Apart from attending this year’s Computex, we made sure to stop by Taiwan’s very own IT shopping mall, the Syntrend Creative Park. Similar to our own Low Yat Plaza, the 12-storey mall is a collaborative project between Hon Hai Precision Industry and the Taipei City Government.
“Syntrend” in Chinese means “three achievements”, which are namely creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Inside the mall, each floor has its own theme and product categories . Apart from showcasing the latest products, visitors to Syntrend can also find futuristic art displayed all around the mall.
Another thing to note about Syntrend is its underground parking system. The system is efficient (and futuristic) in the sense that no tickets are required. You can choose to either enter through facial recognition, scanning of car number plate, or scanning of the Taiwanese “Touch n Go” called ‘Easy Card’. When exiting, payment is made when the system scans your face, car plate number, or your Easy Card.
Without further ado, here are some shots of the very impressive Syntrend Creative Park.
For those who are wondering what the 12 floors of Syntrend are, here is the breakdown:
1F – “Look”
Notable shops: Samsung, Oppo, HTC, Intel’s Concept Store, Reception Desk
2F – “Touch”
Notable shops: Asus, Acer, Lenovo, MSI, HP, Transcend
3F – “Click”
Notable shops: Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm, Sony, Pentax, Ricoh
4F – “Create”
Notable shops: Momentum, Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Gogo Sports
5F – “Listen”
Notable shops: JBL, B&O Play, Infocus, Bose, Harman Kardon, Sennheiser
6F – “Game”
Notable shops: Playstation, Nanoblock, Tamiya, Gundam Base Taiwan
7F – “Play”
Notable shops: Playmobil, Mr. Sai Science Toy Factory, Cafe Ballet Baby Kitchen
8F – “Explore”, 9F – “Dine”, 10F – “Dream”, 11F – “Make” (yet to be opened floors)
12F – “Show”
Notable shops: Syntrend Show (Exhibition Floor)
Syntrend may not be a place where you can find killer deals, but it is a very interesting place to visit. There are lots to see, many to play, and plenty to experience. Currently, there are only seven floors open to the public in Syntrend, and we can’t wait for the other floors to be opened.