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Mahaco Impex

Kampong Glam
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Address: 51 Arab Street | Kampong Glam Shop Houses, Singapore 199748, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6396 0696

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the owner went the extra mile to order and arrange delivery

We found some lovely fabric in the shop but there was not enough for our needs. The owner arranged for more to be made for us and then shipped to Australia. He was fantastic to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Joanne M
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We found some lovely fabric in the shop but there was not enough for our needs. The owner arranged for more to be made for us and then shipped to Australia. He was fantastic to deal with . Communicated well via email. The fabric has been turned into fantastic curtains in our living room. I can not thank Mabir enough... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This was the best fun ... we learnt so much about silk and what's not pure silk. We bought several lengths and also some German linen which was an unexpected bonus. Went back the next day because we'd forgotten to buy lining. A lovely light, fine cotton was procured for the linen and a couple of lengths of silk lining... More 

3 Thank Liz H
Sunshine Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The staff are very knowledgable and the have wide range of lovely fabrics but the letdown both times I have been here has been their recommended dressmakers. The first time I could not get their preferred dressmaker Sandra and was not told that I was getting someone else. The second time I had more time and got the preferred dressmaker... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I came here today with my parents and my husband to pick up some silk. I had researched the store before arriving here from America and I am glad that I came! There are lots of fabric stores on Arab street but I decided to visit this one based on the reviews. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful, and... More 

2 Thank Amanda H
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

I have got the reversabler silk coat for the Wedding of my son yesterday. It is a sensation. Thank you so much. It is perfectly tailored à la Haute-Couture, it sits perfect and I love it!! You are the best  Thank you again for helping me so sponteanously. I will collect nice photos and next time (around March 2017)... More 

1 Thank Coonie25
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I went here based on the previous reviews by other sewers and craftspeople. The lovely couple that served us, were attentive without being pushy. I ended up buying 4 metres of double woven polished cotton (which has the look of raw silk without the $ price tag) in various shades of green. This was for a series of pillows I... More 

3 Thank Travellingraewyn
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We found this shop on Arab Street to have the BEST quality fabrics, scarves, shawls, and more. We were so impressed we went back twice, purchasing two bedspreads and they arranged for shipping them on to our final destination of our trip. If you like luxury fabrics (silks, ikat fabrics, brocades, etc.) and gorgeous authentic cashmere scarves, this is the... More 

2 Thank liming
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful cotton and silk fabrics, comes with an excellent and very informative service if you are mot a silk fabric ecpert. I enjoyed every moment spend in the beautiful shop.

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Arab Street is basically all fabric shops with many choices and as a result potential confusion. While I am sure there are many other fines shops we went here based on a Trip Advisor review and must say it is definitely 5 Star! They have every kind of fabric (or in one case went down the street and got from... More 

3 Thank Daniel M
Wiltshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

I'd heard good things about Mahaco ImpEx online, and so I popped in here whilst visiting the Arab St district. It's a shop full material delights (pun intended!) - unlike some of the silk stores around here, the goods in Mahaco ImpEx are genuine and they don't try to rip off tourists. There's an amazing range of material here; my... More 

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Kampong Glam
This traditionally Malay enclave of Singapore offers an alluring array of shops, cafes, and bars. A walk down Haji Lane offers quirky shopping, while one block over, Arab Street is a treasure trove of brightly coloured fabrics, clothing, and Turkish rugs. Stop for a leisurely coffee or cocktail and watch local kids play traditional games along the lane. Also home to the Malay Heritage Centre and one of Singapore’s most prominent mosques (Sultan Mosque), Kampong Glam is a must-visit for a tantalizing taste of Malay life in this city.
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