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Where to buy dinnerware in Singapore?

Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 3:53 pm
by RyanTheLion
Hi, I am new to this forum. Just moved to Singapore for less than a week and trying to settle down and furnish my house. I have been trying to shop around for dinnerware in Singapore but seems like I can't find much alternatives other than Taka which sells really expensive plates and bowls.

Do you guys have any advice on where I can buy nice and affordable dinnerware?

Re: Where to buy dinnerware in Singapore?

Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 3:57 pm
by Pal
Can try IKEA at Alexandra or Tampines.

Re: Where to buy dinnerware in Singapore?

Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 5:02 pm
by JR8
RyanTheLion wrote:Hi, I am new to this forum. Just moved to Singapore for less than a week and trying to settle down and furnish my house. I have been trying to shop around for dinnerware in Singapore but seems like I can't find much alternatives other than Taka which sells really expensive plates and bowls.

Do you guys have any advice on where I can buy nice and affordable dinnerware?
I wasn't immediately persuaded by Pal's suggestion.... but a few seconds later I remembered that all our daily crockery is indeed from IKEA. Plain white, simple, hard-wearing, we've had it c10 years and still going strong. I don't know what their tableware/cutlery is like, but surely worth a look if it is anything like their crockery. Plus they often have all-in-one 'starter boxes', cutlery, glasses, crockery at very good prices => simple.

Taka is rather like Harrod's, in some ways. Good for higher end specific things, esp. 'expatty' things like espresso machines etc. otherwise it is just $$$.

Robinson's is another option. Middle of the road, more akin to something like Debenhams (I'm assuming you're a Brit!).
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Good luck settling in!

Re: Where to buy dinnerware in Singapore?

Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 5:10 pm
by Pal
Yes, IKEA has a wide variety at very good prices.

Can also try TANGS at Orchard, they have a comprehensive dinnerware section at the basement.

Re: Where to buy dinnerware in Singapore?

Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 5:15 pm
by JR8
Pal wrote:Can also try TANGS at Orchard, they have a comprehensive dinnerware section at the basement.
Tangs to me is akin to John Lewis. Middle-range/+. Focused on solid quality/value.

So, good suggestion, I hadn't thought of it earlier...

Re: Where to buy dinnerware in Singapore?

Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 5:30 pm
by nakatago
JR8 wrote: I don't know what their tableware/cutlery is like, but surely worth a look if it is anything like their crockery.
Knives except butter knives wear down easily. Otherwise (if you don't need sharp blades), they're fine. A lot of cafes and middle-tier restaurants use IKEA crockery and cutlery.

Re: Where to buy dinnerware in Singapore?

Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 5:33 pm
by rajagainstthemachine
Metro is another place thats worth checking out.

Re: Where to buy dinnerware in Singapore?

Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 7:03 pm
by RyanTheLion
Thanks guys, I will hop over to Ikea probably this weekend.

Re: Where to buy dinnerware in Singapore?

Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 8:50 pm
by curiousgeorge
Totts up Dunearn Road has a nice selection of stuff you don't find everywhere. Can be pricey. But its like kitchen supplies heaven.

I got a complete set of Corelle flatware from a Giant store in IMM I think. You can also buy at Tangs for five times the price.

Re: Where to buy dinnerware in Singapore?

Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:09 pm
by x9200
Totts and Ikea. The former may not necessary be that expensive. True, there are some rather pricey stuff over there but also a lot of reasonably priced and good looking pieces of various types.

If you are not looking for anything fancy, then Ikea is probably the best budget choice.

http://www.ikea.com/sg/en/catalog/categ ... ing/18860/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Where to buy dinnerware in Singapore?

Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:22 pm
by JR8
I've heard of totts but never been - not that simple to get to. It sounds like my kind of dream shop :) I'll resolve to visit soon.

Re: Where to buy dinnerware in Singapore?

Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:41 pm
by x9200
Definitely you should like it. It not only carries the end consumer, retail stuff but also supplies/equipment for the restaurants etc. And they organize cooking classes too.

https://www.tottstore.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Where to buy dinnerware in Singapore?

Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:14 pm
by CaptainBullus
I've just been around the new Big Box mall at Jurong East today, they have a Habitat and down on the ground floor their own version of a COSTCO style shop; boy of which do good homeware and handy if you live nearby.

Re: Where to buy dinnerware in Singapore?

Posted: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:46 am
by JR8
And another thing that crossed my radar this morning...

'• Crate & Barrel has opened a five-storey megastore at orchardgateway@emerald.'

Certainly worth a look I would have thought, esp. considering the central handy location.

Re: Where to buy dinnerware in Singapore?

Posted: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:43 pm
by zzm9980
JR8 wrote:And another thing that crossed my radar this morning...

'• Crate & Barrel has opened a five-storey megastore at orchardgateway@emerald.'

Certainly worth a look I would have thought, esp. considering the central handy location.
"orchardgateway@emerald" yet another ridiculous place name... :roll:

Crate and Barrel is not cheap by any means in the US. I wonder how much the markup will be here...