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Offline Crashedapp

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The New Malls
« on: June 15, 2016, 08:21:05 AM »
Amazing to see all the work going on at Terminal 21 and Central Festival.

Wondering if a city this size can actually support 3 Mega Malls.

Last time I was at The Mall in Korat, it sure looked like it. Reminded me of the USA in the 1980's when people used to go to the mall. It was so crowded someone blocked me in my parking spot. Didn't realize when they do that they leave their car in neutral so was able to push it out of the way.

Any ETA on when these will be complete?

Offline koratbob47

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Re: The New Malls
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2016, 09:04:25 AM »
I was told that Terminal 21 will be finished by the end of the year.
I personally doubt Korat can support all those malls. Have you seen the number of vacant stores already in the Mall and there is only one now if you do not count the Klang Plaza stores?

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Re: The New Malls
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 11:02:06 AM »
I am definitely not a Mall person but a couple of weeks back I found an interesting feature in the existing Mall.  I did not know that Korat has its own Stock Exchange but you can find it on the 3rd floor (Take the lift up from near Bangkok Bank)  It is run by a company called KGI Securities and you can just walk in and sit down at a screen.  I went one morning and it seemed to be quite a social scene with a number of retired guys and canny looking old ladies all having a quiet flutter on the Ding Dong Flange and Nut Company.  The exchange is limited to Thai stocks and if you want to deal you just have to deposit some cash and away you go.
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Re: The New Malls
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2016, 12:39:59 PM »
In the 80s and early 90s Korat used to have a couple of department stores, focusing on shopping:

Klang Plaza Atsadang (still there),

Newland (near train station, closed in the mid 80s),

Tara (where Bangkok Bank Atsadang is now, closed around the early 90s),

Pata (where Tai Fah Electronic City is now, closed around the early 90s) and

Nor'East City (where IT Plaza is now, closed by the end of 90s).

The Mall, BigC and Tesco Lotus still became successes. Life in Korat just changed a lot. Before there were not so many airconditioned places where one could hang out hiding from the heat. In a tropic city like Korat shopping facilities are not so much for shopping, they're rather hang-outs where you can shop as well. The success of new malls and department stores mainly depends upon blending hang-out with shopping. If your way of advertising resp. your lay-out is persuasive enough to get those just hiding from the heat used to buying there as well, you can't fail.

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Re: The New Malls - Mahanakhon of Isaan - Central Plaza Nakhon Ratchasima
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2016, 07:20:44 PM »
Central Plaza

Nakhon Ratchasima, or Korat, although one of the most developed provinces in Isaan, has never lost its Central virginity. So CPN has set out to open CentralPlaza Nakhon Ratchasima in Sept. 2017 featuring the concept of  “Mahanakhon of Isaan.” The mall will be equipped with a hotel, condominium, conventional hall, outdoor market, and park.

Nakhon Nohave

If you live in Nakhon Nohave then hard luck, you'll have to travel to a mall but if you live in a city that has plenty of malls, you will soon if not already, have more than enough, wonder how much life they have left.

Mega mall company Central Pattana is building three more Central shopping malls across Thailand and renovating four malls in
Bangkok. So if you see a large construction going in your dusty little village, one could be coming your way soon.
What is the word for dream, arr! Fun.

By 2018 CPN will own a staggering amount of 34 malls. Central Plazas are being built in Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Nakhon Ratchasima and Samut Sakhon provinces

CentralPlaza Korat x The Metropolitan of The Northeastern Thailand
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