Hawker centres are open air food courts where family operated stalls offer a variety of local dishes at local (inexpensive) prices. Hawker centres were developed in the 1960s with the rapid growth of Asian cities in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, and were initially located at transport hubs or near public housing.
Kampong Glam is filled with interesting and picturesque stores lining Arab, Muscat, Bussorah, Baghdad and Kandahar Streets. Most of them sell beautiful fabric and are owned by enterprising Indians who will help you mix and match. Buy "ethnic" materials at reasonable prices and have them transformed into whatever you want.
Shopping madness, shopping fever, shopping as a national pastime, shopping as a sport, shopping as a delusion... all hold true in Singapore. Everywhere you look... a store, a stall, a hawker beckons. Great deals, liquidation sales, closing sales, opening sales...
Sim Lim Square prides itself on being "Singapore's Largest Electronics and Computer Centre". It may be true, as it is more customary for local announcers to tout themselves as the biggest in Asia (most of the time obvious lies since Singapore is so small).
There are so very many shopping centres in our small city for you shopping aholics! But today I shall introduce you to the largest, fattest addition to the Singapore shopping scene, namely VivoCity.
If you're interested in purchasing a laptop computer, a camera, a flat screen television, or simply some much needed peripherals for your electronic toys, Funan provides a bevy of attractive stores without being too overwhelming for the non techno geek.
Wa lau! Nothing to eat at home. It would be good to have some not so spicy Indian lentil dahl. Ok, time for a trip to Mustafa Centre. What time is it? It does not matter! This Singapore shopping landmark almost never closes!