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Leaping into Leather Crafting in Singapore

by Byrne Anderson
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Leather craft is a timeless art that dates back to early humans. The crafting of leather goods has been popular in Singapore for centuries in workshops such as Leather Workshop Singapore and it remains an important part of the culture today.

The city-state’s rich history as a trading post has helped lay the groundwork for its continued popularity with tourists from all over the world who come here to purchase handcrafted items and enjoy local delicacies.

For these reasons, it’s not hard to find a leather goods store in Singapore. What might be difficult is deciding which one you want to visit first. To help narrow down your choices, we’ve provided some basic information about two of the most popular shops here and why they are worth checking out.

The House of Leather

The House of Leather is a small store that specializes in handbags and wallets. They’ve been crafting items since 1973, so they have plenty of experience to show for it. When you visit the store, be sure to check out their line of slim line leather purses designed by an American designer who lives in Singapore. Be warned—they are not cheap! But if the price doesn’t dissuade you, then the quality should impress any shopper with discerning taste.

 Lee Hing Cheong Company

Lee Hing Cheong Company which claims itself as “the only genuine saddle maker” left on the island nation and has been operating since 1901 when its owner started making saddles for horses imported from Malaysia into this region’s plantations.

It specializes in horse saddles, but they also have a line of leather goods that include wallets, purses, belts, and other items designed with both form and function in mind. Buyers should note that some pieces are made to order, so you need to allow two weeks before your purchase can be shipped out (or picked up).

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