Singapore has an exciting shopping scene. While a cluster of cool local fashion designers and international brands, scattered all around the city, don’t fail to impress the travellers, the street markets are the ones where travellers visit for an incredible shopping experience in the city.
Chinatown Street Market
Chinatown Street Market is one major shopping spots in Singapore, promising a rich cultural experience for the visitors. There are a number of stores in the market selling traditional handicrafts, gold and silver jewellery, fine silk and Chinese herbs. What makes the market popular in Singapore is the wealth of food here with plenty of street stalls and cheap restaurants. Food lovers should try fresh dim sum and crispy duck – two of the most famous dishes here. If you happen to visit the market around Christmas and New Year, you can shop for stuff like paper lanterns, Chinese calligraphy and opera masks.
Bugis Street Market
A bargain hunter’s haven, Bugis Street is situated close to Bugis MRT station and is visited by hordes of travellers. The shopping complex comprises many fashion and accessories stores, departmental stores, electronic goods’ stores, gift stores, book stores, restaurants and cafes. Bugis Street has been known as the city’s centre of seedy nightlife but over the years it has turned into a thriving hub of large stores, restaurants and trendy cafes and bars.
Little India Arcade
Situated in the Indian district of Singapore, Little Indian Arcade is a lovely indoor market housed in a 1920s building. This bustling shopping arcade presents a lively shopping experience for the visitors. The original Indian fashion, food and music are a treat for the travellers. From silk sarees, jewellery and handicrafts to silverwares and other things, the market has it all. You can shop for traditional Indian clothing and souvenirs at bargain prices.
Perhaps the liveliest street in Singapore, Haji Lane is a popular shopping spot in Singapore brimming with colourful and innovative designer boutiques. The wall murals on the lane are a treat for the sore eyes. While this place delights with incredible artwork, the hipster shops are sure to amaze youngsters. You can shop for a wide range of creative gifts and can enjoy a light-hearted meal at one of the exciting cafes.
A place to experience strong Arabic influences, Arab Street is a vibrant neighbourhood in Singapore, teeming with an array of shops. It is a perfect spot to take a stroll through the street, take delight in the street arts, shop for textiles and perfumes and enjoy bargaining. There are a number of restaurants and eateries in the market where food lovers can try some of the most delicious Arabic delicacies. The indie boutiques and restored shop-houses offer unique shopping experiences for all.