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Mahaco Impex

51 Arab Street | Kampong Glam Shop Houses, Singapore 199748, Singapore
+65 6396 0696
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Ranked #1 of 175 shopping in Singapore
Type: Specialty Shops
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Varna, Bulgaria
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The right place if you are interested in sewing, a large range of silks and very helpful and friendly owners.

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Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Having shopped here almost 2 years ago, and being very happy with the quality of fabric I purchased for curtains and for covering chairs, I returned recently, on a stopover visit to Singapore. I have bought 3 types of silk fabric for recovering of dining room chairs and recovering feature lounge chairs ... such a relief to be helped quietly... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The most original, creative and valuable silk in Singapore + wool and cachemere. Buy with confidence, they will eventually address you to the best taylors in town to make whatever you want out of these fabulous fabrics.

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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Having read some of the other reviews I thought I would take the opportunity to check out this shop. I was not disappointed. The assistants were friendly and not pushy which makes the whole browsing and buying experience pleasurable. The raw silk is better quality than most as it is 3 ply and at $25 a meter compares favourably to... More

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I researched this shop on line and as I only had a 24 hour stop over in Singapore - I wanted to buy material - The shop easy to find the staff excellant and the selection of cottons/linens/silks/pashminas etc etc etc was very over whelming BUT I got what i wanted and would have purchased more if I could but... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service, not pushy, if you know your fabrics they show you all the new ones fresh on the market. Great people. I bought raw silk @ $25/m, didn't bargain as I had checked the price in other shops...$28 and upwards. Going back tomorrow.

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Theodore, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I was able to walk to Arab Street from motel and found this store easily. The knowledge of the staff and their willingness to help was amazing. They also send fabric to Australia, great for future purchases.

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Fantastic shop in the heart of old Singapore, run by a wonderful, friendly family. Came in several times while visiting Singapore a few years ago to buy some material for quilting, and the mother and son team were very kind and patient, allowing me to buy many quite small lengths - as the secret of patchwork is many different fabrics... More

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I have been to this shop for several years and sit keep getting better. Love the family who own it, they are so helpful and can almost instantly tell you how much fabric you need for a garment, just by description. So far they have been spot on! There range is vast, with anything from excellent silks to cottons and... More

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

My family visited this family-owned store today and had a wonderful experience. They have a great selection of beautiful silk and cotton fabrics, in wide variety of patterns, colors and styles. The proprietors are very knowledgable and helpful, without being the least bit pushy.

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