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Hardware store?

Postby jpatokal » Thu, 05 Oct 2006 11:03 pm

Where in Singapore can I find a half-decent hardware store? Even a "Homefix DIY" type of place somewhere around Orchard would be a good start (their homepage hasn't been updated for 6 years and is useless...), but one of those big box Ace's Hardware types would be even better.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 05 Oct 2006 11:11 pm

jpatokal wrote:Where in Singapore can I find a half-decent hardware store? Even a "Homefix DIY" type of place somewhere around Orchard would be a good start (their homepage hasn't been updated for 6 years and is useless...), but one of those big box Ace's Hardware types would be even better.


JP, This should help (it's out in Ubi area.

http://www.homely.com.sg/

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Thu, 05 Oct 2006 11:15 pm

What is it with men and hardware? I can find everything I need in my dad's portable toolbox. Never needed anything more.

I suppose it's like women and handbags? Need one for every different occasion and can never have enough. :lol:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 05 Oct 2006 11:21 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:What is it with men and hardware? I can find everything I need in my dad's portable toolbox. Never needed anything more.

I suppose it's like women and handbags? Need one for every different occasion and can never have enough. :lol:


Your Dad's a man right? :wink: How do you think everything got in his toolbox? :P Will definitely agree with your second paragraph! I hate to go shopping but can spend half a day in a good hardware store and not need anything but will always buy something! :D

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Postby jpatokal » Fri, 06 Oct 2006 4:02 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:JP, This should help (it's out in Ubi area.
http://www.homely.com.sg/

Thanks! Although the location seems to be designed to be as inconvenient as possible if you don't have a car. Is the Changi Rd (Kembangan) outlet any good?

And does anybody know of even a small, bite-size hardware store around Orchard/Newton/Novena/Toa Payoh? (But a step above from the dusty light bulbs and pink Chinese plastic crap corner shops.)
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Postby DimWit Kid » Fri, 06 Oct 2006 5:56 pm

Jp there's homefix in GWC.... if that's near enough. Not too small there.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 06 Oct 2006 9:39 pm

This one I recommend heartily. A little bit expensive but can find almost anything or will get it for you. Have used him for 20 years. Even managed to find a pair of proper long handle fencing pliers a number of years ago when installing a chain-link fence around my place in seletar:

Handyman Centre
1 Scotts Road, #04-07 Shaw Centre, Singapore, 228208, Tel +65 737 9592, Fax +65 732 7124

It's the back (old) tower. Get off the esclator and turn right, he's at the end on the outside corner.

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Postby ChrisB » Thu, 12 Oct 2006 5:15 pm

I second that recommendation for handyman centre. It's a great little store full of stuff you really can't find anywhere else.

Not cheap though... but you can't have everything. ;)

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Postby micknlea » Thu, 12 Oct 2006 9:47 pm

Well, I'm not a guy and I love hardware shops!
Whenever I go back home on a holiday I have to have my mega hardware shop fix (the ones here just aren't big enough and can't compare) I can easily spend hours there just looking at stuff, and always but always walk out with something! :D
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 13 Oct 2006 12:03 am

Yeah, I miss the big box hardware stores. The 2nd or 3rd day after I go home I usually spend at least 1/2 a day in Home Depot! :cool:

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Changi Road Hardware Stores

Postby Claire F » Fri, 14 Jan 2011 10:27 pm

On advice from this forum I went in search of Homely Hardware on Changi Road today. Unfortunately I couldn't find it and found Thye Seng Hardware Enterprises Pte Ltd instead - DO NOT GO THERE. They were so rude, they told me to leave my baby outside and basically refused to serve me. I left in tears.
Luckily I went across the road to Hong Gee Hardware and the service was your usual friendly Singapore service.

Singapore doesn't seem to have the big mega style hardware stores like overseas but there are various hardware stores on Changi Road that cover plumbing, painting, general hardware and construction. The closest MRT is Kembangan and the best hardware shops seem to be on the side of the road closest to the MRT.

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 14 Jan 2011 10:58 pm

Did they say the reason why you couldn't take your baby inside?

I bought some stuff from Homely Hardware in the Ubi sector and they made a very good impression on me. Per choice, exactly the type of the store I missed for all these years in SG (powertools, DIY things on pro and semipro level, reasonable pricing) and the staff actually discouraged me from buying a more expensive model of one specific powertool saying I should be fine with the cheaper one.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 14 Jan 2011 11:41 pm

For some reason the OP wasn't able to find the small Homely Hardware on Changi Road and not the main store on Ubi Crescent. Because of that, she visited another Hardware store where she had the problem.

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Postby Claire F » Fri, 14 Jan 2011 11:43 pm

My baby was in his buggy, half asleep, drowsy from the heat and the store lady said he was making everyone feel anxious and that I had to leave him outside. I said I couldn't leave him outside alone, and when I asked if she would come and serve me (whilst I stood at the door) she said something along the lines of no. They were busy and I guess they just wanted to get rid of me.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 15 Jan 2011 12:07 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Wind In My Hair wrote:What is it with men and hardware? I can find everything I need in my dad's portable toolbox. Never needed anything more.

I suppose it's like women and handbags? Need one for every different occasion and can never have enough. :lol:


Your Dad's a man right? :wink:



Sorry I realise that it is a rather fossilised joke now, but I am totally PMSL :lol:


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