14 Apr '12, 11am

McDonald's place: more than just a fast food outlet #Singapore

was not only a place to gorge on calorie-heavy Big Macs and oily fries during my childhood. It was also where I used to hang out with friends and check out girls during my school days (I'm sure former students from ACS, SJI, MGS, CHIJ Toa Payoh, Chinese High can also identify). And yes, I've even been there on not-so-romantic dates before. These memories came rushing back to me when I read earlier this week that the building (more fondly known by its initials, KAP) would soon be closed, and with it all its tenants, including familiar long-time occupants McDonald's and Cold Storage, gone. The news is even more devastating, since it comes merely a few weeks after another local icon and childhood favourite of mine, the East Coast Park McDonald's , shut down after 30 years in operations I remember spending much of my childhood at McDonald's Place mugging during the horrid exam...

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