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Does Singapore have an electronics district?

Postby JayCee » Sat, 09 Aug 2008 10:41 pm

Hong Kong has Sham Shui Po and also parts of Tsim Sha Tsui, Wanchai and Mongkok. Tokyo has Akihabara. London has Tottenham court road.

Anyone know if Singapore has an equivalent? I ask because I was walking along orchard road today and wanted to have a look at TVs and couldn't find anywhere that sold them, the only one was the Best in plaza singapura at dhoby ghaut. I know a few places like lucky plaza have cameras, video games etc... but finding a place that sells TVs was pretty difficult

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 10 Aug 2008 11:30 am

Best, Harvey Norman, Audio House, Gain City, Courts. In "Funan the IT Mall" there is also a Harvey Norman & Challenger which recently has branched out into HD/LCD TVs as well. Just noticed that yesterday while done there. Also notice they have revamped the layout again.

The closest thing we have that resembles an electronics district is just the two Shopping Centres: Funan the IT Mall & Sim Lim Square. There is another - Sim Lim Towers but you would need a person VERY savvy with the place to go there with you as they will rip you off big time if given the slightest chance. Caveat Emptor (Let the buyer beware!) is the catchword at this place. Even Sim Lim Square you should already know what you want and the specs of what you are looking for. Best, Courts, Audio House, Harvey normal are all large format stores so it's pretty much fixed pricing. You can also try Paris Silk Store either in Nee Soon or Holland Village but again you need to know already what you want there.

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Postby Currymeister » Sun, 10 Aug 2008 12:29 pm

Having just bought a whole load of electronic goods, i can say that you can bargain anywhere. I have asked and received extra discounts from harvey norman, best and the other one in Lang court, I forget it's name.

I've had an extra 20 or 30 bucks off the price (even on promo'd goods), so it's worth asking.

Good luck.

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Postby durain » Sun, 10 Aug 2008 6:15 pm

Currymeister wrote:I have asked and received extra discounts from harvey norman, best and the other one in Lang court, I forget it's name.


Liang Court. (www.liangcourt.com.sg)

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Postby Biogentic » Fri, 15 Aug 2008 1:28 am

Cheapest place to buy electronic item like tv set or air-conditional system is still from heartland mall. :) try toa payoh central.

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Postby Jeech » Mon, 01 Sep 2008 8:11 am

Definately Sim Lim Square.

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Postby Baglovers » Mon, 03 Nov 2008 2:43 pm

SIMLIM.. but be prepared..

ask around before you buy..
better to bring local down..

:) happy hunting..
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Postby AngryAngMo » Mon, 08 Dec 2008 3:06 pm

Instead of SimLim i honestly would advice to go to Funan instead...


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