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Postby the lynx » Fri, 17 Aug 2012 10:30 am

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nakatago wrote:Stroll around your neighborhood if you live in an HDB town or walk towards the market area. Most of the time, they're Indian barbershops, although I just probably haven't seen one with Chinese uncles manning a place.


I thought malay barbers are common. Yet to see an Indian barber in the neighbourhoods I have lived , i.e. Tampines and AMK or malls I have visited.

Ofcourse you go to Little India you find Indian barbers.


Probably depending on locations. So far I've never seen any Indian or Malay barber where I stayed (Woodlands and BV area). All Chinese barbers (men in 40's and above).

And I must say (again) that all these Chinese barber shops that I've seen so far are always set up next to hair salons run by Chinese girls. I wonder why. Has anyone noticed this before?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:27 am

Don't know. In my "town" centre we have a malay barber located in a row of chinese women's hair salons so I don't reckon there is any rhyme or reason. Other than the same with Phone reseller & bubble tea sellers. They all tend to bunch up together so nobody make much. Not real smart to me.

In fact, if I were going to start up a barber shop, I'd want four chairs and a barber of every race so as to cater to all.

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:35 am

In many malls different outlets are also grouped this way. I don't get it neither. I actually thought that this is as per some mall's policy to make it convenient for the customers.

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:39 am

x9200 wrote:In many malls different outlets are also grouped this way. I don't get it neither. I actually thought that this is as per some mall's policy to make it convenient for the customers.


Not sure about most shops, but it is always every mall's policy to group F&B units together in a cluster or within same floor (usually in either basement or ground area) for hygiene and maintenance purposes. Depending on design, some malls also allow F&B units in every floor but only restricted to certain wing or lobby.

The only exception is to coffee bistros and small cafes.

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 17 Aug 2012 8:58 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:If he's got musical stuff on the wall then I guess it's the same chap - he must have moved. Definitely a Malay barber - different place to the Indian barber that Saint mentioned (New Star).


Probably him. I often see him singing and playing his guitar when there are no customers.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 18 Aug 2012 7:58 am

the lynx wrote:
x9200 wrote:In many malls different outlets are also grouped this way. I don't get it neither. I actually thought that this is as per some mall's policy to make it convenient for the customers.


Not sure about most shops, but it is always every mall's policy to group F&B units together in a cluster or within same floor (usually in either basement or ground area) for hygiene and maintenance purposes. Depending on design, some malls also allow F&B units in every floor but only restricted to certain wing or lobby.

The only exception is to coffee bistros and small cafes.


I did not mean F&Bs - this I could understand. I remember in Lot1 (CCK) they used to have all the novelties/gift shops at the same floor 3 in row each shop adjacent to the other. I can not think of some other examples at the moment so maybe they just stopped doing it over the years.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 18 Aug 2012 5:24 pm

x9200 wrote:
the lynx wrote:
x9200 wrote:In many malls different outlets are also grouped this way. I don't get it neither. I actually thought that this is as per some mall's policy to make it convenient for the customers.


Not sure about most shops, but it is always every mall's policy to group F&B units together in a cluster or within same floor (usually in either basement or ground area) for hygiene and maintenance purposes. Depending on design, some malls also allow F&B units in every floor but only restricted to certain wing or lobby.

The only exception is to coffee bistros and small cafes.


I did not mean F&Bs - this I could understand. I remember in Lot1 (CCK) they used to have all the novelties/gift shops at the same floor 3 in row each shop adjacent to the other. I can not think of some other examples at the moment so maybe they just stopped doing it over the years.


I've noticed this too. Baby stores tend to always be clustered. For example at Parkway, they're all on the second floor in the little off-shoot corridor.


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