10 of the Largest Shopping Malls in the World
8 Utama Shopping Center, Selangor, Malaysia
Located in Western Malaysia province of Selangor, the Utama Shopping center is an award winning mall that spans 5 million sq feet. It consists of 6 retail levels containing a total of 650 shops. The attractions in the mall consist of a tropical rainforest, a sky bridge and Asia’s largest rooftop garden.
7 SM City North EDSA, Quezon City, Philippines
Among the world’s largest shopping malls is SM city North EDSA located in Quezon City, Philippines. It was opened in 1985 and measures over 5 million sq feet. It is home to 1100 shops and 400 dining establishments. Its parking space alone can hold 10,000 cars. The mall also contains a huge park and residential complex.
6 Central World, Bangkok, Thailand
The largest shopping mall in Thailand, Central World opened in 1990 and measures 4.6 million sq feet. It promoted itself as a middle class shopping mall and was unfortunately set on fire by protestors last year. However the shopping mall was repaired and reopened in September and is 80% functional.