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I’ve said it before, and I will say it again — the Chinese are not always the best at naming things. I just don’t get it. All I can figure is that these names are ultimately decided upon by a committee. And this is why you never see a statue of a committee. (well, except for maybe in China)
Anyway, besides the horrible name of this place — “The Place” — it is an awesome place! It’s a modern outdoor shopping center with all the sorts of shops that one might expect. High end shoe stores, purse stores, clothes, espresso, and the like. The centerpiece of the whole place is this enormous downward-facing diamond-vision screen. I’ve heard it’s one of the biggest in the world, and I don’t doubt it. While shopping, underlings are entertained by non-stop animations and cool artsy video montages set to music. It’s quite the spectacle!
- Trey Ratcliff
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