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The mu­sic re­tailer’s flag­ship store at Star Vista.

Lo­cal rock ‘n’ rollers have been vis­it­ing Swee Lee for its mu­si­cal in­stru­ments for years, and soon DJ en­thu­si­asts and even cafe-go­ers will be­come fans of this mu­sic re­tailer. Swee Lee’s re­vamped store in Star Vista – lo­cated min­utes away from The Star Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre where mu­si­cians like Michael Bolton, Bon Iver and Twice have per­formed – not only fea­tures a newly di­ver­si­fied prod­uct range, but a cafe as well.

Along­side the hun­dreds of Fender and Gib­son gui­tars lin­ing the store walls are DJ mix­ers and por­ta­ble turnta­bles by US brand Nu­mark, mu­sic ac­ces­sories by Mono, a wide range of vinyls, as well as books on mu­sic cul­ture. Shop­pers can also ex­pect trendy col­lec­tions of denim jeans, shoes and ac­ces­sories – be­cause skilled mu­si­cians need to look the part, too.

The rus­tic-style 5,000sqf store fea­tures a By Ap­point­ment Only room, where vis­i­tors can have ac­cess to one-of-a-kind in­stru­ments, as well as an ex­panded Swee Lee Mu­sic Academy space. Here, you can chan­nel your in­ner Dave Grohl in classes for gui­tar, bass and drums led by lo­cal mu­si­cians. We hear the list of in­struc­tors in­clude Aaron from Wolf & The Moon, and gui­tar mae­stro Rosli Man­sor!

Per­haps the big­gest ad­di­tion is the Swee Lee So­cial Club, an in-store cafe where mu­sic lovers can hang out, sip on cof­fee brewed with Com­mon Man Cof­fee Roaster beans, and snack on Is­land Cream­ery ice cream. This new lifestyle con­cept will also usher in a se­ries of live mu­sic per­for­mances at The Star Vista’s 200-seat am­phithe­atre – a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Swee Lee and the Cap­i­ta­land-owned mall.

VISIT SWEE LEE AT # 01- 07/ 10 THE STAR VISTA, TEL: 6334- 7703.

ABOVE Swee Lee has a wide range of mu­sic in­stru­ments, DJ gear and pro­fes­sional au­dio equip­ment.

BOT­TOM, FAR LEFT The in-store cafe serves cof­fee, with beans from Com­mon Man Cof­fee Roast­ers.

BE­LOW, LEFT Swee Lee So­cial Club gives mu­sic en­thu­si­asts a space to be sur­rounded and in­spired by ev­ery­thing mu­sic!

BE­LOW If you can’t find what you need in store, you can shop the full range of prod­ucts on­line at www.sweelee.

RIGHT Swee Lee ex­plains its shift to­wards a more lifestyle ap­proach as a way to cre­ate “re­tail and com­mu­nal spa­ces where shop­pers can bond over shared in­ter­ests”.

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