Sunday, June 15, 2008

Shop till you drop - Singapore's Orchard street

I am not a shopper, but Singapore's Orchard Street has to be seen to be believed. The number of gleaming megamalls are almost uncountable. I thought Sunday night might be quiet, but I was wrong. The streets and malls were thronged. Singapore's Tourist Information Center too was open until 9:30. I was looking for a bookstore to by Lee Kwan Yew's 2 volume autobiography and a characteristically helpful young woman directed me to one, only two blocks away.

Singapore has apparently ended poverty, but Orchard Street raises an interesting question. After ending poverty, what? More on this later, my internet connectivity time is running out.


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