Sunday, December 7, 2014
There's a new shopping mall called Seletar Mall in one of the furthest corner of Singapore on the east side. For those not familar (especially tourists), you can take the MRT train (NEL Line (purple colour)) to Sengkang MRT Station and dont exit the station on arrival, take the escalator to the LRT platform (top level in the station) and take the LRT train to Fernvale Station (SW5) on the west loop (dont take the East loop). The mall is just next to Fernvale LRT Station. The duration of the driveless train is quite frequent so dont worry about rushing to board the LRT Train. Inside the mall, almost the same as any malls around Singapore with lots of restaurants, food court, eateries, etc but as the mall is new, the queue to eat in the restaurants are pretty long. Spotted a huge christmas tree in the mall, is beautiful, was made out of recycled bottles. We did not want to queue to eat in the mall, so we exit the mall and headed to fernvale point (neighbourhood shops/coffeeshop) just next to the mall. It is not air conditioned but the outdoor seating had lots of fans so is quite comfy to eat here and the food is good too with reasonable prices. I dont stay around here so is nice to walk around the neighbourhood. Interesting to spot a cobbler having some business repairing shoes. This is a dying trade, not many street cobbler can be found around Singapore anymore. I know there's still some at People Park Complex. Sengkang is a pretty young town, with lots of new flats. These flats are known as HDB flats (not private condominium), although they are subsidized and known as public housing, they are really not cheap and are in the six figure sum in S$. Standard of living in Singapore has really risen a lot.