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Incorporated in Singapore in the year of 1977, it is one of Asia’s foremost sporting goods pioneers with a 28-year track record. It has expanded into eleven countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, India, U.A.E (United Arab Emirates), Australia and New Zealand.
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Royal means more expensive
I associate the word Royal to royalties. Royalties are those rich people that can pay extra for the higher quality of service and higher quality of products.
But the royal in Royal Sporting House only means more expensive products. The few times I had been to Royal Sporting House, I did not buy anything from them. First, their selections were quite limited and second, their staff were not very helpful.
May be I did not dress like a royalty when I visited their stores and they thought that I would not be able to afford the "royal" products sold in their stores. I hated it when I had to looked through all the shoe boxes stacked together under the promotion section of the store to find the size of my promotional shoes on my own. The staff mostly could not be bothered to serve customers looking at promotional items so you have to self service.
Affordable sports equipment
Every time I need new sports equipment, Royal Sporting House is always the place I check out first. They offer a wide variety of shoes, bags, racquets, goggles and almost everything else you could need for various sports - and at very affordable prices.
Royal Sporting House stores are located all over Singapore at malls across the island, so you can easily find a store. You don't have to go to the trouble to look for the flagship store of the brand you want to buy what you need.
The best part? They hold sales quite often so you can get whatever you need at slashed prices.
Royal Sporting House is always on my list of sports wear stores to visit whenever I need a new pair of track shoes. However, it does not particularly strike me as amazing, even though I visit the store pretty often.
Like any other sports wear shop, Royal Sporting House retails a wide variety of items from various sports brands. It is pretty much a one-stop sporting shop for those who are not particular about the brand of their shoes, as the store houses several pairs of shoes in different designs from each of such sports wear brands, and customers will definitely be spoilt for choice.
However, I have found that the shoes at Royal Sporting House tends to be a little out dated, as compared to the shoes from the flagship stores of the brands that they carry. Also, they do not seem to change their designs very often - just last month I visited Royal Sporting House only to realize that they were still carrying the same pairs of shoes that I'd seen in the store two months earlier. For a trendier variety of shoes, I would say, head over to World of Sports.
Royal Sporting House hosts several sales, so customers ought to watch out for them - that's when the sports wear and equipment are the cheapest, and it'll be easy to find several good deals.
Not all that great.
I once went to the Royal Sporting House in search of a good looking basketball - yes, I actually choose things like these based on appearances. What a quirk, huh?
Upon entering, I was greeted by a friendly attendant. Now, you must understand something here - I'm extremely awkward whenever retail assistants approach me. I'd usually try my best to avoid them so I don't have to talk to them. However, this guy was smiling so widely that I couldn't help but smile back. He even showed me various kinds of basketballs and actively tried to make me feel at home, something I appreciated. Other attendants usually don't make conversation unless it's related to what their store is selling.
Unfortunately, this is where I cease the compliments.
The prices at the Royal Sporting House were very hefty. I did check out shoes at the same time and found that they were not only expensive but also quite outdated. It really doesn't do well for the store since I, like most people, am into the latest apparels. As if that wasn't enough for me to frown upon - the prices of outdated items were just as expensive as those more recently released!
In short, I wouldn't recommend Royal Sporting House as a place for people to get their sports gear. While I did encounter good customer service, the prices there can really be quite ridiculous. It's also not a guarantee that all the branches have great service quality. It's better to scout for other places to shop at, and this should only be a last resort if you really can't find what you're looking for.
not worth the visit
Royal Sporting House seems to be going downhill in recent years. It used to have many outlets at different parts of Singapore. But now, only a few outlets left standing. I can see why.
Just a couple of months ago, I wanted to get some running shoes. So i decided to pay Royal Sporting House a visit. To my dismay, the selections of shoes are very limited and out dated. When I asked for a particular design, the staff told me that they do not carry that particular model even though that was a new but very popular and well liked model. I was disappointed but I decided to try on another pair instead. The staff told me that they do not have that pair of shoes in my size at this store and told me to try out another store. I asked if they could help me to check the other stores if they do have my size so that it won't be a wasted trip if I head down somewhere else and they don't have it. But I was told that it was not possible. I don't understand. But I guess that will be the last time I'm stepping into Royal Sporting House.
Just another sports shop.
There's nothing special about Royal Sporting House. It is entirely your typical sports retail shop with neatly stacked rows of shoes and clothes line filled with sports wear. However, the variety provided at Royal Sporting House and the few times I've been there service was rather poor.
I was searching for tennis shoes at Royal Sporting House and I asked a staff member if he could show me where the tennis shoes were displayed so that I could have a look. He wasn't quite sure what it is that makes tennis shoes any different from cross-trainers so he asked me to wait for a minute and told me that he'd check with another staff member. So I waited. And waited. And waited. And then I got fed up. Turns out he was chatting with another staff member and forgot about me. Great.
Royal Sporting House can be found in many shopping malls around our little island. However, I don't like to get my apparel here, and it's only for one reason - range.
Although true, you can get your typical adidas and nike here, but stocks are rather limited. If I want to get running shoes, I am limited to only a small mainstream range. I cannot find the more indie brands (not trying to be a hipster, but some independent brands really focus on quality), and I would rather head on to Queensway instead. Prices there are generally lower, and there are definitely more products.
If I am paying a marked-up price, I would expect better value for money.
Much better than World of Sports
The major difference I felt between World of Sports and Royal Sporting House is the availability of space. Royal Sporting House is much more spacious. I won't go around bumping onto their shoes and shoe boxes.
However, Royal Sporting House's price range is very much similar to World of Sports' - It's very pricey. I've never own anything from Royal Sporting House, but it's always nice to take a walk around in the store.
I would usually purchase my sports equipment and sports wear from Queensway shopping mall than any of these two Sports stores.
There's always a good variety available Royal Sporting House outlets across the island. I find they are always we-stocked and never fail to have what I want. Whenever I'm looking for anything, be it a sports water bottle or a pair of running shoes or even swimming goggles, I know I can find it here.
Sometimes I find that the staff are all too busy chatting away among themselves to help out, especially when I require different sizes. I find their items a little on the pricey side, too, but then again, the quality of the brand names have always been top-notch.
I love this place for its Birkenstock and that only
This place bores me.
I never understood an open concept. I believe in concealing certain things or having slightly obscured shelves so one could explore the store hoping for more. But Royal Sporting House is a one-look open house.
At one look, you can see everything they have to offer and that usually already amount to much. Being a sports brand carrier means you have to be mroe creative with your displays because sports equipment are usually of standard color and do not attract and in this, they failed.
Their equipment are quite overpriced and the staff seemingly never knows when they are stocking up. It's a fine place to go to for sports apparel but for equipment, head elsewhere.