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Desc:Massive failed mall in Guangzhou, China. Crumbs for not-USA: www.youtube.com/watch?v=emzKAa9rKgU
Category:Educational, Business
Tags:China, mall, wtf china, Roller Coaster, abandoned places
Submitted:poorwill
Date:11/28/09
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Comment count is 26
Candlejackv616 - 2009-11-28
Is it just me or do some shots of this mall look almost like Willamette mall? That said, holy shit is this depressing.
socialist_hentai - 2009-11-28
:| not available in my region
socialist_hentai - 2009-11-28
still five stars for the kind of fun you can have in an abandoned mall at night.

poorwill - 2009-11-28
You prolly saw it, but there's a few snippets from the documentary in the link in the description. You get the gist, sorta.

C. Eloi Marx - 2009-11-28
Search for "POV Utopia part 3" on pbs.org. I'm in Canada and can watch it here.

kiint - 2009-11-28
lotta space in this mall
Xenocide - 2009-11-28
Oh God, that Teletubbie.

That sad, lonely Teletubbie.

How much does he have to drink every night to forget.
Caminante Nocturno - 2009-11-28
That Teletubbie does not work at the mall.

Nobody knows who he is or why he's there.

Maggot Brain - 2009-11-28
What do you want to bet that what couple really said was "people come hear to fuck."
THA SUGAH RAIN - 2010-01-03
Yeah thats exactly what i heard as well. In America, this place would be filled with teenagers fucking and smoking dope.

FABIO - 2009-11-28
This was shot horribly. There are maybe 3 shots in the entire thing that convey emptiness. The rest is full body shots of some dude walking or sitting down.
kingarthur - 2009-11-28
I can't help but picture people living in it.
splatterbabble - 2009-11-28
Ya'know, a highway or an airport really WOULD help. Maybe some commercials in Macau or Hong Kong.
Camonk - 2009-11-28
It's not IN Guangzhou; Guangzhou is not a town that no one in the west has heard of.

I'm real pissed I didn't know about this thing when I was there. I could've gone and hung out there and watched the teletubbie.
glasseye - 2009-11-28
Yeah, that's the problem, it's way out in the suburbs.

The Townleybomb - 2009-11-28
A chilling vision of a postapocalyptic wasteland inhabited only by bootleg Teletubbies and bored security guards.
Goofy Gorilla - 2009-11-28
This reminds of that old Belgian comic La Tour. I can imagine some lonely employee in a remote section growing crops in the planters and raising birds.

Also I really like the smart-ass translator at the end.
cognitivedissonance - 2009-11-28
This should be mandatory viewing for all Wal-Mart Republicans who still believe consumerism is the light of democracy to struggling nations and that China is an actual threat to be worried about.
cognitivedissonance - 2009-11-28
Also, if all American malls sell their cheap shit from China, where does China get it's cheap shit?

THA SUGAH RAIN - 2010-01-03
Well the thing is consumerism is focused on the consumer consuming. This place is focused on some blow job seeking personal grandeur and a government refusing to know when something has failed. Wal mart would never fuck up this badly.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2009-11-28
I want to run around inside it. It would be like my very own Chinese Night of the Comet.
pastorofmuppets - 2009-11-28
MBA-speak meets Party-speak around 10:45. It's just crazy...you expect it to be a military leader saying something about "our glorious nation" but it's a suit talking about corporate culture and brand building. Holy shit.
pastorofmuppets - 2009-11-28
10:30 actually. His title is public relations. Jesus.

pastorofmuppets - 2009-11-28
nvm the guy with the sign is the PR department.

But 12:41 has a banner that says
LARGE CHAIN BUSINESS INTERPRETATION OF QUALITY OF LIFE

It's like they are trying to teach us a lesson by horrifying us.

pastorofmuppets - 2009-11-28
Also I don't know if this works outside the US (probably not) but I was having trouble with the PBS Iowa site, so here's the address for the POV site: http://www.pbs.org/pov/utopia/
THA SUGAH RAIN - 2010-01-03
This largest mall in the world would have been more successful if it was built and operated by people who had actually built and operated a mall before.
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