The Little Dröm Store

Memories come rushing back as you step into this quirky store filled with indie merchandise like tin toys, vintage fashion, retro knick knacks and old cameras. Helmed by ad- and design-industry veterans Stanley Tan and Antoinette Wong, it also carries an eclectic range of illustration and photography books, some of which are designed and published […]


Look out for hip French collective Surface to Air’s trendy mens and womenswear alongside edgier T‑shirts from Aussie brand Chronicles of Never. There are at least 15 brands stocked here, including Lyle and Scott, Tuesday Night Band Practice and Nakkna—a must for creative types looking for their fashion fix.

The Straits Wine Company

A prominent wine distribution company across Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, only the finest wines are selected and supplied to large‑scale hotels and corporations including The Hilton Singapore. True experts.

Littered With Books

A perfect hideout for bookworms on lazy Sunday afternoons, this two-storey shophouse has every nook and cranny decked out in quirky furniture and knick-knacks to give that quaint, homely vibe. Get lost for hours browsing its range of non-fiction, crime, thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy, travel and children’s titles, which are often priced lower than other bookstores.

Elite Bicycles Asia

For a bike tailored perfectly to you, head down to this sports store that sells bicycles from international brands like Wilier. It also provides after‑sale bike fits and mechanical services.

The Suit Factory

This store sells well‑made off‑the‑rack suits from Dan Stevenson and Benjamin Parker. Shoes and other stylish accessories for men are sold here too.


Sick of mass-produced items that everyone seems to have? This design boutique will provide that breath of fresh air. Established in 2008, Strangelets is still one of the best spots in town for wild and wow furnishings and curious accessories sourced from all over the world, like porcelain wares from Studio Gu and a side […]

Mr. Ambassador, with these food showcases you’re really spoiling us…

One of the fun things about working in media (and the salary sure ain’t among them), is that no-one ever really questions whether you should be in the room. You flash your card, say you’ll be writing about what’s going on, and a surprising number of doors are flung open. Too often, you grab what […]

The Tiong Bahru Rumor Mill

It’s official. Tiong Bahru is now the most happening part of town. With 40 Hands having led the charge, Books Actually following suit, and Strangelets opening soon at number 7, Yong Siak Street is fast becoming the des res for all things cool and indie. (Shame about those new HDB towers going up right behind […]

Happy Hungry Hour

Signature bar bites – like spicy chicken wings, luncheon fries, spring rolls, and more – at 50% off.