Top 5 Shopping Destinations in Singapore
The travellers’ favourite, the foodies’ paradise, a land of cultures, an amalgamation of nature and sophistication; so many illustrations but one country, Singapore! With myriad places to see and things to experience, Singapore is a definite ‘Yes!’ when it comes to visiting Asian countries. It has something to offer to everybody. While there is a lot to sightsee in Singapore, the country is also a shopper’s wonderland, with plenty of malls and shopping streets to explore. Here are the top five destinations in Singapore that will surely blow your mind. Book your flights, find and head out for a shopping spree to the spectacular city of Singapore!
Orchard Road - Orchard Road should be your first choice for shopping in Singapore. There’s nothing on your list that you can’t find here! The street is lined with designer boutiques, high- end shopping malls and big plazas that offer everything, right from designer labels and house- wares to budget clothing and electronic goods. While Lucky Plaza and Far East Plaza are for bargain hunters/budget buys, Paragon house and ION Orchard are for brand-lovers. Coincidentally, here is also where you can find some of the best money changers in Singapore - so that’s a good bonus! The 2.2 kilometre street is perfect for a relaxed shopping spree, with ample restaurants, cafes and bars for quick breaks.
Chinatown Street Market - Chinatown is the perfect place for budget shoppers as well as street food lovers. Bargain your way to get the best deals on clothing, accessories, artwork, souvenirs and much more. Ann Siang Road in Chinatown is lined with plenty of stores such as Mythology (for party-wear and independent labels), Rose Citron French Design (for beautiful home-ware), Willow & Huxley (for funky women-wear) and Aston Blake (for men who prefer customised suits and shirts). Visit Chinatown Complex for fresh food products and street food; View Point for antique and vintage items and Yue Hwa Emporium for authentic Chinese goods like handicrafts, herbs, silks, tea and antiques. Temple Street, Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Trengganu Street, Sago Lane, Chinatown Point, China Square, People’s Park Centre and OG Department Store are the other popular shopping spots in Chinatown.
Flea Markets - The list of flea markets is Singapore endless. You can find everything here, from meat and vegetables to clothing and home décor. The Farmers’ Market at Loewen Garden in Singapore is the right place to go to for good food and wine. It’s a foodie’s paradise, with a plethora of eateries and ready-to-eat fares. Another must-visit place is LalooLalang, a major hub for food, fashion and entertainment. Also spare some time to visit The Public Garden, which is an annual trade-show showcasing products made by creative people and independent companies. What’s special here is that a mobile application is used for brands and consumers to communicate with each other. Fleawhere, Megafash, the Market of Artists and Designers (MAAD), Rilek Jack and Flea Fly Fo Fun are some of the other flea markets that you can explore.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands - Head to the luxury shopping mall at Marina Bay Sands Complex and explore the wide array of shops. From high-street fashion to your favourite designer brands, it’s your one-stop-shop for luxury shopping. Marina Bay is also one of the city’s prominent attractions. If shopping isn’t your cup of tea, stroll inside the mall and marvel at the splendid architecture. Furthermore, you can get to the 57 th floor and take in breathtaking views of the bay.
Little India - Go on a shopping frenzy at the colourful street of Little India, along Serangoon Road. The street is lined with numerous shops, selling everything from jewellery and silverware to sari fabrics and traditional snacks. Your senses will be elated as you walk along the street amidst the scents of spices, rich colours and buzzing sounds. Also head to Buffalo Road, Little India Arcade, Chandna Mart, Mustafa Centre, Campbell Lane and Sungei Road Thieves' Market, and fill your bags with some of Singapore’s cheapest buys.
VivoCity - Get your fill of shopping, leisure and entertainment at VivoCity, which is one of Singapore’s largest shopping destinations. It’s a total entertainment package, boasting of a rooftop amphitheatre, an art gallery, the largest cinema in the city, four food courts, a huge toy store and a wade pool. A haven for shopaholics, VivoCity hosts an array of branded stores across its seven floors. Also explore the music stores, bookshops, shoe stores, sports boutiques, home- wear stores, jewellery and cosmetic stores inside the mall. Even if you’re not here for shopping, the ample entertainment options and occasional events will keep you busy. Additional facilities here include a themed nightclub village with nine party venues, restaurants and a Planet Fitness gym.
Bugis Street, Holland Village, Haji Lane, Clarke Quay and IMM Outlet Mall are also some of the city’s best shopping spots. Go ahead; explore some more shopping options in this fashion paradise and enjoy your holiday.
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