31 Jan '11, 12pm

Wet weather affects businesses, shoppers and tourists

Wet weather affects businesses, shoppers and tourists

SINGAPORE : The wet weather the past two days has affected businesses, travellers and shoppers. Businesses along Orchard Road were expecting huge crowds of shoppers over the last weekend before Lunar New Year. But they were sorely disappointed. One business owner at Lucky Plaza said: "I think this is unusual. Normally we see more crowds, but now I can see that even (during this) Chinese New Year period, there are no people on Orchard Road." Another business owner at Lucky Plaza said: "This year, it is really quiet. Hopefully we will get a better crowd, but the rain is killing us, frankly speaking. I think the people in Chinatown are complaining. Last year it was a lot better." Some florists and nurseries Channel NewsAsia spoke to said business dipped by about 20 per cent. But most are confident it will pick up soon. James Koh, co-partner of Hawaii Landscape, said: "There i...

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