Borders closes last outlet in Singapore

Bookstore chain Borders closed its Parkway Parade branch, which was also its last remaining outlet in Singapore, at 9pm today.

Borders put their goods on sale over the weekend in order to clear stock, and prices were slashed further on the last day of its operations, with items going for $1 a piece in the final hour.

Books were not the only items for sale to the hundreds of shoppers who visited the store. Shelves, signs and computers at the cashiers' counters were also available for sale.

The last customers were allowed into the store at 8.50pm, before staff began to empty the store in time for its closing, reported the Straits Times.

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