I first featured SM City Xiamen, the first SM mall outside the Philippines, way back in 2007. I guess it’s now time to feature the second such SM mall and this is SM City Jinjiang (SM泉州晋江, Wikipedia), located in Jinjiang, Quanzhou in the Fujian province of China.
The mall opened a little over 9 years ago on November 26, 2005, and it has a retail floor area of more than 170,000 m² spanning 5 floors. Among the major retailers found in SM City Jinjiang are Wal-Mart, Toys ‘R Us, Watsons, Calvin Klein, Swarovski, Mango, H&M, Guess, and fast food outlets like McDonald’s, KFC, and Burger King.
One popular observation about SM City Xiamen is that its interior resembles SM Megamall. Well, for SM City Jinjiang, the usual observation it that its exterior resembles the old SM City North Edsa, before the construction of the Sky Garden. Nevertheless, the Xiamen and Jinjiang SM Cities still retain the unimaginative boxy architecture that SM is famous for.