Bugis Junction is one of the more vibrant shopping malls in Singapore; part indoor department store, part open-air shopping street, this modern retail space feels like a combination of the Bugis Street Market and Bugis+ mall that both sit across the road. The mall also benefits from the direct access of Bugis Street MRT Station, and is just a few stops away from the centre of Singapore.
The standout feature here really is the huge glass roof that provides a handsome shelter, as well as the cute colonial (but imitation) shop houses and hawker-style carts that line the main shopping avenue.
In terms of shopping options, Bugis Junction has plenty of big names to keep Singapore’s trend-setters happy. Inside the complex you’ll find international retailers Topshop/Topman, Levis, Converse, Adidas, Desigual as well as some boutique stores selling locally designed and produced clothes and accessories. Prices are of course in line with the rest of the high street stores across Singapore, but look out for the flash sales that are set up on the ground floor with discounted electronics, homeware and shoes usually going for cheap.
Lining the mock old-age style street of shops is also a handful of cute cafes and bistros (as well as the inevitable KFC and McDonalds outlet too). The best place to eat at Bugis Junction, however, is the excellent food court on the top floor, which serves all your hawker-centre classics just for a few dollars more than you’d pay on the street. It’s worth it for the cooling air-conditioning alone.
Another reason we love Bugis Junction is its accessibility. You barely even have to step foot outside into the midday sun when you come by MRT, and the nearby Bugis+ shopping mall is conveniently connected by an air-conditioned bridge – containing even more shops. The famously cheap Bugis Street Market is also a stones’ throw away, meaning this area really is a contender to the (second) best place to shop in Singapore – behind Orchard Road, of course.
Elsewhere at Bugis Junction Singapore there is an excellent cinema on the top floor and it’s also connected to a luxurious five-star hotel, meaning this is a popular shopping destination for hotel guests, as well as tourists, local teenagers and office workers coming for a retail fix.
Bugis Junction Singapore
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00
- MRT: Somerset
- Address: 200 Victoria Street, Singapore
- Tel: +65 (0) 6557 6557