Thursday, 20 June 2013

Off to Arab St for Fabric

An overseas friend recently visited Singapore so one of our places to explore was Arab St which is famous for its fabric stores, all housed in original Singapore shop houses. Over the years some of the fabric stores have moved away but thankfully there are still plenty of lovely silk shops to explore. 
Here is a selection of the shops that I shop in.

Poppy Fabric
111 Arab Street

A good selection of plain and patterned silk, mainly Dupion Silk.

Bobby Silk Palace
57A Arab St

Great for silk but make sure to find the stairs as this leads to their upstairs room which has an extensive selection of embroidered silk

Gim Joo Textiles
90 Arab St

This shop is an Aladdin's cave where I found linen and cotton voile all at good prices.

Mahaco Impex
51 Arab St
Shop here for Dupion Silk with a fabulous range of colours.

Do you have a favourite shop on Arab St?

Thanks for the visit.


  1. ooooo Im soooo jealous. the fabric looks amazing. did you find much?

  2. It is all very tempting, like being in a candy store. But what do I really need, is always the big question for me!

  3. I always love a trip to Arab Street! Let's go there together soon.

  4. Yes let's once we have clean air to breathe!