World’s Biggest or World’s Loneliest?

The South China Mall (in Dongguan, China), currently the largest shopping centre in the world by area is apparently having serious trouble attracting tenants.  According to the news story below posted by the National UAE, the shopping centre has never been able to solidify even close to the 1500 tenants they hoped to have.  The mall, for the most part remains completely empty despite the array of attractions such as a haunted house or a replica Venetian canal.  Perhaps this is a lesson to the constant barrage of bigger and ‘better’ commercial properties.  Should the mall have been built in a larger city?  Why did they even bother building it without gaining wide interest beforehand?  Check out the article below for more information:

http://www.thenational.ae/article/20080612/REVIEW/206990272/1042