Why Are There No Shoe Shine Stands in Singapore?

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Post by SunWuKong » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 8:14 am

The maid dilemma. As I see it, there is no such thing as the rich or well off without the indigent. It is slavery and the question to be asked is who regulates what a slave should or should not have to do?

Even without a personal slave, anyone with money in their pocket is still at the top of the pile. As an analogy, if you enjoy Kentucky Fried Chicken, despite never wielding an axe; you still killed the chook.

I myself live very comfortably in Singapore, am fortunate enough to work little and earn much. However, as the son of very hard working primary producers in another country, I understand what I'm doing.

Toughen up and realise that if you are doing it easy, your foot is on someone else's neck, even if you can not see their face.
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Re: Why Are There No Shoe Shine Stands in Singapore?

Post by valleyman » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 11:04 am

Strong Eagle wrote:Very common to find in office buildings, hotels in many US cities... can't say that I've seen one here.
There are a couple in Holland Village in front of the Burger King :)

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Re: Why Are There No Shoe Shine Stands in Singapore?

Post by nakatago » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 2:10 pm

valleyman wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:Very common to find in office buildings, hotels in many US cities... can't say that I've seen one here.
There are a couple in Holland Village in front of the Burger King :)
I thought they only repair shoes and duplicate keys.
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Re: Why Are There No Shoe Shine Stands in Singapore?

Post by missis » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 2:28 pm

Edmundfo wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:Very common to find in office buildings, hotels in many US cities... can't say that I've seen one here.
Because singaporeans have better things to do?
? Strange comment!

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Re: Why Are There No Shoe Shine Stands in Singapore?

Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 9:08 pm

nakatago wrote:
valleyman wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:Very common to find in office buildings, hotels in many US cities... can't say that I've seen one here.
There are a couple in Holland Village in front of the Burger King :)
I thought they only repair shoes and duplicate keys.
Correct.

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Post by ksl » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 11:24 pm

Nothing wrong with shoe shine boys, though innovative thinking is hard to come by :o Okay the 2010 magic box

How much are you buggars willing to pay 1$ or 2$, I guess you want the ukulele too and a newspaper...

http://www.euronics.co.in/euroshoepol.htm

Okay franchise for sale any offers :lol: vinegar works wonders on the shine and removes stains too, white vinegar that is.

http://lorettawallace.net/shoe_care.html

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Re: Why Are There No Shoe Shine Stands in Singapore?

Post by wcs » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 2:56 am

valleyman wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:Very common to find in office buildings, hotels in many US cities... can't say that I've seen one here.
There are a couple in Holland Village in front of the Burger King :)
Though the Burger King has gone now. It is still being renovated. So it is just around the corner from the Crystal Jade Xiao Long Bao shop for anyone new to the area.

Once the mrt station entrance opens, I wonder if they will still be allowed to operate there, or if they will be moved on?

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Post by clubbber » Sat, 17 Apr 2010 6:12 pm

always thought here ppl either let maid polish, or never polish till change a new pair
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Post by cinder » Sun, 18 Apr 2010 11:29 pm

there is one in the intersection of Telok Ayer St and Amoy St, just in front of Amoy St. Hawker Centre, nearby Tanjong Pagar MRT. he is also doing the shoe repair. the ones in Holland Village only repair the shoes (and sometime bags).

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