Huge malls in Manila

It is intersting that here in Manila, one of the recreational acitivities is “malling.”   The malls are epic in size (think Mall of America, but almost twice the size) and connected to other malls and shopping areas.  I was looking for a movie theater in one of these labyrinthine structures and ended up in the wrong mall by going up the wrong escalator.  Like the MOA, many of the stores are in the mall multiple times.  They don’t seem to have the multiplexes like the U.S. has, but if you are willing to walk to a different mall, the big movies are still playing every twenty  minutes or so.

These malls are seething with people and every mall boundary is defined by a security checkpoint?  Its a little unsettling, but being a big white guy the don’t even check me.


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