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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

COEX, the place where Gangnam Style was born

Ahhh... It seems Rikka is going through the PSY's Gangnam Style K-hole. PSY approves.
COEX Mall, containing COnvention centers, EXhibition halls and many malls, is an underground shopping mall located in  Seoul Gangnam-gu, South Korea. It is Asia's largest underground shopping mall with an area of about 85,000 square metres. The mall is located at Samseong-dong served by Samseong Station on Seoul Metro Line 2, at the intersection of Teheranno (Teheran Avenue) and Yeongdong-daero (Yeongdong Boulevard). The COEX Mall is adjacent to the COEX Convention & Exhibition Center, which is part of the COEX complex, run by the Korea International Trade Association (KITA).

Along with hundreds of shops, the mall houses two food courts, Megabox (movie theatres), COEX Aquarium, a large bookstore, and the Kimchi Field Museum. It also features a game area which is used to film computer game tournaments, which are broadcast on local television. There are also stages inside and outside the mall for seasonal events and public appearances by celebrities.

In May 2012, KITA (Korea International Trade Association) announced major renovation plans for the mall. It will spend ₩180 billion to the upgrade project. The renovation is needed to create passenger walkways between the new COEX Station on Metro 9, due for completion in 2014, with Samseong Station on Line 2. It is scheduled to start at the end of 2012 and for completed by November 2014. The floor space is expected to increaed to 173,025 square meters from its current 152,116 square meters. COEX complex full renovation is scheduled to begin in March 2013.

ASEM Tower is located in the coex Area but wait... There's PSY with his trademark horse-riding dance.