our story



A shared love and passion for Singapore's history is at
the heart of Singapore Trading Post. Opened by Jo Harrison and Rob
Pendergrast in 2013, the romantic style of old Singapore will always
be the backbone of our look - imagine plantation chairs, pineapple lamps, and
classic bar accessories for a black & white bungalow setting. In addition,
we constantly introduce and design bespoke quality items to suit your Singapore
home, whether it be a small apartment or a heritage home or collaborating with
hotels and restaurants to furnish their decor.

Developing new product ideas to fit the Singapore home
is the most exciting part of what we do, as well as building relationships with
family businesses and factories all around South East Asia.


Having steadily grown from a humble warehouse on
Pasir Panjang, STP now has its flagship store in the Tan Boon Liat Building and
an outlet on Joo Chiat in the East Coast. We have been selling online since
2012  and can also be found on the
Redmart Lazada portal.

Our customers love that they can buy a memento of old
time Singapore, whether to celebrate their love of it, enhance their interiors,
or buy unique gifts.


1. Source treasures from the traditional Singapore trading routes – India, China, Indonesia, Vietnam. Searching for a wealth of different products and aspiring to continue old traditions.

2. Source directly from manufacturers whenever we can, building lasting relationships as well as ensuring they provided safe working conditions for their staff and absolutely no child labour. If these partners also used recycled, repurposed or supplied vintage treasures then that is always a real bonus.

3. Innovate and develop new lines in partnership with local artists and designers and craftsmen, continually searching for new treasures to bring to our Singapore customers across the island.



Jo came to Singapore in 2007 from the UK, with a career in film and television behind her, and 3 rambunctious young sons, she moved into the furniture world working at Expat Auctions, where she met Rob.

What Jo has to say about working at Singapore Trading Post:

Sourcing interesting and varied styles of furniture and home decor across the whole region has been such a privilege.  Learning about the different natural materials and working practices in South East Asia, and meeting the makers behind our wonderful products, has been and continues to make this job a source of joy and absolute passion.


Rob (a New Zealander) moved to Singapore from Australia in 2010 with his wife and 2 of his children. He has a background in IT and also Antiques (always on the hunt) He was delighted to be able to purchase Expat Auctions in 2011 and there he met Jo.

What Rob has to say about working at Singapore Trading Post:

Rob has a passion for entrepreneurship and hunting and collecting. STP continues to fulfill both those passions. Combine that with a love of the history and treasures of Singapore and Asia and he is blessed.


Our Store Manager Ffen AJ has led the staff and manages our two stores - Tan Boon Liat and Joo Chiat. He is known for his great styling skills and giving ideas to your home incorporating with our exquisite items in Singapore Trading Post with his experience in Beauty and Fashion.

Ffen stumbled across Singapore Trading Post by chance and has not looked back since and ever welcoming customers with his excellent customer care.

What Ffen has to say about working at Singapore Trading Post:

In Singapore Trading Post I’m able to not only deliver my experience but my love for beautiful and special things available in STP to my customers too.

With a keen eye for fashion trends, color palettes, and overall aesthetics, I’m able to offer ideas to create a cohesive and visually stunning look ideas for my customers home. 

A little addition of something beautiful makes a different and that’s one of my favourite aspect of working with STP.


Meet Nique, our Joo Chiat Manager who has a unique talent for greeting customers in a variety of languages. Be it Japanese or Russian, you will get a warm happy welcome and an entertaining visit.

Nique has a great eye for detail, and is talented at pairing home décor styling, matching accessories with furniture and lamps for your bespoke interior.

What Nique has to say about working at Singapore Trading Post:

Joining STP has expanded my passion for customer care, and I really enjoy being part of a such a dynamic team.

I’m always excited to meet customers from every walk of life, especially our local customers! The interactions I have with them, gives me insight into different cultures and allows me to showcase the best customer service I can provide.

That’s time well spent at Singapore Trading Post.


We have sales staff from every corner of the globe, which makes a wonderful and happy diverse team. Their experience as local and global travellers means they have an excellent understanding of the needs of
our diverse customers.

The team is a tight knit, competitive and highly organised, striving to deliver our goods to you on time and in good shape. Working across different stores and sales channels, our sales staff strive to be efficient, are always friendly, and often hilarious to boot.