Living in Laos there was no big supermarket chains or Malls ( they got a couple of Chinese geared ones now) we used to jump in the car and hit udon thani for the shopping and a couple of nights to visit mates. That all all came to a halt during the last thai govt regime declaring only 2 x land crossings. Per year. So we had to stop going . Mrs tiz should get used to the idea of no malls soon enough. I know Philippinos love there malls