This is quite a high end mall... and just like the other malls in the capital city of Indonesia, it is huge as well.
As it is rather new, not all of the shops are opened yet. But even then, the current outlets are already quite many - with big luxury brands, some of which are brands from even Malaysia & Singapore.
I wasn't really here for shopping actually, but nevertheless, managed to be awed by the mall.
I especially like the higher levels where the restaurants are. This is because, they really take effort in making the place a themed area (more like a theme park), and not simply just dining per say.
The water element is used quite a bit here. Interestingly its ceiling is painted in light blue for its blue sky feel. Yes, its artificial, but it gives a joyous feel to a shopping & dining experience here.
There is also the high end food court like, serving local delicacies, where customer are given cards to place orders & pay only at exit.
The food was quite unique - to a visitor especially. But even my local Indonesian friend mentioned that the food here is not bad.
I guess the rest of the mall is about the same as many other luxurious malls around Asia, except for these 2 things I saw:
I say this is unique because hardly do I see CD shops these small. And for a 'shop' to be in the middle of the corridor. I guess this is partly due to the shrinking CD industry as well.
And before I went off, I saw this at the entrance:
My Indonesian affiliate mentioned that "Indonesians are 'brave' (dare to show their talents/ skills), and are not shy in doing anything... which a foreigner might find it a lil 'crazy'".
Though for me, it gave a good feeling seeing the group, all quite confident despite wearing a different eras clothes & with big weird hairdos.
In all, going to the Pacific Plaza shopping centre has been another eye opener to this grand city... that yes, this city is quite 'rich' actually.
Truly, this would be a good recommendation for the shopping enthusiasts! (& business too) :)