I like walking through the old shopping centre at Holland Village and the base of which is Cold Storage which seems to have been here forever. I recall coming here when I was in Junior College, a lifetime ago.
I find the classic blue and white porcelain ware so beautiful. My aunt has two tall pots with bamboo in them. Cobalt blue against white is just exquisite.
There are many clothing and home decor stores on the first level. The children’s dresses here are very cute. And I love the peasant blouses.
This store sells plus size clothing.
There was a DVD store too. I was attracted by Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo. His unique take on the little Mermaid. His animation work takes my breath away and Spirited Away made me tear. Never thought a cartoon could do that to me.
Loads of Asian art to appeal to the expat. Although the secret is you can probably get it a lot cheaper at Serangoon Road. Maybe not of the same quality though, but you might be able to if you look hard enough through the little alley ways. I haven’t done that myself for a long long time.
Wonder why there was a poster with a warning about this guy, at the bookstore.
One of the few remaining second hand book stores that had books I like including those by Vonnegut and not just the usual fluffy romances. Sorry, I have a low tolerance for the fluffy stuff although I recall that as a kid my sister used to always try to sneak in some Mills and Boons when my dad took us to the bookstore. For me, I tried sneaking in Archie or Beano comics.
I was very attracted by all the ribbons at this craft store.
More Asian craft stores.
Thought this dress was pretty. Looked a bit vintage too.
The yoghurt store with the ranchy signs
As we were leaving, it was getting so hot. That’s when the sky is the loveliest blue.
Quite difficult to get a parking space here and the car was baked when we returned.
Pity the Starbucks here is always crowded. Wish one of those little boutique cafes would set up shop here.