I love wandering around the heartland areas in Singapore, where all the good and good value places lie in clusters. Family run Star Frame Maker is a case in point. Found within the HDB block, just off Farrer Road, they do a very good job that’s definitely comparable to somewhere more expensive.
Still by no means as cheap as chips, you do at least know you’re paying much less than you would be if you went to one of the three framers in Holland V, just down the road.
Star framed a bunch of stuff for me when we moved house and were brilliant if I moaned about wrong mount colour choices I had made and re-did things without question (even though they were my fault).
Make sure you check the little things though: the 2 hooks on the reverse – for the wire – very slightly showed from the front of one of my frames…but in their defense it was a super skinny frame. Recent visits have produced flawless results. Be fussy from the outset and it won’t be a problem.
They have an excellent and varied selection of frames to choose from – not all of which are on display, so do ask.
Don’t forget to bargain – no Holland-Village-fixed-prices here. I’ve also learnt that the smaller the picture, the bigger the frame should be. Counter intuitive but true.
Block 4 (#02-115), Queens Road, T: (+65) 6475 5619
Opening Times: 10am-7pm Mon-Sat. Closed Sun
Gold picture frame image courtesy of Art Masters