Wondering where to bring kids for a fulfilling shopping trip? Bukit Timah Road retail favourite Cluny Court is home to a bunch of stores that meet the needs of growing girls and boys. From children’s clothing to home décor to some of the best toy stores in Singapore and family dental services, here are the prime spots for parents and parents-to-be, including The Children’s Showcase, Hopla! and more.
Cluny Court Family Dental (#02-18)
Not sure where to take the kids for dental service? Kids can find going to the dentist a bit of an ordeal, which is why Cluny Court Family Dental focuses on creating a friendly and family-oriented environment. With every visit, they aim to make your child’s experience enjoyable and positive.
This family dental service checks children’s teeth thoroughly to catch any small area of decay or sign of a developmental issue so that these can be treated quickly and effectively. As prevention is better than cure, the team also makes a point of helping young children form good dental habits that can last a lifetime – saving them a lot of pain and discomfort in the long run.
6467 9088 | clunycourtdental.com.sg
The Children’s Showcase (#02-35)
Welcome to a treasure trove for the whole family at The Children’s Showcase. Want to purchase new crockery to replenish your kitchen, get partyware for your kid’s birthday and some new cushions for your couch at the same time? With over 70 high-end brands from across the world, The Children’s Showcase allows you to shop for different household items all under one roof.
The Children’s Showcase has another highlight: its creative array of toys for kids, which are fun and educational at the same time, making it one of the best toy stores in Singapore. You’ll also find board games, colouring books and DIY kits for a more hands-on experience on those days when the little ones start getting restless. There are even wall stickers to spruce up their room at home – it’s a fun and affordable home decor idea!
6235 4868 | thechildrensshowcase.com
Hopla! Kids Shoes (#02-23)
Kids love running around, so investing in the right pair of shoes gives you fewer things to worry about. When it comes to where to bring kids for shoe shopping, Hopla is a brand that cares about children’s feet, putting optimal health and proper growth and development of their feet as its number one priority. The shoes are made with quality natural materials, and designed with top paediatric orthopaedic doctors, so kids can frolic safely and comfortably.
Besides shoe-fitting to ensure your kids’ feet are snug and comfy, the store also offers shoes in Wide, Medium and Small widths to fit different foot shapes. They’re made of natural materials, too, such as toxin-free natural leather for an extra guarantee of health and safety. Hopla also takes care to choose manufacturers who create products in an environmentally and socially responsible way. The items here aren’t limited to babies and toddlers – there are designs for teens too, so older kids don’t miss out.
There are many ways to make your home more cosy and kid-friendly, and Hyggerium’s eclectic collection of functional and creative gifts will change your idea about common household items. The Miffy rabbit, for example, works both as a lamp and a plushie! If your child likes building things, the store’s building-brick models can double as toys and pieces of home decor. They’re easy to assemble and take apart, resembling everything from leopards and penguins to a Japanese-style Shiba Daruma Doll, for bringing a distinctive aesthetic to your space.
Other popular items include the local-themed Nom Nom Plush toys, with varieties that resemble Singapore’s famous curry puffs and auspicious pineapple tarts and more, along with Singlish notebooks and pouches.
All the items are great for gifts or just for everyday use at home.
8891 9389 | hyggerium.com
Who says fashion is for adults only? Designed for kids aged from birth to 14 years, Elly is a homegrown brand recognised for its distinctive children’s clothing and in-house fabric designs.
While perhaps best known for its Chinese New Year collections of children’s clothing, including cheongsams and mandarin-collared shirts for boys, the store also carries other crowd favourites. Since December 2019, Elly has collaborated with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia for its Disney x Elly collections, featuring Mickey Mouse, Classic Pooh and other well-loved characters. It’s a dream come true for little ones!
Besides trendy children’s clothing, the wide selection also includes baby gifts, toys and international shoe brands such as Bobux, Native, Salt-Water Sandals, Tip Toey Joey and more. You’ll find a curated collection of toys, too, including tableware sets from Marcus & Marcus and Miniware, making it one of the best toy stores in Singapore.
The Master Hair Salon (#02-09)
This is a spot that young people and adults alike keep coming back to via word of mouth; in fact, The Master Hair Salon hasn’t had to advertise at all since opening in 2008! If your kiddo fancies the coolest (yet also the most appropriate) haircut for school, this all-in-one salon for the family is a great choice. It’s all down to the veteran Korean hairdresser-cum-barber, who is known and loved for her awesome kids’ haircuts. The team is adept at Western hair textures and international schools’ standards as well as the local scene.
6462 2181 | WhatsApp: 9138 6374
Cluny Court is at 501 Bukit Timah Road.
This article first appeared in the September 2022 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!