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Top Choice Clothing in Eastern Singapore

Rumah Bebe

Bebe Seet is the owner of this 1928 shophouse and purveyor of all things Peranakan. She sells traditional kebayas (Nonya-style blouses with decorative lace) with contemporary twists and beautifully beaded shoes. If …
Food in Eastern Singapore

Kim Choo Kueh Chang

Joo Chiat (Katong) is stuffed with bakeries and dessert shops, but few equal old-school Kim Choo. Pick up traditional pineapple tarts and other brightly coloured Peranakan kueh (bite-sized snacks), and stop by the a…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Eastern Singapore

Cat Socrates

Complete with friendly feline 'assistant shopkeeper', this eclectic boutique is filled with wares from independent local and foreign designers. Creatives flock here for the mix of whimsical stationery, lo-fi cameras…
Arts & Crafts in Eastern Singapore

Isan Gallery

The home gallery of Percy Vatsaloo showcases exquisite hand-picked antiques from places such as Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. The intricately crafted textiles are made by tribal craftspeople from Esarn in no…
Mall in Eastern Singapore

Tampines Mall

One of Singapore's largest and most-crowded suburban shopping centres is conveniently located right next to the Tampines MRT station. Aimed at middle-class heartlanders, you'll find a branch of the Isetan department…
Mall in Eastern Singapore

Joo Chiat Complex

An old-school shopping mall packed with Malay textiles, crafts, jewellery and traditional clothing, Joo Chiat Complex gets especially busy during Hari Raya, a celebration marking the end of the fasting month of Rama…
Mall in Eastern Singapore

112 Katong

This contemporary mall is where East Coasters love to shop. You'll find plenty of fashion and lifestyle stores, as well as a large outlet of design-lover's favourite, Naiise, known for its fun Singaporean trinkets a…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Eastern Singapore

Geylang Thian Huat Siang Joss Paper

While you hopefully won't be needing offerings to burn at any funeral wake, this traditional purveyor of paper offerings is worth a peek. You'll find everything from giant cash registers, yachts and houses, to lifel…
Mall in Eastern Singapore

Downtown East

Yes, it's the place with the Ferris wheel built inside, which has been out of action for a couple of years. The mall itself has okay shops, but the cinema is popular, as are the numerous food outlets. It's connected…