I don’t like electronic shops. Period. There’s always too much light, too many sounds and the smell of – I don’t know – polysomething makes me sick. You can imagine my joy when we walked into this place in Singapore. A seven floor high electronic shopping mall. 9.9 out of 10 people were men. All buying iPads, iPhones, cameras, lenses, playstations, flat screens, music systems…all of a sudden we needed all this and in order to find the best bargain we had to run from shop to shop, first floor to 7th floor. Indeed, the higher we got, the better the bargains and after 3,5 hours (can you imagine!) we left this place with an iPad, popping ears and more electronic knowledge I ever asked for (Did you know there are flatscreens that respond to you voice and switch channels by waving at it?)
Thank God you can zoom back into the real world in 15 Minutes, a little creative bistro and students cafe in the LASALLE College of The Arts of Singapore across the street. They serve tasty cheese toast and tropical fruit shakes and oh wait, they do have something technical: they give you a beeper after you’ve given your order. As soon as the thing starts buzzing, you can collect you food at the counter. Welcome to the 21st century!
P.S. The photographer wants me to add that this mall – Sim Lim Square – really is the best place to buy electronic stuff for a good price