A few weeks ago, I flew overseas to Singapore for a few DJ gigs. Having spent most of my first day stuffing my face with noodles & rice cakes (see flicks from my first day here), I decided to post these pics I took from my second day in Singapore at their shopping district on Orchard Rd.
This area of the city is insanely overwhelming with blocks & blocks of shopping centers & malls. Massive 4 story buildings for Chanel, Louis Vuitton & Gucci with herds of people from China, Japan, Europe & the US parading the streets with bags & bags of over excess spending. One thing is pretty clear…there’s no fucking recession goin’ on here.
As I was wandering along Ochard Rd (lost again), I stumbled onto the SG Bape Store. Who else would have a Star Wars wrap on their escalator?
Notice the Asian guy carrying the Leftfoot shopping bag? That’ll be one of my other stops later on…
There’s no doubt about it, the SG Bape Store is crack. Even though the nice Singapore mami at the register told me “no pictures”, I took a few flicks for all you Knyewtrons anyways…go fuck a duck lady.
It’s been almost 10 years since my last meal at Mcdonald’s, minus that drunk morning in DC when I tried the Mcgriddle for the very first time (wowzers!). I fell off the Mickey Dee’s wagon once again when I saw this sign for their Prosperity Burger & Twister fries, Ronald Mcdonald’s devilish way of commemorating the Chinese New Year in Asia.
Chicken Prosperity Burger with Twister Fries, an Orange Spritzer & Ketchup & Sriracha on the side. Pretty damn tasty.
After my overseas fastfood fix, I finally made it to Far East Plaza, a massive shopping center housing over 200 different retail shops. The boutiques are tightly packed & the store spaces are usual tiny, some as small as 100 sq ft.
This was one of the larger store spaces with a 2nd room in the back holding more apparel from one of my favorite brands Kiks Tyo from Japan.
I’m a big fan of Kiks Tyo‘s tees & I’m working on getting them on our racks at KNYEW. Be on the look out for Kiks Tyo sometime this year, hopefully by late Summer or early Fall. Maybe even sooner if I can help it…
The guys managing Leftfoot were super cool & even gave me a list of some other shops I should hit up while I was in Singapore.
Big shout to the homie Charlie from Leftfoot. Gotta love this guy lol…
I dropped off a few KNYEW & Crooked stickers for the homie at Black Chamber & copped a Stussy belt (score!).
After almost 6 hours on Orchard Rd, I had to retreat back to the hotel & get some rest before my gig at Pangaea. There’s still a bunch of shops I never had a chance to check like Surrender/Ambush & Limited Edt who actually has 4 locations in the city. I guess there’s always next time…see you soon Singapore! Crooked signing out!