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The Forum Mall - Great Hangout Joint
Jun 20, 2009 12:04 PM 19707 Views



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The Forum Mall- Great Hangout Joint

The concept of shopping malls has enabled people to shop for everything under one roof, without having to roam around under the naked glare of the sun.Like a cosmos where the light never dims, shopping malls play multiple roles in modern day culture.

Bangalore is like a paradise for shopping lovers of Karnataka. Apart from the usual market for shopping, the city is also full of malls that cater to everyone, right from brand conscious people to those looking for reasonable items.

The Forum a well planned shopping mall , inspired by international ideas of retailing is a great shopping experience, recreation and entertainment for everyone. Here the Shopping made easy and fun.

Forum shopping mall from the Prestige Group the first of its kind in the city opened in March 2004, Located at Kormangala, this 4 & half acres ( 625,000 sq ft ) the shopping mall houses some of the leading lifestyle brands in the world. The grand atrium, as you enter, immediately transports you to another world. It's attractive with very nice and posh ambience.

Forum the fully air conditioned mall provide a lavish shopping experience to customers, with excellent interiors and branded goods. People get all types of products like garments, toys, bags, jewelry, shoes, gift items, Books,Cds, crockery etc. all under one roof. The mall has everything to offer.

For relaxation and entertainment there are many restaurants run by well-known chains such as Crave, Odyssey and Mc Donald’s, KFC & Pizza hut. Food court is marvelous too huge and spacious and different varieties of very good quality food.

The major attraction at the mall is the multiplex, PVR, which houses eleven screens. As one of the biggest multiplex in India, it features the latest Hollywood, Bollywood and regional movies.

For the music & book lovers Landmark, a store which offers various choices in the latest books and music, magazines and many more is definitely worth a visit.

Kids have a great place to play. They will love the games arcade, even though all the games are slightly expensive. You can leave your kids in the kids play area & go for peaceful shopping.

For the youngsters it’s a nice freak out place, a weekend hang spot. Lots of shops for people to do window shopping.

This shopping mall is crowded on holidays, which makes the whole experience lose the charm of leisure shopping. Better to go there on week-days.

Overall, great place to go, but the problem is, it is addictive, even if you have come just to see, you will be tempted to spend a lot. Compared to the various other malls in the city, this place is simply great

Forum is the heart of Bangalore’s shopping malls, with nice outlets and most importantly, the feeling of being there watching people of so many colors, in different moods, looking for different things, all gathered at the same place, it is a nice place to hang out.

Advantages of shopping in Forum :

The consumer gets more shops under one roof. Consumer doesn’t have to go to different places to buy different items.

In spite of high prices we get world class service and world class sellers

Special promotional schemes, Gifts & big discounts during festivals.

It is comfortable to shop in, as it is air conditioned, there are seating arrangements, food joints etc. So all this put together makes it a convenient experience for the consumer.

Disadvantages of shopping in Forum :

The products are very expensive as the item's price includes the cost of the air condition, the rent for the shop in the mall etc. The same item you can get elsewhere at a much cheaper rate.

Bargaining / Negotiation is simply not possible

Consumers are tempted to buy things they don’t really need or wouldn’t buy otherwise, because of the attractive displays and discounts.

Overall Forum shopping mall is an entertainment venue, with music in all the corners, fully air conditioned and posh ambience, shopping becomes like dipping in the ocean disappearing, forgetting oneself and everything else.

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