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Postby PNGMK » Thu, 15 May 2014 4:10 pm

If I can't ride my motorbike up the sidewalk to the front of the shop, walk inside and grab what I need I'm not really interested in using the business. The old shop houses around Little India / Arab St are perfect for this. Even the HDB style shops are ok.

Screw the mall owners.

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 15 May 2014 4:17 pm

JR8 wrote:Hahaha ^

Yeah, my wife doesn't mind getting lost in a mall for half a day.


LOL, if men can be very capable in navigating while driving and reading maps, surely trivial stuff like mall layouts wouldn't confuse them?

Having said that, I'm good with malls too, but only because I want to be able to go from entrance A to shop B, right into aisle C and cashier D, and back to entrance A, using minimum effort and with least amount of stress.

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Postby Addadude » Thu, 15 May 2014 6:04 pm

the lynx wrote:Having said that, I'm good with malls too, but only because I want to be able to go from entrance A to shop B, right into aisle C and cashier D, and back to entrance A, using minimum effort and with least amount of stress.


But if somebody were to ask you how they get to say Serangoon Road from Tanjong Pagar, might you have some difficulty giving them directions? (Telling them to take a cab is not permitted!)
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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 15 May 2014 11:51 pm

PNGMK wrote:If I can't ride my motorbike up the sidewalk to the front of the shop, walk inside and grab what I need I'm not really interested in using the business. The old shop houses around Little India / Arab St are perfect for this. Even the HDB style shops are ok.

Screw the mall owners.


Even worse are the malls that won't let motorbikes use the carpark.

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Postby PNGMK » Fri, 16 May 2014 1:57 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
PNGMK wrote:If I can't ride my motorbike up the sidewalk to the front of the shop, walk inside and grab what I need I'm not really interested in using the business. The old shop houses around Little India / Arab St are perfect for this. Even the HDB style shops are ok.

Screw the mall owners.


Even worse are the malls that won't let motorbikes use the carpark.


...and then have security chase the sidewalk parkers away.

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 16 May 2014 8:30 am

Addadude wrote:
the lynx wrote:Having said that, I'm good with malls too, but only because I want to be able to go from entrance A to shop B, right into aisle C and cashier D, and back to entrance A, using minimum effort and with least amount of stress.


But if somebody were to ask you how they get to say Serangoon Road from Tanjong Pagar, might you have some difficulty giving them directions? (Telling them to take a cab is not permitted!)


Hoo-boy, Tanjong Pagar MRT station itself is already a labyrinth of exits. Even a well-acquainted commuter will have hard time giving directions.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 16 May 2014 8:45 am

the lynx wrote:
JR8 wrote:Hahaha ^

Yeah, my wife doesn't mind getting lost in a mall for half a day.


LOL, if men can be very capable in navigating while driving and reading maps, surely trivial stuff like mall layouts wouldn't confuse them?

Having said that, I'm good with malls too, but only because I want to be able to go from entrance A to shop B, right into aisle C and cashier D, and back to entrance A, using minimum effort and with least amount of stress.


Naaah, there's a big difference.
Maps are 2D, malls are 3D. Plus there aren't 'navigational maps' to malls (oh how I wish Ion had something like it).
Map-navigation is simpler. Follow the map, the road-signs, as a worst case, note the position of the sun to maintain a bearing. Ion... has intentionally confusing floorplans and it doesn't even have external windows, you wouldn't know -like a casino- whether it's day or night.

Good on you for being a stealth-shopper. I seem to have only got as far as mastering that in the local NTUC!

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Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 16 May 2014 12:38 pm

Indoor location using your mobile phone :-)

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 16 May 2014 3:42 pm

Steve1960 wrote:Indoor location using your mobile phone :-)


https://support.google.com/gmm/answer/1685827?hl=en


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Century Square
Hougang Mall
ION
Liang Court
Mandarin Gallery
Marina Bay Sands
Metro (Department store)
Ngee Ann City
Orchard Central
Paragon
Parkway Parade
Scotts Square
Suntec City
Takashimaya (Department store)
Tampines 1
The Centrepoint
Tiong Bahru Plaza
Triple one
Wheelock Place
White Sands
AMK Hub
Bukit Panjang Plaza
City Square Mall
Clementi Mall
Forum The Shopping Mall
Funan DigitaLife Mall
Great World city
Heartland Mall-Kovan
Jurong point
Marina Square
Milenia
nex
OG Albert Complex
OG Orchard
OG People Park
Palais Renaissance
Park Mall
Quayside Isle
Raffles City
Sim Lim Square
Square 2
Tanglin Mall
Tanglin place
The Central - Clarque Quay
United Square Shopping Mall
Velocity Novena Square
West coast Plaza
Wisma Atria[/list]

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 16 May 2014 4:05 pm

Nice one, Nak! :)

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 16 May 2014 4:15 pm

Definitely on Android; not sure about iOS.

When you're in the building, leave wifi on (because GPS won't work indoors). Keep zooming until the floor plan appears. There will also be buttons to switch between floors.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 16 May 2014 4:35 pm

Played with it on my SII using Maps and NEX. as I zoomed in on NEX the floor plan came into view. Once that happened the floor selection showed up on the right side of the page. Pretty neat. Defo can become a stealth shopper for sure. Straight in and to the nearest hardware shop, if any. If none, forgeddit. :cool:

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 16 May 2014 6:07 pm

nakatago wrote:Definitely on Android; not sure about iOS.

When you're in the building, leave wifi on (because GPS won't work indoors). Keep zooming until the floor plan appears. There will also be buttons to switch between floors.



Ooh, interesting. That was unexpected, thanks!

p.s. I look forward to telling the missus that her 'far cooler' iPhone can't get mall floorplans :lol:

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Postby maneo » Fri, 16 May 2014 11:36 pm

nakatago wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:Indoor location using your mobile phone :-)


https://support.google.com/gmm/answer/1685827?hl=en

Interesting.
Thank you!

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 17 May 2014 1:14 pm

JR8 wrote:
p.s. I look forward to telling the missus that her 'far cooler' iPhone can't get mall floorplans :lol:


Then you'll be eating crow when she shows you it works almost identically on Google Maps for iOS. Nak just said he didn't know as he hadn't tried it, not that it didn't work. In fact, Google Maps is pretty much 100% feature completely and identical on both platforms now.

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Unless the Android version has Singapore's number one mall, just west of palais renaissance.... :cool:


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