Singapore Shopping

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  • Singapore Shopping

    Where to Shop and What to Buy in Singapore

    Alongside eating, shopping in Singapore is considered the national pastime. Ranging from hi-tech wares to designer wear, there is something for everyone. Browsing around local markets and shophouses in the ethnic enclaves to the glitzy portals of Orchard Road, the experiences are wide, varied and intriguing. For most visitors, Orchard Road is a must-visit on the itinerary. Packed with modern malls and hotels, this stretch is transformed into a dazzling display of lights and festive embellishments at Christmas time when all buildings join in the annual festive light-up. 

    Fabulous knick knacks and other memorable finds are also found in Chinatown, Arab Street, Little India and the suburban areas like Holland Village, Katong and Tampines. Unlike most Western countries, shopping hours usually start from late morning to 21:30 or 22:00 at night and these can extend to as late as midnight during festive season. The mid-year Great Singapore Sale is a much looked-forward to time when prices come down heftily in all precincts. Even during non-sale times, visitors will do well to bargain, particularly in electronic stores at Lucky Plaza, Sim Lim Square or Far East Plaza. A general rule of thumb for haggling is to begin about 25% -30% below that being offered. Do make it a point to compare prices at various shops. For convenience, most stores accept credit and charge cards.

  • Bugis & Kampong Glam Shopping

    Bugis & Kampong Glam Shopping

    The original home of the Malay aristocracy during the time of Sir Stamford Raffles, Kampong Glam, named after a tree, is the Malay-Muslim enclave. Read More...

  • Chinatown Shopping

    Chinatown Shopping

    With the Chinese forming over 75% of the population, one can expect Chinatown to be a prominent landmark that evolved from the time of the first immigrants in the 19th century. Read More...

  • Sentosa and Harbourfront Shopping

    Sentosa & Harbourfront Shopping

    Singapore's Harbourfront and Sentosa island (just across the water) both present some fantastic shopping opportunities. Read More...

  • Geylang Shopping

    Geylang Serai Shopping

    Located east of the central area of Singapore, Geylang Serai has been the centre of the Malay community since the mid-19th century. Read More...

  • Holland Village Shopping

    Holland Village Shopping

    Holland Village, Holland Road, Holland Avenue, Holland Close and Holland Drive, got their names from Hugh Holland in 1907, an early resident of Singapore who was an architect. Read More...

  • Little India Shopping

    Little India Shopping

    One of the most colourful and vibrant ethnic enclaves in Singapore, Little India is a hive of activity from dawn to midnight everyday and is the focal point of the Indian community. Read More...

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