electronics parts in singapore

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Hello to all.
a friend of mine will be in singapore in a few days.
I ask him to bring me some parts like avr µc , inductor resistor.
have you any experience buying parts in this country, and what about price?

Thank you in advance for your help.

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My first stop would be Sim Lim Tower - there's plenty of electronic shops there. As to whether the bits are cheaper than what you could buy online, I have no idea.

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Kartman wrote:
My first stop would be Sim Lim Tower -
I first went there in the mid 80s. Didn't find so many electronic component stores as hoped; mainly pirated software and PC addon cards. Maybe it has changed since then :lol:

Cheers,

Ross

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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I went to Sim Lim Tower just a few years ago. My experience was, there are a lot of electronics stores there, but they all contain about the same thing, and its all a bit outdated.

If you are lucky, you find some tools. Tweezers or simpler soldering irons don't get outdated as fast.

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There's Sim Lim tower and Sim Lim square - across the road from each other. One has PC stuff, the other has electronic components. So , if you're at the wrong one, just cross rochor canal rd.

The pirated software was wiped out a few years ago - Hong Kong used to be good but it too got wiped out but nowadays you can just get the same stuff from the bit torrents.

Electronics in Singapore isn't anywhere near a good as ten years ago - a lot of the manufacturing has all gone to China.

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thank you guys,
Sim lim is famous for their computer stuff,anyway my friend will have a look.

more information are welcome.

regards.

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Kartman wrote:
There's Sim Lim tower and Sim Lim square - across the road from each other. One has PC stuff, the other has electronic components. So , if you're at the wrong one, just cross rochor canal rd.

The pirated software was wiped out a few years ago - Hong Kong used to be good but it too got wiped out ...

Last time I was there (2004), the Golden Shopping Centre near Sham Sui Po railway station was still operating. Of course I was there to buy a bunch of RS232 adapters only :lol:

Cheers,

Ross

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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Also try "Koba Electronics" at People Park's Center, Chinatown. It's a small shop on the third floor, and has got some decently cheap surplus stuff.

No affiliation with them. These days, I prefer to shop online at, say digikey or farnell. Less hassle with parts availability that way.

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Yes, it does feel kind of pointless to try to buy surplus components. The chance of finding what you need is minimal in a store like that. Internet has a bigger success rate.

Tools that you use seldom and would not pay much for, might be available at a cheaper price in those stores thou.

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Ross, been there! There was the McD's across the road - one of the few places that had public toilets for when you needed a McWee or McSH... There were also quite a few electronic ships in that area - I bought a high end Fluke multimeter for about half the price it was in Aus.

I also found aplace in Korea that sold AVRs for a reasonable price - can't remember the name of the area though (I was there in 2000). The good thing about Asia is that shops selling particular goods are usually grouped together.