Street vendors amidst ultra-modern retail on famous Orchard Road.

What have you done in Singapore?

It was part of our global ice cream project, where we especially looked at the hawkers amidst the sophisticated retail in Singapore. The mom-and-pop street vendors on Orchard Road typify the state of the retail-sector in this small country.

Do you speak the languages?

English, yes. Chinese, no.

How far along the trend of retail-development is Singapore?

Very far. It has a sophistication in the retail infrastructure that is way beyond its size. Its central position in the region and its wealth allows Singapore to have world-class retail. At the same time you’ll find mom-and-pop stores and hawkers still round as well.

Retail Consultant | Eysink Smeets | © 2017