The Sandalwood Room – Prinsep Street was good for business

Saying Thank You to Prinsep Street as we move!


We are full of memories at The Sandalwood Room. We will miss you Prinsep Street. We will come back to sip coffee at The Curious Palette, to reminisce setting shop, making friends and soon having become a sort of a landmark on the street.

Our baby steps grew into long strides because you gave us a perfect location for our business. With Bras Basah MRT station, Dhoby Ghaut, Bencoolen Street, PoMo Mall, Selegie Road and Little India as our neighbours, tourists and shoppers alike strolled into The Sandalwood Room after lunch at The Red House, or on the way to Coffee at The Curious Palette, adding more shopping bags to their already full hands. We are grateful for that!

We have enjoyed providing shopping to the lovely people of Singapore as much as hosting events that have added value to their lives. Let us take you along our memory lane…..

The Sandalwood Room was launched on 31st July 2014, with a lot of passion for artistic creations and unique craftsmanship from different cultures. For all those that love to rekindle their artistic side now and then. For shopping of a rare kind.

Extending the Horizons of Indian Classical Dance : A Talk & Film Screening by Dr Sunil Kothari

Classical dance attains a whole new perspective when seen through the eyes of a dance historian and a dance critic like the renowned Dr Sunil Kothari. This event, on 9th September, 2014, presented to our esteemed customers was a critical appreciation of the choreographic works of iconoclastic, innovative, bold and radical dancers Chandralekha (Bharatanatyam) and Kumudini Lakhia (Kathak). Dr Sunil Kothari, second from the left.

Dr Sunil Kothari at The Sandalwood Room

Art will always be close to our hearts for its ability to cross all barriers and bring people together.

Diwali Fashion Show : Celebration of Originality : Designer Sarees from Sujata Pai & Rema Kumar

A grand fashion show featuring exclusive designer sarees and festive mens’ wear on 15th Oct, 2014. Haute designs showcased by the happening real people of Singapore and stunning pieces of handpicked jewelry were the talk of the town for days after the show and the festive season. Days of sheer shopping pleasure from 8th to 21st October, 2014.

The Sandalwood Room diwali show

Fashion at The Sandalwood Room has always been something to write home about.

Book Reading and Author Speak : The Red Helmet

An intriguing title, The Red Helmet explained on 25th April 2015 at 4 pm. By the author Deepika Shetty herself, who is also a journalist and founder of the popular page Sadee Saree. On how two wheelers gave a huge economic impetus to India, along with liberating women, making them independent and mobile. The title The Red Helmet gives the scooter and the helmet a place in the period of the novel.

The Sandalwood Room The red helmet

We have always believed in the power of a woman’s caring hands to make this world a better place.

Photo Exhibition and Sale : Celebrating Real Moments

A Singapore based photographer, Kaavya Krishnan’s photography exhibition in aid of Protsahan opened on 12th June 2015 at the Sandalwood Room and attracted many an art aficionado till the 27th June. Proceeds of the exhibition were contributed to Protsahan India Foundation, an organization that uses design thinking and art innovation to transform the lives of slum and street children.

The Sandalwood Room Kaavya Krishnan

Equipping a needy child with education is opening horizons to life.

The Sandalwood Room’s First Anniversary Celebrations

The First Anniversary of any business is always a celebration of all the hard work and the passion of the team behind it all. We did it with some soul-searching, with I’M SOUL INC on 31st July 2015 – a pioneer in using assistive technologies to bring music to all, regardless of capabilities. Watch this endearing and magical dance performed to the lilting tune of Singapura by a student of I’M SOUL INC.

The Sandalwood Room and I’M SOUL INC extended a hand that reached out to many a customer that evening and beyond.

 An Award, first of its kind at The Sandalwood Room, was instituted as part of the anniversary celebrations to felicitate two glittering women of Singapore. Ms Santha Bhaskar, artistic director of Bhaskar’s Art Academy and Ms Deepika Shetty of the famed Sadee Saree,  who stand as testimony for peace, love and harmony through their individual art forms. And the award was an Amethyst Geode.

The Sandalwood Room First anniv awards

The power of appreciation gets achievers to do better and give more to this planet.

The First Anniversary was also marked by Coffee and Coffee Diamonds making it a glittering event. A world of beautiful coffee diamonds and other coloured gemstones set in unique designs in exotic shades of gold opened up the treasures of Sitaram Jewels. Three days of the sparkle of diamonds from 9th to 11th September, 2015.

The Sandalwood Room Sitaram Jewels

One of our ways of adding shine and glitter to our customers’ worlds.

Handcrafted Silver Jewelry Show : Jonaki – Nine By Thirty

Just in time for Diwali, an exclusive one day show of the Jonaki line of jewelry by Aparna Das Sadhukan’s Nine By Thirty, favourited for their ethnic look on 31st October, 2015. Sterling silver encrusted with gemstones, handstrung neck-pieces and ear-rings in stunning combinations of inimitable gemstones were the high light of the show.

Jonaki jewelry at The Sandalwood Room

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Our journey continues as we look forward to bringing you the global best in Couture, Jewelry, Gifts, Home Décor, Art and Collectibles. We are in transit now, shop getting set, a lot of hard work going to make The Sandalwood Room the beautiful boutique our customers have been used to.

We will be back soon. Wishing you all happy festive times from all of us at The Sandalwood Room.

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Rendezvous – Hand Crafted Jewelry at The Sandalwood Room – Jonaki – 31 October

And if someone were to show me jewelry as unique, I would grab it. So here I am at The Sandalwood Room to check out if I can get a preview of the Jonaki line of jewelry.

Jonaki show

I have this thing about hand-crafted stuff for me and my home. It makes me feel special, it makes me feel I AM UNIQUE!

The Sandalwood Room’s Jonaki show is just in time. Diwali is round the corner, parties galore and I want jewelry that is fresh and original, to go with my ‘some-completely-Indian-ethnic- outfits’  and ‘some-indo-western’.

I had jewelry on my mind when I stepped in, but a browse around The Sandalwood Room, the Great Diwali Sale had multiplied my shopping bags. Stuffed with irresistible beauties for me and my family. Feeling sort of guilty for having over-indulged, my thoughts at the billing counter were to eject some items from the heap that lay between me and the desktop. But lo and behold ! I didn’t have to – I had earned some money! I was now entitled to the Diwali vouchers that saved me a cool $100!

The Sandalwood Room Diwali Voucher

I walked out with a spring in my step and made a mental note of spreading the word around to my friends. It’s a big high  when you got a deal or a bargain that none of your friends have gotten yet.”

We were thrilled to hear this from a customer all beaming as she walked out of The Sandalwood Room , her hands shifting shopping bags from one to the other. Our Diwali vouchers are aplenty, earn as you shop – $5, $10, $15, $20, $50, $100

Coming back to the Jonaki jewelry, which is not a part of the Diwali sale. It is an exclusive pop up show hosted by The Sandalwood Room for their discerning customers. Singapore, make a note of the date:

  • 31st October, 2015
  • 11 am and 8 pm 

A fine coming together of two enterprises that are passionate about handicrafts and the handcrafted – The Sandalwood Room and Nine By Thirty. Aparna Das Sadhukan, the jeweler behind Nine By Thirty likens hand-crafted jewelry to freshly baked bread. A subtle analogy that says a lot.

Every item of Nine By Thirty  jewelry has been inspired by a story of people around the jeweler, making every piece only one of its kind, never to be replicated. Nothing at NBT is sourced out, each stunning piece of jewelry is a product of the jeweller’s creativity born out of dreaming ideas. In the artist’s own words, ” Hand-making anything is fun, there is a certain thrill I feel each time I hand-make something ”

And so the magic of her imagination gets translated into such fine and never-to-be-found-anywhere-else jewelry.

Sample these

Hand-strung green Malachite and grey Labradorite, both polished on one side and left raw on the other, with sterling silver goddess pendants a la temple jewelry style.

Jonaki jewelry at The Sandalwood Room

Gold foil covered Dholki wax beads paired with stone studded silver pendant.

Jonaki collection at The Sandalwood Room

Soothing Aquamarine, unpolished on one side and smooth on the other, hand-strung with turquoise studded Afghani silver pendant.

Jonaki collection at The Sandalwood Room

Volcanic lava and coral beads interestingly strung with vintage silver coins and Rajasthani coloured-glass studded silver pendant.

Jonaki collection at The sandalwood Room

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Located at:

76, Prinsep Street (just off Selegie Road), Singapore 188663
Phone: (65) 6883 2369 and (65) 9786 5896
Landmark – Next to Red House seafood restaurant at Prinsep Street.
Business Hours:
Monday – Friday: 11 AM – 8 PM
Saturdays: 11 AM – 2 PM 

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