5 Best Places to Develop Film in Singapore
After finishing a roll of film, the next step in the film photography process is to develop and scan your film roll so you can see the memories you have captured. Picking the best film lab is crucial to make sure that your photos are processed properly so that you can get the best photos out of your film! If that sounds daunting to you, don’t worry.
We have picked the 5 best places to develop film in Singapore (with price comparisons at the bottom), for you to easily decide where to process your film.
1. Whampoa Colour Centre
Situated in the heart of Whampoa, Whampoa Colour Centre (or otherwise known as WCC), offers affordable and fast film development in Singapore. This film lab has been around for a long time (since 1983!) so you can be assured of quality development and scans every time.
Whampoa Colour Centre. Image Credit: Google
WCC develops colour and black and white films in 35mm, 120mm and 110 format. Once your film is developed, you will receive it by Dropbox, or CD. Turnaround time is usually about 1 working day.
filmm.io’s pick: We personally love WCC and in our opinion, it is the best film development lab in town. Say hello to the friendly uncle and auntie for us!
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Address: 272 Balestier Rd, Singapore 329723
Opening hours: 11am-7.30pm, Monday to Saturday. Closed on Sunday.
2. Konota Digital Services
Konota Digital Services is at Peninsula Plaza, which is just a stone’s throw away from City Hall MRT Station. This film lab develops a wide variety of film, from 35mm to 120mm film. If you are looking to develop film from your 110 camera, this place does it as well.
Konota Digital Services. Image Credit: Google
Opt for either their 1-hour express processing service to get your photos as soon as possible, otherwise, expect to get your photos within a week.
Address: Peninsula Plaza, #01-26, Tel: 6334 4468
Opening hours: 9am - 7.30pm, Monday to Friday. 11am - 7pm, Saturday. Closed on Sunday.
3. Triple D Minilab Centre
Ah...Triple D. All of us have been to this place at some point right? It is no wonder that this is one of the more popular development labs, as it is conveniently located near Bugis MRT at Burlington Square. Triple D processes not only black and white film, but also colour film in 35, 120 and 110 format.
Triple D Minilab Centre. Image Credit: Google
Besides film processing, they do sell film as well. Truly a one-stop shop for all film lovers!
Address: 175 Bencoolen Street, #01-07
Opening hours: 10.30am - 7.30pm, Monday to Saturday. Closed on Sunday.
With many outlets scattered across the island, Fotohub is a convenient place to develop and scan your film. They develop 35mm and 120mm film for black and white as well as colour.
Fotohub at Raffles City. Image Credit: Google
Do note that there could be a long turnaround time (our experience is 3 weeks), so do enquire at the shop before you process your film.
Address: For the various Fotohub locations, click here.
Opening hours: Varying, depending on outlet. Click here to find out more.
5. Shalom Colorlab
Looking to get your APS film developed? Shalom Lab is just the place you are looking for. Established in 1997, Shalom Lab develops not only APS film, but also your usual 35mm, medium format and 110 film. After development, you can choose to get your photos via CD, DVD and even thumbdrive.
Shalom Colorlab. Image Credit: Google
If you are looking to digitalise your family’s old film photographs, Shalom Lab does film archiving services as well.
Address: 231 Bain St, #01-77
Opening hours: 10.30am-7pm, Monday to Saturdays. Closed on Sunday.
Which film lab to choose to process your film? Take your pick below!
* note: prices are based on development and scanning of 35mm film. For prices for 120mm film, do check with the film lab! Information is accurate at the time of publishing.
There are quite a number of film labs in Singapore to choose from when it comes to developing and scanning your film. Choose one that suits your needs and budget. We can’t wait to see how your photos turn out. Do share your experience at the film labs by DM-ing us on Instagram.
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