20 Jul '18, 3pm

My latest research essay in BiblioAsia, on #Singapore’s #shopping hotspots of the 1960s https://t.co/AIV2DstcZL

My latest research essay in BiblioAsia, on #Singapore’s #shopping hotspots of the 1960s https://t.co/AIV2DstcZL

The shoppers from this generation, however, were vastly different from the throngs who congregate at Orchard Road or hang out in shopping malls today, many without the slightest intention of buying anything. Until 40 or 50 years ago, most Singaporeans did not have the disposable incomes nor the leisure time to “go shopping” whenever they liked. The oral history collections at the National Archives of Singapore contain numerous accounts of people mentioning Raffles Place or High Street as a shopper’s paradise, only to declare in the same breath that they did not have the money to patronise any of these “high-class” shops.

Full article: http://www.nlb.gov.sg/biblioasia/2018/07/06/going-shoppin...

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