The Buy and Throwaway culture is prevalent in our society.

For instance, a wobble on a chair or a tear in our jeans will be discarded without a second thought. While most would toss away the item, Repair Kopitiam can still salvage the product by repairing it. By engaging in our repair services, not only will you be equipped with technical skills, but you will also find yourself appreciating the value in objects as well as learn valuable lessons such as perseverance, discipline, and patience, all from the process of repairing.

Repair Kopitiam operates as a community repair meetup on the last Sunday of the month. Members of the public join us at designated areas to repair items that range from broken electrical appliances to torn clothing to damaged furniture. By doing so, you engage in responsible e-waste disposal through the guidance of our volunteer Repair Coaches.

Apart from this, Repair Kopitiam also brings the repair spirit to your community through various courses and activities. Contact us for more!

This initiative is powered by Sustainable Living Lab, and is part of the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint 2015.


Repair Kopitiam is an initiative to bring the community together through repair so as to combat the throw away culture for a sustainable world.


We aim to equip individuals from all walks of life with repair skills to bring their items back to life!

The beginning of Repair Kopitiam

It all began in 2014 when Farah Sanwari, the executive director of Sustainable Living Lab then, wondered what it meant to be sustainable. After deliberating, consumption and waste were major issues SL2 wanted to approach and came to the conclusion that repairing is the solution to reducing waste. Therefore, Repair Kopitiam started to become a movement that combats buy and throwaway culture through repair.

The first Repair Kopitiam was held at Jurong and over the years, it expanded to locations in Tampines and Ang Mo Kio.

Release on 23 July 2022 Story Talk, Our Better World captures a beautiful rendition of all the angles of how our movement is building a community around the repair culture we are very committed to spreading in Singapore.

30 October 2022 Mandarin News Clip about Repair Kopitiam Singapore

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