Before Mee and I went back to Malaysia, one of our routines was to go to Colindale once a month. We drove there since we bought our car because the train service is always delayed and limited during weekends. Our favourite place had always been Oriental City’s food centre. We could find some our favourite food there such as Nasi Lemak, Laksa, Roti Canai, Nasi Goreng and the likes. There were also a few interesting stores selling electronic items, wholesale housewares and gadgets as well as a supermarket selling Japanese, Korean and Chinese food. We kind of miss Oriental City since it closed on the 1st June 2008 for redevelopment even though building work has yet taken place until now.
Times were hard and they preferred to close the place rather than let the shop owners ran the place until they were certain that development would proceed.