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Volkswagen driver gets angry note after blocking 2 motorcycle lots at City Square Mall carpark, Singapore News

Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place without parking goondus? One Volkswagen driver incurred the wrath of stranger after he blocked two motorcycle lots at City Square Mall’s carpark on Monday (Aug 12). Stomp contributor Sharvin alerted Stomp to the incident and shared photos he took of the parking fail and a scathing note admonishing the driver. The note read: “Don’t be a d**k. Park in the proper lot & not the motorcycle lots.” It came complete with a crude illustration of what the writer…

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Man openly shaves face at Kallang Wave Mall cafe: ‘It was disgusting!’, Singapore News

It is not uncommon to see patrons at cafes carrying out activities like reading, studying and sewing while enjoying their favourite brew. However, one guy caught the attention of fellow cafe goers when he started shaving his face with an electric shaver while seated at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at Kallang Wave Mall on Aug 7. Stomp contributor Kim was at the outlet at about 10.30am when she saw the man grooming himself in public. “A staff member came around to hand the man a cup of ice…

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Hong Kong mall landlord Wharf says ‘perfect storm’ of trade war, anti-extradition bill protests has hurt retail

A “perfect storm” created by the coming together of the US-China trade war and Hong Kong’s anti-extradition bill protests has adversely affected retail sales at Times Square and Harbour City, two shopping centres owned by Wharf Real Estate Investment Company, it said on Tuesday.“This time, it is like a perfect storm. External factors and internal factors are all erupting at the same time,” Stephen Ng, its chairman and managing director, said during a results briefing in the city.“In July and… Source link

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Shopping mall owners take a drubbing in the stock market as Hong Kong protests damage confidence in retail sector

Shopping mall owners have become victims of the mass rallies in Hong Kong, with their share prices taking a battering as investors lose faith in the city’s retail market.Among 18 major listed developers and commercial landlords, Swire Properties and Wharf Reic’s share prices have declined the most since the huge rally on June 9 that kickstarted what has now been weeks of demonstrations punctuated by violent clashes with police.Swire dropped 8.1 per cent to close at HK$30.75 on Wednesday, while… Source link

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Daiso’s new store ThreePpy opens in Funan Mall – worth a visit?, Lifestyle, Singapore News

“Wanna ThreePpy with me?” Your hot colleague asks you over lunch at KopiTech, making your heart skip a beat. Whoa, whoa, just wait a minute – get your mind out of the gutter! This is a family-friendly personal finance blog. All I’m referring to is the new ThreePpy by Daiso store, which opened its doors at Funan Mall last week. CHEY! BUT WHAT’S THREEPPY BY DAISO ALL ABOUT? “ThreePpy” is supposed to be short for “300 (yen) and Happy”. It’s the more expensive counterpart to Daiso, the famous 100 yen…

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China’s outlet mall boom is proving immune to the online shopping threat, and more investment funds are taking a look

Designer outlet malls, which enable brands to sell stock directly to the public through factory outlets, have continued to see strong growth in sales throughout Asia-Pacific, bucking the downturn that has affected other brick and mortar retailers during the e-commerce boom. The gains have been particularly noticeable in China, where a building boom has led to a doubling of outlet malls in the last two years. China has 110 outlet malls nationwide, or about 45 per cent of the 244 such malls… Source link

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Threeppy: Daiso’s new $5.80 shop in Funan mall looks set to give Miniso a run for its money, Lifestyle, Singapore News

It even has a cute tagline, “300 and happy”, hence, Threeppy. We’re guessing it alludes to how in Japan, Threeppy sells items priced at 300yen each, which is less than $4.  The brand is hoping to attract family shoppers in Singapore, according to NNA Business News report, with women in their 20s to 40s as their main target group. Daiso currently has 22 Threeppy shops in Japan and plans to add 30 stores every year. We personally have not stepped into a Threeppy store in Japan, but from the products captured on its official…

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21 injured in gas explosion at US mall, Singapore News

MIAMI – A powerful explosion from a suspected gas leak ripped through a shopping mall in Florida on Saturday, injuring 21 people, the fire department said. The explosion sent debris flying across the parking lot of the Fountain Plaza shopping centre, damaging an LA Fitness gym, numerous cars and blowing holes in neighbouring buildings in the city of Plantation, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Miami. “We got our workout in, picked up the kids, walked out, got in the car, drove away and as we drove away everything…

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Worth queuing for: Afuri Ramen at Funan mall , Lifestyle, Food, Singapore News

Ramen aficionados will be delighted to know that the popular Japanese ramen chain Afuri Ramen has finally opened their first outlet in Singapore at the revamped Funan mall. The brand is brought in by Japan Food Holdings, which also owns the Ajisen Ramen chain and Menya Musashi brand.  Afuri’s claim to fame is their signature yuzu-flavoured ramen. Yuzu is a small citrus fruit native to Asia. While yuzu-flavoured drinks are pretty popular in Singapore, yuzu-flavoured ramen is much less common. When I first heard about Afuri, I was intrigued by the…

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5 unique places to check out at the new Funan mall, Lifestyle, Singapore News

Funan is back and better than ever. After three years of redevelopment, the iconic mall is finally reopening its doors to the public today (June 28). The new Funan mall offers more than just IT and camera equipment. It’s home to more than 190 brands clustered around the themes of Tech, Craft, Play, Fit, Chic and Taste. As a quick guide, here’s five unique places worth checking out at the new and improved Funan. 1. URBAN FARM Photo: AsiaOne If you’ve been spending all day in the mall, take a breath…

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