Explore Singapore

Shopping in Singapore

Travel Tips — By mariannerogerson on March 14, 2012 at 4:19 am

Singapore is a shopper’s paradise, with shopping malls galore, plenty of street stalls, and more brand names than you can imagine.

For high street fashion and designer labels, your first stop should be Orchard Road – the highest concentration of shopping malls in the world. But where to begin? For a one-stop shopping mall experience, ION Orchard is accessible directly from Orchard MRT Station. From the ground floor up you will find all the big brand designer names, from Gucci to Prada, Diane von Furstenburg to Kate Spade. Descend through the floors to hunt down high street favourites such as TopShop, Zara, Mango and more. Basement level 4 is home to an excellent food court, dishing up some of Singapore’s favourite dishes and elsewhere throughout the mall there are more eating options than you can ever hope to try.

 

ION Orchard - photo: Marianne Rogerson

ION Orchard is linked via underground walkways to several other Orchard malls, including Wisma Atria for more high street favourites and Ngee Ann City for those big designer brands again. Just across the road from Ngee Ann City, the Mandarin Gallery houses several independent boutiques, while Paragon is where to head to for more designer wear, including designer kids gear.

Away from Orchard, the best shopping malls are Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, home to several exclusive boutiques and jewellery shops, al hoping to attract the high rollers from the casino, and VivoCity in the west, a huge mall with high street shops, two supermarkets, plenty of eating options and a cinema.

 

Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands - photo: Marianne Rogerson

Singapore used to be renowned for its bargain electronics. While a strong currency has put paid to too many bargains, the range is still impressive and bartering from shop to shop can turn up some good deals. Funan IT mall is where to head for, with five floors of electronic shops to keep you occupied.

 

Souvenir Shopping in Chinatown - photo: Marianne Rogerson

For souvenirs, head to Chinatown in. The street markets on Pagoda Street, Sago Street and Trengannu Street are brimming with ideas for gifts, from silk cushion covers, Chinese calligraphy, and silk clothing. Behind the street stalls, you’ll find shops with attractive ranges of antique furniture, lacquer ware, Chinese tea and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Little India is also worth heading to for silk sari material, Banghra music CDs, jewellery and other ethnic gifts.

Tags: "Little India", "Marina Bay Sands", "Marina Bay", "Orchard Road", Chinatown, shopping

    13 Comments

  • I couldn’t regard my eyesight immediately disaffect the deserved cheer. belonging content material materials offered wholly. maintain It Up.

  • Fantastic goods from you, man. I have consider your stuff previous to and you are just extremely wonderful. I really like what you’ve acquired right here, certainly like what you are saying and the way wherein you say it. You are making it entertaining and you still take care of to stay it sensible. I can’t wait to read far more from you. This is really a tremendous web site.

  • Does your website have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to send you an e-mail. I’ve got some ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.

  • Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed! Extremely helpful info particularly the last part :) I care for such information much. I was seeking this particular information for a long time. Thank you and good luck.

  • This is a great article. I just wanted to say that I appreciate it and to keep up the good writing. I’ve bookmarked the page and will be coming back.

  • Elodia Ciufo says:

    Thank you greatly for sharing this good facts with us, I believe that, even first-timers can achieve achievements in forex trading inside a brief amount of time by discovering from you, keep up the nice function.

  • Hey about i do imagine your weblog is quite full enjoyable i discovered it in google and that i set it on my favourite list wish to see additional nice posts from u shortly.

  • Celebrity says:

    Excellent beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your site, how can i subscribe for a blog site? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear concept

  • I wish i might write the way in which you do sometimes. I am definitely going to take tips about the way you write and apply it to my own. Thanks for all of your laborious work!

  • Hey, you used to write fantastic, but the last several posts have been kinda boring… I miss your tremendous writings. Past several posts are just a bit out of track! come on!

  • Bibi Meisel says:

    The Spirit with the Lord is with them that fear him.

  • Amber Gold says:

    Hello, Can I use text from this site to my blog? They are very useful.

  • Thank you for sharing this. It’s so lucky to learn your weblog, full of knowledgable message.I believe we both can do still higher within the future. it is an amazing honour in the event you visit our website and give some priceless suggestions.many thanks to the one who wrote this submit,this was very informative for me.please proceed this awesome work.

Trackbacks

Get Trackback URL
x
Next Post:

Read More »