Monday, October 1, 2012
Checking The New Mall
Though it wasn't part of the plan and I was thinking after a week or two before we visit the place, considering the heavy traffic it caused when it just opened days ago, we still decided to have a look of SM Lanang, since the kids were insisting and very eager to see the place. And besides, we're just a couple of blocks away from it. But we had a condition to them, that if the place would still be crowded, we'd go elsewhere.
Traffic congestion was evident along the way, but the good thing was were moving, even if slowly. Gone were the days when we just swiftly passed by Lanang area. There's always a price for everything... and it is as expected.
When we finally got to our destination, unexpectedly, there was lesser crowd than what we had in mind. I guess we were just lucky that a lot of people might be thinking of not going there especially since it was a weekend. So, it was made convenient for us to roam around. We saw a lot of shops that's new to Davao, clothing, foods, facilities and other stuffs. Below are some of the mall pics I had taken:
Although I'm glad to see our city's progress, not to mention a lot of people landing a job... I kinda miss the old Lanang Golf Club, the place where I used to rest my eyes looking at it's green surroundings particularly those huge acacia trees and landscapes. Oh well, things change and there's no point of being nostalgic. Just hoping that we had enough with malls and other business establishments (i.e. container yards and warehouses) already and leave some of the remaining soil behind. Why not, we just let those areas in downtown be improved, it still has a lot of potential.
I know it's a lot cheaper and easier to construct a building in a bare land area, but we sacrifice and lose a lot in doing so... and it is somewhat, irreversible or takes more than a lifetime to correct. Congestion, waste, nature... Let's learn from other places. Just my thoughts. Yahweh bless.