A mini metro train runs inside the new
Red Star Macalline mall on Shanghai's Zhenbei Road. (Photo: CRIENGLISH.
BEIJING, June 24 -- Shopping can be fun but exhausting, especially for
girls wearing high heels. So how's this for a solution - what if ladies could
browse through stores while on a train? Sounds bizarre? Believe it.
A newly-opened home furnishing mall in Shanghai features an in-house metro
train that can take shoppers to any store inside the 6-story building, the local
News Times reported Monday.
The 14-meter-long train runs on a spiral rail and is the first of its kind
in the world, the newspaper says.
Besides the train, the leading furniture chain Red Star Macalline offers
more creative shopping concepts. The building's interior design features many
trees and water landscapes, supporting its claim of being China's first
park-style shopping complex.
"It's an absolutely different experience here," a visitor surnamed Liu was
quoted as saying. "It feels like a forest park."
(Source: CRIENGLISH. com)