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Floating shopping centre comes to Kerala

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25 February 2010

Those on Kerala holidays should spend a bit of time searching for bargains at a floating shopping centre that is currently making its way up and down the region’s backwaters.

It is traversing the waterways of the Kuttanadu district in Alappuzha and was launched in June 2009, the brainchild of G Sudhakaran, state cooperative minister, the Indo-Asian News Service - cited in the Hindustan Times - reports.

A spokesperson for Consumerfed, the government-led organisation running the mall, noted that the Triveni Super Store, as it is known, sells “everything a home needs, including refrigerators and TV sets at subsidised rates”.

The floating store docks at 53 communities along its route and also stocks perfumes, shampoos, health drinks and grain sacks, with opening hours of between 08:00 and 18:00 local time.

Travelling in India was recently extolled by Michael Booth in The Times, who said that it can be suitable even for young children.

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