They only had two stores in Singapore, but losing Carrefour was really, really bad from a consumer standpoint.JR8 wrote:Perhaps why Carrefour got squeezed out
Now sure who benefited more to be honest, other supermarket operators... or Toys R' Us.
Er... you shop to provide jobs.Hannieroo wrote:I don't know how anyone who has lived with tesco or Walmart could honestly miss them. Yes, it's easier, but it's not ethical shopping and provides far less jobs.
Marina Bay Sands area is all posh but the real deal is a hit-and-miss. Worst scenario is that you pay $$$ and get crap.Usmom wrote:We are going to Singapore to take a prelook at properties and explore the country. Staying near Marina Bay Sands area, can't wait. Again thanks for all the recommendations and advice, it will give our trip better focus. Any suggestions for delicious dinners?
[Monty Python voice]zzm9980 wrote:Pretty sure I said the Esplanade. It's also a great A/C'd rest-point for the inevitiable "tourist walk from MBS around Marina Bay and then along the river".JR8 wrote: ZZM refers to the Esplanade (the ‘silver pointy thing’).
More than a few tourists I'm sure have stood on the swimming pool sky deck of MBS their first day in Singapore and said "Wow, I wonder what that big silver pointy thing over yonder is?"JR8 wrote:[Monty Python voice]zzm9980 wrote:Pretty sure I said the Esplanade. It's also a great A/C'd rest-point for the inevitiable "tourist walk from MBS around Marina Bay and then along the river".JR8 wrote: ZZM refers to the Esplanade (the ‘silver pointy thing’).
No you didn't, you said, 'Esplanade (the big silver pointy thing...)'. Which is probably a good description for someone who might not know what a stainless steel durian looks like
The Esplanade, the concert hall complex itself, would be a good 'comfort stop' (in English: a pee-stop) en route to MBS back from a night on the lash over at the Quays.
Welcome to your first taste of Singapore. Also get ready for extremely poor (by US standards) service. But at least tipping isn't required.Usmom wrote:Took a look at the fat cow menu and holy cow, expensive!! oh well, we're planning a night to dine there. Got to try the Japanese rib eye.
We'll just eat the free breakfast at the hotel that morning and have lunch at a Hawker center to save up for the dinner.
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