Drool: “The Fair” in Singapore

If you are planing a trip to Singapore, the first thing you must do is arrange your itinerary around one of Chumkie Banerji’s exhibitions. Called simply “The Fair” they feature a lavish collection of products and services bringing together a wide variety of buyers and sellers over a two-day period. They are organized every month at the Goodwood Park Hotel.

“The Fair” presents an array of exclusive gifts, fashion ensembles, home dรฉcor, beauty and health products, art, furniture, soft furnishings, carpets, jewelery, and a range of handcrafted, upmarket merchandise.

Here’s a selection of their products in the Home Decor section, likely to be exhibited in 2009.

Silk Cushions, festival lights, Velvet Doorstops, Quirky cutlery, whimsical collectibles and lacquer ware
Top row: Silk Cushions with silver plate centerpieces, Vibrant & unique
festival lights, Velvet Doorstops adorned with colored stones and beads.
Bottom row: Quirky cutlery, whimsical collectibles and lacquer ware.

Decorative enamel hand painted watering cans,  antique cupboard, decorative chest, carpets and decorative boxes
Clockwise: Decorative enamel hand painted watering cans, antiques in
an antique cupboard, an antique decorative chest, carpets and decorative boxes.

A birdcage made from bamboo, Hand painted Cocowood, lamps and carpets
Top row: A birdcage made from bamboo, Hand painted Cocowood (Southern Philippines), lamps.
Bottom row: South Asian carpets, and more Hand painted Cocowood.

Quite a variety there, don’t you think? To know the event schedule for 2009, click here.


  1. Well thanks for the info dear..being in so many yrs in SG I didn’t knew abt this :)P

  2. Oh.. this is lovely!! I must start planning a trip now!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I would love to make a trip to Singapore one day, sounds beautiful and all that yummy food there!Slurp! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Women’s day to you.

  4. Beautiful collection! I will definitely drop by Scott’s road one of those days. Thanks for sharing the information dear ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. WOW this fair seems to be quite an event… I loved the antique decorative chest and Quirky cutlery. Beautiful Stuff…N’Joy it Girl ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. Priti, Patricia, Asha, LG and Kanchan, thanks for stopping by, and leaving a comment.

    I loved putting this post together, and I so wish I lived in Singapore:) LG and Priti, you are lucky to be living there!!

    – Sharon

  7. Hi,
    I would love to go to this fair. You bring such an eclectic mix of design and I love it! Added you to my blog roll!

  8. Thank you Aditi ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Hi Sharon!
    Lovely post! My problem with Singapore is only the climate: the worst in any city in the world… ;))

    Meanwhile Blogtrotter has Akbarโ€™s capital city for you. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

  10. lovely blog Sharon and Rekha..the guest blogs and home tours are my fav..