September 01, 2008
February 23, 2007
Cool Insider said:
Why do some malls fail while others survive and even thrive? Are there lessons that we can learn from the raving successes... and spectacular failures?
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Find out how shopping centres and malls can stay vibrant and dynamic in a mature and hyper competitive market."
July 05, 2006
Jobless Four said:
im driven to desperation with my shopping disease. everyday i wake up and open my closet and i don't know what to wear anymore :( i just need more more more!
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Four girls spend their jobless times .... erm, shopping shopping shopping. And they share their very good buys here."
May 17, 2006
February 01, 2006
Roxanne/ Men of Clay said:
Blk 15 at Woodlands Loop is probably the best kept secret CNY bargain haven in Singapore. It‘s actually a freaking huge carpark cum factory, housing caterers, bakeries and food suppliers. Because there is no middleman, the prices of the goodies for sale are lower than those found in retail.
Recommended by ramblinglibrarian: "Who knew? CNY bargains in Woodlands (photos included in blog post). A less crowded alternative to Chinatown? Maybe not after being Tomorrowed..."
October 17, 2005
Malay Mail said:
Step outside your aircraft and as you begin walking towards baggage claim, even before your Nokia is fully activated with those hands meeting in the middle of the telephone screen, the stores say hello to you first.
It’s the same experience when you’re trying to leave. As soon as you tuck away your passport after immigration control, the Pradas and Guccis and Coaches are there to see you off.
Recommended by sgfilm: "Views on Singapore from across the Causeway."
September 28, 2005
bhavya learns about bargaining in Singapore and how it differs from his experience back home in New Delhi:
For this is what happened. I bargained. I brought the price down. I asked the man for the best price he would give, I said I would check around, and the proceeded to attempt to assault me for not purchasing the phone.
Here is why. If you ask for best price in Singapore, you are by honour obliged to purchase the item. Bargain all you like, but once you say those magic words, YOU MUST BUY. This is indeed a strange custom, because one is used to it being an open market, where one is king. One does not, under any circumstances, expect to have a lamp raised to one's head, and be threatened with quick and sudden retaliation.
July 06, 2005
Ms Sparkles said:
8) Then again, go with friends who have different tastes from you.
Why? Simple. No lost friendships from fighting for that last piece of clothing you both (or 3) like. Best if you can hoodwink your 'friends' into believing that you want to go on a morning hike in botanic gardens and later bluff them that the taxi driver heard the wrong directions. This way, they will not have enough money to fight for THAT top.
May 31, 2005
Singapore Book of Records has listed, on its website, an attempt for "Singapore's Largest Shopping Bag".
Singapore’s largest shopping bag will be displayed at Compass Point from 27 May to 10 July 2005... Compass Point Shopping Centre is making this record attempt at producing Singapore’s Largest Shopping Bag in conjunction with the national retail event- The Great Singapore Sale (GSS)...
May 05, 2005
Expat@Large says "Shopping is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake":
Grocery shopping is like guerilla warfare, with real gorillas. Singapore really is a strange country, they shop differently here. It’s like this: if you want to buy cereal, suddenly everyone in the shop wants, no, needs to stand in front of you and check out the cereals as well, they want to park their trolleys in front of the cereals while they go wait in the Deli queue 400 yards away, they want to pass between you and the cereals even though there are vast tracts of land behind you and then they get all huffy - like YOU were in THEIR way.
April 21, 2005
Angelle noted while working at the Heeren:
2. the annex level 4 top english hits. includes kylie minogue's 'cant get you outta ma head' 'i believe in you' 'slow', britney's 'my prerogative' 'toxic', evanescense's 'my immortal', usher's 'yeah' 'my boo(featuring alicia keys)', justin timberlake's 'rock your body'. as to jon's 'that's so 2003' -it is exactly that.