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“Interesting place to visit”
Review of Re:START - CLOSED

Re:START
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Brisbane
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63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Interesting place to visit”
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

The mall is a small but interesting place to visit. Very colourful and well thought out, the shipping containers make a great shopping experience. The city itself is still in various stages of destruction, demolition and rebuilding.

Visited August 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
“Not like any other shopping area you'll see around the world”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Christchurch was hit hard during the earthquake and Re:START was a first step into getting the shopping business back on track. With containers stacking up and shops opening inside containers you will be amazed to see a BANK inside a container or even food stalls there. It's a tiny area but worth a look!

Visited August 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great idea”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Really good idea considering what Christchurch has been through. While it is only small it is worth a look, just bear in mind there is not much shelter for poor weather days.

Visited August 2014
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Singapore
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92 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Container shops”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

The re:START mall is a show of the resilient Christchurch business to recover and start a shopping precinct, and the idea for a quick turn around in shipping containers to keep the city alive is a great and wonderful idea!
We wander around the shops, a little lost at times but soon found our way in seconds, not a large space but good variation. Love the coffee corners and food available.
Agree with some reviewers ... anyone visiting Christchurch please make the effort to go into the city and support the locals who are re building their city and their lives.

Visited August 2014
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Hobart, Australia
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131 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“sobering and worth supporting”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The re:START mall is an oasis in the middle of a sad and sobering space. After the earthquakes, the resilient Christchurch business have started up a shopping precinct in shipping containers to keep the city alive.
We wandered the wider streets which are now mostly demolition or construction sites. We found one small area about 4 blocks away from the re:START mall where a small arcade of delightful old shops have survived the earthquakes and businesses are still trying to trade. Sadly they were mostly empty of customers.
If you are visiting Christchurch please make the effort to go into the city and support the locals who are re building their city and their lives. Good on you Christchurch!

Visited August 2014
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