I’ve mentioned elsewhere here how much I love local malls – in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. I mean, the old ones, not the neon and steel variety.
Curiously enough, they seem to be specific to the area. In Hong Kong local malls are different, much more noisy and garish. Different too in Thailand (check out the Scala cinema or the RCA mall), and in Jakarta I haven’t been to anything resembling, since that city is so inimical to walking. I’m not sure there are any.
Anyway, after Tiong Bahru a while ago, here is Fortune Center.