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Buying or Bringing Furniture to Singapore?

Post by SwissMissMama » Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:38 am

Coming from Switzerland, everything is very expensive here. Furniture is outrageous in price. If it were so easy to buy furniture form the US and move it to Singapore I would.

What type of furniture selection is available in Singapore? Expensive, low quality? I know IKEA is here but what else? Are the bed sizes standard to the US or Europe? One thing I am looking for is a bunk bed where the bottom bunk is a full size mattress -- that is unheard of in Europe.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Buying or Bringing Furniture to Singapore?

Post by beppi » Thu, 14 Jun 2012 4:16 pm

SwissMissMama wrote:What type of furniture selection is available in Singapore? Expensive, low quality? I know IKEA is here but what else?
Everything you can think of is available, from cheapest China-made junk to Italian designer stuff at over-the-roof prices. Ikea is somewhere inbetween, and costs slightly less than in Europe.
SwissMissMama wrote:Are the bed sizes standard to the US or Europe?
Neither nor! It's Australian sizes here, which means its measured in inches but at different sizes (esp. length) than USA.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 14 Jun 2012 4:22 pm

Mattresses are 6" shorter than US beds and there is variation in widths as well.

Oh, also it would be a good idea to take into consideration that local apartments, be they condos or HDB housing are built around the local size beds so you might find yourself have to walk sideways around the foot of the bed in lots of units.
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