Sunday, 24 September 2017

COMMON GROUND (커먼그라운드)

I started one of my days in South Korea by going to the COMMON GROUND (커먼그라운드). Again, I never know the existence of this place until I landed in South Korea. Thanks to the Instagram (again!), I found out about this place. From the Instagram pictures, I can see that this place is so Instagrammable. It will be easily slipped into one of the must visit places in Seoul if you like all the hispter places. (I'm using the hipster word the way the youngsters in Malaysia use it).

COMMON GROUND 커먼그라운드

From my brief reading, COMMON GROUND is South Korea's first and world's largest container shopping mall built with prefabricated 200 containers. (I totally googled prefabricated after my reading - man, how I wish I had an expansive vocabulary). It is also a result of the experiment of revitalizing unused land in the middle of city. I guess the South Korean government had this idea, "Why waste a piece of land when you can build something and generate money?" Just kidding! You can see how impactful COMMON GROUND is when you compare it to the surrounding buildings. It is definitely eye-catching and attention-grabbing.

COMMON GROUND 커먼그라운드

COMMON GROUND is divided into two sections; Street Market and Market Hall. Pretty sure they tried to emphasize the difference in the space designs and the vibes between the Street Market and Market Hall as that the only difference between that two that I remembered. Plus, as far as I remember, the items sold at both sections are quite similar like clothes, shoes, make-up products, phone cases, and few food & beverage establishments.

As COMMON GROUND is not that big though it is the world's largest container shopping mall, I spent about 3 hours here just to fully satisfy the desire of photographer in me. I also had fun people watching here. The people there were so interesting and fascinating.

COMMON GROUND 커먼그라운드

During my visit, Levi's actually had a pop-up store there. While I am not really sure what and how many products they carried at the pop-up store, I have to say that I really like the marketing idea of Levi's. They knew the target market and fully utilized what COMMON GROUND has to offer. As you can see, they had props with relevant hashtags - which I am pretty sure will make one's pictures look Instagrammable. I actually saw few girls spent almost two hours just to take OOTD around there. Crazy eh.

Tip: Wear your fashionable casual street style outfit if you want to take your best OOTD here.

COMMON GROUND 커먼그라운드

Is COMMON GROUND worth visiting?
It depends as it will be a hit or miss for some people. For me, I think COMMON GROUND is worth visiting because I like seeing something new. Well, I have never been to container shopping mall before, let alone the world's largest one, so there's that. I also like taking pictures and people watching, which what I did at the COMMON GROUND during my visit.

10 comments:

  1. serious kreatif! dlm container tu takde rasa panas ke?

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    1. Tak panas Mazni. Pretty sure they have air-conditioner. :)

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  2. used to know that people use containers for houses & offices, but this is something new for me as well :D really creative as building a mall itself costs much more money that reuse & refurbish containers :D

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    1. I think it is a trend right now to use containers to build malls :)

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    1. It is interesting for me as well ^_^

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  4. wah. lamaaanyaaa xsinggah blog farah ni :)

    cantik sangat view nya ^^

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    1. The view is pretty for man-made building :)

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  5. Ini menarik :D Bila lagi nak pergi Korea? Bawa Siqah bersama please. Hihi :D

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    1. Tempat ni memang menarik. Kalau boleh, sekarang pun nak pergi lagi! Hahahhaha. Tapi the real plan tak tahu lagi. Insya Allah ingat nak pergi lagi sekali 2019 nanti :)

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