You may have heard the recent news that Sportslink has closed, after more than 35 years in the business. With their shut down, Singaporeans would need to take their business somewhere else.
Instead of big chains such as JD Sports, Decathlon, or Royal Sporting House (which was first established in Indonesia), here are options for those who prefer shopping at local sports retailers.
#1 World Of Sports
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One of the bigger sports chains in Singapore, World of Sports was started in 1991, carrying brands such as Mizuno, Salomon, Columbia and Spaulding. Offering apparel and equipment for a wide array of sporting activities, you might prefer World of Sports if you do not want mainstream apparel from the usual brands.
With eight outlets under its wing currently, including Mizuno and Columbia stores, World of Sports has outlets islandwide to serve customers.
#2 Sintec Sportscity
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Known for their specialisation in badminton, Sintec Sportscity offers a range of attire and equipment for racket sports in Singapore. With their expertise, they aim to help support the local sports scene and raise the standard of Singapore sports in the international arena. Besides stocking products from well-known brands such as Yonex or Li-Ning, they also provide restringing services and professional badminton services.
Sintec currently has three locations across Singapore, with their main office being in Bedok, and branches in Tampines and Jurong East.
#3 I RUN
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One of the chains specialising in running in Singapore, I RUN is a running concept store that supplies running apparel and shoes for runners in Singapore. Offering both mainstream and alternative brand, I RUN has one of the most extensive ranges of running apparel in Singapore.
With four stores in Singapore, one at Queensway shopping centre and the other three in the Orchard shopping area (313@Somerset, Far East Plaza, Peninsula Shopping Centre), IRUN has their stores in high-traffic locations for shoppers who might want to pick up running attire.
#4 Running Lab
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Another speciality running sports chain, Running Lab prides itself on being technologically advanced and providing high-quality products and services to customers. With an in-house treadmill to analyse your gait and experienced runners as staff, you would be assured of useful recommendations and help to match you with the right shoe.
With five outlets in Singapore now, Running Lab is positioned around Singapore to cater to their customers. Locations of outlets include Velocity @ Novena Square, Marina Square, Tampines Mall, Westgate Mall and Takashimaya.
#5 Weston Corp
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Any football enthusiast in Singapore would have heard of Weston Corp, one of the go-to places for Singaporeans to purchase football-related apparel, boots and accessories. With an extensive collection of jerseys from around the world, club and national, as well as stocking major football brands, Weston is a one-stop store for any football-related products in Singapore.
With seven outlets islandwide, including its warehouse outlet in Peninsula Shopping Centre, Singaporeans would find it easy to find Weston outlets around Singapore