The tenants of Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre are a mix of old hats and new blood. Some of its old occupants have long outgrown it while others have shuttered their shops, but it remains a monument to a bygone era.
With massage parlours aplenty and Yangtze Cinema’s erotic films, shopping mall Pearls Centre has always been a sly wink in orderly Singapore. Where will its occupants and visitors go after it is demolished?
Beauty World Plaza is a shopping mall out of time — filled with quiet mom-and-pop shops, it holds a hypnotic, languid charm. Must it upgrade to remain relevant?
To what extent are shopping malls part of Singapore’s “memoryscape”? Hong Xinyi ruminates on this and the ghost of her…