a new Expatriate to Singapore, I visited Fancy Faire with two of my
friends in November 2001. We had planned to spend just an hour, but
ended up at the Faire almost the whole day, since there were over a
hundred booths with beautiful and unusual merchandise.
The range of products absolutely amazed me and I had a hard time choosing
from the variety available! We ended up with Christmas ornaments for
our trees from 8 different countries! The prices were also much less
than what I would pay at retail stores.
Many of the products were very unusual, not normally seen in shops in
pleasant way to spend a day shopping with friends!
We had lunch at the Orchard Hotel and later on in the evening sat down
and had tea with waffles and sandwiches in the lounge next to the ballroom.
loaded our purchases into our cars parked below and headed home, feeling
happy that we had completed a major portion of our Christmas shopping
impressed me most about the Fancy Faire was the sheer variety of distinct,
beautiful products - a variety I haven't seen matched anywhere else!
In particular I have a weakness for the silver jewellery,
and the Faires indulge that weakness fully with some of the most gorgeous
and affordable pieces I have ever seen!.
You can also find wonderful gifts from semiprecious stones and pashminas
to beautiful handmade note cards as well as unique Asian artefacts and
designs. Not to mention that the ballroom of the Orchard Hotel is such
a pleasant oasis in the heat of Singapore!
perks like the lucky draw with fabulous prizes as well as the opportunity
to catch a bite to eat at the hotel make the Faire a wonderful way to
spend an afternoon. I have consistently been very impressed by the standard
of the products at Fancy Faires . My only complaint is from my husband-
it seems every time I go, I always discover some hidden treasure that
finds it's way back home, on our coffee table!
group of us live in Johor Bahru and come to every Fancy Faire! We drive
across the causeway and are there by 10 a.m. and shop the whole day
and then go back. It is a wonderful way to do our shopping all under
enjoy the Christmas Fancy Faires, which feature a wonderful array of
unusual Christmas arts & crafts from Asean. These products make
wonderful presents to take or ship home!"