Thursday, September 25, 2008

Funan Digital Mall

For those computer savvy person, best place to shop for computer and electronics equipment in Singapore is Funan Digital Mall on North Bridge Road. To get there, get off from Clarke Quay MRT station and head North along New Bridge Road, cross Coleman Bridge and straight ahead. Funan Mall should be on the right after 10 minutes walk. There is another place called Sim Lim Square on Rochor Canal Road but I did not have the time to check it out.

Funan Mall is pretty much like Kuala Lumpur's Low Yat Plaza. However, I prefer Funan Mall better as it is more spacious and well organized compare to Low Yat Plaza

Most of the shops here are selling laptops. I am more of a computer builder so I don't have much interest in it. For some reasons, I didn't see much of computer casing been sold here. Probably they store it somewhere to save spaces. Computer accessories can be found easily here like fans, UPS, esata bracket, air duster (compressed air) and etc.

Just opposite the Funan Digital Mall at No. 62 Hill Street is another architectural gem of a building, the Central Fire Station, headquarters of the Singapore Fire brigade and the oldest existing fire station in Singapore.

This distinctive red and white "blood and bandage" building was completed in 1909 and is typical of the architecture of Edwardian England, a departure from the usual Palladian and classical styles prevailing in Singapore at the time. The "blood" is exposed brick while the "bandage" refers to brick that has been covered in whitewashed plaster.

The Civil Defence Heritage Gallery on the ground level traces Singapore's civil defence development from the 1900s. One can get to climb up the hose tower, the lookout point for fire fighters in early Singapore


confessions of a medical student said...

i think you have intro the whole singapore :)

the spool artist said...

wow, the Singapore Central Fire Station looks cool! It's great how Singapore took great efforts to preserve its heritage. Thanks for the electronics shopping tip too!