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Top Choice Antiques in Chinatown & the CBD

Tong Mern Sern Antiques

An Aladdin’s cave of dusty furniture, books, records, wood carvings, porcelain and other bits and bobs (we even found an old cash register), Tong Mern Sern is a curious hunting ground for Singapore nostalgia. A bann…
Top Choice Books in Chinatown & the CBD

BooksActually

Arguably Singapore's coolest bookshop, BooksActually has a refreshing selection of fiction and nonfiction titles, including works by Singaporean authors, and no shortage of beautiful tomes spanning art, architecture…
Art in Chinatown & the CBD

Utterly Art

Climb the stairs to this tiny, welcoming gallery for works by emerging contemporary Singaporean and Asian artists. While painting is the gallery's focus, exhibitions dabble in sculpture, photography and ceramics on …
Gifts & Souvenirs in Chinatown & the CBD

Nam’s Supplies

The curious paper objects on sale around Chinatown – from miniature cars to computers – are offerings burned at funeral wakes to ensure the material wealth of the dead. Veteran Nam's Supplies has been peddling such …
Health & Wellness in Chinatown & the CBD

Eu Yan Sang

Get your qi back in order at Singapore's most famous and user-friendly Chinese medicine store. Pick up some Monkey Bezoar powder to relieve excess phlegm, or Liu Jun Zi pills to dispel dampness. You'll find herbal t…
Spices in Chinatown & the CBD

Anthony the Spice Maker

If you want to re-create the aromas and tastes of Singapore at home, make a beeline for this tiny stall where little brown airtight packets, which don't allow even the slightest whiff of the heady spices to escape, …
Music in Chinatown & the CBD

Hear Records

Rack upon rack of wooden boxes filled with music gold awaits those who like to flick at this vinyl-lovers paradise. Tucked at the end of a block near the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, this bright-orange-painted store, …
Music in Chinatown & the CBD

Curated Records

Flip through the stacks at this pocket-rocket record shop and you'll find everything from punk and French baroque pop to drone, hip-hop and neo-folk. It's a democratic kind of place, where the likes of White Dwarf, …
Fashion & Accessories in Chinatown & the CBD

Nana & Bird

Nana & Bird's light-filled store is a sound spot for fresh independent fashion and accessories for women, with labels including Singapore designers Aijek and Rye, and international up-and-comers like N12H and Ca…
Fashion & Accessories in Chinatown & the CBD

innit

Singaporean fashionistas swoon over the flowing fabrics and perfect pleating of Thai fashion house Innit. Pieces are easily mixed and matched, plus the high-quality workmanship means you'll get plenty of wear from e…