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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

HobbyPoint; Suntec City and Tiong Bahru

Another day another store! This time the very well stocked Hobby Point

I started out on my search for Hobby Point at Suntec City Mall (largely because I was looking for something else at another store) So I'll start there

Hobby Point - Suntec City Mall

3 Temasek Boulevard #03-32
Singapore 038983(Above Promenade MRT Stn)
Tel: (65) 6235 3268


This is actually a branch store with the main store at Tiong Bahru (see Below).

The Suntec City Mall stocks:
- Gundam and Mecha
- Toys and collectables (mostly aimed at adult collectors rather than children)
- Paints from Mr Hobby
- Aircraft
- Armour; almost entirely Italeri and Academy in this store
- a small selection of evergreen strip and rod
- moderate selection of tools






The staff were helpful and friendly and service was good. If you are in the area its certainly worth a look, especially as several lines are currently discounted

How to Get There
Take the Circle Line to Esplanade and exit following signs for Suntec City and Suntec Convention Centre

Exit into the mall and follow signs for Towers three and four.

Its quite a walk, its a very big mall, but eventually you will get to a large atrium, just past Carrefour supermarket. Take the escalator up to the 3rd floor

Come back on yourself so that you are walking away from the atrium and take the left side leading out of the atrium area. Hobby Point is just on your left

Also In the area:
Sadly there are not other stores of note that I have found in the area surrounding the mall, or the locality of the city around that



From the store manager I learned however that the main store at Tiong Bahru



Hobby Point - Tiong Bahru

This is the head branch for Hobby Point is is much larger and in particular much better stocked on armour and aircraft.



This Hobby Point stocks:
- Armour from Bronco, Tamiya, Dragon, ICM, Academy, Hobby Boss, AFV Club, Trumpeter , Italeri, Revell and no doubt a few more I've forgotten! In 1/35, 1/48 and 1/72
- Aircraft from a broad variety of manufacturers including Tamiya, Roden, Hasegawa, Italeri, Revell and a lot more
- Paints by Creos, Mr Hobby and Humbrol plus finishing products
- Evergreen stock styrene
- Sci fi such as star wars, plus mecha and gundam
- Cars and motorcyle kits
- naval, maritime kits















Staff were knowledgable and helpful

How to Get There:
Take the East West MRT Line (Green) to Tiong Bahru MRT and exit the station following signs for Tiong Bahru Plaza. Turn left off the escalators and you will see the entrance to Tiong Bahru Plaze behind them.

Enter the Plaza and after a few meters turn left to see the lifts (elevators). Take one to the 5th floor NOTE: you cannot get to the fifth floor on escalators due to the design of the plaza)

Turn left out of the lifts and follow the corridor a short distance. The store is on your right.

Other Stores in the Area:
Again, none I'm afraid

A very well stocked store for plastic kits and definitely one for your 'must visit' list.

7 comments:

  1. Cool! I never knew there is a store in SunTec City. Thanks for writing about it.

    There are two other stores you may be interested in:

    (1) Central Hobby Plus: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?q=hobby&hl=en&cid=17140512235704430937

    (2) Tamiya Distribution HQ:
    178 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409030

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  2. Thanks! I'll check those out too and will post listings :D

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  3. Hi Chris,

    Nice to see some familiar stores especially Hooby Points in both Ting Bahru and Suntec City also Hobby Focus which is one of my first stop overs on Scotts Rd.

    Great you're covering some that I've been wanting to go but not found.

    Cheers,
    Richard

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  4. The Hobby Point store in Suntec are not well-stock due to its small size. I'm looking for modern Soviet and Chinese militray stuffs...any recommendations?

    Thanks

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  5. Hi Heavenly

    All the stores stock the usual trumpeter etc. My recommendation depends on how much time you have. If you son't have much time and want to try two stores close to each other try STORM DOMAIN and M Workshop which are close to the centre, MRT and only a minute's walk from each other

    If you have a little more time, Miniature Hobby has a larger stock of Trumpeter, Zvesda etc but is a 20 minute trip outside of the downtown area.

    Hobby Point in Tjong Bahru has a very good stock, but prices are higher

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  6. hobbypoint tiong bahru and hobbypiont suntec have seized operations. The new branches are now located at SAFRA Jurong and Tampines mall.

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