With plenty of malls, thrift stores, and indie outlets, Singapore is known to deliver world-class shopping experience hard to resist. Whether you are love to buy the luxury brand, valuable buys or something cheap, do not forget to visit these places in and around the city to do some serious shopping.
1. Bugis and Haji Lane
Bugis and Haji Lane is the colorful streets of Bugis and its neighboring areas, the vibrant Haji Lane . It also includes the culture-rich Arab Street that attracts throngs of shoppers every day. All these three places may be situated within proximity of one another, but each one of them offers a completely different retail experience.
Bugis Street is popular for its thrift shops and Korean-centric stores where you find both trendy and timeless pieces. On the other hand, Haji is known for its eclectic mix of vintage fashion, local labels, and unique finds. It is packed with stylish boutique outlets that are housed in picture-perfect shop houses.
If you’re looking for something with more cultural value, visit Arab Street. Here Royal Fabrics offers great options like Malay and Indonesian batik, and Jamal Kazura Aromatics is the place to be for some gorgeous-smelling attar (Arabic perfume oils).
If you are looking for some high-end brands, visit The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. It is one of the best biggest luxury shopping malls in Singapore. You will find here rows of your favorite brands, from Tom Ford to Miu Miu and Burberry. You will spend quality time here for hours for sure. In addition to fashion stores, there are also many beauty and wellness store and jewelery shops.
3. Little India
If you are there to shop in a lively cultural precinct, make your way to Little India and go through the busy streets to find traditional clothing and accessories like a sari. It is a traditional costume consisting of a long cloth wrapped around the body that’s worn by Indian women paired with brightly-colored bangles.
You cannot miss out visiting the Mustafa Centre in Little India. In this centre you can have anything that you can think of from clothes to electronics and sports gears.
4. The Heartlands
Heartlands is a place where the locals live and you’ll find plenty of stores worth checking out. There are places like Tampines and Queenstown you can locate retail landmarks like Tampines 1 and Queensway Shopping Centre will offer brands like Cath Kidston and Adidas. If you are out to find sports labels, spend more time at Queensway Shopping Centre. The sporting goods Mecca is crowded with outlets selling trainers and apparel from past seasons and collections of your favorite brands.
Located in the HarbourFront, VivoCity is one of the city’s largest shopping malls. Here you can find fashion stores like COACH and do not miss out visiting Daiso, a Japanese outlet that has almost everything at just $2.
VivoCity is extremely kid-friendly so do carry your kids along and let them have fun at the open-air playground on the second level, or splash around in the water-based Sky Park on the third level.
6. Changi Airport
At Changi Airport, you can shop also for yourself or can also do some last-minute souvenir shopping for your near and dear ones. Here you will find a wide range of brands, from Adidas to Burberry to COACH.
With so many shopping centers in Singapore to choose from, I am sure you will be a happy visitor.