Wedged between Zion and Outram Roads, the standalone Tan Boon Liat Building isn’t exactly your typical shopping haunt, but a trip down to the old building promises to be one that you won’t soon forget.
Beyond its old-school décor and large cargo parking spaces, there are over a dozen furniture and home décor stores waiting to be discovered – and we hear there are plenty more to come. That’s why we tag Tan Boon Liat Building as the furniture hub of Singapore. Here are a few of our favourite stores (so far):
FairPrice Antique. FairPrice Antique provides quality Chinese antiques, reproduction pieces, as well as replica stone Buddha statues, all at affordable pricing. If you have special requests they will do the utmost to source it for you, simply because owner Helle Espersen is just that passionate about antiques. Each piece is carefully handpicked by her, resulting in a collection of unique yet practical, simple yet versatile pieces. 315 Outram Road #01-10, Tan Boon Liat Building. Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 12pm – 5pm.
Jehan Gallery. Rug and carpet specialists in modern (contemporary, nishaburi modern, persian collage, flatweaves), masterpieces (superfine city-weaves or antique masterpieces) and traditional (tribal, silks and contemporary). You are bound to find what you’re looking for among the 20,000 odd rugs and carpets. They also provide carpet cleaning, as well as repair and restoration services for your existing carpets. Also, each carpet is clearly priced so you can sit back and enjoy the shopping experience rather than be consumed by haggling. Our tip for carpet shopping: Ask lots of questions…315 Outram Road #03-08, Tan Boon Liat Building. Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 10am – 7pm.
Mountain Teak. Contemporary minimalist teak furniture designs inspired by nature. The smart and casual design; eco/sustainable wood material and aesthetic/fine European hardware bring you elegant and quality furniture created for today’s modern lifestyle. Their furniture is made with certified reclaimed teak (recycled teak) material and artistic finishing, so you should be able to take it to countries with strict import regulations. 315 Outram Road #07-02, Tan Boon Liat Building. Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 10.30am – 6.30pm.
The Shophouse. The Shophouse provides a fantastic personalised service and distinctive products that are synonymous with their name – quality teak furniture, experienced Interior Design and original home accessories. This should be on the map for anyone in the need of stylish furniture and home furnishings. 315 Outram Road #07-03, Tan Boon Liat Building. Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 9am – 6pm.
Journey East. Journey East is one of Singapore’s choice destinations for unique, recycled, and upcycled furnishings and accessories. Their various collections include meticulously curated and restored vintage and retro pieces, reclaimed wood furniture crafted from recycled buildings and railway sleepers crafted, and premium outdoor furniture dining and lounge sets ranging from polymer wicker to recycled teak wood. They’ve got a very very wide range of vintage, recycled and reclaimed teak, indoor and outdoor furniture, with exceptional service. You can even enjoy a coffee while you shop especially brewed by their in-store barista! 315 Outram Road #03-02, Tan Boon Liat Building. Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 11am – 6pm; Sun & P.H.: 11.30am – 6pm.
For more ideas on where to shop for furniture read Our 7 Must-see Furniture Shops in Singapore.
Happy shopping wherever you may be!
the travelshopa team XX
Tan Boon Liat Building
Address. 315 Outram Road
Opening times. 11am-6pm
Parking. Car park
MRT. Outram Park and Tiong Bahru
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