Bangkok's CentralWorld mega-shopping complex provides one of the Thai capital's most thrilling shopping experiences. It has everything from clothing boutiques of the brand name, quirky apparel, high-tech electronics, bookshops, and designer furniture to imported groceries, a lineup of banks, beauty salons, gourmet restaurants, and even an ice-skating rink. You could easily spend half a day here with so many tantalizing opportunities to explore.
In a location that is 830,000 sq m, CentralWorld provides some 550,000 sq m of retail space, which is 30 percent bigger than most other shopping centers in central Bangkok. More than 500 shops, 100 restaurants and cafés, 15 cinemas, the Genius Planet Zone Kids' Zone and Learning Centre, and 2 anchor department stores are included in its range of offerings. For big-scale events like Bangkok's official New Year countdown party, you can also find a trendy food court, an enormous supermarket, and an outdoor square.
Location: 999/9 Rama I Rd, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm
Phone: +66 (0)2 640 7000
Berjaya Times Square, covering 7.5 million square feet of floor space, is the world's fifth-largest building. There are over 1,000 shops, 65 eateries, and a wide range of entertainment attractions at the Kuala Lumpur mall, including Asia's first indoor theme park, Cosmo's World, and the first-ever IMAX 2D & 3D theatre in Malaysia.
One of the most conveniently located structures in the city center is Berjaya Times Square, one of the largest shopping centers in Bukit Bintang. The 48-story twin-tower complex, situated along Jalan Imbi, first opened its doors in 2003 and offers a host of retail shops, dining venues, and entertainment outlets for each 203 m tower.
The 700,000sqm Berjaya Times Square is an all-in-one complex that dominates the mall scape of the city center, adjacent to the four-star Berjaya Times Square Hotel, a high-rise four-star enterprise set at the top of the mall with 650 rooms, a pool, spa, sauna space, rooftop garden, and squash courts.
Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 22:00
Location: Opposite the Melia Hotel and Amanda building. You can exit straight into the shopping mall from Imbi Monorail Station.
Address: 1 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603 2117 3111
3)Cevahir - Istanbul, Turkey
At an impressive 3.47 million square feet, this is the largest shopping center in Europe, situated on Büyükdere Avenue in Istanbul's Şişli district. The shopping center has 343 shops and 48 restaurants, which cover six floors. There are 12 cinemas, a bowling hall, and even a small roller coaster, and activities can be held on the center stage.
The Cevahir Shopping Centre has a total gross area of 620,000 m2 on six floors and has a construction cost of $250 million. There are 280 supermarkets, some of which are the first to offer such foreign brands in Turkey; 34 fast-food restaurants and 14 exclusive shopping center restaurants.
Under its roof, 12 cinemas, including an IMAX 3D movie theatre, have a large stage for shows and other activities. It also has a children's theatre, numerous other entertainment facilities, and a bowling hall. A roller coaster covers the shopping center's interior. The 2,500-m2-glass roof of the building holds the world's largest clock, with digits measuring 3 m each.
Istanbul Cevahir Shopping center Buyukdere Cad. No:22 Sisli / Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 368 6900
4)Dubai Mall - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
In the glamorous capital of the world, this sprawling mall is easy to get lost in. The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world based on total area, with over 12 million square feet (equivalent to more than 50 soccer fields). There are more than 1,200 shops in the mall, an ice rink, a SEGA game center, a five-star hotel, 22 movie theatres, and 120 restaurants and cafes. It also has the world's largest indoor aquarium, and it is the entrance to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure in the world.
The Dubai Mall is open 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
5)West Edmonton Mall - Alberta, Canada
The West Edmonton Mall is North America's largest shopping center, containing more than 800 shops and services. Galaxyland, World Waterpark, an ice castle, adventure golf, and more attractions are included in the mall. Two hotels, alongside over 100 dining places, are located at the site.
Address: 8882 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2, Canada
Opened: September 15, 1981
Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 10 AM