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Posted 2013-10-27 11:13:06
It will be interesting on its impact to KSK and Centrals response to this property.
Posted 2013-10-27 11:43:55
I am sure you will see them there on shopping sprees with their Tirak.
Posted 2013-10-27 14:12:10
I'm ready! Nice to see all this so close. Too bad they're not considering pedestrian entry across the Superhighway -- no evidence of a walkover bridge being built. But, that intersection already suffers from so much gridlock that it's fairly easy to walk thru the cars parked waiting for the light, provided you watch out for the motorcycles weaving in-and-out.
Posted 2013-10-27 15:16:42
Walkover bridges are apparently not mandatory in any development in CM.Take Airport Plaza. Been there for how long ? Pedestrian crossing on HD Road is ignored by road users and the number of people that take to a hazardous crossing under the fly over is quite scary. If you happen to have a physical impediment or simple aged...tough luck
Posted 2013-10-27 16:31:06
I was thinking the same thing. With the aging (me) population they should consider pedestrian over passes with escalators like at Tesco where they can take shopping carts.
It was pretty obvious that the city was going to do nothing about the traffic when they approved the plans for the mall.
They are talking about a rapid transit and even have a proposed route for it. They just can't figure out what kind of a system would work. That is if they are even half way serious about it. Even with a rapid transit system it would only be a temporary relief for that intersection as the city continues to grow.
Posted 2013-10-28 07:55:50
"Maya an urban living lifestyle centre" means the same thing as 'Promanada resort mall'.
All these new shopping centers seem to be aiming at the BKK yuppy market. If the Prom is any indication of the traffic that another CM mall will bring, then there are no worries as the Prom seems like a ghost mall on the several occasions that I've been. Not complaining, as I don't like the crowds and lack of decent parking of KSK and AP.
Posted 2013-10-28 08:36:51
If you were going to spend billions of Baht on a development project, wouldn't you want to get the promotional materials just right? Wouldn't you think to have English text & narration checked by a native speaker before sending them out into the world? Or would that mean a loss of face for someone in the marketing team? The mall itself looks ok to me as far as malls go, but I'm always surprised to see such tortured & error-strewn English being used to promote big money housing developments, condos and shopping centers in Thailand.
Posted 2013-10-28 10:08:43
This thing is just going to choke up traffic like nothing else. nimmanhaemin road and Huay Kaew coming from the Uni are horrendous in peak hour as it is.
Town planner should be
Posted 2013-10-28 10:45:35
I haven't been to CM since January of this year. What stage are they at regarding construction and when is it likely to open?
Posted 2013-10-28 10:48:56
I think its supposed to be 47 days till opening. ~ Dec 13 2013
Posted 2013-10-28 10:51:07
You are right it is Thailand they should use Thai.
Posted 2013-10-28 10:52:47
That is what the article said.
Posted 2013-11-17 22:14:27
I live just behind. We watched its building process since the beginning last year.
My wife always told me she wanted to be at a walking distance from a mall. Her jubilation!
I just hope to find a Rimping kinna grocery store there. I cook, she cleans.
Edited by Gil, 2013-11-17 22:15:55.
Posted 2013-11-17 22:21:56
I thought somebody on here said both a TOPS and Rimping will be in Maya.
For sure I have heard TOPS will be there.
For the most part I am happy with the design and road changes. I was braced for the worst.
Pleasantly surprised so far anyway.
Posted 2013-11-17 22:53:03
Some years ago Winnie t K launched a question - which was the worst intersection in/around the city? This was it. Morning traffic ought not to be worse by much, but just thinking about N and S traffic on Canal after 10 or 11 (opening time) gives a great headache, particularly when tied to the developments to the north and west. Beauty and pace are crumbling fast.
So it goes.
Edited by CMX, 2013-11-17 22:54:13.
Posted 2013-11-18 08:40:16
Yes, I can see it all now.... the promotional literature for Chiang Mai will now read...
LOS - Land of Shopping!
Posted 2013-11-18 08:43:39
A mall is a mall is a mall and they are all same same to me.
One way to minimize traffic and be handy to the hi so yuppy BKK tourists would be to have a 'CM mall bus tour'
that would make the rounds from mall to mall to mall. could easily be a loop route and cover all the malls of CM.
Posted 2013-11-20 13:59:53
It is the Thais who are fascinated by 'hideous shopping malls'. They pack into Central Airport Plaza every weekend. Most Westerners, especially many of those who have moved here, have no love for soulless malls whatsoever. So now we have Promenada, Central Festival, Star Street, Central Airport, the well-worn KSK, and now this MAYA monster. Has saturation been met, or exceeded? Time will tell.
Posted 2013-11-20 15:11:58
Might have to be a two day tour
I wouldn't call the Promenada hideous. It may not have the stores or food court you want but the mall itself I find to be nice.
As for central Festival and Star I have not been to either one of them. So I can't say. From the description of Central Festival it sounds like a big box with no life. But I have heard it has a few shops you won't find elsewhere. Have to get out and che3ck out the I max theater.
The video for Maya looked good but then again will it live up to it. The location is the worst one possible in today's Chiang Mai,
Edited by hellodolly, 2013-11-20 15:14:33.
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