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Thread: Quilt Shops in SIngapore or Beijing, CHina

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    Senior Member gypsyquilter's Avatar
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    Hi all,

    I am taking a buiness trip soon and have managed to have a few hours free while I am in Singapore and also in Beijing. Anyone know of a quilt shop in that area. Time will be very tight for me, and yes, I am ON THE WAGON for no new fabric, however, when you're in a different country that rule does not apply.

    thanks and if I find one I'll be sure to take pictures and show my finds!

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    - don't have a clue but just to be forewarned. I WEMT To lomdon a few.years back and bought fabric came back amd found the same fabric here. I had paid double for over there . Have a wonderful trip

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    Hi went to Singapore four years ago, and I found two quilt shops, but unfortunately I cannot remember what streets they were in. I know one was in a shopping mall, but the other was a small shop run by one lady. The way I first new about them was to google quilt shops in Singapore.Singapore is a fantastic city, do try and eat one evening in Smith street,, quite an experience.

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    Have just googled and found the address for the one in the mall. It is called quilts and calicoes and is situated in Tanglin Mall, which is in Tanglin rd, you will have to look at a city map to find it. Another one on google is called quilt bees shop 91 bencoolen street. This one does not have a website.
    Have a singapore sling in Raffles for me.

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    I will be in Singapore in February & will take this advice! Glad I saw this thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sall
    Have just googled and found the address for the one in the mall. It is called quilts and calicoes and is situated in Tanglin Mall, which is in Tanglin rd, you will have to look at a city map to find it. Another one on google is called quilt bees shop 91 bencoolen street. This one does not have a website.
    Have a singapore sling in Raffles for me.
    thanks, one of these it turns out is about 2KM from my hotel! perfect!

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    Any particular sites we should see? Or places to visit? Or restaurants to try? We will be there for 3 days.
    Many thanks,
    Terry in NY

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    You must go to one of the temples. Of course you must have a singapore sling in Raffles. A boat trip on the river is good. There are so many restuarants it would be impossible to reccomend any particular one, but a really good experience is eating at night on Smith street, this is an ordinary public highway which is closed to traffic at night, and tables and chairs are set out, and then the street food traders set up. It is well regulated with health and safety.Close by is a night market if you are looking for some small souveniers. There are trips which take you to all the sites, but unfortunaly they all seem to include a visit to one of the jewellery factories, which I found was a waste of time.
    Can I bore you and tell you about my trip there.It was my 70th birthday present from my husband, and included was a couple of nights staying at Raffles,(what an experience) On the day of my birthday we went to the Long bar for my Sling with my husbands cousin , who had flown from NZ to meet us. After walking the length of the bar looking for a table, a lady stopped me and said that someone was calling me. I turned around and much to my utter amazement all my kids were sitting there. They had flown over from UK for the weekend to celebrate my birthday with me unbeknown to me ( my husband knew)
    It is something I will remember for the rest of my life. What makes it more so, is that my husband died suddenly a couple of months later. The best holiday and birthday ever.

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    I am so happy that you have that wonderful memory! I will definitely go to Raffles & think of you!
    Terry

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    I was in Singapore at least 3 times the past couple years and couldn't find any sewing/quilt related shops. Good luck - maybe you can ask some people while you're there.

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