Baby allsorts Happy Baby Departmental
Centre’s been around since 1984, and stocks all manner of playthings from decades past and present. You’ll find dangling crib trinkets, inflatable balls, mini pinball gadgets – even baby mattresses – at this gem of a store. à #02-28 Beauty World Centre, 144 Upp Bukit Timah Rd (6468 8862). Daily 11.30am-9pm.
Hit a bull’s eye Take aim and make for The Archery Academy
Singapore… if you’re game. The archery shop offers more than bows and arrows: free shoots are available for firsttimers, and classes for beginners start from $120 for four hour-long lessons. à #04-16 Beauty World Centre, 144 Upp Bukit Timah Rd (6463 2880, facebook. com/thearcheryacademysg). Tue-Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 10am-5pm.
Ditch Book Depository Beauty World Book
Centre surely isn’t the most creatively named, but the tiny bookstore stocks a well- curated selection of secondhand books, of which most are bestsellers or classics – like the works of Lang Leav or William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Rent a title for up to three weeks, then drop the book off to get back a portion of what you spent. à #03-08 Beauty World Centre, 144 Upp Bukit Timah Rd (9711 1476). Tue-Sun 11.30am-3pm, 6-9pm. Fresh cuts Update your ’do at UStyle Japanese Professional: among the eightyear- old salon’s services are hair repair and scalp care treatments, basic colour-andhighlight packages, and cuts from $10. à Two outlets, including #01-K3 Beauty World Centre, 144 Upp Bukit Timah Rd (6466 6298, ustyle.com.sg). Daily 10am-8pm.