The typical perception of a mall is that it is a large enclosed building where people usually go to for shopping, dining, and relaxing. However, Parkmall is not your average mall. For one, it is not as enclosed as most malls are. It has a more modern structure. Plus, the zen- inspired garden surrounding the mall makes it more stylish and comfortable.
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The environment has clearly been taken into account during the construction of this mall. For instance, the roof of the mall is made with a heat resistant insulation material. This is to lessen the need for airconditioners to maintain a cool temperature inside the mall.
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Also, Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) are used to illuminate the mall. In some areas, skylights were installed to take advantage of the sun's light. These help save on electricity and energy consumption.
Not only does the mall try to conserve electricity by using Variable Speed Escalators, which automatically adjust its speed based on the load it is carrying, but it also promotes water conservation. Parkmall uses waterless urinals and has its own sewage treatment plant.
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Parkmall is a great venue for a family day, especially those with children. Kids will surely have a lot of fun at the toy stores and play areas in the mall. There's even a small playground where both youngsters and adults can just be themselves.
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As you find yourself near the main entrance of the mall, you will be greeted by a wide array of restaurants and coffee shops that will surely appeal to your discerning palate. The choices range from Filipino to international cuisines. Customers are also given the option of dining al fresco with a view of the garden.
Restaurants here include Tsiboom Native Restaurant, Joven's Grill and Seafoods, Mang Inasal, Johnny's Fish & Chips Corp., Japengo Yakiniku, Persian Kebab Tandoori, Saigon Quan, Mooon Cafe, and Pier One. Coffee shops include Bo's Coffee, Postrio Bakery and Cafe, and Coffee Dream.
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Shopping at the Parkmall is not one for the faint of heart. This two- level mall may not be as big as the other malls in the city but it can surely give one a retail fix.
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It has a good number of retailer shops selling home furnishings, electronic gadgets, sports equipment, school and office supplies, and apparels.
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Parkmall is located in Ouano Avenue, Mandaue Reclamation Area, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines. It is right across Cebu International Convention Center (CICC). To get there, one can ride a jeepney, tricycle, or taxi. There are several jeepneys that can take you near the mall. There's 01k (Urgello/Colon), 26 (Compostella/Cebu), and 23 (Punta Engaño).
If you find yourself in San Miguel or MC Briones, Mandaue, you can easily ride a tricycle to get to the mall.
Riding a taxi would definitely be the most convenient way. The mall is just 25 minutes away from the airport and 5 minutes away from the pier.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.parkmallph.com
Mall Hours: 10am to 9pm
Supermarket Hours: 9am to 10pm
Al Fresco Dining Hours: varies between 10am to 2am
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