Check Out These Leisure, Hobby and Lifestyle Shops In Kampong Gelam
Kampong Gelam is a haven not just for arts, culture, heritage and shopping, but also for people looking to pick up a new interest, or hobbyists looking to flesh out their collection or equipment. Check out these stores dedicated to anything from fishing to quaint knickknacks and the metaphysical.
Get kitted out at Kaiser Pro Shop, whether you’re just getting hooked on fishing or already an avid fisherman. Touted to be for anglers by anglers, the tackle shop specialises in all kinds of game fishing, dishing top-notch customer service and product advice while at it.
746 North Bridge Road, Tel: 63966232
Opening hours: 11am-8pm daily
The go-to store for Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiujitsu practitioners, Knockout Gear has an impressive stock of fighting equipment and apparel from brands such as Fairtex, Twins Special, Shock Doctor, Boon Sport. The store is also the exclusive distributor for Hayabusa Fightwear in Singapore and the region.
64 Haji Lane, Tel: 62977422
Opening hours: 12pm-8pm daily
“Spirituality, Metaphysics, Books, Lifestyle, Curio” – Life By Design is so much more than its run-of-the-mill store exterior. Situated in Haji Lane, the Chinese Metaphysical Modalities-focused holistic centre and retail outlet offers not just metaphysical products like healing crystals and oracle cards, but also workshops, consultations and therapy sessions to its patrons. Other services include Feng Shui, Crystal Healing, and Auspicious Date Selection. Do make an appointment before dropping by the store.
43 Haji Lane, Tel: 68849968
Opening hours: 12:30pm-6pm daily
Lovers of old-school toys and quirky accessories will feel right at home at Luca & Vic, a pastel wonderland of unique knickknacks and novelty items. Patrons of all ages will enjoy exploring the store’s offerings – lookout for brands like Candylab Toys, Super Plastic and Make Me Iconic.
29 Haji Lane, Tel: 62911642
Opening hours: 10am-6:30pm daily
Specialising in premium Japanese fishing tackle, Lure Haven boasts three floors of products and brands – carrying everything an enthusiast needs for their dream fishing trip. Beyond equipment, don’t be surprised if you pick up useful tips and techniques from the staff and store regulars!
10 Bussorah Street, Tel: 62974898
Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 11am-7:30pm; Closed on Sundays
Image credit: Qi New Age Healing
Crystals, oracle cards, pendulums, and other New Age products take centre stage at this alternative health and metaphysical store. Patrons looking for a little extra healing can check out their services, which include spiritual counselling and healing, space clearing and other holistic options.
Tucked away on Arab Street, Sabre Strokers carries a wide variety of fishing equipment, including rods, reels and lures. Aside from equipment, Sabre Strokers provides other services such as custom rod building and repairs, reel servicing and custom rigging for big game sports fishing.
35 Arab Street, Tel: 63960982
Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm; Closed on Sundays
Jam to your heart’s content at The Basement Studio, a cosy space equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. Open 24 hours daily, the studio is popular with musicians of all levels – you can jam out, rehearse for a gig, or record your latest tune here.
6001 Beach Road #B1-84, Tel: 84891634
Opening hours: Open 24 hours, daily.
Muslim readers will enjoy a trip to Wardah Books, an independent bookstore specialising in Sufism. Nestled in Bussorah Street, the specialist Islamic bookstore carries a broad spectrum of titles, from children’s books to Prophetic Sirah and more. Want recommendations or need help locating a specific title? The friendly Wardah Books staff will be able to help you out.
58 Bussorah Street, Tel: 62971232
Opening hours: 10am-6pm daily
Featured image credit: The Basement Studio