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(Daily Mail)   Great, now the Chinese are copying our failed shopping malls   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 59
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2013-01-09 03:42:33 PM  
A mall with no way to get there. Nice.  The "instant noodle mogul billionaire" that developed the place probably should've that that HEY MAYBE THEY NEED ROADS.
Also, don't bother building a place like that unless you have tenants willing to sign.

This place didn't die, it was never even inhabited.
 
2013-01-09 04:01:54 PM  
i50.tinypic.com
Running a mall is easy, not hard.

/oooh, you're gonna like the fake trees
 
2013-01-09 05:19:50 PM  
China saw huge growth, and they started building these, giant apartment complexes, and other things that now stand empty. Billions of dollars spent for no good reason other than to say they could..and "look at how fast we are expanding, look at what we have done." Its all about appearance.
 
2013-01-09 05:21:06 PM  

ekdikeo4: A mall with no way to get there. Nice.  The "instant noodle mogul billionaire" that developed the place probably should've that that HEY MAYBE THEY NEED ROADS.
Also, don't bother building a place like that unless you have tenants willing to sign.

This place didn't die, it was never even inhabited.


If you made your billion by selling noodles to Chinese people, you probably didn't get much practice making business decisions.
 
2013-01-09 05:21:52 PM  
This place looks ripe for a movie... Anyone want to spend six weeks in China filming a zombie movie?
 
2013-01-09 05:22:21 PM  
FTFA: They were missing when the mall in the Chinese city of Dongguan opened in 2005, when fewer than 99 per cent of the stores were leased, and they are still missing now.

The Daily Mail's legendary regard for accuracy, proof reading and mathematics strikes again.
 
2013-01-09 05:23:05 PM  
This is why supply side economics don't work.......if no one can buy your stupid crap you get poor too.
 
2013-01-09 05:23:15 PM  
They should turn it into a Black Ops II map.
 
2013-01-09 05:24:20 PM  
would be great as a movie set, or for one hell of a game of paintball
 
2013-01-09 05:26:33 PM  

RodneyToady: [i50.tinypic.com image 320x179]
Running a mall is easy, not hard.

/oooh, you're gonna like the fake trees


24.media.tumblr.com
The city of Swallow Valley pays me to not sell swords!

/TAQUITO!!!
 
2013-01-09 05:29:46 PM  
I was going to call bullshiat, but... Video by Bloomberg
 
2013-01-09 05:33:50 PM  

SmellsLikePoo: This place looks ripe for a movie... Anyone want to spend six weeks in China filming a zombie movie?


I'm in.
 
2013-01-09 05:34:19 PM  
Also a more candid video of random scenes from the mall...very creepy.
 
2013-01-09 05:35:23 PM  
It's funny to watch the Chicom Hive-Mind aping their betters.
 
2013-01-09 05:43:50 PM  

GendoIkari: Also a more candid video of random scenes from the mall...very creepy.


Thanks!
 
2013-01-09 05:45:51 PM  
I hope they have a Chess King.
 
2013-01-09 05:46:24 PM  
The mall was dreamt up by local instant noodle billionaire Alex Hu Guirong

this is why there are stereotypes.
 
2013-01-09 05:48:19 PM  
Dear England: Please stop using a small "m" to indicate "million." It has a defined used as "meter." I read "7m square feet" as "7 meter square feet" and went, "Huh?" It wasn't until I saw "54m" later that I realized what was going on.

Please note I'm not asking you to stop adding "u"s to words, or change some "s"s into "z"s. We differ there; I get that. But this one is just confusing.

/ While you're at it, can you just use the percent sign ( % ) instead of "pc"? "pc" means "piece."
 
2013-01-09 05:59:38 PM  
Say no to the Daily Mail.

/this is old news, anyway
 
2013-01-09 05:59:53 PM  
 
2013-01-09 06:01:08 PM  

Insatiable Jesus: It's funny to watch the Chicom Hive-Mind aping their betters.


Isn't Chicom a bit of a misnomer now? They're basically Communist in Name Only at this point, pretty much Mitt Romney's wet dream where the government is ruled by a wealthy elite that is in the pocket of big business. I'm not sure what they are, but it sure as hell ain't communism.
 
2013-01-09 06:07:35 PM  
Wasn't this on NatGeo and 60 minutes a couple years ago?
 
2013-01-09 06:07:53 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: ekdikeo4: A mall with no way to get there. Nice.  The "instant noodle mogul billionaire" that developed the place probably should've that that HEY MAYBE THEY NEED ROADS.
Also, don't bother building a place like that unless you have tenants willing to sign.

This place didn't die, it was never even inhabited.

If you made your billion by selling noodles to Chinese people, you probably didn't get much practice making business decisions.


Being the top seller of Fridgedairs to Eskimos is no mean feat.
 
2013-01-09 06:08:51 PM  

SmellsLikePoo: This place looks ripe for a movie... Anyone want to spend six weeks in China filming a zombie movie?


Either that or a new Brues Blothers movie
 
2013-01-09 06:12:50 PM  
They could turn it into a Starbucks.
 
2013-01-09 06:17:58 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: China saw huge growth, and they started building these, giant apartment complexes, and other things that now stand empty. Billions of dollars spent for no good reason other than to say they could..and "look at how fast we are expanding, look at what we have done." Its all about appearance.


There's a documentary out there somewhere about the ghost cities of China.
 
2013-01-09 06:22:37 PM  
Why didn't their property bubble burst yet? If there is an economy that needs to go through recession it is China's.
 
2013-01-09 06:24:38 PM  
i was in the city of Datong over the summer. it was full of empty half built apt buildings. it was quite spectacular
 
2013-01-09 06:28:07 PM  

olddeegee: Put em in my favorite web site


How could the mall have been dead, if it was never alive in the first place.

Guess someone neglected to tell the owner that malls are usually located at major transportation hubs around here. The mall near my house has been there over 20 years and is still going strong, because its right next to the train/subway/bus station. They built a nice new bridge going over the railway to get people to come in and go through the mall to their cars in the lot, all while still staying warm and dry.
 
2013-01-09 06:29:46 PM  
There is nothing out there and it is inexcessible. They may as just have built it in a swamp.
 
2013-01-09 06:30:01 PM  
And this isn't a hotel yet, because?
 
2013-01-09 06:35:25 PM  
Well, Dongguan It! This is where the culture of culture imitation gets you. Is there a mock KMart in there or a 'Hut Tapic'? The covered escalators speak volumes.
Dead malls (sometimes called 'graveyards') become financially haunted sites. Too bad there isn't a nearby deserted Chernobyl-style amusement park next door. Hell, it just might become a paintball stage.
 
2013-01-09 06:35:36 PM  
If you build it they wont come.
 
2013-01-09 06:36:50 PM  
Their first mistake was thinking Donguan needed a megamall. It's an enormous city by western or US standards - 8million people(!) But its not regarded as a first tier city like Beijing, Shanghai or nearby Guangzhou. Which means it doesn't get int'l tourism and it shouldnt have the same number of free spending upper class folks like those other cities. Most folks who live there are transplant factory workers who are saving their money for their families back home.

Actually Dongguan is known for 2 things: factories and KTV (karaoke lounge) style whorehouses.  It really is known around the country for its "red light" industry.
 
2013-01-09 06:37:11 PM  
Looks like somebody didn't play SimCity.
 
2013-01-09 06:40:40 PM  

zorlack7: SmellsLikePoo: This place looks ripe for a movie... Anyone want to spend six weeks in China filming a zombie movie?

I'm in.


Let's create a Kickstarter and get all the TFers to fund our trip!
 
2013-01-09 06:50:28 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Their first mistake was thinking Donguan needed a megamall. It's an enormous city by western or US standards - 8million people(!) But its not regarded as a first tier city like Beijing, Shanghai or nearby Guangzhou. Which means it doesn't get int'l tourism and it shouldnt have the same number of free spending upper class folks like those other cities. Most folks who live there are transplant factory workers who are saving their money for their families back home.

Actually Dongguan is known for 2 things: factories and KTV (karaoke lounge) style whorehouses.  It really is known around the country for its "red light" industry.


Not really making a note if I ever have to travel there, but anyway thanks for the info.
 
2013-01-09 06:51:52 PM  
Turn it into a paintball park.
 
2013-01-09 07:04:44 PM  

bunner: And this isn't a hotel yet, because?


Because there is already an empty hotel in it.
 
2013-01-09 07:13:12 PM  

boinkingbill: There is nothing out there and it is inexcessible. They may as just have built it in a swamp.


You'd be daft for doing that.
 
2013-01-09 07:20:48 PM  

orbister: FTFA: They were missing when the mall in the Chinese city of Dongguan opened in 2005, when fewer than 99 per cent of the stores were leased, and they are still missing now.

The Daily Mail's legendary regard for accuracy



Well... they're not wrong.
 
2013-01-09 07:27:13 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Wasn't this on NatGeo and 60 minutes a couple years ago?


That was the empty cities.
 
2013-01-09 07:30:53 PM  

boinkingbill: There is nothing out there and it is inexcessible. They may as just have built it in a swamp.


They did, twice... both sank...
 
2013-01-09 07:32:03 PM  

SmellsLikePoo: zorlack7: SmellsLikePoo: This place looks ripe for a movie... Anyone want to spend six weeks in China filming a zombie movie?

I'm in.

Let's create a Kickstarter and get all the TFers to fund our trip!


I got cameras!

/made in China would take on a -whole- new meaning...
 
2013-01-09 07:33:17 PM  

SirEattonHogg:
Actually Dongguan is known for 2 things: factories and KTV (karaoke lounge) style whorehouses.  It really is known around the country for its "red light" industry.


That gives me a great idea for what to do with the mall...

/A storefront for every fetish?
 
2013-01-09 07:40:58 PM  

flamingboard: Shadow Blasko: Wasn't this on NatGeo and 60 minutes a couple years ago?

That was the empty cities.


8/2009

http://video.pbs.org/video/1218530801/
 
2013-01-09 07:49:08 PM  

BATMANATEE: bunner: And this isn't a hotel yet, because?

Because there is already an empty hotel in it.


Ah.
 
2013-01-09 07:54:40 PM  
desertfool

2013-01-09 06:50:28 PM
SirEattonHogg: Their first mistake was thinking Donguan needed a megamall. It's an enormous city by western or US standards - 8million people(!) But its not regarded as a first tier city like Beijing, Shanghai or nearby Guangzhou. Which means it doesn't get int'l tourism and it shouldnt have the same number of free spending upper class folks like those other cities. Most folks who live there are transplant factory workers who are saving their money for their families back home.

Actually Dongguan is known for 2 things: factories and KTV (karaoke lounge) style whorehouses. It really is known around the country for its "red light" industry.

Not really making a note if I ever have to travel there, but anyway thanks for the info.



Bring a Chinese speaking friend. 2 hours on a high speed train from Hong Kong. And yes, if that is your thing.... it is impressive. Very impressive.
 
2013-01-09 07:59:25 PM  

People_are_Idiots: boinkingbill: There is nothing out there and it is inexcessible. They may as just have built it in a swamp.

They did, twice... both sank...


They must have been daft.
 
2013-01-09 08:00:01 PM  

Shadow Blasko: flamingboard: Shadow Blasko: Wasn't this on NatGeo and 60 minutes a couple years ago?

That was the empty cities.

8/2009

http://video.pbs.org/video/1218530801/


pwned by PBS.
 
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