My search has not been terribly successful so far. Went by Swee Lee today and turned out that they carry nothing but Selmer and it's gonna cost easiy SGD$7K and above, way above my budget. Another shop at Bras Brasah had a couple of low end China models going at SGD$700 … I'm not touching that though.
Dinner, we went by Tampines, hoping to take a look at Yamaha, turned out they are out of stock for sopranos. ;(
My best chance now seems to be a Antigua SS3282LQ which is a copy of Yanagisawa. Kessler Music is having a sale and selling this at US$849. Good price, within budget. Good reviews so far. Seriously tempted, but I'm going to force myself to cool off for another month before deciding. Afterall I have waited close to 20 years, one more month won't hurt. LOL