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Fook Hing was founded in 1960, and sells pens and watches. Located on the first floor of Bras Basah Complex, it is a well-known name in the fountain pen community.
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One of the few places to find fountain pens in Singapore
This place is unassuming and easily overlooked. Don't be fooled by its location; some of the products there are very expensive. On the outside, one is slightly drawn in by the shiny window displays unfamiliar to such a place. Walk closer and you realize that there are immaculate and dazzling lights proudly showcasing a number of pens.
Fook Hing sells a huge variety of pens, including:
Acme, Alfred Dunhill, A.T Cross
Caran d'Ache, Cartier
Faber Castell, Fisher
Graf von Faber Castell, Grayson Tighe
Parker, Pelikan, Porsche Design, Pilot
Sailor, S.T Dupont
Troika, Tokens & Icons
The staff there know what they are doing because they've been in the trade for decades. Don't be afraid to approach them for help. In any case, it is likely they approach you first to ask if you need help.
My friend got a Lamy Vista from here and we were pleasantly surprised that the staff allowed us to diptest the pen, since most places do not. This allows us to confirm that the nib is smooth and working as intended, although it does not reveal anything about ink flow (since the feed is already saturated). As for me, I picked up a bottle of Waterman Florida Blue for myself.
As we were leaving, the sight of the Sailor Professional Gear Imperial Black caught my eye, and I could not help but stare at it. The staff noticed it and immediately unlocked the cabinet and let me hold it. I trembled slightly as I held in my hand the awesomeness that was the total black pen. They even left me alone with it for awhile so that I could soak in the awesomeness. I had to put it back in the end, but Danny (staff) saw how enamored I was with it and promised to give me a discount if I ever go back to purchase it from them (I was a student and could not afford such an expensive pen).
Highly recommend! If you like fountain pens, and are in Singapore, this is the place to visit! Prices are fair, but slightly more expensive than what can be gotten online. Still, the service and ability to test the nib for yourself is worth a lot. Other than Aesthetic Bay in ION and Elephant & Coral (both grossly overpriced), this is the place to go.