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Harmonicas in Chong Pang Village.. 9 Mar 2017

9 Mar

On my second visit to this quaint HDB town, I searched and finally found some China made harmonicas in Chong Pang Village. Bought this Swan (Blues Power) Harmonica for a mere $6.50…. A pocket  piece of musical instrument for me to play and relax……certainly an unbelievably fantastic bargain…..my sketch includes this happy purchase from  a little sports and guitar shop(Hong Tat Sport Shop) in Chong Pang Village.

Tried out the instrument, it worked like a charm, comparable to the $60, made in Germany  one. So very happy with it.


Chong Pang Village,Sembawang, Singapore

1 Mar

Often times the places I visit offer special opportunities to satisfy my quest for that something special, not necessarily for shopping or sight seeing. This time at this quaint place in modern Singapore, Chong Pang Village, I came here to look for  an old China brand of harmonica with the name Butterfly. I found a small music shop here, selling mostly guitars and backpacks and some harmonicas. Yes they have the brand I was looking for, and another called Swan. The Butterfly harmonicas are recent ones, not unsold old time items. Too new for me. Gave them a pass.

They  I came across  several old hardware stores. Approached them and asked for old carpenter rulers. They were  helpful and lamented that they are no longer available.

Ended my quest with a walk around the busy market and food  stalls. Had my morning coffee and did a sketch to mark my  visit.