At Slow Boat, a vinyl listening cafe in Tanjong Pagar inspired by Japanese ‘jazz kissa’,

And even if you’ve got no experience with vinyl, the owners also provide customers with a tutorial on how to use a turntable.

They currently have nearly 600 vinyl records to choose from, with plans to continue growing the collection, which boasts a wide range of genres from pop and rock, to jazz and blues, and even hip-hop and rap.

“Sometimes customers would contact us and ask if there is a certain album we carry,” said Kathy.

The siblings were inspired to set up Slow Boat after visiting one of Japan’s “jazz kissa”, cafes that specialise in the playing and appreciation of recorded jazz music. They wanted to recreate that very same atmosphere in Singapore.

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