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Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 4:01:10 AM
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mall
shopping mall
shopping centre

What is the difference between them?

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 4:08:49 AM

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Practically there's no difference. Mall can also be a street, often for the pedestrians only, lined with shops and restaurants.


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Sarrriesfan
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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
Practically there's no difference. Mall can also be a street, often for the pedestrians only, lined with shops and restaurants.


In terms of a street mall does not have to be lined with shops and restaurants, it means a sheltered or covered place where people may walk.

Two famous malls are The Mall in London which is the tree lined road besides St James Park leading to Buckingham Palace that Royal processions often use, and the National Mall in America with the Washington and Lincoln memorials at either end.

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Romany
Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1:22:39 PM
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Sarries - I was in my mid-twenties before I ever walked down the Mall; and I do remember wondering why it was called a "Mall". Not that I expected it to be a modern mall, of course, but I had always pictured arcades (or traces of arcades) beside it.
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