Photo taken at a Chinese Medicine Shop near Ghim Moh Market, Singapore.
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Posted in Chinese Medicine, Ghim Moh, Market, Photography, Shopping, Singapore, spices, travel photography, tagged Chinese Medicine, Ghim Moh Market, Photo of the Day, Photography, Shop, shopping, Singapore, Store on April 28, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Badvertising, Consumerism, Feminist, Gender Issues, Shopping, Singapore, tagged bad advertising, Badvertising, consumerism, Courts, diamonds, household items, sexism, shopping, Singapore, washing machine on February 14, 2013 | 6 Comments »
I prefer not to shop at Court’s as I’ve had my share of frustrations with their customer service, but I do like to check their pricing on big ticket items. That’s why I ended up looking at this ad on their website for a Samsung washing machine and found this beautiful piece of marketing.
Like a diamond, the Diamond Drum Washing Machine is long lasting, caring, beautiful, and is an expression of most woman’s want.
That’s right, ladies. Court’s knows what you want. It’s diamonds and washing machines. List it right above equal pay, joyful expression of the soul, and a house in the Dolomites- or on Sentosa Island if you prefer.
Maybe if you are lucky you will meet a man who can give you both a washing machine AND a diamond.
With that, I am headed out to buy a washing machine. Because sadly, even conflict-free diamonds can’t get my clothes clean.
Editor’s note: My local electronics store sold this washing machine for $455. That’s $44 lower than Courts. That includes delivery, installation and disposal of the old one.
Posted in 24 hour, Food Stalls, Little India, Restaurants, Shopping, Singapore, the Mustafa Center, Weird Asia, tagged 24 hours, cheap eats, discount shopping, eye massager, Little India, sensory overload, shopping, Singapore, the Mustafa Center, tomato soap on November 13, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Oh no! They’ve closed the Singapore Carrefour! Both of them!
Panic. Where am I going to get things?
“Imagine not having a Walmart or a Target to go to,” I tell Leslie back in Texas.
“Yeah, I could see how that would be annoying,” she says.
It’s not that either of us like or philosophically support Walmart, it’s just that sometimes it becomes a necessary evil.
“Can’t you order things online?” Leslie asks.
“No,” I sigh. “Some things you can, but its not like they have an Amazon here.”
“Can you Yelp it?” she suggests.
“Nope no Yelp either,” I answer.
Hopefully someone more business-minded and less lazy than myself will see this as an opportunity.
But alas, this may be an overreaction. Afterall, there’s always the Mustafa Center.
In the heart of little India and open 24 hours, it’s 75,000sq ft of random and not so random items, a hotel, café and supermarket. It is the place to go to buy tomato soap, an engagement ring, an ipad and an eye massager all at 2 am on a Tuesday, emerging three days later after a sensory overload induced psychosis has finally run its course.
That’s right, I said tomato soap, not soup. And yes, an eye massager as well.
Did you think I was kidding?
In the spirit of Diwali, maybe I’ll head down to little India. Since I’m there anyway, perhaps I’ll pick up a curry, some aspirin and a new laser printer.
If I’m not back by Friday, send a search party out.
Editor’s note: Yelp has answered my plea! Or maybe I was mistaken in the past. Seems like some Singapore places are rated on the site. It’s a start.