lauantai 18. heinäkuuta 2015

Confessions of a Shopaholic

On Sunday 28th, we (Janne and Santeri) decided to visit Orchard Road, a huge shopping street. The first thing that draw our attention was the large crowd of people. Even thought we've stayed here in a big city for a quite a while now, this was the first time we felt suffocated by the number of people in the same area. The street had narrow side walks filled with both locals and tourists.

Orchard road

We heard that there was a video game store that sells retro games and we tried to locate the shop as soon as possible so we wouldn't have to stay in the crowd. We found the place and it turned out not to be a store that sells retro games. After leaving the game shop we stumbled into a tailor shop which sign said "Tervetuloa suomalaiset asiakkaat" ("Welcome Finnish customers" in English). The owner had had Finnish customers and spoke few words of our beloved mother tongue.

The Orchard road and it's neighbouring area have a lot of malls, many right next to each other. It's easy to get by the underground tunnels that connect the malls. Afterwards we visited Orchard road again to visit Kinokuniya a huge book store (This time Eero came along as well). Kinokuniya is located in the Ngee Ann City shopping centre.

Ngee Ann City

It was a pleasant surprise to find a large comic book section at the book store. Janne two science-fiction books: Perdido Street Station by China Miéville and Sand by Hugh Howey and a graphic novel Maus by Art Spiegelman. Eero picked up two books as well, both graphic novels: Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons as well as Batman: Year One by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli. Because the store had such a large selection, we consider visiting Kinokuniya one more time before our departure back to Finland.

Big Damn Sin City (and Eero) 

The comic book section at Kinokuniya

ION Orchard

Bulldog statue

Eero, Janne, Santeri

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