12 July 2008

Borders discount

25% off one full-priced book. Click here for the coupon. Offer ends on the 24th July 2008.

10 July 2008

Shop Rentals

I just got a list of rough rental figures. First floor. Location in mall unknown.

Square 2 - 23 psf
Centrepoint - 16.2 psf
Orchard Central - 40 psf
Amara - 10.5 psf
Sun Plaza - 20 psf
Tampines Mall - 25 psf
Far East Plaza - 17 psf
Illuma - 20 psf
HarbourFront - 14 psf
Plaza Singapura - 25 psf
Somerset 313 - 50 psf
Ion Orchard - 60 psf
People's Park - 30 psf
Sembawang Shopping Centre - 25 psf
Scotts Square - unknown
Peninsula Shopping Centre - 8 psf

Very rough figures as I said. Surprisingly the suburban malls have a higher psf than the older malls in Orchard Road. Better traffic I suppose. As for the older Orchard Road malls, I guess Orchard Road is oversaturated? Hmm..

09 July 2008

Books

I was at Borders today and I picked up 'The Killing Ground', a novel about the Ultramarines set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, 'The Art of Clint Langley: Dark Visions from the grim Worlds of Warhammer', 'The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road: 1567-1659' by Geoffrey Parker, 'Forgotten Wars: The End of Britain's Asian Empire' by Christopher Bayly and Tim Harper and 'The grand Strategy of Philip II' by Geoffrey Parker.


I have just started on 'Battles of the Thirty Years War: From White Mountain to Nordlingen 1618-1635'. This is one of the most detailed military volumes that I have ever seen. From the bibliography, the primary sources include a lot of the documents, military manuals and such of that period. The secondary sources are even more extensive.

06 July 2008

I swam twenty laps this morning. I was at Boat Quay later and saw Citi-Milk Run.
The Bank Job


An interesting, heist film with Jason Statham as a believable antagonist. This was based on a real event though a lot of it might have been extrapolated. Nevertheless, the circumstances, plot and characters were convincing and the tension real, more so than most output out of Hollywood today. Splendid British period film. Recommended. 7/10.