Raffles City Market Place | Supermarket & Specialty Mart
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Cosmetics & Fragrances
, Baby Products
, Homeware and Appliances
, Health & Personal Care
, Fresh Products
A premium supermarket filled with exquisite ingredients for the adventurous connoisseur, Market Place has a fantastic and inspiring range of international ingredients. Up your passion for premier culinary delights as you discover the range of premium grade meat cuts, delicatessen, air-flown groceries, specially imported oils and vinegars as well as a charming collection of international wines.
B1-01 to 02
- +65 6336 2676
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370 Alexandra Road
+65 6479 3242
5 Changi Business Park CTR 1
#B1-08/11 Changi City Point
+65 6636 1897
18 Cross Street
#B1-03/04 China Square Central
+65 6438 5262
501 Bukit Timah Road #01-02 Cluny Court Singapore 259760
+65 6763 0939 / 6763 0815
1 Sengkang Square
#B1-38 Compass Point Shopping Centre
+65 6384 9303
1 Kim Seng Promenade
Great World City
+65 6735 4730
391A Orchard Road
#B2-01-1 Ngee Ann City
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101 Thomson Road
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1 Harbourfront Walk
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154 West Coast Road
#B1-19 West Coast Plaza
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313 Orchard Road
2 Orchard Turn
+65 6634 4222
#B2-01 TO #03-07
277 Orchard Road
+65 6634 8488
BLK 8, Dempsey Road
#01-13 Dempsey Hill
+65 6474 7338
BLK 219 Henderson Road
#04-01 Henderson Industrial Park
+65 6276 5433
1 Fifth Avenue
#01-05 Guthrie House
+65 6463 3411
211 Holland Avenue
#01-05 Holland Shopping Centre
+65 6468 5566
2 Jurong East Central 1
+65 6684 4126 / 6684 4217
293 Holland Road
Jelita Shopping Centre
+65 6469 3877
5 Stadium Walk
#B1-01/05 Leisure Park
+65 6242 0818
930, Yishun Ave 2
Northpoint Shopping Centre
+65 6756 7100
1 Fusionopolis Way
+65 6467 3226
80 Marine Parade Road
#B1-84 Parkway Parade
+65 6344 9011
464-486 Jalan Asas Upper Bukit Timah Road
+65 6763 1639
1 Cove Avenue
#02-07/10 Sentosa Arrival Plaza
+65 6274 9132
1 Vista Exchange Green
#B1-02/35/36 The Star Vista
+65 6694 3224 / 6694 3229
Marina Bay Link Mall
350 Orchard Road
Shaw Centre, Basement 1
+65 6733 1111
3 Gateway Drive
Westgate, Basement 2
+65 6896 7777
252 North Bridge Road
#B1-01 Raffles City Shopping Centre
+65 6336 2676
1 Claymore Drive
#01-01 Orchard Towers
+65 6235 4355
2 Orchard Turn
#B4-17 ION Orchard
+65 6509 1322
31 Ocean Way
#01-26/27 Quayside Isle
+65 6268 9986
112 East Coast Road
#B1-14 112 Katong
+65 6636 3094
290 Orchard Road
+65 6738 2798
163 Tanglin Road
#B1-02/03 Tanglin Mall
+65 6734 0105
301 Upper Thomson Road #03-37/38
+65 6454 7738
No. 1 Jalan Anak Bukit
B1-01 & B2-01
Bukit Timah Plaza
+65 6468 8415
3155 Commonwealth Avenue West
The Clementi Mall
+65 6659 4437
6 Marine Parade Central
+65 6348 0826
2 Tampines Central 5 #B1/07/08/17
+65 6587 0167
1 Maju Avenue
# B1-11 to 14, # B1-K09
Serangoon Garden Village
+65 6634 2038
111 Somerset Road #01-04/04A/05 to 09 Triple One Somerset Singapore 238164
+65 6735 5481
6 Scotts Road
#01-01/03 Scotts Square
+65 6636 0290
9 Bishan Place
#B1-01 Junction 8 Shopping Centre
+65 6259 0461
100 Tras Street
+65 6604 7457
7 Raffles Boulevard
+65 6336 8111
BLK 43 Jalan Merah Saga
#01-76 Chip Bee Gardens
+65 6479 8442
All the best supermarkets & grocery stores in Singapore
New to the Little Red Dot? Fill up your fridge with our guide to Singapore’s best supermarkets – from affordable groceries to home deliveries!
If you’re new to Singapore and are feeling rather bewildered about where to buy your usual fruit and veg, we’ve put together a rookie’s guide to all the best supermarkets in Singapore. At these grocery stores and hypermarkets, you can shop for all of your family’s needs, from fresh meat and organic fruit to international treats like Tim Tams and Marmite too…
ALL THE BEST SUPERMARKETS IN SINGAPORE
1. NTUC FairPrice & FairPrice Finest
Best for: Unexpectedly good organic choices at decent prices
NTUC FairPrice is Singapore’s leading supermarket for great savings – and we love treating ourselves to FairPrice Finest!
The daddy of Singapore supermarkets with more than 220 outlets across the island, NTUC FairPrice offers great deals and an excellent range. Check out the FairPrice house brands for brilliant values. We love their ‘basket of 500 essential items’, all of which are kept competitively priced. Its aim is to keep 90 per cent of its Everyday Low Price items the cheapest on the market to moderate the cost of living (and we love saving money in Singapore!).
We’re big fans of the FairPrice Finest stores too, where Culina operates the deli and butcher counters. Here you can grab delish fresh and cured meats carved on the spot (and the fruits and veg are infinitely fresher!). For the Brits among you, look out for Tesco products (UK teabags, hurrah!), while foodies from Oz, you can pick up Tetsuya’s Truffle Salsa and Herbie’s Spices! The larger FairPrice Finest branches stock organic produce and groceries – the East Coast Road branch has a particularly impressive range.
Best for: When you need everything, from a carton of milk to the kitchen sink
Giant is all about big savings on bulk buying, and has over 60 stores of three distinct types here in Singapore. The ‘hypermarkets’ are a one-stop shop for groceries, household products, electronics, toys and clothes, and if you spend $200 in-store, you’ll bag yourself free delivery, too. But if you just can’t deal with a massive hypermarket, then head to one of its many supermarkets where you’ll still get a huge choice of fresh produce and groceries. Otherwise, its smaller express stores are open 24 hours a day and perfect for when you run out of milk and butter.
Products are generally no-frills and well-priced (but there are lots of gems too, and good organic produce!), which makes Giant a great choice when you’re building your cupboard stock from scratch.
3. Cold Storage
Best for: International goodies galore
Head to Cold Storage if you’re feeling a tad homesick and in need of a jar of Vegemite, or a packet of Hula Hoops. Cold Storage is a renowned supermarket among Singapore’s expats for always having a little piece of home on its shelves, even if it is sometimes, ahem, rather costly. Look out for some of its concept stores that have added extras such as in-house bakeries (its sesame seed bloomer is divine!) and build-your-own-pizza bars.
Cold Storage is not the place to go if you are on a budget (it is impossible to leave there without spending $100 on a basket of nothing you need!), but it’s the place to go for quality air-flown veg and a decent selection of international goodies. Online delivery is available to save you going in-store and buying a basket full of unnecessaries…
ATTENTION SHOPPERS: Waitrose fans: Cold Storage and MarketPlace (see below) stock Waitrose and Duchy Organic products!
Best for: Budget-savvy shoppers
To stock up on cupboard essentials at a great price, head to one of Sheng Siong’s many Singapore stores
With around 60 stores located primarily in the heartlands of Singapore, Sheng Siong provides both wet and dry goods at reasonable prices. Shop for live, fresh and chilled seafood and well-priced veggies at this supermarket chain, which is a fave with savvy locals. Do not head in expecting to find too many treats from overseas, but do shop here for cupboard essentials at great prices.
Best for: When you’re feeling flush
Pitched as a lifestyle supermarket and a subsidiary of Cold Storage, there are just four MarketPlace stores in Singapore that offer top-notch fresh produce, fresh meat and seafood (including unshucked oysters, ooh-er), as well as a really good selection of international bits and bobs. It is very much a slightly upmarket version of Cold Storage, and a little bit more expensive too. Head to Raffles City’s MarketPlace for fresh sarnies, a salad bar and an amazing choice of cheeses if you’re working in the area, and Tanglin Mall for the fab in-house bakery. Warning: the bakery is cash only!
ATTENTION SHOPPERS: The bakery at Tanglin MarketPlace really is amazing: we’ve made special trips there just for the ‘rusti’ bread (not a typo). You’ll also find wholemeal organic pita bread and addictive pain au chocolat!
Best for: When you want to make supermarket shopping a bit of a treat
Meidi-Ya may only have two stores here on the Little Red Dot (located in Great World and Millenia Walk), but what a store it is! For starters, it remains the only supermarket here that sells Marmite crisps… But aside from a fab stockpile of goodies from the UK, it also has a huge variety of fresh food imported directly from Japan. High-quality products are the name of the game here, but be prepared to part with a fair few $$ when you get to the check-out! Online shopping is also available, which may be the way to go to prevent being lured into buying treats you don’t really need!
Best for: People of all dietary requirements
Gluten free or lactose intolerant – Ryan’s Grocery has got you covered!
Ryan’s Grocery only sources high-quality natural food to suit people with specific dietary requirements, including lactose intolerance, gluten-free diets and nut allergies. If this sounds like you, you need to get this store on your supermarket shopping list stat, to stock your fridge with organic meats, gluten-free pastas, raw honey and spray-free veggies. We’re a huge fan of their Aussie butchery too, where you can buy some tasty cuts of meat for the barbie.
Best for: Online supermarket shopping
Although Redmart is only available online through Lazada, it is still very much worth a mention and is becoming a hugely popular way to go supermarket shopping here in Singapore. Especially if you prefer to avoid the physical shops and have all your food come straight to you! International goodies are abundant (M&S and Sainsbury’s fare too for the Brits among you!) and delivery is free if you spend over $60 (easily done!). Even if you still prefer to choose your fresh meat and produce in person, it’s still a great way to shop for all the heavy stuff you don’t fancy lugging back from the supermarket.
Best for: When you can’t find what you need elsewhere (and for an experience like no other!)
This place is a 24/7 Aladdin’s cave that you will love and hate in equal measures. If there is an item that Mustafa doesn’t sell, then it isn’t worth having anyway. You can buy literally anything here, from airline tickets to Rolex watches, along with your weekly grocery shopping (which always comes in cheap compared to a lot of other Singapore supermarkets). Even if you don’t actually need to buy anything, then this is a place worthy of a visit just for the experience (and you will never, ever leave empty-handed, no matter how strong your resolve). Prepare for stampedes at peak times, but if you can get there when it is less chaotic, you’re sure to get all the grocery essentials you could possibly ever need, along with a new telly, a visa for your holiday to India and some diamond earrings…
Best for: Uber-fresh organic produce and coffee
We love the fresh produce and coffee at Little Farms. Photography: Little Farms via Facebook
If you’ve been looking for your new local, say hello to Little Farms, friendly neighbourhood supermarket that specialises in the highest quality and freshest all-natural produce, meats, seafood, dairy and grocery. Not in the mood to cook? Little Farms has in-store kitchens that prepare healthy and delish meals. Also, we’re absolutely gaga over its coffee! Here’s to serving our kids fresher, healthier, tastier food!
11. Warehouse Club
Best for: All your bulk-buying needs
Missing Costco? The Warehouse Club is the largest retail format of NTUC FairPrice and is great for bulk-buying and super-saver discounts. Located in the FairPrice Hub in Joo Koon, it stocks all you’ll ever need for the home, including an impressive range of Kirkland products. A single shop here will have you sorted on groceries and household consumables for the week, maybe even the month. One thing to note: it is a bit of a hassle to get to if you don’t drive, but you can get free delivery with minimum spend of $500. The store is also members-only, but purchasing a membership is quick, easy and only costs $20 a year. Costco, who?
12. Koryo Mart
Best for: Stashing up on Korean snacks
No need to hop on a six-hour flight to grab all your Korean cooking necessities. Koryo Mart stocks an impressive range of food where you can grab all the kimchi, rice cakes, instant rice, and all the Korean snacks and drinks you’ll ever need. Lacking the tools to make your bibimbap? They’ve got that too, complete with metal spoons and chopsticks.
13. Mahota Market
Best for: Grocery shopping while you wait for dinner
For time-pressed mums, Mahota Market is where you can shop while you wait for dinner!
You’ll find Mahota Market in Century Square, and we love this hybrid restaurant-slash-grocery store because you can order a meal at the entrance and shop for groceries while you wait. Wind down after your shop with a healthy dish and see just how tasty its produce is. Great for a quick shop in the Tampines area. Did we mention they do subscription boxes for fruit, veg, juice cleanses and even cheese?
14. Don Don Donki
Best for: Everything, from fresh produce to Japanese toys
If you have the patience (the music in here will grate on you very quickly!) head to Don Don Donki for a flurry of Japanese goods. It’s a little bit of an assault on the senses, but you’ll have some happy kiddos at home when you return with all sorts of delicious snacks. Most of the branches are open ’til late, which is perfect if you need a midnight-munchie snack fix. Also: one-for-one Suntory highballs! Whoohoo!
15. Shine Korea
Best for: Authentic Korean food fix
For more Korean groceries, head to one of Shine Korea‘s many outlets around town. All products are imported from Korea, including snacks and seaweed, instant rice and noodle dishes, condiments, beverages and more. Alternatively, you could shop online: Shine Korea offers free delivery when you spend $80 or more.
16. Hao Mart
Best for: Heartland convenience
Hao Halal Hub is one place you should shop for all halal products! Photography: Hao Marts via Facebook
With more than 45 outlets around town, you’ll spot Hao Marts in heartland HDBs. Competitively priced, Hao Marts mix convenience store goods with groceries. Look out for Hao Halal Hub – mini marts that stock Halal-only products and groceries.
17. Sri Murugan
Best for: An authentic taste of India
If you don’t have a bevy of Indian relatives flying in spices for you on demand, Sri Murugan is your next best bet. This Indian supermarket stocks a huge range of fresh veggies, spices and Indian and international groceries at reasonable prices. There’s stores dotted all around the island, or shop from home with Sri Murugan’s shopping app and get your groceries delivered to your doorstep.
Looking for more supermarkets in Singapore? Put your feet up and check out our list of online grocery stores that deliver to your door!
Scoop Wholefoods Supermarket At Tanglin Mall Is Asia’s Largest Organic Wholefoods Store
Scoop Wholefoods Is The Largest Organic Wholefoods Shop In Asia
The act of eating healthy food is quickly becoming a trend among woke Singaporeans. Many choose to go for organic produce as it doesn’t contain preservatives and has lesser chemicals.
However, there hasn’t been a single place in Singapore where you can stock up on all kinds of fully organic food, until now.
Scoop Wholefoods will soon become your go-to supermarket, if you’re extremely careful about your diet. They recently opened their first shop in Singapore on Saturday (11 May) at Tanglin Mall.
Here’s a video preview of their massive store and trust us when we say it looks amazing.
Tired of the boxed muesli you get off shelves because there are way too many raisins? Well, now you can choose exactly which seeds, dried fruits and cereal you want in your mix at their D-I-Y Muesli bar.
Self-ground peanut butter & flavoured Kombucha on tap
Remember those pick your own sweet counters at candy shops? Here’s a much healthier alternative — a roasted nut bar that lets you mix and match your favourite varieties in a bag.
Scoop offers everything from organic nuts to chocolates. But you’ll only need to pay for how much you’re getting as your selection will be weighed and priced separately.
However, what you will really be interested in is the exclusive highlights of the store.
If you head there, we would recommend that you check out this station to make your own peanut butter. With the nut butter machine, you can even choose whether you want it to be smooth, medium or crunchy.
Scoop also has Kombucha — a slightly alcoholic sweetened tea on tap.
It comes in multiple flavours like Gingerland Lime, Hibiscus Flower, and Blueberry with Acai.
The shop even sells chemical, fragrance, and preservative-free soaps.
Other than your health, Scoop also cares about the health of the world.
Instead of using plastic, they are opting for you to use recyclable bags to store your items.
One of the company’s aims is to be environmentally responsible.
You can support local businesses too
Scoop also showcases small local businesses bi-weekly in their pop-up corner.
Currently, they have The Animal Project at their corner.
The company is a social enterprise that supports people with special needs. You can purchase the cups to join their cause.
Looks like the Scoop has a heart as well.
More than just a company
The next time you want to purchase organic produce, why not consider heading down to Scoop?
By supporting them, it could encourage other retail giants to commit to a similar business model. As an added bonus, you can bring home healthier food for your family.
Address: 163 Tanglin Road, #02-17/18 Tanglin Mall, Singapore 247933
Nearest MRT: Orchard
Opening hours: 10am-7pm (Mon-Sun)
Featured image from Google Maps, Google Maps and Google Maps.
How to celebrate Christmas in a more sustainable way in Singapore
This year, Great World wants you to celebrate the festivities with a greener twist. Besides decorations made from recyclable materials and an eco-friendly Christmas market, you can also look to this microsite for tips on how to plan a more mindful party for family and friends, get gift suggestions from The Green Gift Guide, and check out our restaurant picks for a no-fuss family Christmas dinner.
What else is in store? Don’t miss the kids’ carousel and carolling performances to get you right into the mood for the season of giving. Read on for the full lineup of exciting activities and rewards that you can look forward to.
A $5 VOUCHER
Show us this Christmas digital inspiration guide or present the mailer at the Information Counter at Level 2 to receive one $5 Food Junction voucher, plus 200 points (worth $1) when you sign up as a new Great V-aap member.
While stocks last. Limited to one redemption per shopper.
Dec 1 – 25
11am – 8pm, Level 1 Atrium
Featuring Cold Storage’s seasonal specials, the market also offers these exciting gifts and artisanal homewares on the following dates:
Tailor-made fragrances using natural ingredients and 21% perfume concentrate
Unique, timeless jewellery designs curated with love by Taiwanese, Japanese and Singaporean designers
Aromatic festive treats to get you feeling warm, cosy and Christmassy
GreenieGenie x The Sustainability Project
Earth-friendly daily essentials and handmade baskets for storage or home decor
Check out the festive produce, from organic meats to gluten-free snacks
Trusted health supplement and natural remedy brands, natural/organic foods, gentle personal care products and eco-friendly household cleaning agents
From cheeky gift ideas to alternative Singapore souvenirs, this is the marketplace for well-designed and quintessentially Singaporean goods
Inspired by the Swedish legend of the good-natured Tomte, this lifestyle brand carries gifts to help your loved ones dream, do, enjoy and share the joy of the season
Plus, come support the Down Syndrome Association (Singapore) and pick up handmade gifts on Dec 15, 1pm – 3pm.
Dec 1 – 25
12pm – 8pm, Level 1 Atrium
A complimentary ride pass with minimum $60* spend. For children below 12 years old.
For kids who are minimum 0.8m tall, and weighing up to a maximum of 20kg.
Dec 14, 15, 21 & 22
6pm, Level 1 Atrium
Get into the festive mood with a medley of Christmas carols.
Nov 15 – Dec 25, 2019
Spend $20* in a single receipt
One chance to win up to $10,000 worth of prizes in the Christmas Celebrations Draw. Prizes include a Gigabyte Aero15S laptop, an iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB), a Samsung Note 10 Plus, a Macbook Air 13. 3inch and Ryan’s Grocery vouchers.
Exclusively for Great V-aap (GVA) members; up to a maximum of 50 chances per member per day.
Spend $60* in a single receipt
One carousel ride pass and one gift wrapping set (includes a wrapper and gift tag) designed by members of the Down Syndrome Association (Singapore)
Limited to 2 passes/sets per shopper per day.
GVA members: 600 points (worth $3)
New GVA sign-ups: 1,000 points (worth $5)
Limited to the first 1,000 redemptions only.
$150* for GVA members
One pack of jones the grocer Christmas cookies (worth $14)
Limited to the first 1,000 redemptions only.
$200* for GVA members
One Maison 21G roll-on perfume (worth $15)
Limited to the first 450 redemptions only.
PAssion Card Exclusive
$100* for GVA members
One $10 Toys“R”Us voucher.
Plus, sign up as a GVA member to get bonus 300 points (worth $1.50)
Limited to the first 1,500 PAssion Card Members only.
DBS/POSB Cards Exclusive
$100* for GVA members
to your DBS/POSB cards
One $10 Toys”R”Us voucher.
Plus, sign up as a GVA member to get bonus 600 points (worth $3)
Limited to the first 1,500 DBS/POSB Card Members only.
*Terms and conditions apply. Visit shop.greatworld.com.sg or the Information Counter at Level 2 for more details.
19 Best Places For Shopping in Singapore In 2021!
Shopping in Singapore is one of the best experiences to have in the country, and there is no denying that. Being one of the world’s best destinations for buying almost everything at great prices, the country is a true paradise for every Shopaholic. And you’re absolutely in luck if you’re one!
Singapore is one of the best places to shop in owing to the variety it offers. From appliances to electronics, from clothes to shoes; Singapore is one of the best places to buy items at affordable prices. The markets are touted as one of the best places for Singapore shopping.
While you can shop anything from electronics to clothes, here are the top places to visit for buying the best of everything that is out there in the world!
19 Best Places For Shopping In Singapore
If you are a shopaholic who is traveling to Singapore, rush to these places to have the best shopping experience in Singapore. This Singapore shopping guide will come in handy for you. Get all of your answers to where to shop in Singapore right here!
- Orchard Road – Vibrant Shopping
- Marina Bay – Shopping Spree Exemplified
- Chinatown – Steal Prices
- Little India – Sari, Spice, And Everything Nice
- VivoCity – Gallery For Lifestyle
- Haji Lane – Boutiques Street
- Clarke Quay – Shopping For The Fashionistas
- IMM – Home And Clothing
- Bugis Street – Flea Market
- Holland Village – One Stop Shop
- City Plaza – Fine Shopping Experience
- Lucky Plaza – Shopping Experience Redefined
- Scape Underground – Centre For Youth
- Anchorpoint Shopping Centre – Affordable Shopping
- Tanglin Mall Bazaar – Vintage Accessories And Retro Clothing
- Mustafa Centre – Lowest Prices Ever
- Far East Plaza – All The Fashion Trends
- Pasarbella – Best Farmer’s Market
- The Editor’s Market – Brands On A Budget
Orchard Road – Vibrant Shopping
Surrounded by local and international department stores, boutiques, and mega malls on both the ends, Orchard Road is the most famous spot for best shopping in Singapore. From budget apparel and electronics to high-end fashion labels and housewares, you can find everything under one roof. The alfresco spots along the road, and the buskers and performing artists on the sidewalks add on to the vibrancy of this place, making it a unique experience for you.
Timings: Most of the stores and markets open from 9 or 10 AM, and close by 10 PM. But on every Saturday, almost all the shops extend the Singapore shopping hours till 11 PM.
What To Buy:
Popular Malls On Orchard Road:
- ION Orchard
- Paragon Shopping Centre
- Orchard Central
- Far East Plaza
- Ngee Ann City
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Marina Bay – Shopping Spree Exemplified
Known for being the most glorious attraction, the area of Marina Bay is home to a cluster of famous malls in Singapore and is tagged as one of the best places for shopping in Singapore. All of these stores here are great places for both buying high-end brands and indulging in offbeat Singapore shopping. From local brands to international ones which you may have never heard of, everything can be spotted here at a price you might not have to think about twice.
Timings: While most malls stay open from 10 AM to 10 PM, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands stay open till 11 PM every day, and till 11:30 PM on Friday and Saturday.
What To Buy:
Popular Malls In Marina Bay:
- Raffles City
- The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
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3. Chinatown – Steal Prices
This market area is one of the most fascinating and best shopping places in Singapore for those on a budget. It is certainly a great place to buy spices, souvenirs, and clothes since all the shops across the road sell it at throwaway prices. Also, you can heartily bargain here until you feel satisfied with your buy!
Timings: While some stores stay open till 6 PM, some close late in the night by 11 PM.
What To Buy:
- Satin Chinese style robes
Popular Stores In Chinatown:
- Ann Siang Road
- Books Actually
- Chinatown Point & Singapore Handicraft Center
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4. Little India – Sari, Spice, And Everything Nice
The most colourful and vibrant place for shopping in Singapore, Little India is a haven for every tourist looking to shop his or her heart out. The easy connectivity of the lanes makes shopping and walking around a cakewalk. From spices and rich sari fabrics to flower garlands, jewellery, and silverware, you can find anything here!
Timings: While the Mustafa Centre stays open for 24 hours, the other shops mostly remain open till 10 PM
What To Buy:
- Saree Fabrics
Popular Places In Little India:
- Mustafa Centre
- Serangoon Road and Side Street Shops
- Little India Arcade
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5. VivoCity – Gallery For Lifestyle
Situated on the HarbourFront and renowned as the ultimate shopping, entertainment, and lifestyle destination, this is one of the largest shopping malls in Singapore. With a store of every brand that you can think of, this place is undoubtedly a paradise for all the Shopaholics. And when you need a short break, there is a sky park and amphitheater on the top floor from where you can enjoy the gorgeous views of Sentosa and catch a breath or two.
Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM every day
What To Buy:
- Stylish clothes
- Elegant homewares
Location: 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 09858
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6. Haji Lane – Boutiques Street
For an extraordinary experience of best street shopping places in Singapore, the famous narrow street of Haji Lane is the perfect place to be. The cute vintage stores and boutiques in this Arab Quarter offer an interesting mix of clothes, accessories, and vintage cameras. From quirky designs to unusual & bright colours, you will spot everything here. Needless to say, it’s the best place in the country to shop the most unique things. Shopping here also happens to be one of the romantic things to do in Singapore.
Timings: Most of the stores in Haji Lane open around 12 PM and close by 8 PM
What To Buy:
Popular Places In Haji Lane:
- Fabulous Fads
- Dulcet Fig
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Clarke Quay – Shopping For The Fashionistas
Apart from the fancy waterfront restaurants, there are also a great range of boutique stores, fashion outlets, and malls along this breathtaking quay. Being a home to high-end brands from across the world, this is the best place to splurge on shopping.
Timings: Most of the stores stay open from 10 AM to 10 PM
What To Buy:
Popular Places In Clarke Quay:
- Central Clarke Quay
- Clarke Quay
- Riverside Point
- Great World City
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8. IMM – Home And Clothing
One of the largest outlet shopping malls in Singapore, IMM in Jurong is a must-visit for every Shopaholic. With over 80 outlet stores, you can easily find local brands like Charles & Keith, and big international labels like COACH, DKNY, and Sacoor here. Apart from the big branded stores, there are also a number of home furnishing shops that offer every essential for your interior designing needs.
Timings: Open from 10 AM to 10 PM
What To Buy:
- Home furnishing
- Branded clothes
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9. Bugis Street – Flea Market
Situated between Little India in the north and Marina Bay in the south, the Bugis Street Market is one of the top shopping places in Singapore. It is known for being the cheapest market in the country for buying souvenirs, accessories, clothes, electronics, houseware, and cosmetics. With over 800 stalls here, you can spend hours browsing through the innovative collection, and exploring eateries for a fun and friendly shopping experience.
Timings: Open from 11 AM to 10 PM every day
What To Buy:
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Holland Village – One Stop Shop
If you’re wondering ‘what to shop in Singapore’, Holland Village is the ideal place to visit. Made-in-Asia wearables, trinkets, Crocs footwear, arts & crafts, carpets, antiques, home furnishings, and the list of things you can buy here is endless.
Timings: Open from 10:30 AM to 9 PM every day
What To Buy:
Popular Stores In Holland Village:
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11. City Plaza – Fine Shopping Experience
One of the oldest malls in Singapore, there are a number of things to buy for tourists. It is a perfect place for budget shopping and you can spend hours in shopping. There are five different floors in the plaza catering to clothing, accessories, makeup, gadgets etc. When you get tired of shopping, you can just take a break and have delicious food at the restaurants and eateries at the food court.
Timings: 09.30 am to 10.00 pm
What To Buy:
Popular Stores In City Plaza:
- PEONY Collection
- Power Photo Store
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12. Lucky Plaza – Shopping Experience Redefined
The Lucky Plaza is a reminder of what shopping centres used to be in Singapore and an answer to is Singapore good for shopping. It is housed in a 20 year old building and is one of the most popular places for shopping in Singapore amongst tourists, and locals. You can buy good quality products at the cheapest of prices. You can buy sunglasses, watches, and souvenirs at this shopping plaza. Visiting this affordable place for shopping in Singapore will take you for a stroll in the history of Singapore.
Timings: 10.00 am to 10.00 pm
What To Buy:
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13. Scape Underground – Centre For Youth
Scape Underground is famous as one of the most affordable places to shop in Singapore. This shopping centre is a part of SCAPE – a centre for upliftment of youth. The aim of this centre is to promote talent. Everything available here is in a budget price range, and retailers here are youth of Singapore.
Timings: 09.00 am to 09.00 pm
What To Buy:
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14. Anchorpoint Shopping Centre – Affordable Shopping
Anchorpoint shopping centre – famous shopping places in Singapore that is known for selling branded luxury items at a price that is budget friendly. Also, at the weekly sales you can get these items at throw-away prices. The place is also a ‘centre’ for clinics, supermarkets, launderette, and food court. If you are looking for the best places to shop in Singapore, Anchorpoint should not be missed.
Timings: 10.00 am to 10.00 pm
What To Buy:
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15. Tanglin Mall Bazaar – Vintage Accessories And Retro Clothing
What sets Tanglin Mall Bazaar apart are the items that you can buy here. It sells vintage CDs, second-hand vinyls, retro-styled clothes, and much more such items. Being a quirky store, it is usually not crowded and you can easily shop around at Tanglin Bazaar – one of the best places to shop in Singapore. The food court here is also one of the most affordable eateries.
Timings: 10. 00 am to 09.00 pm
What To Buy:
- Vintage CDs
- Retro-styles clothes
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16. Mustafa Centre – Lowest Prices Ever
One of the best places to go when seeking cheap shopping in Singapore, Mustafa Centre is a must-try. The major highlight of this centre is actually the rates that one gets the products at. Retailers of this centre buys the products in bulk so that they don’t have to pay a higher price, further decreasing the amount that falls on the final consumer of that commodity. Also, the best part about this? The Centre is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. So, if you have some late night urge to go on a spree, you know where to head without giving it a second thought!
Timings: Open 24 hours
What To Buy:
Location: 145 Syed Alwi Road, Mustafa Centre, Singapore
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Far East Plaza – All The Fashion Trends
If you are a fashion aficionado and like to go in line with all the trends but do not feel like spending too much on it, Far East Plaza happens to be your answer to all the where to shop in Singapore. This Plaza is famed for being home to the retail shops that sell the most trendy footwear, accessories, and apparel to visitors. Right from the Hong-Kong styles and street smart Korean attires to some retro outfits, you can find anything and everything here. Although, do not expect to find any of the fancy brands here.
Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM
What To Buy:
- Beauty Products
- Trendy Outfits
Location: 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza, Singapore
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18. Pasarbella – Best Farmer’s Market
If you wish to witness what a typical farmer’s market looks like, head to Pasarbella. One of the best shopping areas in Singapore if you are looking to spend money on some delectable food items at the wholesome rates, do pay a visit to Pasarbella. This all-inclusive sea market has plenty to offer right from an extensive variety of meat and dairy to various beers and all the fresh produce.
Timings: 10 AM to 9 PM
What To Buy:
- Craft Beer
- Fresh Produce
- Variety of meat
Location: 01-455-461 North Wing, Suntec City, 3 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983
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19. The Editor’s Market – Brands On A Budget
A perfect spot to indulge in some binge shopping or retail therapy, The Editor’s Market offers one of the best shopping in Singapore. The Market follows the step pricing policy which means that the more products one purchases, the cheaper the amount they’ll have to pay. Editor’s Market is a multi-brand outlet that offers a mix of top-selling international street labels to the fashion items from the vintage era.
Timings: 10:30 AM to 10 PM
What To Buy:
- Woman Clothing
- Home Fragrances
- Home Decor
Location: 313 Orchard Road #03-01 to 08, 313@Somerset, Singapore
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Tips For Shopping In Singapore
Here are a few Singapore shopping tips that will definitely come handy. Take a look.
- If you’re planning to visit Singapore solely with the aim of shopping, try and schedule your trip between May to July during the Great Singapore Sale. This is the best time for shopping in Singapore as the prices are greatly discounted.
- For budget shopping, hop to the outlet malls like IMM since they offer year-round discounts on all types of brands.
- Choose a shopping place that has a large number of stores and malls so that it’s easier to buy everything you desire from one area.
- Electronics / Gadgets and branded bags are two of the best things to to shop in Singapore. Don’t miss out a chance to haul these if you’re gadget geek or bag lover.
- Look out for shops that have ‘GST Refund’ or ‘Tax Free Shopping’ signs.
- Don’t forget to check and confirm with the store if your purchase has an international warranty.
- Singapore is one of the world’s best shopping destinations, so there’s a lot in store that could wow you. Don’t forget to take a spare bag with you.
- Do ask for receipts for everything you buy and keep them safe until your shopping bags are home safe.
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And irrespective of when you plan your trip to Singapore, make sure you have your shopping list prepared in advance, because shopping in Singapore is one of the best shopping experiences you will ever have!
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Frequently Asked Questions About Shopping In Singapore
Which is the best market for shopping in Singapore?
The best market for shopping in Singapore is Orchard Road with innumerable malls and outlets on both sides of the street. A few famous places to shop are ION Orchard, Orchard Central Mall, and more.
What should an Indian buy from Singapore?
Watches, high-end bags, electronics, and clothes are some of the things that are available at a great discount in Singapore and are absolutely worth buying.
Which is the best shopping mall in Singapore?
While the country is a hub of great luxury malls, the best one is The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. With brands like Armani, Burberry, Chanel, Dior, Hermes, Versace, Prada, Ralph Lauren, and more under one roof, this mall is a great place to shop one’s heart out.
Is shopping at Changi Airport cheaper?
Yes. Changi Airport shops have prices that are cheaper than a lot of other places in town. In the case of beauty products, many items are up to 40 percent cheaper than those in the city.
Are electronics cheaper in Singapore?
Yes. Electronics prices are slightly cheaper in Singapore.
Is gold cheaper in Singapore?
Buying gold in Singapore can be very much cheaper as compared to other countries, as it has removed all sales taxes on investment-grade precious metals like gold and silver bullion
Where can I buy cheap souvenirs in Singapore?
The 5 Best Places to Buy Cheap Souvenirs in Singapore are: 1. Mustafa Centre – Address: 145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 2. Chinatown- Address: Chinatown, Singapore 3. Bugis Street- Address: 3 New Bugis Street, Singapore 4. Lucky Plaza- Address: 304 Orchard Road, Singapore 5. Peninsula Plaza- Address: 111 North Bridge Road, Singapore
Which is the best flea market in Singapore?
Some of the best places to go street shopping in the flea markets in Singapore are: 1. Bugis Street Market 2. Chinatown Street Market 3. Katong Square Lifestyle and Vintage Market 4. Little India Arcade
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22 Places for Cheap Shopping in Singapore in 2021
Shopping in Singapore is second only to eating as a national pastime. From iconic malls in all shapes and sizes to the curated local boutiques and local shopping centres, the Lion City is known for its burgeoning shopping scene. While there are many shopping belts here, Orchard Road proudly stands as the queen of shopping malls with high-street brands, fashion houses and few discount outlets thrown into the mix. However, the most popular shopping in Singapore is done in the flea markets where you get souvenirs, fashion items and even salon services. Most of the street markets in Singapore are located in the centre of the city with the popular ones being centred around Chinatown, Pasar Bella and Bugis Street Market.
Here is the list of best markets for cheap shopping in Singapore (in no particular order):
The crowded Bugis Street Market (Source)It is one of the most popular street markets in Singapore, where you get all the knick-knacks like souvenirs, postcards, stationery, etc. Bugis Street Market is a must-visit as the market is enormous, cheap and one of the hottest where the whole city comes to shop. The items start from SGD 1 and have many vibrant things to offer. It is not precisely a fashion area but if you look deep enough, you might get the best clothes like jeans at SGD 10, sunglasses and hats from SGD 2, shirts and t-shirts from SGD 5 and shoes from SGD 15. It even has many eating options like Satay, fried snacks and an old noodle stall. The unique thing about Bugis is the fantastic salon services provided at a reasonable cost. Essentially, Bugis Street is typically for shoppers looking for some street prices and cheap shopping in Singapore, giving them one fantastic experience.
Location: 4 New Bugis St, Singapore
Timings: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. It’s open seven days a week and is considered preferable to go in the evening.
2. Mustafa Centre
Mustafa Centre in Singapore (Source)One of the most popular places for cheap shopping in Singapore, the highlight of Mustafa Centre is that the store owners buy the products in bulk to get lower prices so that the customers also don’t have to pay much. Housing almost everything from jewellery to electronics and shoes, this Centre is open 24 hours and even 365 days a year which makes it all the more popular among the visitors looking to for a cheap shopping experience in Singapore. It serves to late-night shoppers so that people can go according to their convenience.
Location: 145 Syed Alwi Road, Mustafa Centre, Singapore
Timings: 24 hours open
3. Far East Plaza
The Far East Plaza Building (Source)Far East Plaza is known for the trendy clothes available at a low price. Another place for cheap shopping in Singapore, it has the right mix of Hong-Kong Style, Korean style, retro and vintage apparels. The Far East Plaza houses a variety of shops selling trendiest apparels, footwear and accessories. Apart from a small dress boutique where you can get your tailor-made clothes, this shopping centre is also home to some beauty stores. Don’t head here if looking for branded wear, as you’ll be left disappointed.
Location: 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza, Singapore
Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
4. Lucky Plaza
The entrance to Lucky Plaza shopping centre (Source)Housed in a 20-year-old building, the Lucky Plaza is reminiscent of old Singaporean shopping centres. It has been acknowledged as one of the most popular places for shopping in Singapore (both among locals and tourists) offering a variety of products at an affordable price. The Lucky Plaza has one of the cheapest good quality products like sunglasses, souvenirs, low-end watches and medical oil products always on sale. This quaint street market gives a feel of old Singapore and gets fun to explore the unusual locations. Even the most expensive perfumes are sold here in sample sizes. If you are in a mood to try out different fragrances, then Lucky Plaza could be perfect for you!
Location: 304 Orchard Road, Singapore
Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
5. Chinatown Street Market
Colourful Chinatown Street Market lined with shops and lanterns (Source)Chinatown is among the biggest street markets in Singapore offering a variety of antiques, fashion items, electronics and souvenirs. The most lovable factor in this market is that it has all the pocket-friendly restaurants and street food jam-packed in the small space. As the name suggests, you will get a variety of hawker styles signature dishes such as Satay, chicken over rice, dim sum and laksa and stingray. You would be surprised to know the price range of the food items and it’s just SGD 5 – SGD 10.
Location: Pagoda Street and surrounding roads
Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
6. Haji Lane
The Indie Haji Lane (Source)An experience in itself, a trip to the ‘indie’ Haji Lane will leave every visitor satisfied with its blast-from-the-past ambience with its architecture and shophouses. The stores hold some of the most comprehensive yet most intriguing set of items ranging from exotic decor pieces to cross-cultural attire. Take a stroll down the street and be greeted by friendly shop owners, visit old and timeless shophouses, and try some of its eccentric cafes. The Haji Lane is for those who look for a cross-cultural experience of shopping in Singapore.
Location: 21A Haji Lane, Singapore
Timings: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
7. Scape Underground
A bunch of students shopping at Scape Underground (Source)Scape Underground is known as one of the best places for cheap shopping in Singapore. this Centre is a part of SCAPE, which is a youth upliftment Centre with an aim to support youth and talent development. So, SCAPE is explicitly designed for students as they know the essence of a budget. The clothes sold here are of high quality and serves to all age brackets. It is an indoor shop whose retailers are youth which helps in understanding the customers better.
Location: 2 Orchard Link, Singapore
Timings: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
8. City Plaza
Bird’s eye view of the City Plaza building (Source)Being the oldest mall in the city-state, City Plaza is perfect for cheap shopping in Singapore. The mall has an entire floor dedicated to clothes along with offering a variety of tops, pants and dresses at a budget-friendly price. The shops in City Plaza also buy clothes from the people who are willing to sell their clothes for a modest sum of money. Many retailers and fashion bloggers buy fashion items from City Plaza in bulk because of its excellent quality and low price.
Location: 810 Geylang Road, Singapore
Timings: 9:30 AM to 10:00 PM
The Little Indian Arcade (Source)
Little India Arcade is a beautiful and bright complex representing the fantastic collection of Indian and Arabian clothing, homeware and fabrics. Linger through the Indian Street, and you will discover the speciality of India like fried herbs and spices, traditional dresses, colourful artwork, exuberant accessories and sweet shops – all at discounted prices. The whole lane is shining bright orange and attracts the passerby. If you want to evade the heat, then visit the arcade in the evening and to escape the crowds, visit in the day!
Timings: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Open 7 days a week
SourceIMM Outlet Mall is the biggest outlet mall in Singapore. The mall’s significant portion is occupied by around 85 outlet stores, 215 retail shops and 60 food and beverage stores. This outlet mall sells all the top-notch brands at low prices which assures that the high quality is maintained. Offering different discounts all year round, the apparels sold here are renowned for their quality and trend!
Location: 2 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore
Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
11. Anchorpoint Shopping Centre
The Anchorpoint Shopping Centre (Source)
Anchorpoint Shopping Centre is the place to go to buy branded luxury at pocket-friendly prices, be it on clothes, shoes, electronic goods, etc. Get the best in trends for rates as low as SGD 5 per piece during the Centre’s weekly sales. Also, it houses a clinic, a supermarket, a full-fledged food court and even a laundrette. The Anchorpoint Shopping Centre lets shoppers stay atop of the times, without the compromise of emptying their pockets. Here’s a tip, they don’t tolerate bargainers.
Location: 370 Alexandra Road, Singapore
Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Pasarbella (Source)Pasar Bella is typically a farmer’s market where it has all the food items at a wholesale price. Housed within a superb environment, Pasar Bella encompasses a seafood market, fresh produce, wines and craft beers, meat, dairy, global cuisines and personal services, making it an all-inclusive street market in Singapore. If you are hosting a house party, then taking produce from here would be of great utility and will be pocket-friendly as well!
Timings: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Open 7 days a week
13. Tanglin Mall Bazaar
SourceThis bazaar is different from other bazaars as it has some unique items like second-hand CDs, vinyl records, retro clothes, old toys etc. Tanglin has a mid-size food court and some cafes and bakeries too! The incredible part is that the mall is not crowded and seems peaceful and relaxing to be here. The food items start from SGD 7 and are one of the most affordable eateries. It even sells modern paintings and tacky jewellery.
Timings: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Open 7 days a week
14. The Editor’s Market
SourceThe Editor’s Market will have anyone and everyone on a shopping binge with its step pricing policy. Which means, the more products purchased, the cheaper the purchase amount. This multi-brand fashion outlet has the latest trends from major international street labels to products from a time forgotten yet cherished, like the ’70s with its disco pants, bobby heals and chiffon shirts. The Editor’s Market is a great place for shopping in Singapore, especially for those looking to upgrade up their wardrobe at a great bargain.
Location: 313 Orchard Road #03-01 to 08, [email protected], Singapore
Timings: 10:30 AM to 10:00PM
15. Sungei Road Thieves Market
SourceThe Sungei ‘Thieves’ Market has quite the infamous reputation in the past where its second-hand products were a misconception to be stolen goods, hence the name. It holds some of the most bizarre range of second-hand products to factory rejects ranging from suitcases, jewellery and shoes to high-end electronic appliances to gadgets, and the best of all, army merchandise, all sold at a great ‘steal’. Go to the Sungei Road Thieves Market with an open mind and an open shopping list.
Location: Woodlands Recreation Center, 200 Woodlands Industrial Park E7, Singapore
Timings: Saturday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM
16. Tiong Bahru
SourceTiong Bahru is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Singapore and houses some of the most trendy indie stores. This area isn’t commercialized and has some interesting independent stores. Stores that are worth checking out are BooksActually for books by non-mainstream authors, Strangelets for some offbeat jewellery, stationery and gift items and Curated Records, a vinyl store selling everything from classics to the latest hits. It is perfect if the hipster in you wants to go for shopping in Singapore!
Address – Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore
Timings – 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
17. Holland Village
SourceHolland Village is the place that sells all things Asian. Here, you can find souvenirs, carpets, clothing items, art, second-hand books and many more things which are all made in Asia. This is Singapore’s Bohemian enclave and usually attracts a young crowd. It is especially a great place for handicrafts and art. It has a laid-back vibe, which is the charm of this place. The places where you can shop from are Holland Road Shopping Centre, Holland V Shopping Mall, and the four main streets. Lim’s Arts and Living is a great store for buying some souvenirs and gifts.
Address – Holland Avenue, Lorong Mambong, Singapore
Timings – 10:30 AM to 9 PM
18. Durian Culture
SourceWhen in Singapore, you cannot miss out on trying this ‘king of fruits’. One of the chief imports of Singapore, Durian has a high demand despite its distinct odour and taste. In Singapore, this fruit is not allowed in many public spaces, including the Subway. Durian Culture is a marketplace which has been in business for 40 years. Here, you can find a wide variety of fresh durians and eat it on the spot. Be sure to put on some gloves before diving into the fruit as it helps keep the smell from lingering on your fingers.
Address – 77 Sims Avenue, Singapore 387419
Timings – Open 24 hours
19. Tekka Centre
The landmark of Little India, Tekka Centre is famous for its fresh produce, its hawker centre as well as its enormous collection of Indian fashion. If you want to purchase some local fresh produce and seafood, then Tekka Market is the place to go to, though tourists often visit the market to also enjoy the different cuisines that are served there, especially Indian and Muslim ones. You will also find a lot of vendors selling dry goods here, such as organic rice, nuts, spices, etc. Tekka Centre is also renowned for its amazing collection of Indian attire, from traditional attire to silk saris; as well as shoes and matching accessories. The place is also a good spot to pick up some antique souvenirs on the way back, including brass oil lamps, pots and fresh garlands of jasmine.
Address: Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore
Timings: Wet market: Opens at 6:30 AM, Shopping Centre: Opens at 10:30 AM
20. China Square Central Flea Market
Of all the flea markets and street shops in Singapore, the China Square Central Flea Market is the place to be at while in Singapore on Sundays. Sellers reach the venue early in the morning to set up their stalls, and the best part is that this flea market is set up inside a mall in an air-conditioned environment, so even the heat cannot hinder your shopping experience. The market is spread across two floors, jam-packed with stalls, with tables and stands even outside the shops; and shopping here becomes a different experience altogether. The market is flooded with a lot of toy and comic book stores, and you will also find a lot of antique items here, including vintage china items, retro clocks, and phones.
Address: 20 Cross St, Singapore 048422
Timings: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM every Sunday
21. So Galem Market
So Galem Market is a vibrant flea market in Singapore, which has on display some of the most unconventional arts and crafts that you will find in all of Singapore. Thanks to the variety of pop up stores at the flea market that keep changing with time, the market has a dynamic ambience to itself, which makes it the favourite spot for tourists to visit. The stalls have on display a lot of homemade beauty products, henna, flowers, and candles; and apart from shopping, the market is also an excellent place to enjoy some delicious food and drinks at. Also, do not forget to take part in the traditional Kampong games here, like spinning tops and five stones, to get a better feel of local culture here.
22. Katong Square Lifestyle and Vintage Market
Considered to be the one true blue vintage night market in all of Singapore, the Katong Square Lifestyle and Vintage Market attracts vintage buffs to it in large numbers, astonishing them with its impressive collection of watches, jewellery, vinyl records, timeless fashion pieces, souvenirs, and other vintage artefacts. Well known pop-ups at the market include The Retro Factory, Memory Lane and The Great Vinyl Exchange, while options for entertainment are also numerous here, in the form of old school DJs and local bands. And after a long day of cheap shopping in Singapore, you can gorge on the katong laksa or kaya toast to end the day on a perfect note!
Address: 86-88 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428788
Timings: 7:30 AM – 12:00 AM every day
Tips for Street Shopping in Singapore
- Make sure that you know a rough price of the item that you are buying. This is because some sellers at these shops often end up quoting a really high price, especially when they confront foreign tourists.
- If planning to buy electronic items, make sure that you take your time and don’t rush through. It is best to spend some time comparing prices before you buy something.
- Sellers in Singapore follow a strict no return, no exchange, and no refund policy, so make sure you clear that out with the seller before making a purchase. Always keep your receipts with you in case you need them to exchange some faulty items.
- If you can, wait till the Great Singapore Sale to start shopping in Singapore. Shops reduce their prices considerably during this sale, which lasts from late May to early July; and you will find unbelievable discounts and offers during this time.
If one of the prime reasons for visiting Singapore is shopping, May to July is an ideal time as this when the Great Singapore Sale is on. Otherwise, except for high-end brands, many of the places mentioned above usually sell items at inexpensive prices. So, the next time you plan a trip to Singapore, do not forget to pack an extra bag.
~ Written by – Devyani Makan and Akshita Rawat
90,000 JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La from ₽9,874 Hotels in Singapore – KAYAK
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Diet menu (on request)
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Social distancing in dining rooms
Monitoring the health status of guests
Connecting numbers available
Swimming pool (open)
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Disinfectant hand gel in rooms and public areas
Protective screens or partitions in front of the working areas of personnel
Cable or satellite TV
Use of antiviral cleaning agents for cleaning
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Disinfection of all plates, cutlery, glasses and other dishes
Press for trousers
Food delivery to guest rooms
Possibility of refusing to clean the room
Animals not allowed
Free parking lot
Protective cover for the pool
Strict control of personnel compliance with safety rules in accordance with the instructions of local authorities
Pool with a view
Transfer to the railway station
Spa and wellness center
Terrace / Patio
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Socket by the bed
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Suite for newlyweds
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90,000 Made in Singapore – Unique Singapore
We recently wrote that more than 10 local bars are included in the Best Bars in Asia 2020 list, so Singapore can be safely called the bar capital of the entire region!
We would like to share with you a very inspiring story of how four friends (and all from different countries!) Took and created a brand that Singapore is proud of! Meet Tanglin Gin! Do we have gin lovers here?
The other day we met with one of the co-founders of Tanglin Gin, Charlie von Eden, and asked him a few questions.
– Charlie, how did you come up with the idea to create a Singapore gin brand?
Once with friends we spent time in one of the view bars on the roof and wondered why there is still no gin in the country. Considering that Singapore is located in the center of trade routes, and the famous cocktail “Singapore Sling” contains gin, it is somehow completely unfair. And that’s when we decided to start producing the first gin in Singapore!
– What inspired you to create the gin? and how did you come up with the name?
We wanted our brand name to be somehow associated with this small country.So the idea was born to name it Tanglin (Tanglin). A word that comes from the Chinese ‘twa tang leng’ and means “the great eastern hills”. It refers to a place near Orchard Road, where there were once plantations of spices, which later became the well-known Botanical Gardens!
– You produce gin in Singapore, what about the ingredients?
Walking around the city and observing the mixing of different cultures, we really wanted to fit it all into a bottle. After testing, we decided to stick with 10 varieties and flavors.For example, Orchid Gin is created from whole Indian vanilla beans and orchid extract. For other flavors, we use Javanese pepper, European licorice, Malaysian acacia and other extracts.
– Were there any difficulties in organizing production in Singapore?
We are the first craft gin factory in the country. Therefore, I must admit that we acquired a lot of new knowledge while we settled everything with the authorities. In addition, rents are very high here, as well as customs duties on imports.However, we knew what we were doing. That’s the cost of having ‘Made in Singapore’ proudly on your product!
Learn more about the first Singaporean gin and place an order on the official website: www.tanglin-gin.com
Jen Tanglin Jotel 4 * 4 * hotel (Singapore). Tours in 2021 from the tour operator ART-TOUR
Traders Hotel Singapore 4 * is located in the center of Singapore, close to the famous Botanical Gardens, next to the shopping area and the legendary Orchid Road.This is a stylish and friendly hotel, managed by the Shangri-La Group.
In addition to a 24-hour gym, the hotel has an outdoor pool and luxury spa.
The hotel provides a free shuttle service to Orchard Road. A shuttle service to the CBD is also offered on weekday mornings. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from major shopping malls such as ION Orchard and Wisma Atria, and a 25-minute drive from Changi Airport.
Traders Hotel’s rooms offer views of the beautiful gardens or city.Rooms are equipped with satellite TV and minibars. Bathrooms include premium toiletries, bathrobes and hairdryers.
Ah Hoi’s Kitchen serves local dishes. Cafebiz offers an Asian and international buffet. Light snacks are available at Cafebiz +. Beer, cocktails and wine are available at Rumpoles Bar
The hotel has 546 rooms, decorated in Asian style.
Superior and Deluxe rooms have city or pool views.
Club rooms , whose guests enjoy the following privileges: separate check-in counter, free late check-out (until 18:00), use of Club Lounge services (buffet breakfasts, non-alcoholic drinks during the day, evening cocktails), newspapers, concierge service.
There are exclusive rooms of the category Suite (Executive Suite, One Bedroom Suite, Deluxe Suite)
The hotel has a 30-meter outdoor pool, sauna, steam room, offers various types of massage, Spa treatments, cosmetology, jacuzzi.For joggers, each room has a map of the nearby Botanical Gardens.
Jen Tanglin Singapore by Shangri-La 4 * – Mandarin
Jen Tanglin Singapore is located in the heart of Singapore, close to Orchard Road, Singapore’s Botanical Garden. Within a kilometer radius there are many shopping centers: Tanglin (4 minutes walk), Forum, Palais Renaissance, Far East, ION Orchard.
Just 25 minutes from Changi Airport.
At the hotel
- 24/7 Free WiFi
- Free shower and sauna service for guests in the SPA zone.It will be appreciated by those who have not booked an early check-in and are waiting for a room or waiting for a transfer for departure (and did not book a late check-out). You can freshen up and change!
- Shuttle to Orchard Road and Business Centers (temporarily suspended from April 1, 2020
- Local and world cuisine in hotel bars and restaurants: J65, Ah Hoi’s Kitchen, Rumpoles and Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go
- 24-hour access to the fitness center
- Sauna, Jacuzzi
- Conference rooms for up to 300 people
- Club Lounge
- 30-meter pool in the center of the garden
- Children’s pool
- 24-hour room service
• Dedicated check-in and check-out
• Concierge service
• Breakfasts on weekdays
• Drinks and snacks throughout the day
• 1 ironing service per stay
• Evening cocktails and snacks
• Lounge access
• Internet access with iMac
Restaurants and Bars
J65, 1st floor – dishes from different cuisines of the world
Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go, 1st floor – snacks to go
Rumpoles Bar, 2nd floor – cocktails, a wide selection of beers and wines
Ah Hoi’s Kitchen, 4th floor – dishes Singaporean cuisine
The hotel has 565 rooms.
Cozy comfortable rooms
230 room, 25 sq.m.
Cozy comfortable rooms overlooking the greenery
256 room, 25 sq.m.
Contemporary greenery rooms with access to the Club Lounge.
64 room, 25 sq.m.
Spacious rooms with kitchen area, large refrigerator and microwave, access to the Club Lounge.
12 room, 50 sq.m.
Accommodates 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years old, children – free.
Suites with separate living room, access to the Club Lounge.
2 room, 63 sq.m.
Suites with separate living, kitchen and dining areas, spacious bedroom and Club Lounge access.
1 room, 75 sq.m.
2 Town Hall Link, Singapore, 608516, SG
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Orchard Road Singapore
Orchard Road (Orchard Road) is the most famous street in the business district of Singapore among shopaholics around the world, the center of shopping and entertainment, a huge attraction area, one of the main tourist attractions of the country.All along the boulevard, there are endless rows of shopping and entertainment centers, restaurants and hotels where you can fully spend all your money, no matter what your budget.
Location address: 437 Orchard Road, Singapore 238878 (on the map)
Geographic coordinates: 1 ° 18′18 ″ s. sh., 103 ° 49’55 ″ in. no.
Orchard Road is a 2 km street of huge shopping malls, restaurants and hotels
Orchard Road, or Road to the Orchard, is named after the plantations of nutmeg, black pepper and fruit trees to which it led until the mid-19th century.True, by the end of that century, the gardens were cut down, and expensive real estate began to be erected along the street. Commercial development in this area began in the 20th century, and by the 1970s there were no residential buildings left, which gave way to numerous shops, hotels and restaurants. Nowadays, Orchard, as the locals simply call this street and its surroundings, has finally turned into a real paradise for shopping and entertainment lovers from all over the world.
Orchard Road begins at the intersection of Orange Grove Road and Tanglin Road, and then stretches southeast for 2.2 km to the junction of Handy Road and Prinsep Streets, where it merges into Bras Basah Road.In 2009, the boulevard underwent a major $ 40 million renovation, when new street lights and tree fences were installed, green spaces with flower beds were laid out and pedestrian walkways were refurbished. And now the tall trees provide enough shade from the scorching sun, so walking along Orchard Road is comfortable at any time of the day.
Orchard Road offers almost anything for every taste and budget – trendy designer shops, upscale restaurants, ethnic souvenir shops, gourmet hotels, cinemas, bowling alleys, nightclubs, art galleries and other places for recreation and relaxation.Also, it is on Orchard Road that Istana is located – the official residence and office of the President of Singapore.
The most famous shopping malls on Orchard Road are DFS Galleria, ION Orchard, Ngee Ann City, Wisma Atria, Plaza Singapura, Lucky Plaza, Far East Plaza, Mandarin Gallery, Orchard Central, Orchard Gateway, Orchard Point, Orchard Towers, Paragon, Tang Plaza, The Centerpoint, The Heeren Shops, Forum The Shopping Mall, Shaw House and Center, Hilton Singapore, Palais Renaissance, Liat Towers, 313 @ Somerset, Wheelock Place.
Orchard Road on the map
For example, you can recommend viewing the work of leading contemporary artists at the Opera Gallery at the largest shopping and entertainment complex ION Orchard, and then having lunch while enjoying the view at the Australian Salt Grill & Sky Bar, located on the 55th floor of the ION Orchard building. Then relax at the Damai Spa at the Grand Hyatt Singapore, and finally dine on fine French cuisine at one of the world’s finest restaurants, Les Amis.
It is worth taking a walk along Orchard Road even if shopping does not appeal to you at all. This fun and bustling street is a must-walk to get into the mood of real Singaporeans, for whom shopping is a whole national passion, to watch the performances of street performers and admire the evening lights of the boulevard. In this sense, the character of Orchard Road will remind many Russians of Tverskaya Street in Moscow or Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg.
Orchard Road is often the venue for city festivities – in the spring fashion shows Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard is organized here, and in late autumn and winter, a colorful Christmas festival is celebrated on the street.But of course the biggest event on Orchard Road is the annual Summer Singapore Great Sale.
Orchard Road can be reached by metro, bus or taxi. Several subway stations leave here: Dhoby Ghaut, Somerset and Orchard. The street has a developed underground infrastructure along its entire length, consisting of many pedestrian tunnels connecting shopping centers and neighboring streets.
Singapore – Countries – Travel company “AkfaTour”
Singapore fascinates at first sight.It is impossible to describe it completely, this city, country and island state is changing at an incredible speed. Weather in Singapore is every inhabitant of the planet’s dream. The island is located at the equator, so the climate is even and very humid, and it can rain here all year round. The average annual temperature in both winter and summer is about + 30 ° C.
This is a highly developed country with the highest living standards in Asia and 1st in the world! One of the richest countries in the world (3rd place) and the average income per inhabitant is about 56,500 thousand.dollars.
Currently, Singapore is a combination of ultra-modern skyscrapers with quiet old quarters, chic supermarkets with markets, wide highways with quiet park streets. In total, the city has more than 400 parks.
Singapore’s achievements include: the world’s largest fountain, the world’s tallest man-made waterfall, and the world’s busiest port.
Singapore has no trade tax or duty on most imports, making it significantly cheaper than other countries. All the best in the world is sold here: from clothes of European fashion designers to beach sandals, from modern electronics to antiques. Shopping is most enjoyable in June and July during the Singapore Big Sale and during the Christmas sales.
The best places to shop are Orchard Road and Tanglin Road, the local Chinese district and Peeples Park Shopping Center. It is worth bargaining in stores, often it is possible to significantly reduce the cost of goods. Most of the shops are open from 10.00 to 22.00.
Singapore’s favorite tourist destinations are:
Excursion to Sentosa Island is a fashionable resort, amusement park and attractions for all ages.In addition to exciting attractions such as Vulcanoland, Universal, there are other interesting places here: the largest oceanarium in Southeast Asia – “Underwater World”, a tunnel with transparent walls under water; Hau Par Villa Tiger Balm gardens – hundreds of statues of ancient Chinese mythology and legend heroes have come to life with the help of electronic devices; cultural and historical theme park “Tang Dynasty Village”. Ethnic Quarters: China Town, Little India, Arabian Street, Zoo, Chinese and Japanese Gardens, Bay Theater, Ferris Wheel, Fountain of Wealth.