Honestly, it's hard to come to terms with the lack of people sometimes. We have friends from Asia who feel unsettled walking our streets because they are spookily deserted to them. How would you like to own a business here, where palm trees outnumber customers?
It's different in holiday times of course, and it's pleasant as a customer, but hopefully as our population grows it will bring more people and therefore more security for the traders.
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