Monday, October 20, 2008

Neo Chinatown Mall

It is always sad to see a good idea fail. Neo Chinatown Mall was supposed to be the a premier night market comparable to the one in Hongkong. It was supposed to be open from 4pm-6am with various bazaars and food stalls to cater to all our shopping needs. But today Neo Chinatown Mall is a virtual ghost town even on the weekends.

I asked the guards at the place if they were still open at nights. They said that by 7pm almost all the shops are closed. It seems that most of the vendors have packed their goods and set up shop elsewhere because of the limited number of people who shop here

Read and Brew Coffee shop

Various chairs and tables are still available for use in the alleyways of the mall. Its like they are screaming for people to please come and use them!

One of the few remaining restaurants still operating at this mall is Bitoy's. I have yet to try their food so i don't know if its any good.

The stage where bands used to perform at night. It is curious to note that although there are no shoppers, the speakers are still churning out music at an ear shattering level.

The circle with a fountain near the parking lot. This is in front of the Xin Tian tea house, another restaurant that is still open.

Neo Chinatown Mall
Bradco Avenue corner Diosdado Macapagal Blvd,
ParaƱaque City


TNH said...

now people choose to go shopping in a more modern shoping complex leh..

Only a Paper Moon said...

Hey Kiko! The apple crumble topping is super simple to make at home as well! Heres the recipe:

1/2 to 2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4-1/2 cup rolled oats
1 Tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 Tsp. Pumpkin spice or all spice (can substitue w/ nutmeg)
5 Tbsp. COLD butter, cut into small cubes

Good Luck!

Kiko said...


BRiTTaNY said...

Hey ~ You had asked what the Identity Project blog was about. Pretty much it is a class project where we are taking pictures of things or places that we think define who we are, both at school and away.

That's sad; some good ideas just never really turn out!

Julie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I am sorry to hear about this mall. I would love to visit a place like that. It is getting harder and harder to find unique and/or hand crafted items.

raefel said...

hi.. i was just wondering if this place is still operating? i havent been here and i just wanted to see the place. Any details on how to get here from Sm Mall of Asia? Thank You