Saturday, December 28, 2013

Retro food court at Hatten Square,Malacca

Was at Malacca recently for a short getaway and found a new food court on the top level of Hatten Square. It is a recreation of the famous Jonker street in Malacca itself. Of course there is nothing like the real thing but some of the little retro touches were quite quaint. From the little chairs placed just in front of a huge TV screen, reminiscent of those community viewing TV days back then, to rattan as well as flower fabric covered sofa cushion covers. In the 70s and 80s, these were the common everyday furniture at most homes in Singapore and Malaysia before Ikea and other big furniture outlets rolled in. They were relatively inexpensive and can be bought at neighbourhood furniture shops. During the lead up to Chinese New Year, it was common for families to spruce up their homes and make new fabric covers for the New Year. These retro touches do bring back some memories.

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