Singapore, like so much of Asia, breathes shopping. Wednesday being my last full day there, I decided to partake in the ritual myself.
A casual walk down to Espalande started off the spending spree, where I pciked up a few items, key of which was a few butterfly magnets. Oddly enough, I’d been looking for these the world over, though I never thought to find them in a small shop in Singapore.
After a realxing full body massage, I headed out in hunt of the HMV on Orchard Road. Three stories in one of the many shopping malls dotting the road, filled to the brim with J-Pop and K-Pop and DVDs and CDs the world over, many on sale, combined with a favorable exchange rate. I splurged, picking up about 10 – 12 discs of movies and music. Whether they’re any good, or I can even play them, remains to be seen.
Wednesday also marked the beginning of the end of the Lunar New Year celebrations in Singapore. To mark their passing, a fireworks display was set off down by Marina Promenade. The fireworks themselves were spectacular enough, but the flaming fields across the way where they launched them from was just as equally disconcerting.
The ambiance around the celebrations added to the evening, as revelers were out in force shopping and entertaining themselves up and down the promenade. The bright lights and street fair atmosphere made for a pleasant ending to my Singapore stay.