Updated October 2017.
It’s not difficult to find lab/shops that still develop films in Singapore. There are several, but I’m economical so I go for the cheaper one. Although it is cheaper, their scan is not bad, enough for blog and social media uploads and the location is very convenient!
If you ask any film shooters in Singapore, they will more or less suggest ‘Triple D Lab’.
Triple D Lab: cheap and good
Yup, if you are new to film photography, Triple D Lab is the one. Both the boss (Uncle Mike) and staff are friendly. One colour 35mm roll for developing and scanning is SGD $8.50 (As of 1 June 2017, it has increased to $9.50).
Since the price has increased, it’s no longer the cheapest place to develop & scan. But the difference is the most 50 cents?
You can browse their website to see the full price list.
If you include scanning, they give your photos in a form of CD, with a nice CD case.
As mentioned, even though their price is economical, their scan is good enough for blog and social medias purposes. If you intend to publish a Zine or anything alike, you might be able to ask for a higher resolution scan that of course comes with higher price. Or you can go to other sources for high res scan.
If you send in your films before 2pm, you get it after 5pm on the same day. If you drop your film after 5pm, you can get your result back on the following day.
If you want the result in 1 hour, can!
That’s additional $2.50 per roll (as of 1 June 2017), so a total of $12 for express service! If you go to the developing shop (Konota) opposites Peninsula Hotel, they can develop film under 1 hour but the rate is about $12.50.
Since I live in Singapore, I have no problem for the wait. So I always go to Triple D Lab.
Furthermore, the location is extremely convenient and central. Just get off Bugis (for me) or Little India MRT Station, Google Map it and you will know the shop is within walking distance. Those film developing stores around City Hall MRT Station are convenient as well, such as Ruby Photo, where they serve as a drop-off point for Analog Film Lab.
Triple D Address: 175 Bencoolen Street #01-07 Burlington Square Singapore 189649
Nearest MRT Station: Bugis
If you know anywhere that is cheaper and good, let me know!
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