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Postby x9200 » Sun, 04 Apr 2010 10:18 am

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Strong Eagle wrote:This is why I try to spend at least a few hours every weekend motorcycling all over the island to find shops. I know the best places to find bulk aluminium, steel, canvas, and much more.

And... your friends were derelict when you got here... a Funan IT mall trip is part of mandatory sight seeing IMHO.


Ok, I'll try you :)

Where do I find a timber yard?

This is an easy one. There are dozens of them in Sungei Kadut district.
SE, I do actually the same but only occasionally and less shops oriented. Especially industrial districts are very interesting during weekend. Spooky, deserted, with a few Bangladeshi/Indian guys in sarongs wandering around and looking at you as you were a ghost or something.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 04 Apr 2010 10:49 am

Cool thanks! Don't know if I've ever been to Funan mall.... is that the one next to the church at Raffles City?

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 04 Apr 2010 11:42 am

JR8 wrote:Cool thanks! Don't know if I've ever been to Funan mall.... is that the one next to the church at Raffles City?

Yep, a pinkish building on the extended diagonal to the St. Andrews Church. Opposite to Adelphi - a place worth to know if you want to buy hifi A/V equipment.

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Postby nakatago » Sun, 04 Apr 2010 12:19 pm

JR8 wrote:Cool thanks! Don't know if I've ever been to Funan mall.... is that the one next to the church at Raffles City?


:o

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 04 Apr 2010 12:20 pm

x9200 wrote:
JR8 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:This is why I try to spend at least a few hours every weekend motorcycling all over the island to find shops. I know the best places to find bulk aluminium, steel, canvas, and much more.

And... your friends were derelict when you got here... a Funan IT mall trip is part of mandatory sight seeing IMHO.


Ok, I'll try you :)

Where do I find a timber yard?

This is an easy one. There are dozens of them in Sungei Kadut district.


Try googling the following: timber merchant +singapore

There are other scatter throughout Singapore so you don't really need to drive all the way out toe Sungei Kadut although to be honest, your chances are good there for making it in a single trip. There is a timber merchant on Balestier Road just after turning off Thompson Road. It would be behind a blue fence on the left side about a block in.

You can also try Homely Hardware (link is in my links page, centre column near the bottom of page) in Ubi. Actually, if you are a DIY'r I strongly spending an afternoon walking up and down Ubi Avenues 1 & 2 and the surrounds as you can find almost anything you need there. (I used to do a lot of Parquetry with exotic wood veneers, and used to get my veneers there. Also, perspex and other sheet goods or extruded goods.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 04 Apr 2010 11:00 pm

JR8 wrote:Cool thanks! Don't know if I've ever been to Funan mall.... is that the one next to the church at Raffles City?


Wind up??? :o

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 04 Apr 2010 11:56 pm

Er.... er <hesitant> er... no.

Sometimes you lot seem very aggressive you know! I say I have not been to Funan Mall and you all attack me. Wassup?

Hey my wife is local and has never been there either.

p.s. SMS Sorry don't drive here. Which end of Balestier are you referring to?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 7:09 am

Thompson Road end

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Postby Saint » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 9:31 am

JR8 wrote:Er.... er <hesitant> er... no.

Sometimes you lot seem very aggressive you know! I say I have not been to Funan Mall and you all attack me. Wassup?

Hey my wife is local and has never been there either.

p.s. SMS Sorry don't drive here. Which end of Balestier are you referring to?


Don't worry JR8, I can go one better as I've never been to Mustafa :oops:

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Postby aster » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 10:51 am

Saint wrote:Don't worry JR8, I can go one better as I've never been to Mustafa :oops:


I made the mistake of going to Mustafa with a baby stroller. :? That ain't gonna happen again...

As for Funan, it's a much more pleasurable experience than Sim Lim. On a side note has anyone tried the Thai restaurant there (A-Roy Thai or something like that)?

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 11:50 am

Saint wrote:
JR8 wrote:Er.... er <hesitant> er... no.

Sometimes you lot seem very aggressive you know! I say I have not been to Funan Mall and you all attack me. Wassup?

Hey my wife is local and has never been there either.

p.s. SMS Sorry don't drive here. Which end of Balestier are you referring to?


Don't worry JR8, I can go one better as I've never been to Mustafa :oops:

You would need to say you never heard of it to make a fair comparison 8-)

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 11:53 am

aster wrote:On a side note has anyone tried the Thai restaurant there (A-Roy Thai or something like that)?

If this is the one on the 2nd or third floor then I tried it a few years ago and it was average.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 2:14 pm

Saint wrote:
JR8 wrote:Er.... er <hesitant> er... no.

Sometimes you lot seem very aggressive you know! I say I have not been to Funan Mall and you all attack me. Wassup?

Hey my wife is local and has never been there either.

p.s. SMS Sorry don't drive here. Which end of Balestier are you referring to?


Don't worry JR8, I can go one better as I've never been to Mustafa :oops:


You've never been to Mustafa?... hahahaha! I think you have to just for the cultural experience. It is like the ultimate department store cum slice of India cum seems to have two departments selling the same stuff at either end. I've heard it even stocks fresh food, though have never got as far as that department!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 3:03 pm

I've never seen so many varieties of mangoes in one shop anywhere else in the world.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 3:30 pm

OMG I've never seen the mango department :shock: . I always seem to get caught up in TVs, Jewellery or sporting goods


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