Grocery Stores - Shop
and Save is the closest supermarket and is located at Ginza Place on the
lower level. It has fresh Chinese produce, some "western"
produce and items, is clean and reasonably priced. (See Ginza Plaza under
Shopping Centers for information on how to get here.) The unpleasant
odor you will smell at the store is a local fruit "delicacy"
called Durian. They are banned on the buses and MRT for obvious
Self-Service Laundry - Located
at Ginza Plaza Shopping Centre. This is a dry cleaners/laundry shop on
level 3. You can either do the laundry yourself (although it is really not
set up very well for this) or leave it to be washed, dried and folded for
you. The cost to do your own laundry is $5.00/load to wash and $1-$2 to
dry. (The dryers are very hot and you should turn the heat down and
use the extra $1.00 to dry them so that they do not wrinkle.) It costs
$10.00 per 3 kilos for the laundry to be washed, dried and folded for you.
(See Ginza Plaza under Shopping Centers for information on how to get
Phone Cards - International phone cards can be purchased at the
Shopping Centers -
Ginza Plaza is
the closet to RSYC. It has a Supermarket, Laundry, Post Office, ATM,
Internet access, Restaurants, McDonalds, KFC, and other shops) You
can get there by both bus and taxi. See Buses and Taxis for
Internet Access - Ginza
Plaza has several "cyber cafes." Unfortunately, they are mostly
used by teens to play video games VERY loud, but are good, fast
connections and reasonably priced.
Postal Services - Ginza Plaza
Banks/ATMs - Ginza Plaza
Propane Gas Canister Refill - Chandlery
at RSYC. Take empty bottle to chandlery and leave for them to have
refilled. It usually takes a day or two for this.