Friday, July 30, 2010


Although I had been to Singapore many times, I had never been to Kampong Glam which is the Malay Muslim district. And look what I had been missing out on... shop after shop of exotic fabric, beads and craft supplies, not to mention lots of gift and nick nack shops selling a vast array of items to decorate my home.
My first stop was Arab Street which is where all the fabric and bead shops are. The amount of fabric shops was a little overwhelming, and since I didn't have the time to explore each one, I just chose the first one on the street, Aladin's Fabrics". This store stocked so many gorgeous silks, chiffons, batik and songkets. I didn't notice and Japanese fabrics in this particular store, but there were other stores that did.
Pretty shop houses on the street leading to the mosque. These shops sold lots of interesting things suitable for souvenirs.

Islamic mosque.

There were some funky little cafes in this street also which looked like a nice spot to chill out and people watch.

The fabrics were very reasonably priced. I also purchased several varities of batik from a batik fabric store.

Stuffed toy shop. So kawaii.

The shop above specialised in purfumes and scented oils. They could make up a purfume to your design. I purchased some essential oils of mandarine, lemon grass and lime, and also bought one of these delicate little purfume bottles.

I just love the architecture and colours of these old shophouses.

I also visited 3 bead shops, which sold hundred of varieties of beads, Swarovskis and findings.

See my next post for a look at my purchases of the day. All in all, a very enjoyable day for a craft fanatic.

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