But what made me excited and truly inspired was my visit to the talked-about third largest mall in the world today, the SM Mall of Asia, situated at the reclaimed area in Pasay City, Philippines. This mall is bigger than Vivo City in Singapore, and has the touch of class of its own, unlike any SM mall buildings I have known before.
Last Saturday's visit, I had some shots of the controversial place. This could well be a review or sort of preview for those who haven't yet visited this mall (and for other OFWs out there who are taking their Christmas vacation in the Philippines and are still planning where to take their family).
On with the show...
The name says it all
Very spacious walkways
Blue structures of the mall
Hanging yellow parols (Christmas lanterns)
Wide floor areas to stroll by
We haven't explored much of the mall's features... literally it will take us more than a day to do so
I call this the arena. I guess this is where some big events are held such as concerts and exhibitions.
Class type food court
A Christmas garden (with poinsettias)
The back of the building
Truly Filipino made traditional Christmas decors. Something I don't see a lot here in Singapore - something exotic and native decorations for Christmas
The mall's giant Christmas tree
Now that's a huge, olympic size skating rink; SM Malls in this tropical country are known for ice skating rinks
Zooming in on some kids enjoying ice skating
More kids and adults skating
Good thing my digital camera has 12 times zooming when I got this picture of Santa Claus with some kids and their mom. Looks like Mom wants to kiss Santa Claus...
Jose Marie Chan, a local singer, belting out his famous inspiring Christmas songs
I want my Jollibee (not burgers, but Chickenjoys!)
The Arena - Toby's all sports item stall
Light up the yellow parols
Luminous blue globe structure at the mall's expansive parking lot
Fireworks display event at 7-7:3O PM
More colorful fireworks display