Monday, March 30, 2009

Scratch and Dent Sale!

Wow, its been quite a while since I updated the blog.

So what's up lately? Well, we are currently moving our store from point A to point B and its taking up a lot a lot of our time.

Its not as straightforward as moving from point A to point B. We've carved out 2 rooms in our new unit thus the storage space has been reduced.

If you've seen our store you would agree some parts resembles a bombed bunker. Some of the items found leaves me amazed at the diversity of my predecessors.

Anyway to reduce some of our inventory of older and less than perfect items, we are holding a 'scratch and dent sale' from this Sat, 4 March to 8 March.

Some items you can expect to find are:
- Erhu, Liuqin, Pipa, Guzheng hard and soft cases
- Erhu
- Pipa
- Liuqin
- Dizi
- Picolos
- Western Flutes
- French horn
- Trumpet
- Harmonica
- Violins
- Cellos
- Ruans
- Casette tapes
- CDs
- VCDs
- Yangqins

.....and many unimaginable things.

These items may look older or have a scratch or ding here and there, but they are going at rock bottom prices! And they definitely can be used to make music and not just for display.

So if you are thinking of setting up a Chinese orchestra but have limited budget, or you have always wanted to try to play Chinese instruments but don't want to spend too much, or you are someone who likes to work on instruments, do make a date to come down to our store this weekend.

1 Rochor Road
Singapore 180001

Time: 10:30am to 7:00pm

Monday, March 9, 2009

New Stocks of Dong Xue Hua Dizis are here!

Just a quick note that our ever popular Dong Xue Hua Dizis are here!

I've just removed all the out of stock signs.

Get them before they are gone again!



Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Obtaining a CITES Certificate for the Erhu

Lately I've been hearing some 'weird' things about obtaining a CITES certificate for the erhu.

I just want to debunk some of the myths here:

1) There is not just 1, but a few companies, including yours truly - Eason Music, who can apply for a CITES certificate to accompany your erhu in Singapore.

2) It takes less than 5 minutes to submit the application if you have a previous record.

3) It takes 3 working days for the application to be processed. You can get it within the day if you opt for express service, but you have to pay double the fee.

4) The processing fee is S$29.40. Of course there are also the transport and toll fees incurred when collecting the certificate (because they cannot send it to us)

5) The processing organisation in Singapore is called Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore(AVA). Click here for their website.

So there you have it. I hope this is useful information for you.

Have a good day!