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Joo Chiat Complex

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Address: 1 Joo Chiat Road Joo Chiat Complex, Singapore 420001, Singapore
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Joo Chiat Complex is a popular shopping mall in Geylang Serai specialising...

Joo Chiat Complex is a popular shopping mall in Geylang Serai specialising in Malay textiles, crafts, jewellery and traditional clothing.

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Fabrics, clothing, not much more.

Inevitably, we will come to this place to visit, and end up buying something we didn't need, but were lured by the gorgeous array of fabrics, patterns and colours. Not a huge... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 April 2016
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Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was recommended by our taxi driver on the way from airport, and as it was in the same street as our hotel, we gave it a try. The less said the better as it had little of any interest to us. It was conveniently close to a good range of street food in the next street along Geylang Rd... More 

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Thank Glenn L
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

great mix of various kind of shopping to kill time. Friendly and helpful. great supermarket. NTUC downstairs, yummy freshly roasted chicken.

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Thank jasper801
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Inevitably, we will come to this place to visit, and end up buying something we didn't need, but were lured by the gorgeous array of fabrics, patterns and colours. Not a huge place, but with more than a few locals to make you feel part of this fantastic community.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

many eateries and drinking places have sprouted, massage parlours are also walking distance from here, still have some halal food stores, good but expensive nasi padang, murtabak nearby, hjh maimunah also walking distance, next to it is halal coffee shop, in front there is a halal karipap, the next lane there is a halal chicken rice stall , u walk... More 

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Brunei-Muara District, Brunei Darussalam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

Selling curtain materials, cloth materials, shawl, scarves, Muslim clothes. Not much to buy. Not so crowded.

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Thank AqueenHotel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

A shopping complex catering to local Malays selling cheap fabrics to decorate homes. An old shopping complex just opposite the infamous Geylang Serai Market. Usually very busy during the weekends. Also a supermarket and an eatery available.

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Thank iamjohnny
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

a good place to shop for fabrics and curtains, not as much varieties like in Arab streets but the price are reasonable. Its just opposite the Geylang market and has a walk bridge connecting to it.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

This is a plaza that is very local that sell almost every thing especially fabric. Near the Temple so worth a look if you are in the area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

Unique and quaint little shopping mall full of stores that sell fabrics. Very old-school and was very different from all the other mega complexes in the city centre.

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Joo Chiat
The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay families in the 15th century. The neighbourhood is packed with colourful shops, local characters, and quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are visible as well, with modern cafes, bars, and shops abounding. Visit Joo Chiat to take a break from the big city sights and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a laid-back and local vibe.
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