East Inspirations

East Inspirations, Singapore: Hours, Address, East Inspirations Reviews: 5/5

East Inspirations
5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Antique Shops
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
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!
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Outram
How to get there
  • Telok Ayer • 5 min walk
  • Raffles Place • 10 min walk
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Renee R
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
Jan 2022
This shop is a bit like a museum. Elaine was a great "tour guide" and really fun. We met Snr Cheong and he talked about some of his ideas for new pieces - which we whole-heartedly endorsed. What we truly appreciated was that Elaine did not tell us EVERY piece was an antique - she seemed pretty honest about what was new and how old the other things were. That's not something we've experienced very often in Singapore - alot of shops try to tell us that everything is antique which we know is not true. It may be our new favorite shop.
Written 12 January 2022
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K99
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
East Inspirations is a lovely shop with a variety of beautiful and interesting items. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit there. Elaine is an absolute delight and guided us through the shop, answering questions and explaining the history, culture, and symbolism behind the items. It was the highlight of our day! We look forward to visiting again and will be booking a tea session in the future. 🙂
Written 23 December 2021
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Dear K99, Happy to hear you have enjoyed your experience at our boutique! Looking forward to hosting you again and wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Best, PK & Jacob Cheong East Inspirations
Written 25 December 2021
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Miguel angel
6 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Very interesting place and articles.Friendly handling. VERY GOOD PRICE. Amazing shop, it is a small museum with very interesting pieces.
Highlighting the attention of your employees, especially Elaine, is enchanting, she showed us the store as the best guide.We will repeat the visit and of course we will buy more little things.
Written 10 December 2021
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Dear Miguel, Thank you for visiting our store and taking the time to write this lovely review! We definitely will love to host you again and will let Elaine know she is getting very good reviews =) Best, PK & Jacob Cheong East Inspirations
Written 11 December 2021
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Marion MJ
5 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Warm personal welcome! Found exactly what I was looking for plus learned so much more about the antique product and it’s history. The staffmember, Elaine, is exceptional: she gave me a tour of the premises, took photos of me (often businesses say photos are forbidden) and spent time explaining the variety of goods on offer, from tea tasting to Peranakan ceramics. I will definitely return to East Inspirations in Future.
Written 25 November 2021
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Dear Marion MJ, Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation. We are very proud and happy it has been a great experience in our humble boutique. Looking forward to hosting you again soon! Best, PK & Jacob Cheong
Written 28 November 2021
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LeDanois2013
Marseille, France1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Couples
Very interesting articles. Welcoming and friendly management. Fairly priced. We have been there many times and always walk away with a good buy!
Written 14 November 2021
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Dear LeDanois2013, Thank you for your support over the years, especially during these trying times for small boutique retailers like us. Very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your recent visit and really appreciate your recommendation on Tripadvisor! Best Regards, PK & Jacob Cheong
Written 14 November 2021
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Valeria
2 contributions
Nov 2021
I came across this shop after joining a tea appreciation session and I LOVED IT! I highly recommend it if you are looking for a very unique, traditional and beautiful gift for anyone plus the service is amazing too! It was very nice to meet the whole family at the shop when I was looking for a traditional tea pot for my mother. They have amazing items at the shop and also a tea room for tea appreciation sessions which you can join as well! Thank you very much for all your help.
Written 11 November 2021
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Dear vbbaena, Thank you so much for the recommendation on Tripadvisor and for joining our tea session. We are glad that you were able to find the right gift for your mum and have enjoyed your time both at the tea session and in the shop. Wish you all the best and we look forward to hosting you again when you decide to take that 24h long flight back to Singapore =) Best Regards, PK & Jacob Cheong
Written 11 November 2021
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Elena F
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Family
Beautiful store. Ideal for gifts and home decore. Very nice sales person. I highly recommend their services
Written 7 November 2021
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Dear Elena, Thank you for your kind words and recommendation, hope to host you again soon in our shop! Best Regards, PK & Jacob Cheong
Written 9 November 2021
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Kelli B
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Solo
I live in New Zealand and needed a special gift for my sister in Singapore. East Inspirations had so many beautiful items to choose from online.
Mr Cheong was so amazingly helpful. He gift wrapped, and organised a card. He emailed me at every step of the way and even when I made an error with my sisters address he personally took care of that as well. He retrieved the gift, called my sister and got it delivered to the correct address.
He went out of his way to help.
Thank you so much, when you buy online sight unseen it always feels a little strange, Mr Cheong took my worry away from me and did the best job ever!! My sister loves her present 🎁
Written 9 October 2021
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Dear Adventure441037, Thank you for this lovely review and am glad we are able to play our small part in delighting your sister. Definitely hope to get the chance to host you in our humble boutique when the borders start opening up! For now stay safe and healthy! Best, PK & Jacob Cheong East Inspirations
Written 14 October 2021
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Serena F
Rome, Italy2 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
It was one of the most beautiful experiences lived here in Singapore this year, an environment full of life, wonderful objects to give and to give to oneself! a unique welcome from Mr. Cheong and Ms. Elaine! I wanted to buy everything! it is the third time that I go back and I hope I have a chance to come back soon !! Thanks to Mr. Cheong I learned the art of tea! I recommend you to visit this beautiful place you will not regret! ❤️ Thanks
Written 14 November 2020
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Dear alcatrazflo, Thank you for your kind words and for supporting local businesses. We are humbled by your recommendation and we looking forward to hosting you again in our boutique! Cheers, PK & Jacob Cheong East Inspirations
Written 16 November 2020
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Peggy K
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Oct 2020
This is one of my favorite places in Singapore!!! I always find something interesting- items for making tea, beautiful blue and white Chinese porcelain "pillows" or a lovely and unique lamp. The shop owner is a tea master and you can arrange to tea tasting. the sales help is the wonderful Elaine- she is so full of fantastic stories about the items in the shop. Every time I go I discover something fantastic!
Written 1 November 2020
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Dear Peggy, Thank you for your visiting and for supporting local. Your recommendation on Tripadvisor means a lot to us, we certainly look forward to hosting you in our humble boutique again soon! Best, PK & Jacob Cheong East Inspirations
Written 5 November 2020
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East Inspirations is open:
  • Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM