Who needs fancy graphics when you can perform miracles? I have a feeling that the last miracle took place around 1996 when this Word Art poster was probably made! If I could perform the odd miracle then my job would be so much easier.
I found this sign in my local shopping centre, Beauty World Plaza. It is a place so crap that it is actually good. I love it. This place is a million miles away from the bright lights of Orchard Road. Enter any time of day or night and you will be arrested by the pungent aroma of durian, which resonates throughout the whole building. The escalator has been broken since April and has a sign promising it will be fixed as soon as they manage to procure the correct spare part. There’s a tacky clothing and accessories shop that provided me with the best leg warmers and a pair of neon green and orange striped fingerless gloves for an 80s party. You can get your feet pummelled in the reflexology centre or buy a selection of weird and wonderful remedies from the Chinese medicine shop. If you’re looking for a CD of Wham, Celine Dion or Richard Clayderman you are in the right place.
I’m not the only one with a soft spot for this place. Somebody in the Singapore town planning or transport department must also be a fan since they are naming the future MRT station ‘Beauty World’ rather than the more obvious tourist and recreation spot ’Bukit Timah Nature Park’! Yes that’s right folks – come 2015 and Beauty World will be a mere twelve minute tram ride from Newton Station. It’s the next next big thing – you heard it here first!