Busan Mall Gets Guinness Listing as World's Biggest

Shinsegae Centum City in Busan's Haeundae will be registered as the world's largest department store in the Guinness Book of Records.

The shopping mall holds a ceremony Friday to receive the official recognition as the world's largest mall from Guinness World Records. Before the Busan mall, Macy's in New York had been the world's largest.

A Shinsegae press release said according to the measurement by Guinness World Records, the floor size of the mall is 293,905 sq.m, 95,405 sq.m larger than Macy's.

The mall applied for a new world record after receiving an official certificate as Korea's largest department store through on-site measurement by the Korea Record Institute, an agent for Guinness.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jun. 26, 2009 11:50 KST