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Philippine developers are in the mood to invest
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Sure, their wallets are thinner, they take more time shopping before making a purchase and they try hard to stick to budget. But Filipinos are still buying and injecting money into the vital retail industry, albeit at a slower pace. That has kept mall developers in the mood to invest despite the times.

SM Group, the Philippines’ largest mall developer, has launched a new project in Naga City in the province of Camarines Sur, a 10-hour drive south of Metro Manila. It has also added a new wing to its mall in Rosales, Pangasinan, about five hours north of the capital city, and opened the Skygarden at SM City North Edsa in the heart of the capital.

“The results have been encouraging so far, in relation to the demand for tenant space,” says SM vice-president Millie Dizon.

The group is particularly proud of its North Edsa development, which has generated much buzz among mall-goers.

“The Skygarden is a wonderful example of green roof architecture. Located on the second floor of a parking building, this curving, canopied walkway connecting the Block and the Annex [leads to] restaurant spaces and an entertainment area called the Skydome — [all nestled] amidst more than 500 species of plants as well as water features like waterfalls and bubblers.


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2009 Sep Stories:

Mobile Web and social networks - Part 2: Key issues for Asian retailers to leverage this next big thing in consumer-marketing communications

FHM 2009 bucks challenging times to register good growth

Key real-estate players at ICSC summit a sign of confidence revival in Asia

Supply-chain and logistic show to highlight retail and CPG

Mall initiatives help retailers prepare for eventual upturn

Retail-property experts in Malaysia upbeat about future

Philippine developers are in the mood to invest

Robust retail activity drive India's retail scene

New projects help lift Thai market

Lend Lease’s new training centre all set to equip retailers for brand and service excellence

Shui On, Redevco team up to develop Wuhan mall

Ion Orchard attracts new food concepts

Retailers need to ‘localise’ inventory to win

PayPal’s virtual Asia Mall links retailers to international shoppers

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