Thursday, May 31, 2007

Singapore and Hong Kong Trip

Well we got back on Tuesday morning after having 8 nights away from home. We spent 5 nights in Singapore and 3 in Hong Kong. It was nice and hot over there and now we are back to the cold.

Anyway while in Singapore I had plans to go bead/gem shopping. I had a nice list of places to visit but unfortunately left the list at home. So I went to the drawer in the hotel room and looked through the Yellow Pages( I have some good ideas occassionally) and jotted down a few addresses to check out. So here is my list of shops that I was able to get BUSI cards for, arranged by loation within Singapore. They are all easy to get to via the MRT or take a taxi(cheap as!).

A note on Addresses: eg #03-39... the first part(#03) means third floor and the second part(after the hyphon 39) is the shop number Building number and street comes first and then the above. B means basement.


These are only a couple that I visited I had a few more addresses but ran out of time to go to them.

For gem stones:

YL Jewellery - Mr Choi
1 Park Road, People's Park Complex
Ph +65 6220 6206

Mason Jewellery Manufacturing and Trading
1 Park Road, Peoples Park Complex
Ph +65 6538 1126

Swarovski and general beads and findings:

Mix and Match Merchandise
101 Upper Cross Street
#02-69 Peoples Park Centre
Ph +65 6532 0181

Hearten Beads House
101 Upper Cross Street
#B1-72 Peoples Park Centre
Ph +65 6226 3440

Peoples Park Complex and Peoples Park Centre are two different buildings.


Kwong Seng Hardware
28 Mosque Street
Ph+ 65 6533 6951
This small looking shop has a good range of jewellers tools at great prices!

My purchases from Kwong Seng Hardware: ring mandrel, small anvil and wire gauge, this cost me SGD$59(about A$47).

There are another couple of tool shops in the area if you check the phone book.

Orchard Road and around:
Orchard Road is one of the main shopping strips in Singapore with block after block of shopping malls.

Two shops on Bencoolen Street which is close to Orchard Road:

Bead Hub
91 Bencoolen Street
#01-17 Sunshine Plaza
Ph +65 6223 3662

91 Bencoolen Street
#01-10 Sunshine Plaza
Ph +65 9730 3789

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Blue Chalcedony from Sancy and Peridot(3.5carats) and Citrine from EGems. SGD$185 for this lot!

Lucky Plaza has an amazing number of small jewellers shops that have ready made jewellery, unset gemstones and semi precious bead strands.

Sancy Jewellery
304 Orchard Road
#B1-102 Lucky Plaza
Ph +65 6734 6832

Gems & Gold Jewellery
304 Orchard Road
#B1-62 Lucky Plaza
Ph +65 6738 4018

304 Orchard Road
#B1-158/157 Lucky Plaza
Ph +65 6235 7551

Eng Tai Jewellery Trading Co
304 Orchard Road
#B1-86/83 Lucky Plaza
Ph +65 7327831

Diamond House
545 Orchard Road
#01-16 Far East Shopping Centre
Ph +65 6235 2395

Scotts Road off Orchard

Swan Jewelry Pte Ltd
14 Scotts road
#03-117 Far East Plaza
Ph+65 6734 5159

Sollani Jewellers Pte Ltd
14 Scotts Road
#03-109 Far East Plaza
Ph +65 6235 1292

Goldie Jewellery
14 Scotts Road
#03-68 Far East Plaza
Ph +65 6734 2725

Traders Gems Pte Ltd
1 Sotts Road
#03-09 Shaw Centre
Ph +65 6235 1789

For more addresses on Singapore bead shops visit Battra's web site/blog. Here is the link:

This was the list I forgot to take with me, I will not forget it next time!!!

This is it for part one of my holiday report
Catch you soon.

Ciao for now!!!