This Building In Outram Is A Secret 14-Storey IKEA For Furniture Hipsters

Tan Boon Liat Building Houses 37 Shops Selling Furniture & Lifestyle Products

They say first impressions last but you might want to look past that when it comes to this nondescript building at Outram Road.

If you’ve been in the area, you probably would’ve walked or driven right past what appears to be an old industrial building.


But step inside any one of the units and you might be surprised. Hidden from the public eye are stores selling quality furniture and home decor.

14 storeys of lifestyle shopping

With 37 lifestyle stores spread over 14 storeys, spending just a few hours at Tan Boon Liat Building won’t be enough.


Aiyo, might as well shop at IKEA right, everything there. At most climb staircase up or down one level can already.

Well yes, if you prefer convenience and owning furniture that everyone can identify because they’ve either seen it before or own it themselves.

But aren’t you tired of people’s comments about your home being right out of an IKEA catalogue? Everyone has seen what the showrooms have to offer, so why not try something different?

Take the time out of your weekend to visit some of the stores at Tan Boon Liat Building. You’re bound to find something that could add an interesting touch to your home.

Unique furniture & home decor stores

Are the walls in your house looking plain and boring like your computer screen at work?

Add colour and character to them by hanging paintings from LivingwithArt Singapore‘s gallery. The store even looks like it’s right out of a legit art museum.


Artwork isn’t just for the high-SES since affordable paintings can be bought here.

You can even customise the artwork by altering its style, colours, dimensions and execution so it would fit your living space better.


Of course, a house would be bare without furniture and home accessories. You can choose from the many home decor stores available, one of which is Journey East.


Hipsters of all shapes and sizes would scream “YASSS” when they see this store. From vintage to industrial furnishings, pieces from Journey East will appeal to fans of everything counter culture.


No matter what your taste in home decor or furnishing may be, Tan Boon Liat Building is the place to go to get everything you need to make your home look on point.

We help you navigate the maze that is the industrial complex with our top 10 picks from the 37 vendors here in our full article.

10 Tan Boon Liat Building Vendors That Give IKEA A Run For Its Money

November block party

Not sure when to visit? There’ll be a block party at Tan Boon Liat Building this weekend (24 & 25 Nov) with mini markets, pop-up stalls, workshops and exclusive deals.

Four visitors will also stand a chance to win S$250 in cash vouchers by simply leaving their email addresses at any of the shops in the building.

And the party won’t be about home decor alone. Christmas is weeks away, so expect to find quirky gift ideas, food and other exciting items for your home this festive season.


Add some flair to your Christmas stockings with these elaborate designs from Hassan’s Carpets.


When you’re tired of trawling fourteen levels for home decoration ideas, stop by The Providore — a grocery store, cafe, deli, bakery and cooking studio all rolled into one.


Get the Christmas treats and wine that you need to host the perfect party in your freshly furnished home.


Are you itching to go already? We definitely are. Here are more details of the event.

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 24 & 25 Nov 2018
Time: 10am-6pm
Location: Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
Nearest MRT Station: Outram Park

Bring your partners or maybe the entire family down to Tan Boon Liat Building this weekend for a fun Christmas shopping experience.

Even if you’re not looking to buy anything, just being there would be a great chance for a taste of the boujee lifestyle.

Featured image from Google Maps and Journey East’s Facebook.

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