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The best longboard shops in Singapore

Cruise around town when you pick up this convenient yet fun hobby.

Dewi Nurjuwita
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Dewi Nurjuwita
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Singapore's sunny weather makes it easy to enjoy a relaxing Sunday outdoors. If you take a stroll around East Coast Park or Gardens By The Bay, you'll see lots of people cycling, rollerblading or longboarding. The latter, especially, has regained popularity over the past few months. Longboarding is easy, convenient and fun – what's there not to love? And after your session, you can just pick up your boards and hop onto a train or MRT. Thinking of getting yourself your first – or tenth – longboard? These are the best longboard shops to check out in Singapore. 

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Longboard Love
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  • Bukit Merah

Gary Tay, 30, began with the goal of running an indoor skateboarding facility. Two and a half years in, a number of factors – the saturation of the skateboard market, high-nosery (skateboarders think they’re superior to longboarders), the joy of riding (as opposed to the skateboard’s emphasis on tricks) and the genre’s growing popularity – prompted Tay to specialise in longboard products.

He now has at least 300 longboard decks across ten brands, stocked in his hill-surrounded space. "Casual longboarding is great in Singapore as we have one of the best-paved networks," says the limelight-shy dual-boarder, who practises the more serious downhill and freeriding disciplines. As for the name of the shop: "The “Love” is there to remind us why we are doing it. The space is actually meant to be more than a shop: it’s also a hangout and meet-up point for longboarders," he explains.

Longboards $195-$595

Odyssey Boards
Photograph: Odyssey Boards

Odyssey Boards

Odyssey Boards is Singapore's first longboard brand, with each piece designed and assembled in the Lion City. The brand sells both longboard completes and decks – all at affordable prices. Need an all-black set-up? Check out the Nightfall V2 42" Longboard Deck, a sleek board that doubles up as a fashion accessory. For something smaller, there's also a 28" cruiser that is a lot more portable. 

The brand also believes in giving back. With each board purchased, Odyssey Boards will plant three trees in collaboration with One Tree Planted – in line with their effort to become a sustainable skate brand.

Price range: $157-$247

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  • Geylang

For unique longboards and decks suitable for every skill level and discipline, Thanes is your best bet. The shop at Guillemard Road stocks the longboard gears they personally believe in – such as Travelol, Luca Boards, Timber Boards, Pantheon Longboards, G | Bomb, Seismic Skates, Riptide Sports, Remember Collective, G-Form Protective Gear, Gain Protection System and Predator Helmets. You know you're in good hands. 

ThaneLife also works closely with a community of longboarders to run regular programmes for beginners. And if you're a seasoned longboard athlete, there are regular meetups and sessions for freestyle, dance, downhill, freeride or LDP.

Price range: $200-$500

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  • Bedok

Located in Bedok, 418 Skate Shop is your neighbourhood skate shop for all your leisurely needs. They have everything from penny boards to cruiser skateboards and longboards – so you'll be spoilt for choice. If you're looking for the coolest longboards in town, here's where to get them. The skate shop also sells limited edition decks with one-of-a-kind designs. 

Price range: From $240-$600

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Inlinex Henderson
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  • Bukit Merah

Whether you're picking up rollerblading or looking to change the wheels of your skateboard, Inlinex are happy to help you with anything and everything to do with roller sports in Singapore. The store is well-stocked with decks, longboards, rollerblades, scooters, helmets – and all things to do with roller sports. On top of that, the store also holds classes and beginner lessons for kids and those starting out in the sport. 

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