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Jakarta Post

The magnetic lure of malls

  • Burhanuddin Abe


Jakarta   /   Fri, July 30 2010   /  10:50 am

Malls have become almost inseparable from daily activities. The majority of city residents fill their spare time at the mall, either to shop or just to window shop.

Just visit any mall on the weekend and you will find many people there. Malls are no longer just for shopping but also for recreation. Often parents with children in town can be seen going in and out of mall stores followed by nannies pushing strollers.

Malls have indeed turned into magnets that entice city residents to enjoy many things, such as shopping, food and drinks or simply to find relief from daily stress.

Socializing also takes place here as well as rendezvous with friends or business partners. So, many people have become addicted to malls as they feel they have to make time to visit one.

People are particularly drawn to malls during the Idul Fitri, Christmas and New Year holidays when ma...