SM Clark in Angeles City - Philippines
For a lot of the residents in Angeles and Pampanga, SM Clark has come to symbolize some of the highest standards in any shopping experience. Certainly it has a lot of features that will please even the most meticulous and picky shoppers out there.
The shopping mall can be reached at M.A. Roxas Avenue at the Clark Freeport Zone in Angeles, Pampanga.
The mall was opened in May 2006 and occupies an area of over 17 hectares (the floor space itself is estimated at 100,000 sq m). This is actually the second shopping center that SM Prime Holdings, the company behind these malls, has built in the province, the first one being SM City in Mexico, Pampanga.
Features and Specialties
SM Clark, as is typical of the other stores built by the company, boasts of several shops that allow the shopper to get virtually anything and everything. Comprised of two floors, there are over 300 stores there, selling everything from computer games, DVDs, clothes, eyewear, perfumes, TVs, electronic equipment, mp3 players, books, bags, stereos, cell phones and computer components.
Those who want to buy local handicraft and goods can do so too, as there are sections that sell these stuff too. The place also has anchors where you can buy other goods. Among them are Ace Hardware, Our Home, Watsons (specializing in selling prescription medicine), the Surplus Shop and the SM Appliance Center. At SM Clark, you can also watch movies through SM Cinemas, while the SM Hypermarket allows shoppers to buy meat, fish, vegetables, fruits and other food items fresh.
Aside from the numerous shops and stores, there are also a lot of eateries there. From fast food joints to diners, there is plenty to choose from. There is also a large parking lot, with space for over 500 cars. The mall may seem large enough, but it was announced by SM Prime Holdings that there were plans to expand the site, and that if things go according to plan, the expansion will lead to a bigger and more spacious mall by the end of 2009 or 2010.
Filipinos who have a passion for shopping often go to SM Clark, as it has in many ways defined shopping itself. While before it merely consisted of just buying goods, now it has turned into something of a complete experience, with movie watching and dining a part of it. These attractions make it an ideal place to visit during the weekend or when on a vacation in the country.