Monday, July 12, 2010
Lin and I were on our way out to collect his spectacles when I stopped so that he could post a letter for me at a post box very near our apartment.
(Exact location: outside the back door to Jasons Supermarket in Orchard Towers.)
He'd no sooner got out of the car when I noticed the ad. on the back of the bus.
On its own the ad. is not particularly significant, but those of you familiar with Singapore - and, in particular, Orchard Towers - might agree with me that this picture is priceless. Or at least worth a thousand words!
And if it weren't for the fact that it was Sunday afternoon, I would have been excused for jumping to the conclusion that smart alec adman had staged the scene!
For those of you who have not been to Singapore or have not sampled the night life on Orchard Road, suffice to say that there are some 'swinging' nightspots in this building and the juxtaposition of the bus to the building could not have been more ironic. Some might even say appropriate!
In a way, we are a study in contrasts: we enjoy a squeaky clean image and yet we have some dubious entertainment venues within a par four distance of some of Singapore's priciest residential developments, hotels and high end designer boutiques.
Posted by AWH at Monday, July 12, 2010