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Post by rodandhelen » Sun, 28 Jan 2007 2:46 am

hello all...Was wondering if anyone could help,be moving out to Singapore next week.We have had all our things shipped over but have not bothered to ship over our large furniture such as beds tables etc....What is the best way to go about getting new furniture? Maybe we can hire it? What are the prices like?
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Post by jpatokal » Sun, 28 Jan 2007 9:28 pm

"Fully furnished" apartments come with basic furniture, which is often in terrible shape and/or went out of style sometime in the 1970s. You can't throw 'em out either, because your landlord will want them back when you leave.

For quick and cheap, IKEA is a firm local favorite. IMM in Jurong is a shopping mall mostly devoted to midrange furniture, Park Mall covers the higher end and if bargaining for "Asian" pieces is your thing then head to Dempsey Rd.
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Post by rodandhelen » Mon, 29 Jan 2007 3:02 am

hi,thanks for your info,we have a place to live but all it has is two single beds! We didnt really want to buy any furniture as we already have furiture in uk and sydney!!lol o well i suppose one more set wont hurt :lol:
Sure i can find some bargains in Ikea
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Post by sierra2469alpha » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 8:26 am

There's also a SPACE and Harvey Norman down at Millenium Walk - go to the top floor. Heaps of such items available there, and SPACE is very funky - we have two pieces from them in our place in Sydney.

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Post by audiojunky » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 4:54 pm

Speaking of furniture, BO Concept will be opening an showroom in Singapore soon (within a year). THey have incredible mid-range furniture - very modern looking.

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Post by audiojunky » Tue, 06 Mar 2007 4:20 pm

sierra2469alpha wrote:There's also a SPACE and Harvey Norman down at Millenium Walk - go to the top floor. Heaps of such items available there, and SPACE is very funky - we have two pieces from them in our place in Sydney.

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Hi - just visited Space. Thanks for the tip. The place is incredible but NOTHING is cheaper than S$1000!!! Even a simple coffee table is over a S$1000! I think BO Concept will really rule once they open a store in Sing since they are cheaper and similar to the stuff in SPACE.

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Tue, 06 Mar 2007 4:59 pm

audiojunky wrote: The place is incredible but NOTHING is cheaper than S$1000!!! Even a simple coffee table is over a S$1000! I think BO Concept will really rule once they open a store in Sing since they are cheaper and similar to the stuff in SPACE.
Yeh I should have said it's not cheap. We found a place (well a few actually) up on Tanglin Road last Sunday morning. Try Barang Barang in Tanglin Mall. Their site is http://www.barang.com.sg/ . ALI was very helpful. Also check out Tanglin Shopping Centre, a block or so toward Orchard Road - lots of "antique" places etc.

There is a very small strip of designer shops in between the two - looked very funky (and expensive), but unfortunately they were not open at the time we were there.

EDITED: Oh and I forgot - on North Bridge Road opposite Raffles (the original) there seems to be a furniture place. Haven't been in there yet, but walked past it a few times. Black building from memory.

Hope that helps!

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Post by Bonbon » Fri, 09 Mar 2007 12:51 am

Try Classified in this forum

or the best range in the newspaper... might be able to find some second hand.

Dont think Singapore has this hiring concept ...

but I would say furniture mall, close by bugis (is this same as IMM) is not bad....and of course what's been mentioned IKEA...I find barang barang and park mall both are not that cheap......

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 11 Mar 2007 12:36 pm

Bonbon wrote: Dont think Singapore has this hiring concept ...
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Post by Leone and John » Mon, 12 Mar 2007 7:54 am

I would go with the suggestion perviously mentioned - IKEA!

certainly until you "settle in" and then maybe you might like to change the decor a little........but for basic items, it is by far the best way to go.

But don't "go" at the weekends.......try mid week, still busy though!!

We have a fully furnished 3 bedroom apartment but we had brought over our dining setting (+ 8 chairs!!!!) the landlord was very obliging and took away the one he had here. Thank goodness!

Careful bringing bed linen, the bed sizes may not be what you are used to either.

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Post by boffenl » Mon, 12 Mar 2007 11:21 pm

are Singapore beds smaller? I just bought my daughter a fun floral set for her "new" room in Singapore, but now I'm worried we wasted some money. Help--how are the beds different?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Mar 2007 12:08 am

The average mattress in Singapore is 6" shorter the the western version.

A standard "Queen Sized" is 74" long by 60" wide in Singapore whereas in most western countries a "Queen Size" is 80" long by 60" wide.

The Furniture Store "Picket & Rail" carried Western (American) furniture and will have standard western mattresses to match. However, you will need to buy bed linens at home and bring with you. Especially if you are used to buying "sets" which include a fitted sheet & a flat sheet along with pillow cases. It's extremely hard finding "sets" with two sheets included - normally only 1 flat sheet.

You need to also remember that most bedrooms are designed with Asian length beds in mind as well when it comes to walk space as bedroom are small to start with in newer condos.
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Post by Leone and John » Tue, 13 Mar 2007 8:32 am

OK, just measured our beds, so this may give you some indication on sizing!

Our King Size Bed is: 74" x 74" (yep, one big square!)
(188cm x 188cm)

The Single Beds are: 75" x 42"
(190cm x 107cm)

After purchasing the bed linen (that actually fits) I kept the paperwork attached so that I would have the correct sizing with me when next I go shopping.

The duvet cover size was: 97" x 83" (KS)
The fitted sheet size was: 72" x 78" + 12"

The duvet cover for the SS bed was 76" x 56" (193 cm x 143cm )

On one of the packets (from linen purchased) it has other sizing written as well, so will add that if it helps:

QS
duvet cover 84" x 84"
fitted sheet 60"x 78" + 12"

SS
duvet cover 55" x 83"
fitted sheet 36" x 75" + 12"

all pillow cases seems to be 19" x 29"
and bolster case 15" x 44" (if you use one)

And yes, the rooms are smaller so it is important to be aware of that too IF you are bringing furniture with you.

You may have seen one of my posts where I had brought with me my large dining table 1.4cm x 1.4cm plus 8 chairs!!!

Cannot believe I even contemplated doing that.......all because I had it made especially for me about 3 years ago and didn't want to get rid of it. Now I have 4 of the chairs in storage and a very cramped dining area!!

anything else I can help/advise with, do let me know.

cheers, leone
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Post by boffenl » Tue, 13 Mar 2007 10:37 pm

Thanks Leone and Sundaymorningstaple,

Thanks for the sizes, I'm going home for lunch to check the new packages. I'm having them all cleaned here since I hear it might take awhile for the heavy sheets to dry in Sing. We are bringing one blow up bed (Columbia we just bought for a sleep-over) with an integrated matress. We'll be staying on campus for a month at NUS while we find a place, and then I guess we're hitting IKEA to stock up the house.

Thanks again for your posts!

Liza

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