Mall Culture, Reviews, Features & Nostalgia!

While we know that the great visionary Victor Gruen is the father of the current-day Shopping Mall model, ‘proto-Malls’ have been known to exist since ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine times; at their most basic they were loosely organised areas in towns and cities where people would gather s...

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Now, my unending love for Shopping Malls does not cloud my vision from seeing that these are troubling times for some Shopping Centres out there, with the combination of online retail, rival Mall proximity and people becoming generally less sociable taking chunks out of the footfall in vulnerable Ma...

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If you think that Dubai Mall is the be all and end all of the UAE Mall scene, think again! There are a plethora of stunning Malls which more than hold their own against what I will happily admit is one of the greatest Shopping Centres on earth. The stunning Mall of the Emirates is one such Centre -...

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Awesome 80’s and 90’s Mall references flowed when US television host Kyle Brandt, of the NFL network’s ‘Good Morning Football’ show, gave the most impassioned ode to the great American Shopping Mall I have ever witnessed on screen. Turning beetroot-red with ardour, in three minutes he mana...

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In countries such as Japan, Singapore and Korea you can’t walk through a Mall which doesn’t have a store dedicated to all things anime and manga. The picture is slightly different in America though - all but the largest cities have dedicated Japanese pop-culture stores (such as the mighty Japanese...

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One of the most exciting set of events which feature in my yearly calendar are the Magic: the Gathering prerelease and Friday Night Magic events. For those unfamiliar, this is a trading card game in which you summon all manner of spells (including instant spells, creatures, weapons and enchantments)...

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They’re at it again! If you remember a few months back, we recalled an episode of incredibly successful BBC motoring magazine programme ‘Top Gear’, starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard ‘Hamster’ Hammond and James ‘Mr. Slow’ May in its most successful iteration, where the trio tore through...

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If you’re aware of YouTube star Jenna Marbles, you’re aware that she absolutely adores her dogs. Jenna Mourey (31) is one of the first wave of huge vloggers to hit it big on YouTube, with over 17 million subscribers and well over 2 billion channel views. This makes her the 28th most subscribed Y...

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Have you ever been on the top level of a six-story Mall and thought to yourself ‘gee, I wish there was some netting across the sheer drop on which I can jump and frolic’? Well, your prayers have been answered, because the fantastic City Square Mall in Singapore now offers a web of netting a across...

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A little while ago we presented a photo tribute to the classic RX-78-2 gundam which had stood in front of Tokyo’s hugely popular DiverCity Mall, on the magnificent Odaiba island in Tokyo Bay, since 2012. We later introduced you to the old mech’s larger and more dynamic cousin, the RX Unicorn, wh...

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