Last week, we discovered that Peninsula Shopping Centre is connected to four different buildings around the area. There is a link from our floor to Excelsior Shopping Centre (you can visit the vintage shop Past Image at #03-08). On the basement floor, there is a covered walkway to Peninsula Plaza. Then, you can also get to Funan through the underground carpark at B2. From Funan, you can access The Adelphi via the overhead bridge on the 2nd floor.
We were hoping to discover a sheltered path from City Hall MRT to us (it’s been so rainy lately). No such luck there.
We have had quite a few people reporting that they mistakenly went to Peninsula Plaza while searching for our shop. Oops! We now know that the #03-22 equivalent at Peninsula Plaza is a barber, heh.
Also, a few days ago, we finally got our phone line up and working! Right after the SingTel contractor left, I went online to buy us a burger phone. It arrived today, and is as basic a phone can get. The ringing tone is a tad too shrill for a burger, I must say. And now, we can finally move on to getting our NETS machine installed.
And here’s another round of frequently asked questions:
Why this location?
We chose Peninsula Shopping Centre primarily because the rent was reasonable for its location. It’s a 3-minute walk away (5, if you get stuck at the pedestrian crossings) from the City Hall MRT station and it’s in a pretty central location! We spent a few weeks looking through property listings in different areas but in the end, this was one of the few that fell within our budget.
I used to come to Ruby to pretty often in my film-crazed days so I guess the mall chalked up some points in the nostalgia department. Also, we thought we would be able to capture some of the camera-buying people from the numerous camera shops as well as the working folks visiting the tailors in the mall. So far, we have not been very successful, oops.
We have had some feedback that, even with knowledge of our unit number, our shop is very hard to find so we are going to try sticking up some posters near the escalators. Hopefully, that will help!
Unfortunately, this is still true. However, we are getting our NETS terminal installed next week! In the meantime, you can pay by hard cold cash or PayPal.
Is our typewriter for sale?
Nope! We use it to type up our descriptions and price tags, so it is actually one of our most important tools in the shop. We bought our typewriter from By My Old School at their Normanton Park shop.
Is your furniture for sale?
We feel pretty happy whenever someone asks this question (someone likes these furniture too!), but our furniture is not for sale. Feel free to ask where we bought a specific piece though; we will be happy to tell!
There are quiet days and there are quieter days. On the whole, we hope to do a lot better. On days where we don’t make any sales, we call it a zero day. Eventually, we would like those zero days to go away. Ha.
Last words from our Ong Lai Oracle: