Homeschool Montessori Sensorial shelf

Where to buy Montessori furniture in Malaysia & Singapore

by mievee @ mummyshomeschool.com on June 7, 2012

Ever since I posted Vee’s 3 years 3 months old update, several Mummies have been asking me where to buy Montessori furniture and materials. Let’s start with the furniture first.

Here are some suppliers I found in Malaysia and Singapore:

Malaysia

1. Osaka Education Supplies

  • Website: http://www.osakaeducation.com.my/index.html
  • Tel/Fax: +603-9543 3488
  • Address (Showroom): Lot 2-079, 2nd Floor, Endah Parade, No.1, Jalan 1/149E, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur

What I bought:

  • White wooden storage c33 (W12 L33 H35), white, price RM250
  • White wooden tower shelf c48 (W12 L48 H35), white, price RM290 (For wood finishing, price is RM490) – Perfect as a sensorial shelf to display the Montessori Pink Tower
  • Delivery charge to KL: RM30 per trip

Additional Notes:

  • Showroom: quite cramp, sells educational toys too
  • Staff at showroom: patient, answers enquiries, generally good, contactable easily by phone
  • Delivery: Wrong wooden storage shelf (too long) for first visit, sent again, assembled wheels on the spot, generally polite staff
  • Delivers to Singapore customers as well

2. Kids Station Marketing

  • Website: http://www.kids.net.my/
  • Email: aks@kids.net.my
  • Tel: +6012-2244 202 (Eric Tan) or +6012-2211 410 (Serene Lau / Lisa Yap)
  • Address (Retail shop & showroom): Lot 2-73, 2nd Floor, Endah Parade (Carrefour Sri Petaling), 1, Jln 1/149E, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur

Additional Notes:

  • May be suitable: Long storage shelf unit (120cm x 80cm x 30cm), price RM380
  • Shop: same level as Osaka Education Supplies, sells a wide range of educational materials and books
  • Staff: I bought several books at the store and Serene was able to assist me

3. Medley Hallmark

  • Website: www.medleyhallmark.blogspot.com
  • Online catalogue: http://www.scribd.com/mobile/documents/5061927/download?secret_password=1u4bak87b51zmu830u2t
  • Email: medleyhallmark@yahoo.com, Louis
  • Tel: 603-40238608
  • Office: No. 27-2, Jalan 1/23F, Off Jalan Langkawi, Taman Teratai Mewah, 53000 Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (No showroom)

4. Early Learner Furniture Solutions

  • Website: http://elfs.gbs2u.com
  • Tel: +6012-201 7218 (Lily Lee), +6012-266 5454 (Victor Ng), +603-4280 9625
  • Address: No. 16 Jalan Utama 2/24, Seksyen 2 Taman Perindustrian Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong Selangor, Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

5. IKEA Damansara

  • Website: http://www.ikea.com/my/en/
  • Address: No.2 Jalan PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

What I bought:

  • TROFAST toy storage series in pine wood, option to use with the boxes or wooden planks (as shelves)

Additional Notes:

  • I couldn’t find any low long shelves suitable for Montessori homeschool at IKEA
  • TROFAST boxes: suitable to store toys / materials / supplies; small boxes as sensory bins or the day’s activities; easy to rotate because they slide into the frame instead of being stacked up on one another
  • The TROFAST wooden planks can easily slide in and out of the frame, so the child may be distracted by it

Here’s a picture shared previously at Mummy’s Reviews:

Homeschool shelves IKEA TROFAST

Singapore

1. New Age Kidz

  • Website: http://www.newagekidz.com
  • Tel: +65 6748 9060
  • Address (Showroom): 3023 Ubi Road 3 #05-15A UbiPlex I Singapore 408663

2. IKEA Singapore – Alexandra and Tampines

Tips to buying homeschool furniture:

  • Measure your room and sketch a map with dimensions before visiting the showroom or shopping online
  • Google for “kindergarten furniture malaysia” or “kindergarten furniture singapore”
  • Ask preschool / Kindergarten staff to refer you to the school’s supplier
  • If possible, buy direct from manufacturer or distributor for best prices
  • Try to keep to plain or wooden colours (instead of colourful shelves). This helps the materials look more attractive. (On hindsight, I find the TROFAST red boxes too “loud” in the classroom.)

If you’ve more shops to add to this directory, please mention them in the comment box below. Thank you!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

sissy June 12, 2012 at 8:10 am

Where to buy in indonesia? Thanks

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mievee @ mummyshomeschool.com June 12, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Hi sissy, Bambini Montessori delivers to other countries. Just check with them? :)

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FS June 12, 2012 at 9:09 am

Hi MieVee,

May I know which furniture you get at New Age Kidz?

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mievee @ mummyshomeschool.com June 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Hi FS, I didn’t buy from New Age Kidz, it was on my shortlist when doing comparative shopping for low book shelves.

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Ellie Lee September 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Dear Mievee,
Hi, good day. I am from Osaka Education Supplies and I represent our company to thank you for purchasing our products, and also the positive comments about our showroom and staff.
We found your blog in chance. for your information, the showroom in Endah Parade, Sri Petaling just a very small showroom that displaying few furniture items plus some of the teaching material and toys.

If you want to see more of our products, you can come to our Factory showroom in Bandar Teknologi Kajang. Here, we are have much bigger showroom showing almost full range of our products. We manufacture our own furniture and playground equipments, for about 10 years. Please see the link for our factory showroom: http://goo.gl/maps/B6GRH

We welcome all types of enquiries and we do send to Singapore if you all don’t mind paying the transportation cost.

Again we thank you and looking forward,
Ellie Lee
Export Dept
http://www.osakaeducation.com.my
Email: limonhuat@hotmail.com; info@osakaeducation.com.my
Factory showroom tel: 03-8724 0288

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mievee @ mummyshomeschool.com September 25, 2012 at 12:01 am

Hi Ellie, thank you for dropping a message here. I’d certainly look for your company when we need more shelves and schooling furniture in future.

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Jessica Oak January 31, 2013 at 12:05 am

Great post, Mievee…I learnt quite a bit and you’re doing a good job with that home school!!

Thanks :-)

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mievee @ mummyshomeschool.com January 31, 2013 at 1:59 am

You’re most welcome, Jessica. :)

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