall in town. It opened the same weekend we landed.|
|The dancing fountain out back of SM Lanang.|
|Part of the semi-outdoor food court at Abreeza.|
|The front of Abreeza: our happy place.|