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East Inspirations

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Address: 33 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059192, Singapore
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+65 9735 7219
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11:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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If you love Asian art and culture, East Inspirations is the perfect...

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 Inspirations!

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Great Experience!

Owner was a friendly chap who shared stories behind the antiques & even offered free Chinese tea, which tasted really good.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Lee H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Owner was a friendly chap who shared stories behind the antiques & even offered free Chinese tea, which tasted really good.

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Thank Lee H
East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this review

Dear Lee H, Thank you for sharing a pot of tea with us, you know where to go whenever you are in Chinatown! Best, PK & Jacob Cheong More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Purchased pair of Green Lions beautiful ceramic pieces. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We would recommend this shop to anyone visiting Singapore. Not difficult to find and not difficult to select a special treasure to take home. Our Green Lion pair made it all th way home to Perth, Western Australia due to the care staff took to multi-layer... More 

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2 Thank Antoinette B
East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this review

Dear Antoinette B, Thank you for spending some of your precious holiday time in our store, we are really glad you have enjoyed yourself and found yourself a treasure =) We can see the lions have found a beautiful home! See you next time and have a great year ahead! Best, PK & Jacob Cheong More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked by this shop and immediately fell in love with all the items. Staff (Jacob) was very helpful. Highly recommend stopping by

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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this review

Dear Friend! Thank you for the kind review, we certainly hope to see you again in our store! Hope you enjoyed your stay in Singapore! Best, PK & Jacob Cheong More 

Göteborg
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this gem by chance and were enthralled by all the beautiful objects the moment we stepped inside. We found a nice object we bought and as an added benefit we got a thorough history lesson. Afterwards our gracious host invited us to sit down and enjoy a tee session with him, which was wonderful both the tee... More 

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Thank majokuni
East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this review

Dear majokuni, Thank you for the wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed your time in Singapore in and in our humble store. The pleasure has been ours to share a pot of tea and meaningful conversation with you two. Wish you all the best and may we meet again! Best, PK & Jacob Cheong More 

Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have been a client of East Inspirations since I discovered it 7 years ago while roaming the colorful streets of Singapore's Chinatown. Every year I go back at least once to acquire some new little antiquity gem that the Cheong family is so able to enchant me with. Two days ago I was magnificently treated by Jacob and his... More 

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Thank Esteban G
East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this review

Dear Esteban, Thank you for your continued support! Always a pleasure to host you at our humble store, see you next time when you are in Singapore again! Best, PK & Jacob Cheong More 

Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

So wonderful to find a shop in Chinatown with real treasures in store. We have visited this shop a number of times, and are always made to feel welcome by the two brothers and Beth. The items on sale are unique and of high quality, as well as being well priced. A mixture of antique and vintage, with Beth's art... More 

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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this review

Dear Seatroutfisher, Thank you for visiting our store and the wonderful review! We hope to see you again and we would like to take the opportunity to wish a prosperous Lunar New Year! Best, PK, Jacob & Beth Cheong More 

Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Very interesting array of antiques, souvenirs, and other cultural objects. This is a rare place here that has authentic pieces at fair prices. Come and ask for Dave.

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Thank ksavage78
East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this review

Dear ksavage78, Thank you for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your time and shopping in our humble store. Wishing you an amazing 2017 ahead! Best, PK & Jacob Cheong More 

Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Met a woman wonderful young bloke who helped us with our purchases and the stories behind them. Kindly advised us where to eat and what to see. Really enjoyed our time in this shop.

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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this review

Dear Joobadooba, Thank you for visiting our humble and for the wonderful review =) Do drop by for tea sometime whenever you are in Singapore! Best, PK & Jacob Cheong More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've been traveling through Asia for the past 10 years collecting high quality items and antiques on the way. Like many Asian markets Chinatown in Singapore is full of repetitive trinkets and plastic with just a few places carrying authentic, high quality goods. East Inspirations is one of these stores. Porcelain, metals, wood, new, old, etc from various regions in... More 

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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this review

Dear Benjamin, Thank you for this kind review and we are glad you have found something of value and quality in our shop. We will be more than happy to host you again for your next visit! Have a great year ahead! Owner, PK & Jacob Cheong More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

There are two shops close to each other. We visited the one on one of the sifesyteeys of Chinatown in the market. Excellent service and knowledgeable staff. They tried hard to find what we were looking for, but to no avail. They were even prepared to source it for us but our stay in Singapore was not going to be... More 

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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this review

Dear Craig and Tania, Thank you so much for the kind review! We sincerely hope you will find what you are looking for =) Do join us for a tea session whenever you are in Singapore again! Happy New Year! Best, PK & Jacob Cheong More 

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