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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 160 shopping in Singapore
Type: Specialty Shops
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English first
Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Colombo
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Extensive range of silks. Reiterate all the positive comments made by others. Just one more to add. They do undertake to post stuff for you to your home country. A huge bonus in these days of restricted baggage allowances!

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Singapore, Singapore
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106 reviews 106 reviews
15 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I'm hesitant to even write this review because this store is such a little gem. I was lured in by the adorable beaded and quilted cushion covers. The appropriately friendly sales girl told me there was more in the back, so I went in. No one was pushy at all. They didn't recruit me off the street or anything. I... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The silks are absolutely wonderful here and the staff is always friendly and helpful. She even helped me locate a particular color that I'd bought in a previous trip. She encouraged me to buy the 'right' fabric and to Please make it into something. Silk should be enjoyed, not stuck in a closet. It's kept me going back to her... More

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