Hi OceanEleven, Have been following this thread for a while and can say your advise on taobao etc very useful. Have already done a sea freight shipment via Amcon Express 1 month ago. As for the curtains, I have bought once in taobao several years ago when I was still staying in China - just as disappointed as you. Will be getting my curtains again for my resale hdb at JW 9XX, so this time round will not commit same mistakes.I still do believe good quality is still obtainable from - for instance, ones that go by the brand 易可纺 and FOTN. Have requested sellers to send sample fabrics with me paying just for local delivery. Few other samples have been consolidated by 4px and its on the way now. I will decide which one to order after receiving these samples. I will be ordering total black out curtains and current price in Singapore is totally outrageous, the 2 that was talking about are the top ranges in taobao at RMB120/M3 to RMB200/M3 but still a fraction of the price obtainable here.