Singapore Shopping Guide
One of the most exciting parts of visiting Singapore, or travelling in general, is shopping. Whether it is for a souvenir to remember your trip by, or something to bring home to friends and family, the thrill of going from shop to shop and finding something new is enthralling.
Lucky for you, Singapore is one big shopping centre. Rows and rows of shop houses and retail giants make up the city. After all, shopping (and eating!) is the national pastime. Here are some of the best shopping destinations in Singapore:
IMM factory outlets. Hail all the factory outlets and their pocket friendly prices! Considered the biggest factory outlet in Singapore, IMM boasts five levels of pure shopping bliss with over 80 outlet shops that offer up to 80% off sale all year round!
Mustafa Centre. For those who has jetlag and problems sleeping at night, head over to Mustafa Centre. With a 24-hour operating hours, Mustafa is great for those last-minute shopping excursions especially with its wide variety of merchandise offered at very low prices.
Bugis Village. For one-of-a-kind sartorial pieces and great fashion finds at cheap prices, Bugis Village has it all – from the trendiest clothes to the most daring accessories. Come over and do your souvenir shopping with their knick-knacks from $5.
Haji Lane. Just a few blocks away from Bugis Village, Haji Lane is the more creative cousin of Bugis. Here you will find hole-in-the-wall shops, antique boutiques and small businesses that are starting up. Haji Lane is the place to shop for those unique and rare to find items.
Chinatown Street market. Another great place to souvenir shop, Chinatown Street Market offers not only one of the cheapest night markets in a true Chinatown fashion, it also offers history. There are vibrant shop houses that dates back to ancient history, rows and rows of cheap goods all in the heart of Singapore.
Vivocity. A gateway to the tourist destination Sentosa Island, Vivocity is often referred to as a mega mall due to its size. Shop till you literally drop in a seven-level shopping centre that houses not only the biggest cinema in the city-state, but also tons of luxury brands.
Orchard Road. Also known as the road that cemented Singapore as Asia’s shopping paradise, a visit to Singapore is not complete without spending some time and some serious cash at Orchard Road. From the Ion Orchard, it’s neighbor CK Tang and Takashimaya, you will be greeted by tons of high-end brands and luxury designers, each window display more decadent than the last. Then there’s Paragon, 313 Somerset Orchard Central, Centrepoint whose presence in the Orchard Road is a force to be reckoned with. Labels such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Victoria Secret and more flanked the avenue and make shopping an affair to remember.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. One of Singapore’s largest luxury shopping centre, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is a shopping haven. Not only does it house the most sought-after luxury brands such as Gucci, Alexander Mcqueen, Armani and more as well as famous restaurants, it is also home to different attractions making it a total package. The Shoppes is home to casino, a canal a la Venice, skating rink and more!