If you’re a messy eater (read: can’t eat a bowl of laksa without getting splatters on your clothes), here’s a list dry cleaners you should probably have on speed dial.
FOR THOSE ON A BUDGET: White Wash
Location: 84 Linden Drive Singapore 288722
Operating hours: Mon to Sat: 9am to 10pm. Closed on Sunday and Public holidays.
Estimated Rate: Ranges from $3.50 for ladies’ blouse to $12 for a 2-piece suit or comforter/quilt (laundry). $5 for a men’s shirt to $16 for a bed spread (dry clean).
Delivery: Free collection and home delivery with a minimum spend of $15.
Offering one of the lowest rates around, it’s no wonder White Wash is a favourite among budget fashionistas. They also offer free pick-ups and delivery with a minimum spend of $15, so this place is perfect if you’re a busy peson (or exceptionally lazy).
FOR THE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY: For the Love of Laundry
Locations: 31 Club Street #01-01, United Square 101 Thomson Road #01-18A, 1 Nassim Road #01-05 and One Raffles Place Tower 2 #01-63
Operating hours: Mon to Fri: 11am to 8pm, Sat: 9am to 6pm (Club St), Mon to Sun: 11am to 8pm (United Square), Mon to Sat: 9am to 6pm (Nassim) and Mon to Fri: 8am to 6pm (Raffles Place). Closed on public holidays.
Estimated Rate: Laundry washing of t-shirts, dresses and duvets range from $4 to $18, while dry cleaning services range from $6 to $22.
Delivery: $8 delivery fee island-wide or free delivery for orders above $40.
When we think of dry cleaners, we don’t usually think trendy and aware. I mean, how many of you do your dry cleaning with the jaded uncle at the neighbourhood dry cleaner? If you’re itching for a change, check out For the Love of Laundry. They use toxin-free technology and an-all natural liquid silicone which rejuvenates your clothes, making them feel cleaner and last longer. They’ll also donate 5 cents to Singapore-based charity Riverkids for every hanger returned, so don’t throw your hangers away. Talk about feel-good dry cleaning.
FOR TAI TAIS: JEEVES
Location: 501 Bukit Timah Road #01-03B, 282 River Valley Road, East Coast
1 Jalan Jamal Singapore, No.28 Third Lok Yang Road.
Operating hours: Varies accordingly. Call beforehand to avoid disappointment.
Estimated Rate: From $5 for a t-shirt to $19 for duvets or bedspreads. Minor repairs and missing buttons are also provided at no extra costs.
Tel: 64696478 (Bukit Timah), 68365925 (River Valley), 62457179 (East Coast) and 62645628 (Lok Yang).
Delivery: Free personal collection, home pickup and delivery available.
Jeeves has established itself as the go-to place for your designer duds, and even operates in big name cities like New York, London and Hong Kong. Specialists from the London office visit the Singapore branches regylarly to ensure that standards are up to par, so you can be sure that your clothes will receive tip-top treatment.
FOR BUSY EXECUTIVES: Presto Drycleaners
Location: Paragon #B1-19B, IMM Building #01-50B and other locations island-wide.
Operating hours: Daily: 10am to 9.30pm (Paragon) and Daily: 10am to 10pm (IMM). Operating hours vary with location.
Estimated Rate:. Ranging from $6 for a woman’s blouse (laundry) to $11 for a 2-piece suit to $75 for a long leather coat.
Tel: 6738 6145 (Paragon), 6564 8220 (IMM).
Delivery: Free home delivery with a minimum order of $50.
If you’re more for convenience rather than customisation, Presto Drycleaners is the place for you. With outlets all over Singapore and reasonable prices, you can be sure that you won’t have to go out of your way just to drop off your dry cleaning.
BEST VALUE FOR MONEY: SunKiss Laundry
Operating hours: Mon to Fri: 8am to 8pm. Sat and Sun: 10am to 2pm.
Estimated Rate: Ranges from $3.50 for a t-shirt to $26 for a 4-seater sofa cover (laundry). Dry cleaning rates range from $4.50 for a t-shirt to $40 for a wedding gown.
Delivery: Home collection and delivery available.