Bet you didn’t know that the Housing Development Board (HDB) operates shopping malls right where you live in the heartlands? Or that many of the shops in HDB shopping centres sell useful things?
Don’t believe me? Check out this shop at Taman Jurong Shopping Centre!
Singapore is not just a “fried rice paradise”. It is also a “hard sell paradise”.
If you flip through the papers on any single day, approximately 80% of the advertisements scream “DISCOUNTS”, “SALE”, “FREE”, “PROMOTION” and other words aimed at tugging at your wallets. Because we’re such avid bargain hunters, anything priced at the normal rack rates or list price will fail to trigger any immediate (or impulsive) purchase decision.
As I was about to enter my car a few days ago, I spotted this bright colourful flyer on my window.