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Where have everybody gone?

Postby Wd40 » Thu, 19 Feb 2015 7:22 pm

Feels like curfew right now at Tampines central, in the trains too only a bunch of FTs. Where have everybody gone? Feels so eerie and dead. My wife says, this exactly how a normal evening in a neighborhood in Sydney felt and she hates it.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 19 Feb 2015 8:59 pm

Seems lovely and quiet/calm compared to normal. I believe there are a lot of domestic CNY celebrations going on tonight. Plus anyone able to pay the inflated prices to get away, has done so.

Don't worry, I'm sure the usual mayhem and noise will resume by the weekend :wink: Enjoy it while it lasts!
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Postby Wd40 » Thu, 19 Feb 2015 9:01 pm

We are at the River Hong bao festival at marina bay floating platform and half of Singapore seems to be here :)

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 19 Feb 2015 9:06 pm

They're offering free goodie-bags are they?

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Postby Aragorn2000 » Fri, 20 Feb 2015 7:06 am

Wd40 wrote:Feels like curfew right now at Tampines central, in the trains too only a bunch of FTs. Where have everybody gone? Feels so eerie and dead. My wife says, this exactly how a normal evening in a neighborhood in Sydney felt and she hates it.


It's always like that on the first day of a lunar new year. Ppl either stay at home or visit neighbours/relatives. Hardly any body wants to go to the malls. Some may even consider shopping inauspicious.

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Postby Barnsley » Fri, 20 Feb 2015 9:37 am

Aragorn2000 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Feels like curfew right now at Tampines central, in the trains too only a bunch of FTs. Where have everybody gone? Feels so eerie and dead. My wife says, this exactly how a normal evening in a neighborhood in Sydney felt and she hates it.


It's always like that on the first day of a lunar new year. Ppl either stay at home or visit neighbours/relatives. Hardly any body wants to go to the malls. Some may even consider shopping inauspicious.


Tampines Malls were as full as they could be with only 10% of the shops open i.e. all the places to eat.
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Postby nakatago » Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:23 am

Barnsley wrote:Tampines Malls were as full as they could be with only 10% of the shops open i.e. all the places to eat.



Renters grabbing a meal because their lease forbids them from cooking, storing any food in the fridge and their usual hawkers are away for CNY.

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Postby Barnsley » Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:31 am

nakatago wrote:
Barnsley wrote:Tampines Malls were as full as they could be with only 10% of the shops open i.e. all the places to eat.



Renters grabbing a meal because their lease forbids them from cooking, storing any food in the fridge and their usual hawkers are away for CNY.


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