The expat shopping experience in Singapore can be one of extremes. From the thrill of finding a truly unique exotic antique at an old shop in Chinatown to the joy of catching a money-saving bargain on the latest electronic gadget at Sim Lim Square…to the disappointment of hearing from the salesperson that they don't have your size in those nifty sneakers that had caught your eye.

In order to get the most out of your expat shopping regiment check out these suggestions.

  • The John Erdos Gallery
    For a truly unique experience in shopping for home furnishings, check out The John Erdos Gallery , a visually stunning place that houses some of the smartest looking beds, bookcases, cabinets and chairs to be found anywhere in the world Located in two adjoining four-storey shophouses, this award winning structure features an open-air courtyard that allows sunlight into virtually every room in the building. And since each room at the John Erdos Gallery is life-styled to allow customers to see what the furniture looks like in a home setting you may find your choices in home furnishings a lot easier than in a traditional furniture store. John Erdos is a man with a vision and his unique gallery brings it to life in a shopping and browsing experience not to be missed by anyone in the Lion City .

          Address : 83 Kim Yuan Rd
          Tel : +65 6735-3307, Open daily- 11-6

  • Barossa Furnishings
    If your taste for home furnishings seeks to find items that are truly one of kind- then look no further than  Barossa Furnishings who offer a full custom made furniture service specialising in hand-made beds and dining sets. All pieces are hand-crafted using European Standard Burmese Teak Wood and with knock-down construction for ease of moving and shipping.

    They also offer a distinctive product line of side boards, coffee tables, bookcases, dressers, writing desks and other tailor made home furnishings alongside their home accent collection including Sculpture, Art and Heritage items.

    Address : 478 River Valley Road,  Singapore 248363
    Tel : +65 6471-2042, Mobile : 9664-8451

  • Marquez - The Asian Fusion
    With a 25,000 square foot showroom and a selection of sleek, chic furniture and accessories Marquez-The Asian Fusion promises to be a satisfying and enjoyable shopping experience. With a design team headed by award-winning in-house Swedish designer, Roland Henricson. The Marquez furniture brand specializes in contemporary design, unsurpassed quality and lifestyle comfort.

    Marquez-The Asian Fusion has a broad selection of items that emphasize premium living, dining as well as garden accessories and poolside furniture, they even offer customised design solutions to suit your individual needs and tastes.

          Address : 1 Pasir Panjang Road
          Tel : +65 6738-9589, open 11am to 6pm

Hopefully these tips will add something special to your expat shopping experience. Use the Bus/Mrt Guide to find the quickest and safest route to your destination.

Written by:
Editorial Team