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Serious shopping

Post by bauhaus » Tue, 18 Nov 2008 2:21 pm

Hi!

I recently moved to Singapore with my boyfriend (we're a gay couple). I would like to get to know the city better and find out the best places to shop. I've been to the shopping malls at Orchard Road, Raffles City, Suntec and they all seem to be the same and quite boring also.

Today I'm going to check out the Club 21 Men at the Four Season Hotel. I've read that they have more classy designers and cool stuff. Are there other shops that sell designer clothes and accessories? I've been to Paragon and it's quite dull. Mostly I'm looking for Japanese designers (like Viridi Anne, Julius) and European cool designers (like Damir Doma, Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens). Also any cool local/Asian designers would be nice to know.

We moved here from Hong Kong. I know Singapore isn't a shopping Mecca like HK, but there has to be more than couple of shops here. Or is there?

We're also looking for a good gym to join. What's the best in the city center, near Orchard Road or Raffles Place?

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Re: Serious shopping

Post by bauhaus » Tue, 18 Nov 2008 7:12 pm

I have now seen Club 21. Quite hard to find, but that's some kind of comfort shopping wise :) But still it's only one place...

I've been to quite many book stores here and I haven't seen a single gay lifestyle magazine, such as Attitude, GT (Gay Times), AXM or Refresh. Are those banned here?!? If they are, is it illegal to bring or order them from more relaxed countries?

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Post by ascq » Sat, 22 Nov 2008 11:40 pm

For a gym, I'd say Fitness First @ Paragon. They're moving to another floor in Paragon in January, so it doesn't look great now, but it offers the most classes.

For shopping, there's an Issey Miyake and Dries van Noten in the Hilton.
Also, there's a Commes des Garcons guerilla store at The Old SChool @ Mt. Sophia.

Try Club Street too. Asylum is a good store.

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Re: Serious shopping

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 23 Nov 2008 12:19 am

bauhaus wrote:
I've been to quite many book stores here and I haven't seen a single gay lifestyle magazine, such as Attitude, GT (Gay Times), AXM or Refresh. Are those banned here?!? If they are, is it illegal to bring or order them from more relaxed countries?
Yes it is illegal. They fall under "The Undesirable Publications Act" due to the corrupting influence that they pander to. (according to the government). They also did not repeal statute 377A the last time up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_37 ... Singapore) which I am sure you are already aware of.

See the discussion we had here:

http://www.singaporeexpats.com/forum/ftopic45846.html
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Post by road.not.taken » Sun, 23 Nov 2008 7:17 am

bauhaus, did you do any research at all before moving here? :o

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well well

Post by Allibert » Sun, 23 Nov 2008 5:04 pm

someone learnt his quiz questions well:)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 23 Nov 2008 7:15 pm

:mrgreen:
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Re: Serious shopping

Post by bobloblaw » Mon, 24 Nov 2008 11:35 am

bauhaus wrote:Hi!

I recently moved to Singapore with my boyfriend (we're a gay couple). I would like to get to know the city better and find out the best places to shop. I've been to the shopping malls at Orchard Road, Raffles City, Suntec and they all seem to be the same and quite boring also.

Today I'm going to check out the Club 21 Men at the Four Season Hotel. I've read that they have more classy designers and cool stuff. Are there other shops that sell designer clothes and accessories? I've been to Paragon and it's quite dull. Mostly I'm looking for Japanese designers (like Viridi Anne, Julius) and European cool designers (like Damir Doma, Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens). Also any cool local/Asian designers would be nice to know.

We moved here from Hong Kong. I know Singapore isn't a shopping Mecca like HK, but there has to be more than couple of shops here. Or is there?

We're also looking for a good gym to join. What's the best in the city center, near Orchard Road or Raffles Place?
hi

i just got back from singapore yesterday to visit some friends.

i still havent seem damir doma or ann de or julius or viridi anne but ive seen other designer stuff on haji lane. i saw limited collection of comme des garcons, obedient sons, marc by marc jacobs, and other stuff i dont remember. there are also singaporean designer stuff on haji lane. i bought a pair of skinny dress pants that reminded me of my dior suit ;)

i really wanna get some attachment or trove, or ato or heath. i love japanese designers cuz they make crazy awesome shit. i think im gonna come back to singapore in a month or two to really go shopping full steam ;)

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