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10

#125 chinatown at night

125/365 chinatown at night, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

This is where the best bargains are made, if you are prepared to go through the song and dance of haggling and negotiating about the price. I am so used to just paying the exact price on the tag that I am totally useless at this type of shopping. The sellers probably got nice profits from me.

My favourite red Chinese lanterns looked especially nice at night. I like the atmosphere of the narrow, crowded and slightly messy alleys of Chinatown in Singapore.

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2 Responses to “#125 chinatown at night”


  1. May 17, 2010 at 01:10

    My father grew up in Iran (Persia, at the time of the Shah), and he always embarrassed me when he tried to haggle in the Melbourne department stores. It was unheard of then, although now people seem to do more of it.

  2. May 27, 2010 at 08:55

    Interesting to hear about your father, Susan. In Finland, too, with more immigrants moving in shopping customs are slowly changing.


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