Was nearby upon recommendation by a local cab driver and decided to escape the heat so we entered this mall. It opened just about 1 hour ago before we entered. Really ordinary mall with retail and food outlets. Not many shoppers there maybe due to the fact it was a Friday noontime. Had an atrium space for mini-events like food fairs and merchandise sales. Chanced upon one selling flip flops at a good price.
Went up to the next few levels, was attracted by the variety of merchandise but unfortunately the air-conditioning broke down for an hour or so and it was hot and humid on the upper levels. There is a mini-mart store which sells merchandise similar to a supermarket but at a slightly higher price. They have organic foods on offer as well. An interesting store for us though.
At the other part of the mall, there are shops with local handicraft but one particular one at the centre of the ground floor which caught our attention. Relatively big area with a great variety of handicrafts and souvenirs. From wooden figures to scented soap to calenders to luggage to food, it really is worth spending your time there. more than half of our time there was spent at this shop, scouring for gifts.
Finally we went out of the mall through another exit, out to the beach area. the waves were strong, the area was windy and there was a bar by the exit. It seemed great for a night out at the area. A short walk from the exit will bring you to one of the beaches in Bali. Not better than Kuta or Legian beach but was okay. We were caught in the rain though. It's some distance away from the nearest shelter or from the mall itself.
Overall, the experience was good and the beach is a great place to take a breather from the mall.
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