27 April 2008

If you're in this part of Singapore, Queensway Shopping Centre is worth visiting for its disconcerting architecture. The dimensions are slightly smaller than you'd expect, it's built on a disorienting octagonal (I think) grid which throws out all the angles, and there's food stalls in amongst the shops. The honeycomb effect lends it a feeling of community and snugness - and makes it easy to get lost in. Since 1976 it's been known as a sports mall and it's now more diverse, but the trophy shops are still on the third floor.

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