Well, here I am in Asia and if you know me, you know that this means that I went looking for stamping stores. I always like to try to find some papercraft store in whatever foreign city I am in. Singapore didn't disappoint. I had found one store 'Made with Love' on the internet and had planned to go check it out. While there (in a GIANT mall) I found 2 other papercraft stores in the mall.
Made with love was the nicest, but I was impressed that they had so many. It seems they focused more on scrapbooking, but it did appear to have high demand. All three stores were packed. This first photo is of the mall itself. It was 8 stories high and LOUD. Because Singapore is a city on an island they really don't do strip malls, so think of this as the same as your target strip mall plaza. The grocery store was at the bottom level, the first floor had the more high end stores and then the upper floors had everything in-between, including a strange store that was $2.00 store from Japan.
They had a retail price of $12.00 Singapore dollars (the same as $10.00 US dollars) and they had a full display of them. So, it certainly seems that card making is alive and well in Asia!