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SM Mall of Asia
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SM Mall of Asia

"No other mall comes close"
Barangay 76, Bay City, Pasay,Philippines
Opening date
May 21, 2006
SM Prime Holdings
SM Prime Holdings
Henry Sy, Sr.
No. of anchor tenants
Total retail floor area
407,101 m2 (4,382,000 sq ft)
No. of floors
Main & entertainment buildings: 2
Carpark buildings: 6
SM Mall of Asia
SM Mall of Asia at SM Prime
Mall hours: 10am to 10pm
Coordinates: 14°32′6.24″N 120°58′55.75″E
SM Mall of Asia (MOA) is a shopping mall owned and developed by SM Prime Holdings, the largest mall chain owner and developer in the Philippines. SM Mall of Asia is the 2nd largest mall in the Philippines after SM City North EDSA, 3rd largest shopping mall in Asia and the 4th[1] (Ref. Forbes' World's 10 Largest Shopping Malls) largest shopping mall in the world. It has a land area of 42 hectares, a gross floor area of an approximate 390,193 square metres (4.20000×106 sq ft)[2] and 407,101 square metres (4.38200×106 sq ft) of total area. The mall is located in Bay City, Pasay, Philippines near the SM Central Business Park, the Manila Bay and the southern end of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue. The mall attracts a daily average foot traffic of about 200,000 people. SM Mall of Asia's reign of being the largest shopping mall in the Philippines from 2006, was taken over by SM City North EDSA when it was redeveloped in 2008, relegating SM Mall of Asia to 2nd place. Construction[edit source | editbeta]

Main facade
The mall is the centerpiece project of SM Prime at the SM Central Business Park, where five one-story buildings serve as the company's corporate offices (the sixth building being occupied by TeleTech Holdings, Inc. as their flagship site in the country). The SM Mall of Asia's design team includes Arquitectonica, design Architect; Robert Carag Ong and Associates, architect of record; GHT Services, project manager, and Hilmarc's Construction Corp. (for the south parking building, main mall, and entertainment mall) and Monolith Construction Development Corp. (for the north parking building), general contractors.

Signage of SM Mall of Asia
The mall would have opened before Christmas Day of 2005 but had been delayed due to hitches in the delivery of construction materials. Frequent rains in the last quarter of 2005 also delayed the turnover of mall space to tenants. SM Prime decided to move the opening date to March 3, 2006. On February 27, 2006, local newspaper Manila Standard Today, reported that a team of Pasay City engineers found huge cracks underneath the structure, which was causing the structure to vibrate.[3] When questioned about the inspection, the Pasay City Engineering Department denied making any statement regarding defects in the Mall of Asia. Engineer Edwin Javaluyas, Pasay City engineering officer, in his letter to SM Prime Holdings Inc., said he never stated that the city hall's engineering department inspected the Mall of Asia on February 23, 2006.[4] SM Prime however decided to move the opening to May 21 of that year. Jeffrey Lim, corporate information officer of SM Prime Holdings, emphasized that a rescheduling of the mall's opening was made to give the company an opportunity to allow more tenants to open shops and denied that the change was due to structural defects.[5] The mall was officially inaugurated by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo with a special screening of Everest in the San Miguel Coca-Cola IMAX Theater. The movie was shown three days afte Philippine tri-athlete Leo Oracion reached the treacherous mountain's summit.[6] Mall of Asia Arena is the newest addition to the attractions at the mall where large events like concerts, ice shows, sports and entertainment events can be held. It is located at the side of the mall church and will compete with the 50 year-old Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.[citation needed]...

References: “Worth the trip!”
Reviewed July 25, 2013
Reviewed July 25, 2013
We stayed at a nearby vacation condo and found ourselves visiting MOA daily
Reviewed July 22, 2013
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