Singapore Shopping

Where to Shop and What to Buy in Singapore

Alongside eating, shopping is considered the national pastime on the island. 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.


Goods and Services Tax

Visitors who spend more than S$100 in a single receipt are entitled to  their 7% GST (Goods & Services Tax) refund if they leave Singapore by air under two central refund agencies - Global Refund Singapore Pte Ltd and Premier Tax Free (Singapore) Pte Ltd. Terms and conditions apply.

Singapore Night Safari 5 Great Stores on Haji Lane

Fabled for being one of the narrowest streets in Singapore, Haji Lane in Kampong Glam offers an unusual and interesting mix of independent boutiques selling a great selection of clothes, accessories and even vintage cameras. Read More...

 
313@Somerset Mall 313@Somerset Mall

313@Somerset Mall offers great fun and great value, making a great afternoon of shopping and the perfect place to grab a bite to eat on a budget, and being next to the MRT station, it is the perfect place to go if the weather is lousy. Read More...

Orchard Central Orchard Central

Orchard Central towers above other Orchard Road shopping malls. Take one of the six super escalators to explore this mall, which includes some quirky modern art pieces and the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall. Read More...

 
Rockstar at Orchard 22 Rockstar at Orchard 22

In late 2012 Rockstar opened the doors of its flagship fashion store on the ground floor of a quirky white building on Orchard Road. The colonial building is a perfect home for this independent boutique, only five minutes’ walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT. Read More...


 

TOP 10 Shopping
Top 8 Shopping Top 8 Shopping

Check out the post popular shopping areas of Singapore. From local markets to gigantic shopping malls, you are sure to find something special to purchase in Singapore. Read More...

 
Top Shopping Malls in Singapore Top 10 Shopping Malls

Singapore has more high-end shopping malls per capita than anywhere else in Asia and visitors will be delighted at the choices on offer all year round in the City-State. Read More...

Singapore Shopping Guide

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...

 
Clarke Quay & Riverside Shopping Clarke Quay Shopping

The Singapore River has played a significant role in the history of the island. From the time of Sir Stamford Raffles, the river has established itself as a thriving centre for trading.  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...

 
Harbourfront Precinct Shopping Harbourfront Shopping

Originally a ferry port facing Sentosa Island, the Harbour Front has been developed into a retail and entertainment centre. Read More...

Kampong Glam, Arab Street & Bugis Street Shopping 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...

 
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...

 
Marina Bay Shopping Marina Bay Shopping

Marina Bay was artificially created through land development in the 1970s. Today, the area is known commercially for its hotels, offices, entertainment and shopping centres. Read More...

North Bridge Road & Stamford Road Shopping North Bridge Rd. Shopping

The North Bridge-Stamford Road intersection is home to some of Singapore’s most prominent landmarks. Read More...

 
Orchard Road Shopping Orchard Road Shopping

Similar to London’s Oxford Street or Hong Kong’s Tshimshatsui, this bustling boulevard got its name after the nutmeg and pepper plantations that once lined it in the 1800s. Read More...

Hotels in Singapore
Loading...

LOCATION :  
HOTEL :  
CHECK IN : CHECK OUT : FOR : NIGHT(S)
IN : Loading...  

Send us your feedback

Help us keep this website up-to-date by sending us your comments and suggestions. If your question is about a hotel please use this link - For TOUR questions and enquiries please use this link


Hotel Quick Finder

City:
Check In:
Check Out:
in:
Loading...
Singapore Shopping
Singapore Hotels Tours Maps Photos Forum
Download our Free {place} Guide

Asia Web Direct Travel Club members have access to our free travel guides, and lots of other travel specials and benefits from the Asia Travel Specialists.

Please enter your details and we'll send your free {place} Travel Guide to you straight away. We will also add you to our free Asia Web Direct Travel Club Newsletter.

All fields are required.

We will not pass your details on to any other company or individual. We take your privacy seriously!

in
in Loading... out