I believe in doing research online before going down to retail stores to look at the actual thing. Unfortunately, only some of singapore's furniture websites are good. I have compiled a list showing which sites are nice.
Good product descriptions and awesome closeups. Products look a little photoshopped though.
Nook and Cranny www.nookandcranny.com
Shows their furniture in nice environments. Could be a good or bad thing as it might distort judgement. But still nice
Grey and Sanders www.greyandsanders.com
The best part about this website is the 360 degree product display. It allows you to get a very good idea of the product even before seeing it.
I love their sizing tool which allows to see how big an item will look in your house.