The world can thank America for introducing it to the gluttony of commerce that is the modern-day mall. However, I’d argue we have Asia to thank for taking that commercialism, blowing it up by about 10,000, and mastering the enormous art of the behemoth mega-mall. It’s a land where anything is possible, dreams I didn’t know I had are realized, and food is consumed in gluttonous proportions.
God help me, it’s my newest obsession here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where mega-malls seem to rise from all streets and corners.
Behold, the typical 10-story mall:
Oh, but you say you’re not in the mood to shop? Why not hop aboard one of the roller coasters that are inside the mall’s AMUSEMENT PARK?
And if you want your hair cut and styled …
Salons are plenty, but curly girls beware: the Asian hairstylist may want your curls to turn poker straight.
Now, you’ve probably worked up a serious appetite with all the good times. Why not pork out on some fatty American favorites?
Perhaps you, too, can’t get enough of the mega mall! If so, check out more photos of the madness and the rest of Kuala Lumpur, on Flickr.