Get authentic gems and collectibles right from the source at these vintage shops in Singapore! You'll have to dig around quite a bit...
We’ve got a good appreciation for old Singapore stuff – from quirky nostalgic Singapore gifts to old school bakeries to local snacks. So if you want to bring home a piece of history, it’s best to hit up vintage shops and junk stores in Singapore for a bit of treasure hunting. Carve out an afternoon for this one…
Vintage shops in Singapore for collectibles and more
1. Tong Mern Sern
Once you’re greeted with a bright, loud banner over the storefront (you can’t miss it), prepare to get lost in a world of treasures. Clocks, plates, vases, chairs, and even old Japanese “banana money”. There are lots to go through – over three floors! – at this old haunt in Craig Road. So spend a lazy afternoon or a free day exploring. Oh, and don’t be afraid to approach the friendly old uncles with questions.
Tong Mern Sern, 51 Craig Road, Singapore 089689
2. Viewpoint Trading and Collectibles
Catch a glimpse of Singapore’s past at a browsing session at Viewpoint Trading and Collectibles in Chinatown. You’ll find old F&N drink crates, vintage beer bottles and glasses, granny teacup sets and other collectables here. But if you’re an enthusiast of vintage toys, this place holds quite a collection.
Viewpoint Trading and Collectibles, #01-07, Fook Hai Building, 150 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058727
3. Junkie’s Corner
This one’s a little bit out of the way unless you live near the old Turf City, but you’ll be transported to a different side of Singapore. The store is packed to the rafters with all kinds of cool stuff. Find stone lions, typewriters, old signs, terracotta pots, Peranakan chamber pots, Sony walkman sets, coffee tables and more. Be ready to get your hands dirty! Oh, and it helps if you have some bargaining skills as well…
Junkie’s Corner, 2 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287988
4. Odds ‘N’ Collectables
Odds ‘N’ Collectables is a standout from the usual cafes and nice eateries in the precinct. If you’re hunting down a conversation piece for your home – think vintage enamel trays, old school posters or mini peacock chairs – this is the place to search. Looking for something in particular? Just ask the owner, Juzer, who seems to know where everything is in this unmissable place. Happy digging for treasure!
Odds ‘N’ Collectables, 128 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068597
5. The Heritage Shop
Searching for a shop version of Singapore’s history? This store has everything. That includes documents on the redevelopment of Haw Par Villa, Malayan annals from way back, women’s magazines from the days of Malaya and vintage newspaper broadsheets still in mint condition. Besides printed documents, you’ll also find pretty tiffin carriers, old Milo cans, clocks, hand-painted plates, Peranakan dividers (and more chamber pots), oil lamps and other antiques.
The Heritage Shop, 93 Jalan Sultan, Singapore 198997
6. Past Image
You might hear it before you see it! This quaint store in Excelsior Shopping Centre regularly blasts 60s and 70s music during business hours. If anything, the vibrant display window will definitely lure you in. Have fun perusing vintage knick-knacks, old school toys, classic film posters, and vinyl from local artists in the past.
Past Image, #03-08, Excelsior Shopping Centre, 5 Coleman Street, Singapore 179805
7. East Inspirations
Trust us, you won’t be able to resist entering East Inspirations if you’re into vintage shops in Singapore. Step inside this time machine and let the store transport you to the past. From vibrant Chinese trinkets and ceramics to bold furniture, relics and artefacts, this place is a true treasure trove.
East Inspirations, 256 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058805
Ready to fill your living space with a piece from the past? Off to these antique and vintage shops in Singapore!