Updated 1 June 2017.
Compared to Johor Bahru, it’s not as difficult to find 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 of good quality and the location very convenient too! If you ask any film shooters in Singapore, they will all say ‘Triple D Lab’ in union 🙂
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). When they scan for you to CD, it includes a nice CD case so for me it’s like easy keeping.
By usual standard, Triple D Lab is considered fast for cheaper rate. If you send in your films before 2pm, you get it after 5pm. If send in after that, you get it the next day. If you want it in 1 hour, can! Add $2 per roll. That’s still $10.50! If you go to the developing shop opposites Peninsula Hotel (where Cathay Photo is), they can develop film under 1 hour but the rate is more than $12.50, plus the lady sounded very grumpy when I visited.
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. 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, but they send it to third party and is famously expensive.
Address: 175 Bencoolen Street #01-07 Burlington Square Singapore 189649
Nearest MRT: Bugis
If you know anywhere that is cheaper and good, let me know!
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