Singapore is one of the most exciting shopping destinations of the Fareast, tempting millions of travellers every year with a promise of an exhilarating shopping experience. Here are some of the best shopping spots you must explore on your next holiday to Singapore:
Chinatown Street Market
Located in the ethnic Chinese district of Singapore, Chinatown Street Market is where visitors enjoy a true glimpse of the city’s Chinese heritage. One of the most popular budget shopping spots of Singapore, stretching over four streets, this market presents some of the most lively sights and sounds of the city. With plenty of shops and stalls, Chinatown Street Market has everything to offer to the visitors, from clothing to homeware and handicrafts to electronics.
The shopping epicentre of Singapore, Orchard Road is perhaps the perfect spot to shop; from high-end fashion labels and housewares to budget apparel and electronics – everything is available here. Large malls, boutiques, departmental stores, hotels, spas and restaurants and cafes line up the street. Enthusiasts can spend a whole day here exploring the market that stretches from Tanglin Mall on Tanglin Road to Plaza Singapura at the end of Orchard Road.
The largest mall in Singapore, VivoCity remains a must visit for all the shopaholics. Most of the global as well as regional brands have an outlet here; not surprisingly, this mall is considered among the world’s best retail destinations. It also houses the city’s biggest toy store, largest cinema, a wade pool, an amphitheatre and four food courts.
A narrow, winding street, Haji Lane is the perfect place for those who wish to unravel a unique holiday experience here in Singapore. Located in the Arab Quarter, Haji Lane is home to a unique blend of independent boutiques selling clothes and accessories of bright colours, quirky designs and unusual materials. The pastel coloured shop houses and beautiful murals add to your shopping experience. It sure is a great spot to collect souvenirs for your friends back home.
Little India (Serangoon Road)
Situated east of the Singapore River, Little India is one of the most colourful and lively ethnic enclaves in the city. Presenting an ideal mix of bright colours, intriguing sounds and captivating aromas, the shops here sell everything, from rich saree fabrics, silverware and jewellery to spices and flower garlands, making this place one of the most exciting spots to explore in Singapore.
One of the few 24-hour shopping centres of the city, Mustafa Centre offers a unique market-style shopping experience. Promising relative affordability and an impressive range of clothing, footwear, cosmetics, perfumes and jewellery, Mustafa Centre makes sure you have a great time discovering the city’s finest offerings.
Bugis Street Market
Situated between Marina Bay and Little India, Bugis Street Market is yet another great place to buy some quality stuff. It is a true hub for shoppers and bargain-lovers with over 800 stalls selling clothes, electronics, accessories, souvenirs, cosmetics, housewares and a lot more. Besides, it is home to many fine dining restaurants, trendy cafes and bars where you can try some of the best Singaporean delicacies and drinks.