If there’s one thing I love about traveling is getting to visit and shop at many amazing art, stationery and scrapbooking stores from around the world. While I haven’t been as serious about visiting these type of stores on my travels in the past, I recently decided to try my best to find all the cute shops to visit in all the different places I’ve been to around the world. In this segment of “A Guide to Arts + Crafts Stores Around the World,” I’d like to introduce you to all the lovely shops of Singapore! Singapore is probably my most favorite place to shop for scrapbooking and stationery supplies because it literally carries the best of both Western and Asian stationery. You can find almost anything here in Singapore. So here’s a list of shops in Singapore that I know should be on top of any paper lover’s “to visit” list.
- Artbox – If you’re into really cute South Korean stationery, Artbox is the place to go! They have a great selection of stickers, pens + pencils and cute little notebooks along with other home good and gift items, like plushes and cell phone accessories. There are a handful of shops around Singapore, the main ones would be at ION Orchard and Junction 8 shopping malls. Address: ION Orchard, B4-14, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801 | Junction 8, 9 Bishan Place #04-03C
- Character + Design – If you’re into Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty and Rilakkuma Bear, this is definitely a shop to visit! Lots of cute character stationery, toys and gifts. Address: Bugis Junction, #03-24C, 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021
- Craftholic – A very cute Japanese brand shop! Craftholic sells really cute, plushie-like pencil cases, wallets, purses, keychains and more! Not really stationery, but I think every stationery lover would love a little peak into this cute little shop. Addresses: Bugis+, 02-23, 201 Victoria Street, Singapore 188067 | Plaza Singapura, #03-19A, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
- Kikki K – The ever favorite Australian/Swedish stationery shop! The one and only storefront in Singapore is located in ION Orchard shopping mall. When you get off the MRT and take the exit for ION Orchard, Kikki K is location on the B2 level, directly in front of you, to your right. Addresses: ION Orchard, B2-53, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801 | Raffles City, B1-22, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore, 179103
- Made With Love – A very cute scrapbooking shop and definitely one to visit along with Paper Market if you ever find yourself in Singapore. I love the little cubbies where you can find and purchase bits n pieces like charms and paper clips without having to buy a whole pack of them (bits are priced by pieces). Address: 313@Somerset, B2-08, 313 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238895
- MonoYono – A cute little shop, it’s much like Paper Source in the USA. You can find stationery, home goods and tons of gift here. Shops in Plaza Singapura, Vivo City, and Raffles City. Addresses: Plaza Singapura, #B1-06, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839 | VivoCity, #01-92, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585 | Raffles City, #B1-24, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
- NBC Stationery – A really nice stationery store that carries a great balance between traditional Japanese and Kawaii or character stationery. You can find Midori brand products along with Sanrio products. Just a really lovely shop to visit for any stationery addict. Bugis Junction, #03-05A, 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021 | Raffles City, #B1-22, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
- Paper Market – One of Singapore’s main scrapbooking and crafts shops. The flagship store is in Raffles City, but the shop in Plaza Singapura is also a great place to visit! Addresses: Raffles City, B1-27, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103 | Plaza Singapura B1-12, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
- Typo – A catch-all shop, Typo from Cotton On sells various cute things from stationery to home goods to gifts. There are a couple of storefronts in Singapore, the main ones being in Vivo City, Bugis Junction and Somerset. Addresses: Bugis Junction, Shop 01-53/53A, 201 Victoria Street, Singapore 188067 | Vivo City, Shop 02-39, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 98585 | 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, Somerset Singapore 238895
This list is still a work in progress. If you have any suggestions for new stores, definitely leave a comment below and I’ll add it to the list! My goal is to gather as many shops as I can find in these city guides, so the more the merrier!