Ikeja Mall Makes Facebook’s Top 25 Most Popular Check-In Sites

Ikeja Mall Makes Facebook’s Top 25 Most Popular Check-In Sites

By Opinions | The Trent on December 11, 2013
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by Oliver Smith for Telegraph

The social networking site unveiled the 25 most popular locations of 2013 as part of its end of year review.

Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, was number one in the US, while Disneyland Paris and Toyko Disneyland were the top sites in France and Japan.

The Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa in Iceland, made the top 25, as did St Mark’s Square in Venice, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Sharm el-Sheikh, and the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India.

Several sporting venues also featured – the Friends Area near Stockholm, Sweden, where the country’s national football team perform;Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia, which also hosts Australian Rules Football; and the Rogers Arena, an indoor venue in Vancouver.

The O2 arena, which has hosted acts including Fleetwood Mack, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Plan B and Justin Bieber this year, was the most popular British destination.

Taksim Square in Istanbul, the site of massive protests earlier this year, was the site most frequently checked in at in Turkey.

The most talked about events of 2013 were also revealed by Facebook. They included the election of Pope Francis, the birth of the royal baby, Typhoon Hainan, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Tour de France, and the death of Nelson Mandela.

 

The list in full

Argentina: Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires

Australia: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria

Brazil: Parque Ibirapuera, São Paulo

Canada: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia

Egypt: Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt

France: Disneyland Paris, Marne La Vallée

Germany: Reeperbahn, Hamburg

Hong Kong: Hong Kong Disneyland

Iceland: Blue Lagoon, Reykjavík, Iceland

India: Harmandir Sahib (The Golden Temple), Amritsar

Italy: Piazza San Marco, Venice

Japan: Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo

Mexico: Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City

Nigeria: Ikeja City Mall, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Poland: Temat Rzeka, Warsaw

Russia: Gorky Park of Culture and Leisure

Singapore: Marina Bay Sands

South Africa: Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

South Korea: Myungdong Street, Seoul

Spain: Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Catalonia

Sweden: Friends Arena, Solna

Taiwan: Tainan Flower Night Market, Tainan City

Turkey: Taksim Square, Istanbul

United Kingdom: The 02, London

United States: Disneyland, Anaheim, California

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