Find Exotic Treasures and Souvenirs in Tanglin Shopping Centre
If you’re tired of looking for common cheap souvenirs in Singapore such as key chains, Merlin statuette, and “Singapore is a fine city” t-shirts, why don’t you try going to Tanglin Shopping Centre? Packed with exotic regional artifacts, antiques, artwork and jewelleries, if you’re after antiques like old Buddha heads to Tibetan prayer beads, odds are that you’ll find it at this long-standing mall of Tanglin Shopping Centre.
Tanglin Shopping Centre is a 4 story mall located in 19 Tanglin Rd 247909 in District 10, Singapore. It is near to several bus stops located at Orchard Road such as Bus no. 7, 77, 111, 105, 106, and 174. To reach it simply alights from the bus-stop at opposite of Singapore Tourism Board or the bus-stop outside The Regent Hotel. Or simply take the MRT to Orchard Station (NS22) and walk along Orchard Road, you will eventually find the place.
Tanglin Shopping Centre specializes in old necklaces, bracelets, relics and rich textiles from the Orient, with also decent selections of fashionable fabrics and furniture from Japan and across South East Asia. Its range of delicate Asian cultural pieces and unique historical items is quite breathtaking, and will keep you browsing for hours on end.
Opened from Monday to Saturday from 12 pm to 6 pm, Tanglin Mall is strategically located at the junction of Tanglin Road and Grange Road. Set in an eclectic background of colonial and tropical architecture, to reflect an ambience of warmth and comfort, Tanglin Mall is a niche for the expatriates, yuppies & professionals. Spend a few hours at Tanglin Shopping Centre and you’ll feel like you’ve stumbled into an Indiana Jones film.
The first three floors of Tanglin Shopping Centre are fabulous to roam around in–there are antique shops, arts & crafts stores, bookshops, galleries featuring Southeast Asia and its islands so you find tribal items, Chinese Cultural Revolution posters, ikat textiles, silver, wood carvings, porcelain, stone sculptures. Prices are marked but you can definitely bargain and get yourself a slightly better deal. If you love to hunt for bargains this is the place, unlike some of the more expensive antique shops you find in hotels. But if that’s not your cup of tea, the mall also caters for fans of classic vintage items such as old movies and DVDs, books and retro fashion. You can literally spend days searching through Tanglin’s extensive collection of old and precious items, some of which will be sure to bring back fond memories.
If you are done catering the exotic souvenirs, you might as well indulge your tongue in several restaurants that offers exciting cuisines such as Patara Fine Thai Cuisine, Chili’s Grill & Bar Restaurant, Caffe Beviamo, Starbucks Coffee, Brunetti, Yantra Restaurant and TETSU Tempura & Tonkatsu Restaurant . If that wasn’t enough, fancy yourself in the numerous specialty and services that Tanglin Shopping Centre could provide; from fashion, sports and leisure, hairdressing, dental services, maternity and baby care, toys, edutainment, professional photo studio to laundry service. Plus there is also a spa offering cleaner fish treatments, a pharmacy, and over 500 car park lots for your shopping convenience. The mall is air conditioned too, so your browsing and shopping is more than pleasant.