Discovery Shopping Mall in Tuban Bali

by Nick on January 10, 2006

by Nick | January 10th, 2006  

Discovery Mall opened last year and construction on it is still going on. The blue canopy and tile work still being done. If you have been to Discovery Mall before and saw those large white pillars, well those now support most of the open-air canopy, providing welcome shade. There are now steps extending close to the beach and a kids playground of inflatable structures. The beachside area features cafe and bars, the inside of the mall mostly clothes / surfing shops.

The first thing that hits you when you walk into Discovery Mall from the main street, is the smell of bread, or shall I say dough. Sugared dough is one concept that has spread around the world, and like crack to crackheads, this stuff is irresistable to shoppers. If I ask Indonesians if the they like bread, they’ll all say no. Take them to a mall with sugared dough and they just have to have it.

Discovery Mall is ideally located to make bank, if the owners pack it with ‘bule friendly’ merchandise. They already have Starbucks and Pizza Hut. That together with the ‘sugared dough’ and $30 surf shorts should entertain the kids for a good 2 hours.

For visitors to Bali, you will find good quality goods in this shopping center. Everything has a price tag and prices are non-negotiable. I bought a very nice sarong one time from the batik store on the ground floor.

{ 5 comments }

kez January 10, 2006 at 1:08 pm
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Hi Nick, I was amazed when I first walked into this place in November. It has some great shops, especially the homestyle store, – what really stunned me though was the Xmas decos, Balinese staff wearing santa hats and Xmas carols playing even a large area selling Xmas deccys.
It is going to have great pulling power with the domestic market as they expect that sort of shopping, I still prefer the markety places that have been there for years. Where there is a bit of atmosphere.

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Guruann January 10, 2006 at 8:01 pm
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The air conditionditioning is far too cold in Disc Mall

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Maharani January 11, 2006 at 12:10 pm
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Hahahaha.. you’re rite Guruann, the AC is too cold inside there… brrrrr!!!

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M. van Leeuwen February 2, 2006 at 8:45 pm
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I was here in September 2005 and was surprised by the wonderfull great shops, especially the homestyle store and other small shops. In May 2006 I will be back, so I hope to see that the outside staires are finished and beautifull again and that all the shops are operating!

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sue February 22, 2006 at 10:15 am
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The day i went the airconditioning was broken and it was almost unbearable ! Loved the shopping centre especially the Toy shop adn stalls in the mall ! happily shop all day there and a must for all travellers just have to get past the time share bandits at ground level who want you to take a winning card !

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