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« on: September 26, 2005 10:28:04 AM »

Has anyone started a thread on requesting for an Asian city guide? There's only one for Japan..

I live in Singapore, and I'm sure there are many of you out there from the Philippines, Indonesia, China, Thailand...so if you see one, please send me a PM or drop a reply here. Thanks!

If not, we can start requesting here.  Wink

That's all folks!
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2005 06:10:48 PM »

An asian city guide would be GREAT. I love the idea!

forgot to add: I'm in Singapore too!
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2005 08:36:24 AM »

me too me too, another craftster from Singapore! I'm all for this!
Singapore Craftsters unite!

sorry for sounding so cheesy..i'm just really excited!!!!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2005 11:49:19 AM »

chiming in!

ETA: didnt have much time then, so im adding on now. im from singapore. but it'll never do to exclude any cities in the first place, if there's more demand. i read e japan thread, and see some ppl mentioning other cities in Asia too. blame craftster for being so popular.  Roll Eyes

Edited Yet Again To Add: Since there's such a concentration of singaporeans here, i'd advertise for the singapore swap idea going on now. go forth and be crafty!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=39113.0
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2005 10:34:56 PM »

Yap, gimme tat guide....Im fr Spore too! 
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2005 06:13:03 AM »

Yay!
We are requesting for a Singapore board! :p
So if you are from any neighboring countries, you can also put your voice here. Hopefully we will get our wish soon.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2005 06:31:22 AM »

Yowzaa! Quite a few ppl from Singapore here. Another fellow Singaporean requesting a Singapore Board! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2005 09:07:03 AM »

great idea! I live in Bali and come to Singapore every now and then. Would love to know about paper suppliers, craft supplies in Singapore.
Any craftsters in Bali?Huh
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2005 12:07:03 AM »

Singaporean here! Singapore board pls!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2005 12:43:47 AM »

Errr...so is the Spore guide on?... Huh
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2005 01:07:39 AM »

No idea, depends on Leah. But there is a small group of us (I'd say 20+) Singaporeans on this board. Is that a big enough number to warrant a new board of our own? heh.
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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2005 07:28:34 AM »

hey there, as long as i have all of you Singaporeans in one place, can i ask you where your art supplies stores, decorative paper stores and hardware stores are? My husband is going to be there in December and has kindly agreed to do a supply run for me. Specifically, i am looking for a nice selection of 22 guage wire, but i would really like to know if there are any cool must-see art supply emporiums there, too.
 Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2005 08:03:45 PM »

I tend to agree that there aren't enough international boards... I am an American living in Taiwan right now, and it's terribly hard to know where to find the best craft stores, especially since they don't have the convenience of Joann's or Michael's here. Perhaps a board for Asia overall, and ones for individual countries as demand grows? I know I would like to connect with other crafters here in Taiwan!
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2005 09:54:53 AM »

For Singapore,
The Artfriend craft store in Bras Brasah Complex (off City Hall or Bugis station) has a good selection of craft supplies. I don't know if they have exactly what you are looking for, but it's one place you can try. I haven't been there in awhile already, so if I've provided wrong info please correct me. Thanks!
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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2005 10:21:11 AM »

Marf, I don't like ArtFriend. Well, maybe it's because I keep running into this REALLY snotty server. I asked him for "Silk-screening Photo Emulsion" and he looked at me like I had grown an extra head. Huff.
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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2005 11:00:13 PM »

ditto the sentiments on artfriend. not to mention the fact that they are rather pricey. cant much help with the wire, since i'm still searching for one that doesnt insult my budget so much.
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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2005 01:37:00 AM »

thanks guys, for suggestions and input. I think i have the wire figured out in Bali, but would still like to know where you all shop for supplies-decorative papers, especially from japan and Italy, would be at the top of my list>
Thanks!
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2006 04:49:11 AM »

I think you have a point there. Just visited artfriend. It's not the place you'll look for craft supplies to be "crafty" cause the main point is to get something handmade/customised at cheaper than the market price for the real thing you buy in stores. The things there are too expensive and too disorganised, although they will almost have what you need. Unless you're willing to fork out the money, if not,  Angry
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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2006 08:56:50 AM »

For those of you in Singapore, I just wanted to mentioned Garie Sim's place.... he sells mostly polymer clay supplies, but has some other supplies. 
He also has lots of classes (mostly for kids), and is a really nice and very talented guy.

He has a huge website (about polymer clay and other crafty things to make), but here is his supplies page:

http://www.garieinternational.com.sg/clay/shop/product.html


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« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2006 06:45:07 PM »

I was just coming over to post a similar thread! I'm living in Korea for a year, & I was so disappointed that there's only a Japan board! I'd love to meet other Koreans, or find out about craft stores here! I think there should be a big heading for each continent, and then sub-headings for whichever countries people want to write about, and maybe a general one if your country isn't big enough to have it's own board (am I the only Korean??).
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« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2006 06:51:36 PM »

I'm from Singapore too. Does anyone know where I can get a button maker? I've tried art friend, but they're not too helpful. Creative Hands does not carry it either.
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« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2006 07:29:54 PM »

I'm from Singapore too. Does anyone know where I can get a button maker? I've tried art friend, but they're not too helpful. Creative Hands does not carry it either.

Hi Karen!

Are you refering to those fabric covered buttons or the metal pins/badges? 

I saw a small pack of the metal parts for those fabric covered buttons at Spotlight, but as you know, Spotlight is costly!  My mum used make them thru a neighbourhood sewing shop in AMK.  I think it costs abt 30-50 cents per button. 

If you're looking for the metal pins/badges, sorry cant help you.
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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2006 05:10:59 AM »

I'm looking for the badge types. Sad Hope someone knows.

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« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2006 12:25:53 AM »

I think you can only get those through the internet. Sad
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« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2007 09:41:35 AM »

i am feeling so left out.  a whole large large continent left out of the city guides for craftsters.

China has cities.  Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, and etc.  You've got all the other ones covered...what about Asia...it isn't only filled with Japanese people...

please consider.

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« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2007 03:05:57 PM »

The boards are added based on participation from those continents/countries/cities. Smiley  If you look, there are others that are not included as well.

We've been working on the City Guides recently.  I'm not sure if Asia is on the list of boards to come, but thanks for starting this thread so Leah can review! Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2007 03:47:16 PM »

Don't feel too bad.  When I first started, not even all the US states were represented, and they were some of the first things added.  It was probably close to a year before my state was represented in the lists.  Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2007 05:25:35 PM »

oh! good...sorta.  I guess it's hard also to include EVERYBODY...just feeling a little left out that's all.

It's just i want to craft here too, and it's hard to find out what stores i can go to to buy crafting supplies.  i mean i knew where to go in the US...michaels, jo ann's, etc. but here, i'm outta luck.

good thing someone had a whole comprehensive listing about HK yarn shops...granted when i went, i didn't  find them....due to my stupidity of leaving the directions in the hotel...but still i felt like there was at least that possibility to find crafting things!!
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« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2007 02:21:46 AM »

Ooh, I'm going to China next week so if you have any tips for Shanghai, Beijing or Xining, I'd love to hear them.
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« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2007 04:53:10 AM »

I've got none for beijing, or shanghai or xining... this was why i wanted some discussion on it... all i found was the yarn shops in hong kong.   craft stores, not so much.
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« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2007 10:11:52 AM »

I just realized that there's no general Asia board myself when I wanted to post a question about Singapore's craft supplies possibilities.
Bumping this thread, cause an Asia board would be a good idea I think!

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« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2007 02:57:14 AM »

Hoping that everyone will come back to this board, haha. If anyone's still reading this, there's a budget-friend craft store somewhere around AMK Central. But it doesn't have much though. I think there's one around Yishun and Heartland Mall (Kovan). (:
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« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2007 07:23:31 AM »

hey well i live here in malaysia. so it's hard to get this craft stuff bck here. so i guess by having a board for us to exchange information regarding price, location, and stuff would be nice.

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« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2007 10:40:21 AM »

Merging similar topics Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2008 11:12:04 PM »

I'm from Singapore too and would be nice to have an Asian city guide.
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« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2008 08:39:42 AM »

gosh most of you guys are from singapore but im from the philippines but yeah i've been having a hard time looking for craft stores too especially ones that sell polymer clay
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« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2008 03:28:10 PM »

I request a South Korea board too! Smiley
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i think a board on asia, (with mini boards like east, south, south-east and the like) will be wonderful as everyone knows asia is HUGE and this fits different parts of asia. 
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« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2008 12:54:13 PM »

I want to add my vote for an Asian City Guide. I am moving to Bangkok in a couple of months and I would love to have a a board where I can ask about finding supplies as well as meeting fellow crafters!!
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