9 May 2010

West Edmonton Mall

West Edmonton Mall (WEM), located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is the largest shopping mall in North America and the fifth largest in the world, founded by the Ghermezian brothers who emigrated from Iran in 1959. It was the world's largest mall for a 23 year period from 1981 until 2004. West Edmonton Mall covers a gross area of about 570,000 m2 (well over 6 million ft2) and cost C$1.2 billion to build. There are over 800 stores and services[4] and parking for more than 20,000 vehicles. More than 23,000 people are employed at the property. The mall receives 28.2 million visitors per year and between 60,000 and 150,000 shoppers daily depending on the day and season. The mall is currently valued at C$926 million.

This card shows the World Water Park of WEM. The World Waterpark is the world's largest indoor waterpark, built in 1985, with a size of over 20,000 square metres (4.9 acres). The park has the world's largest indoor wave pool and is known for its high-speed water slide called the Sky Screamer, which is often mistaken as the park's tallest slide at 24 metres (79 ft). The highest slide in the park is the Twister, which is 25.3 metres (83 ft) high.

And you may find that the sender wrote nothing on the back, right, because I did not know him or her. The sender is a friend of my friend's, and he or she was glad to send a card from where he or she studies now. Thanks all the same!

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