Civil Mall – “There is something for everyone”
If you’re looking to shop the latest trends, catch a newly released movie or just chill, look no further than Civil Mall, Kathmandu. Situated in a highly commercialized zone, Sundhara, and next to another shopping destination Kathmandu Mall, Civil Mall offers a mall experience like no other in Nepal. Its most obvious selling point is that it is the nation’s biggest mall, boasting of a 9-storey space built up on an area of 120, 000 sq. feet. There are also two allotted areas for parking. However, what really sets it apart from its other counterparts is its ability to entertain as much as to provide a pleasant shopping experience.
The first five floors of the mall are designated for general shopping. In the first floor, you can find electronic shops like FutureWorld, an authorized Apple reseller, Samsung Plaza, and HP Concept Store, which is the first of its kind here, as well as other stores selling leading brands of mobile phones, home appliances and other gadgets. You can also stop by at the atrium for a quick coffee from the widely-popular Himalayan Java coffeehouse. The next few consecutive floors contain lots of aesthetically-pleasing stores selling mainly apparel that follows the latest trends in fashion in KTM or in the world.
The upper segment of the building is dedicated solely to provide mall-goers with excellent dining and entertaining experience. Central Food Court takes up an entire floor and customers have not only the option of choosing a variety of cuisine from well-known food chains, but also the choice of sitting indoor or outdoor, which overlooks the bustling city outside. One of Civil Mall’s main attractions has to be QFX Central, the “premium Cinema experience in town”. This unique cinema offers a remarkable internationally-competitive service and succeeds in leaving its customers impressed, especially those that have experienced similar services abroad. Moreover, QFX has been consistent in showing the release of the latest Indian as well as English epics, such as The Hunger Games and The Dark Knight Rises. Therefore, it is quite pleasing to the English movie lover as there aren’t many others who would screen similar movies.
Other attractions inside the mall include the games arcade, which has a four-track bowling facility, the unique shop ChocoBerry that has brought the crazed frozen yoghurt to Nepal, an indoor market and Balsansar, a playground haven for kids aged 3 to 15. A relatively new addition to this array of attractions is Putt Putt Mini Golf, which can be found on the ground floor of the mall. One can choose between a game of putting and a game with simulators, the latter for the more serious player. In spite of the sport, miniature golf can be fun for people of all ages. In addition to the mini-golf course, a mini-bar is also available for when one wants to get refreshment.
At the plaza outside, stalls selling street food, finger food and drinks line up, selling at a more affordable rate than what you may find inside, hence catering to passers-by who may not have been thinking of spending too much. There is also a ticketing booth of QFX outside, in addition to the one on the 7th floor, as well as an ATM booth for convenience.
Civil Mall also hosts events such as the recent Lucky Ali concert that took place during the Nepali New Year, and has also provided ground for a fund-raising concert in 2011 called the Hunger Campaign. Meanwhile, different promotional activities are carried out every month to excite and entice shoppers.
With its tagline as “There is something for everyone”, Civil Mall by Civil Group doesn’t disappoint in providing the modern Nepali with a splendid shopping mall experience.