I Hate Shopping in Singapore (those crazy crowds)

After a weekend trying to avoid getting shoved in malls, I wrote a post about my Love Hate affair with them.

And if you live in a sparsely populated country – lucky you. Here’s a taste of what a crowd is like in an overpopulated country where people love to flock to malls on the weekends. A user called wongjunhao on YouTube, uploaded this video of the crazy crowds at Tampines Mall.


I feel tired just looking at it.

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10 Responses to I Hate Shopping in Singapore (those crazy crowds)

  1. Rebecca Lowe says:

    Tampines is my local mall and it is always packed! It is so crazy, everyone here loves shopping malls lol.

    • bookjunkie says:

      I must be quite a culture shock for you?

      Oh yeah, I noticed Compass Point at Sengkang can be quite a nightmare on weekends too. I hope I am never dragged there again.

  2. Lady J says:

    I’m not a huge fan of malls too. I used to love hanging out in malls when younger but not anymore. These days, our malls are way too crowded worse when it comes to November and December! So if I plan to head to the malls in town, I only do it early in the morning. And to avoid the mad Christmas crowds, I start shopping for Christmas presents throughout the early and just keep them aside. 😉

    • bookjunkie says:

      you sounds like my super organized friend (whom I look up to) who gets all her xmas shopping done 1-2 months before. I think it’s a great idea…no stress.

      yeah and so true, when I was a kid it was fun hanging out at Yaohan 🙂

  3. Crystal says:

    I just posted a comment at the other blog, but Singapore malls on weekends? UGH.

    Hong Kong overwhelmed me, though. We went to a local mall because they had a snoopy themed playground, and there were literally twice as many people as in Singapore. I think if we ever moved to HK, I’d become agoraphobic as it’s all just too crowded.

    • bookjunkie says:

      Yeah I usually am dragged to the mall, when people around me want to go shopping. I only happily go to the ones that are not crowded and have nice cafes or nook stores to entice me. I am the only one in my family who hates shopping here. The blog saves my sanity because at least I can look out for interesting things to photograph and distract myself.

      I too can’t take the rushing crowds in Hong Kong. They walk even faster there.

  4. Lola says:

    “Your mall is so dead, you’re not like TM”, you have no idea how many times I hear that in a day and have to fend it off, Sigh. I agree with you but it’s doubly sad when people always conjure things like these. However, I’d like to think at least there is a certain category of the population who doesn’t enjoy being treated like high pedigree cattle, instead, appreciates being welcomed as dignified and non-pressured shoppers 🙂

    PS: Whenever I go TM, I do feel giddy, no joke! haha

    • bookjunkie says:

      If I post about one of the crowded malls…it’s because I have been dragged there, accompanying someone on an errand. Blogging makes me less grouchy about the visit. I really really hate crowds and just the kiasu consumerist vibe. I love so called ‘dead’ malls 😉 The less people the better but I hope they don’t go out of business.

  5. HG says:

    Totally agree with you that the 3 malls in Tampines is waaay too crowded. Even the neighbourhood kopitiam there is crowded. I hate the crowd & the endless noise they generate. Tampines has too much people! I literally return home with a headache everytime I visited Tampines, I just came home from Tampines & the 1st thing I did was to switch on my netbook & google “Tampines is too crowded”, to vent. How I wish Dan Brown’s Inferno is for real LOL

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