If shopping was a sport then it would be classed as a national one in Singapore. Being one of the most vibrant shopping hubs in Asia, Singapore is a fashion paradise for those who come here to get the most fashionable items. Indeed Singapore can satisfy label lovers with plenty of world-class brands but it is also possible to find in the city any desired items suiting any needs, tastes and wallets. Here are our best addresses.
Orchard Road is the epicenter of Singapore shopping, like Nathan Road in Hong Kong or Oxford Street in London. The boulevard is filled with local and international department stores, boutiques, spas, hotels, restaurants. You can spend a whole day at Orchard Road and you can find there everything you are looking for, from clothing to electronics and household items and even more. Saturday Evening Orchard Road extends its opening hours until 11 pm.
With a Chinese population coming close to the 75%, Chinatown can be expected to be the landmark for shopping. Chinatown is bounded by Eu Tong Sen Road, New Bridge Road, and South Bridge Road. Between the tall, modern buildings, the atmosphere of the old days is still preserved with charming hotels of the pre-war period, temples, markets, and the tea houses. The best time to visit Chinatown is during the Lunar New Year, usually in January or February.
Ann Siang Road
Ann Siang Road is a charming street filled with old shops presenting products different from what you can find in the Malls. Ann Siang Hill’s boutiques include many Asian independent clothing and stores.
With more than 1 million square feet of retail space, shoppers will be here in paradise. The site homes not only tons of clothing stores, bookstores, jewelers, shoe shops, restaurants etc, but also the largest cinema in Singapore, the largest toy store, an amphitheater, a pool and 4 playgrounds.
Vivocity – Open hours: 10 am – 10 pm Daily
Vivocity – Address – HarbourFront Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore
Famous for being one of Singapore’s narrowest streets, Haji Lane in Kampong Glam offers an unusual and interesting mix of independent boutiques selling a large selection of clothing, accessories and even vintage cameras. This street in the Arab district is now one of the best destinations if you are looking for exotics items. Haji Lane is located on Arab Street, MRT Nearest Bugis (EW12 / DT14) 4 mins away.
This luxury shopping center is worth a visit, even if you are not shopping lover. Its spectacular architecture is enough to impress everyone and visitors can reach the 57th floor for a breathtaking view of the bay. The shopping center homes also divers stores representing major brands but also many young designers.
Opening hours: 10 am – 11.30 pm
Marina Bay – Bayfront Avenue Singapore
One of Singapore’s most colorful and vibrant ethnic enclaves, Little India is a hive of activity from dawn to midnight every day. Your senses will be pleasantly shaken by the mix of captivating colors, sounds, spices scents, shops, rich sari fabrics, garlands of flowers, jewelry, silverware, traditional snacks and more. The best time to visit Little India is the month leading to Deepavali (also known as Diwali) or the festival of lights usually takes place in October. The hub is transformed into an incredible display of lights with Indian decorations and bazaars.
Little India – 60 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore
City Square Shopping Center
The City Square Mall in Little India has more than 200 stores including clothing, electronics, restaurants. You can also access the mall directly from the Farrer Park MRT station.
Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm. City Square – Address: 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore
Mustafa Center in Little India offers everything you can wish for from children’s toys to DVDs to gold jewelry and even televisions. This shopping center is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Opening hours: Open 24/24
Mustafa Center – 145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore
On Clarke Quay, you can find lots of offices, residences, hotel, and shops. Visitors can slide along the river in bum boat taxis recalling the old days or find shopping centers such as Riverside Point, Clarke Quay, Liang Court and Great World City.
Clarke Quay – Address: 3 River Valley Rd, Singapore
Raffles city shopping center
Although there are probably half a dozen similar malls on Orchard Road (Singapore’s main shopping district), Raffles City Shopping Center is quite great with its convenient location right in the middle of the Center and just a few steps away Clarke Quay and Marina Bay.
Opening Hour: 10 am – 10 pm
Raffles City – Address: 252 North Bridge Rd, Singapore
Far Eas Plaza
Far East Plaza is the friend of students and young adults. You will find there a myriad of shops selling trendy clothes, shoes, and accessories. They offer all the latest and trendiest fashion items with a good mix of Korean, Hong Kong, vintage and retro style. Far East Plaza also offers many beauty shops and tattoo services.
Opening hours – Every day from 10 am – 10 pm
Far East Plaza – Address: 14 Scotts Road, Singapore 228213
IMM Outlet Mall
The IMM Mall, located in Jurong East, is today the largest shopping center in Singapore selling clothing, electronics, furniture stores, etc. You will find there all the major and local brands with 80 outlets, 220 retail stores and 50 food and beverage places.In addition, the mall has a hypermarket and lifestyle stores. The Shopping Center offers up to 80% discount throughout the year.
Opening hours – Every day from 10 am to 10 pm
IMM – Address: 2 Jurong East Street 21 Singapore
City Plaza is an 18-story skyscraper completed in 1972. It looks a bit rundown from the outside but has a lot to offer inside. It is a paradise for fashion and gastronomy’s lovers but you will find there also electronics, clothes and accessories, toys, books shop, beauty salons and a whole floor full of restaurants.
Opening hours: from 10.30 am to 8 pm
City Plaza – Address 810 Geylang Road, Singapore
Anchorpoit Shopping Center
Anchorpoint Shopping Center is a great place to buy branded fashion products at extremely low prices. The store sells off-season items with huge discounts, from 30% to 70%.
Opening hours: Every day from 10 am – 10 pm
Anchorpoint shopping center – Address: 370 Alexandra Road, Singapore
Queensway Shopping Center is the best place to by sporting goods sneakers and clothes.
Opening hours: 11 am – 9.30 pm
Queensway Mall – Address: 1 Queensway, Singapore
Suntec City Mall
Suntec City is a large complex including a shopping center, an exhibition and conference center, a cinema, a Carrefour hypermarket and divers electronics stores.It’s the second largest complex after VivoCity and has a total of 360 outlets displayed on four floors, with brands department stores and restaurants. Regular promotions throughout the year.
Open hours: Every day 10 am – 10 pm
Suntec city mall: Address: 5 Temasek Blvd, Singapore
Bugis Street Market
Bugis Street Market is known as one of the cheapest places in Singapore to buy souvenirs, accessories, clothing, electronics, household items, cosmetics and find places to eat. Recently renovated, the market is now fully covered, allowing buyers to enjoy bargains when it rain. More than 800 shops of all shapes and sizes make it the largest market in Singapore. Most stands open early (around 11:00 am), remaining open until the crowds leave, which is usually around 22:00 or 23:00 on weekends.
Opening hours: 11 am – 10 pm every day
Bugis Street Market – Address: 4 Bugis Street, Singapore
SCAPE Flea Market
Recognized as one of Singapore’s largest flea markets, the SCAPE Market is located in the heart of the city and is open from Friday to Sunday and public holidays from 12 pm to 10 pm.
Open hours: From Friday to Sunday 12.00 pm to 10 pm
Scape Flea market – Address: 2 Orchard Link, Singapore
Flea market: China Square Central
China Square Central is an air-conditioned flea market open every Sunday from 11 am to 18 pm. There you will find all kinds of vintage objects, from comics to toys and watches.
Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm. China Square Central – Address: 18 Cross Street Level 1 & 2, Singapore