This isn’t just a building, it’s a furniture destination.
If you’ve not yet visited (or even heard of) the one-stop furniture depot that is the Tan Boon Liat Building, we guarantee you will after reading about the home inspiration-rich spot!
Situated along Outram Road (next to the Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium), this modest little building is just 10 minutes away from Orchard Road. While most would drive past it without a second glance, if you stop a minute to look inside, it holds a treasure trove of boutique furniture stores and galleries to fit every taste.
Here, we’ve rounded up 16 must-shop spots totally worth regular trips to this unassuming furniture mall. Feeling pecking from all the home shopping? Scroll down for two delicious F&B options in the Tan Boon Liat Building, too!
*Please note there will be further changes to the Covid-19 restrictions post the Phase 2 Heightened Alert on 13 June 2021. It goes without saying, the safety of everyone remains a top priority.
All things furniture and decor
1. Arete Culture
You know how sometimes you find something you really like but it’s not quite exactly how you envisioned it to be? Arete Culture does just that with its customised interior design services. As an interior decorating firm specialising in fast, affordable, and fuss-free home makeovers.
Address: 315 Outram Rd., #06-01, Tan Boon Liat Building, 169074
Tel: 9640 3829
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (daily)
2. Artful House
If you’re looking for Indian vintage pieces are not only a visual beauty but also made from recycled wood – Artful House is your go-to. It specialises in intricately carved pieces that make the perfect eye-catching centrepiece of any room. We love a good stand-out focal piece!
Address: 315 Outram Rd., #08-04, Tan Boon Liat Building, 169074
Tel: 8112 6127
Opening hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed on Tuesdays)
3. Deer Industries
Your little ones will love the stylish kid’s furniture and decorations from Deer Industries. And the good news for you? Its pieces are reasonably priced! Plus, you can also shop for gifts and books for children.
Address: 315 Outram Rd., #07-05, Tan Boon Liat Building, 169074
Tel: 9485 4430
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (daily)
4. Emperor’s Attic
Want to add a bit of Asia to your home with Chinese antiques and reproduction pieces? Emperor’s Attic has plenty of those at a fair price. Since 1999, this furniture brand have had a reputation for sourcing the best in traditionally hand-crafted antique, vintage and reproduction Chinese furniture and home decor. Emperor’s Attic’s founder, Chantal Travers, has also won one of The Finder‘s 2020 Expatpreneur Awards!
Address: 315 Outram Rd., Tan Boon Liat Building, #01-10, 169074
Tel: 9011 0380
Opening hours: 10:30 a.m to 6:30 p.m. (Thurs. and Sat., until further notice)
5. Journey East
Journey East has been around in Singapore since 1995 and consistently named one of SG’s fave furniture stores. You’ll love its extensive selection of retro-, vintage- and industrial-themed pieces.
Address: 315 Outram Rd., #03-02, Tan Boon Liat Building, 169074
Tel: 6473 1693
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (*daily). *Showroom is appointment-only.
6. Mountain Living
Just as the name suggest, this gallery features a wide range of modern teak furniture. A blend of modern chic and minimalist style, its pieces are truly one for the eyes. Oh! Not forgetting, its colourful collection of bamboo kitchenware also caught our eye.
Address: 315 Outram Rd., Tan Boon Liat Building, #07-02, 169074
Tel: 6224 7176
Opening hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (daily; hours might differ on public holidays)
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Looking for customised furniture? OriginAsia is worth a looksee. Founded by two Swedes, a Korean and a Welshman, the brand isn’t afraid to let its hair down. “Aside from sounding like the introduction to a joke this multi-ethnic group has enabled [us] to instil true international quality and design standards,” shares its founders. Despite so, its furniture is a bit of everything – timeless, antique, quirky and a dash of fun.
Address: 315 Outram Rd., Tan Boon Liat Building, #04-06 & #05-09, 169074
Tel: 9010 3656 (WhatsApp)
Opening hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Mon. to Sat.); 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Sun.)
8. Red House Carved Furniture Co
It’s hard to miss this artsy store on the first floor, and it’s harder not to want to browse around its collection of decoration pieces and sculptures for your home.
Red House Carved Furniture Co
Address: 315 Outram Rd., Tan Boon Liat Building, #01-04 /05, 169074
Tel: 6474 6980
Opening hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (daily)
9. Singapore Trading Post
This place takes you on a throwback to the colonial era of Singapore and Asia. When its founders first created Singapore Trading Post, they were inspired by Sir Stamford Raffles and the spice trading routes. With that in mind, its furniture is sourced from the old trading posts like India, China and Indonesia. That’s not all, you can also buy unique gifts for family and friends back home!
Singapore Trading Post
Address: 315 Outram Rd., Tan Boon Liat Building, #07-01, 169074; 426 Joo Chiat Rd., 427644
Tel: 8891 9950
Tan Boon Liat Building store: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Mon.); 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Tue. to Fri.); 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Sat.); 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Joo Chiat store: 10:30am to 5 p.m. (Tue. to Fri.); 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Sat.); (closed on Sun. and Mon.)
10. Soul & Tables
Looking for innovative, authentic, contemporary and eco-friendly pieces that will stand the test of time? Soul & Tables believes in ethical sourcing of beautiful high-quality furniture to help you build a home in Singapore that you will love. Tip? Its line of home office pieces are great to consider when giving your WFH space a little refresh.
Soul & Tables
Address: 315 Outram Rd. #02-03 + #02-09, Tan Boon Liat Building, 169074
Tel: 9272 1545
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (daily)
11. Vintage Palace
Stepping into this space feels like entering a museum with plenty of traditional-styled teak furniture and products in sight. Get intrigued by the canopy beds and huge panels at its showroom – such great pieces of art!
Address: 315 Outram Rd., Tan Boon Liat Building, #06-03, 169074
Tel: 6479 2181
Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Carpets, fabrics and other decorative pieces
12. Jehan Gallery
Jehan Gallery has its roots from The Nishaburi family, sourcing and importing Asian-inspired fine Persian carpets for over 260 years. Today the family business remains rooted in Iran but has expanded to 35 countries in Europe, Middle East, South America and Southeast Asia. You can also choose modern designs or customise your own. Cleaning and restoration services are also available.
Address: 315 Outram Rd., Tan Boon Liat Building, #03-08, 169074
Tel: 6334 4333
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
13. Sing Mui Heng
Tan Boon Liat Building is also home to (pun intended!) more than just furniture showrooms. Sing Mui Heng is a great place for your tailoring and quilting needs, with their wide selection of fabric and sewing materials.
Sing Mui Heng
Address: 315 Outram Rd., Tan Boon Liat Building, #13-03, 169074
Tel: 6221 9209
Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Mon. to Fri.)
14. Charlotte Puxley Flowers
Using flowers relevant to Singapore and picking the best blooms from local markets, Charlotte Puxley Flowers gives each floral creation its own special character. Though its temporarily relocated due to renovations (see below), this lovely florist shops will be back soon!
Charlotte Puxley Flowers
*Address: 315 Outram Rd., #08-07 Tan Boon Liat Building, 169074 (Note: Its main store is currently going through renovations and is temporarily re-located to Ruby Land Complex, 52 Genting Ln., #07-04, 349560)
Tel: 8182 1164
Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mon. to Fri.); 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Sat. + Sun.)
Stop and shop for some food and drinks
15. Angie’s Oyster Bar & Grill
While we can’t dine-in just yet due to the current restrictions (until post-13 June maybe?), Angie’s Oyster Bar & Grill is a great place to lay back and gorge on some seafood specials when it’s safe to do again. Can’t wait till then? Order in here and enjoy these delicacies in the comfort and safety of your own home.
Angie’s Oyster Bar & Grill
Address: 313A Outram Rd., Tan Boon Liat Building, Level 2, 169073
Tel: 6221 9555
Opening hours: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Mon. to Thur.); 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Fri.); 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Sat.); 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Sun.)
16. The Providore Warehouse
Love gourmet food? Here, you’ll find coffee, tea blends, jams, relishes, sauces, and chocolate, along with an extensive collection of wine, craft beer, artisanal spirits, cook books and even gifts.
The Providore Warehouse
Address: 315 Outram Rd., Tan Boon Liat Building, #05-03, 169074
Tel: 6221 7056
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (daily)
Originally by Muneerah Bee / Last updated + additional reporting by Willaine G. Tan
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