As an investor, I like to observe when I visit shopping malls. Doing so helps me get a feel of how some retail-related companies and trusts are doing.
As a food lover, I pay special attention to how food & beverage retailers are doing.
But in my recent trips to malls, I have observed an interesting phenomena – people have started hanging out at the currency exchange counter. Many are either Malaysians hunting for the best exchange rates to send their income back to Malaysia or Singaporeans who want to switch some Singapore dollars into the ringgit.