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East Inspirations

Closes in 5 min: 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Wonderful shop

We stumbled across this shop whilst walking to the Maxwell food markets. Fabulous shop with very... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Michelle B
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Noosa, Australia
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As much a museum than a high-quality gift shop

In my opinion, East Inspirations is the best and nicest antique shop in Singapore's Chinatown, with... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
ochassot
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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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If you love Asian art and culture, East Inspirations is the perfect destination. Every piece of vintage and antique is specially curated by the owner Mr Cheong, and there is always a story behind every item. Start your treasure hunting now at East...more
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33 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059192, Singapore
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this shop whilst walking to the Maxwell food markets. Fabulous shop with very interesting Asian items ranging from furniture, to other household goods to jewellery to gift cards. Family run. Reasonable prices. We went several times and made several purchases. Fantastic, friendly...More

Thank Michelle B
East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Michelle! Really appreciate the beautiful review you have given us =) Looking forward to sharing a plate of roast meat in Maxwell when you return for another visit to our sunny island! Oei Oei Oei! Best Regards, PK & Jacob Cheong East Inspirations

Reviewed 6 July 2018

In my opinion, East Inspirations is the best and nicest antique shop in Singapore's Chinatown, with a great selection of Chinese antiques. It is well worth a visit, be it only to admire its beautiful collections. I is as much a museum than a high-quality...More

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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Dear ochassot, Thank you so much for your kind comments and glad to hear you've enjoyed your visit. Certainly would love to welcome you back whenever you visit Singapore again! Best Regards, PK & Jacob Cheong

Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We found in this store a very nice Chinese table lamp with base made out of wood to replace a similar lamp we lost 10 years ago...and Elaine was a superb sales person...fine taste and good quality goods for home deco

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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Dear JCBarrios65, We are very happy that you found us and more importantly the special lamp for your home. We would be delighted to have you back in our humble store again =) Best Regards, PK & Jacob Cheong

Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

If I visit a city abroad, I like a momento to keep, And Singapore is no exception, Though some prices can be a bit steep. But if you’re looking for value for money, And prices that cannot be beat, You must go to East Inspirations...More

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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

What a nice surprise, to see this beautiful poem. those are good advice, visit our shop to make your trip wholesome. Thank you for the kind words, and encouragement. To your next visit we very look forward, surely will be a day filled with joy...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018

We walked in to East Inspirations at 233 South Bridge Rd. The one thing I liked was that we were able to browse through at leisure with out any pressure to buy. Our questions to Elaine were met with honest and informative answers. Elaine would...More

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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Dear lussie7, Elaine is overjoyed to see this amazing review. We are glad to hear you and your friends enjoyed your time in our humble establishment. We hope to welcome you again for more treasure hunting fun! Best Regards, PK & Jacob Cheong

Reviewed 20 June 2018

My wife and I found many treasures in this amazing shop. The best part of the experience was dealing with Esther Toh who was so informative and knowledgeable about all the items. It was fascinating to hear about the history of this amazing country and...More

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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Dear Daniel A, Thank for taking time to write this recommendation, we are very proud and happy to see your amazing feedback! Our doors are always open! Best Regards, Pk & Jacob Cheong

Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise to find a shop full of genuine artefacts of the bygone era instead of fakes at stupendous prices. The various rooms were cramped with beautiful creations, some dating back two hundred years. One does not feel harassed or coerced into making...More

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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Dear Hohmlt, Thank you to visiting us and of course for this beautiful review! We appreciate your recommendation and would love to see you back again at our humble store! Pk & Jacob Cheong

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Loved the feel as soon as we entered. So many beautiful items that caught my eye. Perfect place to find special gifts or something for yourself. Ong Elaine made our short visit there so memorable. She was informative, friendly, personable and best of all, not...More

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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Dear Tutloves2go, Thank you for this beautiful review, it has been our pleasure to have you in our humble store =) Certainly hope to see you again when you visit us again soon! Best Regards, PK & Jacob Cheong

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

A beautiful shop and the warmest welcome from Elaine! I very much enjoyed the conversations. I will be back! :)

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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Dear Lea C, Thank you so much for your kind words, looking forward to welcoming you back into our shop =) Best Regards, PK & Jacob Cheong East Inspirations

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

My friends and I were walking through China Town and came across East Insperations; the moment we walked through the door we were greeted by Elaine with open arms, a smile and a personality that was so welcoming and friendly. I wanted some specific items...More

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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Dear ccrofts32, Thank you so much for your kind words, Elaine will be thrilled to see this! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to our shop and hope that we have made your trip to Singapore a little bit more special. Definitely looking...More

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