18 Dec '11, 11am

Christmas shopping still on despite delay in train services

Christmas shopping still on despite delay in train services

SINGAPORE: The delay in train services on Sunday morning on the East-West and North-South Lines may have seen fewer early-bird shoppers in town. But not all were deterred from doing some last-minute Christmas buying. Those hoping to get an early start to their Sunday morning shopping had to contend with further delays at train stations. A shopper said: "The MRT wasn't working till 11 plus, so I couldn't come out early to beat the crowd, so I had to delay my shopping plans." Another said: "It was horrible trying to get here actually. I had to try to flag down a taxi, that took a while." Train services to the Orchard MRT station were not in operation until after 11am. By lunchtime, a steady crowd was seen coming into town. With the train services resumed, shoppers could get back to buying Christmas gifts for their loved ones. A shopper said: "There's always last-minute sales...

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