Having set the air conditioning to a delightfully cool 24 degrees I awoke not covered in sweat and went for a run (mainly for the Queen- I was quite unavailable). There’s a reasonable footpath with only a few bits of jungle breaking through. I did some exercises in the park next to Fort Cornwallis. It’s full of birds so it doesn’t smell that nice and although at 8am it had people doing tai chi at 9am it had a few randoms sitting on the swings.
My first mission was down Carnavon St to find the kitchen shops mentioned by Ray McVinnie. I found them! They’re by Lebuh Kimberley and are full of all sorts of things – pots, gas stoves, servingware, crockery, sauce bottles, bamboo steaming vessels, tiffins – everything!
Near there is a large shopping centre (2x St Lukes). The bottom floor is almost entirely cell phones. After much haggling and quote comparison I bought some Sony with 2 megapixels, 3 gigs and 4 Gs. My main concern was that it had buttons on the front and wasn’t a faff to use.
The other floors have a supermarket (chocolate milk!), clothes shops, food vendors, soft toy shops (the ones that Asians put in their cars) and pirated software and DVD sellers. But on the 4th floor there is a sweet shop that has samples. I spent about 20 min there.
There is also
On my way back I passed
I went to Gurney Plaza, mainly to find a shop I had seen 5 years ago and not taken a photo