Monday, December 11, 2006
Courts Your Attention
For sometime now, residents in Tampines have been buzzing excitedly about the 3 mega stores that are to sprout along Tampines Avenue 10.
IKEA Tampines has successfully lured crowds of thousands every weekend since its opening on 30 November 2006.
Following this, will be Courts Megastore which will open its doors this Saturday, 16 December 2006. Just wonder if the same sensation is felt with its opening day as with IKEA, since its merchandise are wide-ranged; from furniture to electrical goods, from car accessories to health equipment - my personal favourite and a must see.
Being a Courts member... registered to get a further discount when my Mom bought her two 32 and 20 Inch LCD TVs at Courts Causeway Point in Woodlands, I received an invitation letter to be the first few guests to have a preview before the opening between Wed and Friday, 13 to 15 December 2006.
With it, one will get to enjoy up to 70% discount on purchases and maybe the elusive hamper worth S$88.00 for the first 300 guests.
I have absolutely nothing to buy!
No reason to have anything replaced or added to this home... except maybe a few plates of rubberised weight-plates for my dumbbells.
The ones I have now make too much of a clanking noise when I do my workout early in morning... waking up my light-sleeper son most times and must have definitely woken-up my tolerating downstairs neighbours too.
Yeah, yeah... excuses, excuses...
Promised to self not splurge exceeding S$80.00. Scouts honour... wait, I was never a scout. Guess that did not count.
Wonder what the other residents of Tampines will spend their money on this weekend.
If there is still money left to spend, by end of December - with the 13th month bonus being given to many, the third megastore will open. Adjacent to IKEA Tampines and across the carpark is Giant Hypermart.
This is personally the most practical convenience for me.
It would be near enough to get to from my home - a mere 2 bus stops away, shopping for food provisions, with its specialty of Malay foodstuff from neighbouring Malaysia, it will be the most frequented place.
I can pick up a few stuff on my way home from work and have dinner there at its food court now and then.
Thankfully, the convenience is getting better by the day. We once again feel we chose the right place to set-up home in Tampines.
Oh yes, on exciting thing I almost forget to mention, I have a date with Kelly Rowland from Destiny's Child.
Unfortunately, so do thousands of other fans of hers when she makes a guest appearance on 16 December there.
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