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Retail reborn: Bangkok shopping centres make a comeback

There are times when you just shouldn’t be opening a new shopping centre. It takes years to get a new one up and running from the time the idea enters the mind of a developer: you have to identify the site, acquire the land, design the centre, get your financing in place, obtain all of your planning approvals, pre-lease the space and build the damn thing. So with the time lapse, it is impossible to predict at the beginning of the process what kind of luck might await you on grand opening day.&