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A SHOPPING GUIDE TO SINGAPORE

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 09 Dec 2021  


Singapore is known for many things - an exciting melting pot of diverse cultures, a multi-sensory paradise for foodies, and one of the cleanest countries in the world.

Besides keeping up with the latest food trends, the national pastime is shopping. Mention this magical word to anyone, tourists and locals alike, and it's highly likely that Singapore's in their ‘Top 10 Shopping Destinations’ list. 

We've put together a nifty shopping guide for anyone planning retail therapy. While shopping online is a great option, nothing beats the joy of window shopping in malls, and buying the first thing that catches your eye.

Let’s kick-off this guide with one of the most lavish, sprawling, and luxurious shopping centres in Singapore: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

 

Shoppes

 

One-Stop Shopping and Entertainment Paradise

 

Housing over 250 premium and luxury brands, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is the perfect place to begin your shopping spree. Spread across 800,000 square feet and offering a variety of retail categories, The Shoppes is Southeast Asia’s premier retail destination.

 

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Brands Galore

Here’s a quick, non-exhaustive list of some of the world-famous brands you can find here:

  • Women’s fashion: Armani, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Versace 
  • Jewellery: Bvlgari, Cartier, Chanel, Pandora, Swarovski
  • Handbags, Shoes & Accessories: Charles & Keith, Coach, Jimmy Choo, Oakley
  • Electronics & Telecommunications: Apple, Leica, Sennheiser
  • Men’s fashion: Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Gucci, Polo, Zara
  • Watches: Fossil, Rolex, Tissot
  • Sports: Adidas, FILA, Lululemon, Puma
  • Beauty/Self-care: Aesop, Bath & Body Works, Sephora
     

Other categories include beauty and wellness, lifestyle, and more.

Besides retail therapy for adults, The Shoppes is a great place for kids with endless entertainment options. Fill the little ones with amazement as virtual fishes swim underfoot and crystals light up above them at Digital Light Canvas, or take them on a leisurely cruise on the water with a Sampan Ride. Dress them up with fun everyday wear or pick out an outfit for special occasions with a selection of children's fashion stores

 

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An all-in-one destination

The Shoppes is more than a shopping mall; instead, expect to find an entertainment destination for all ages. It's home to hundreds of award-winning restaurants and bars run by celebrity chefs, high-end cafes, nightlife venues, state-of-the-art theatres, and much more. 

The Shoppes also offers a host of essential services and amenities to enhance your shopping experience. Some of these include:

✔  Six comfortable Family Rooms for your children to rest and rejuvenate

✔  Retail Concierge Services for everything from shoe shine services to pram/wheelchair loans

✔  Currency exchange and remittance services

 

Future World

 

Post-shopping, head over to the must-visit ArtScience Museum for a journey to an imaginative universe with Future World: Where Art Meets Science. This exhibition is all about interactive fun – be mesmerised by the blooming and withering of digital flowers, watch a flock of birds create calligraphic trails of light, and the unmissable infinity Crystal Universe made up of 170,000 LED lights.

Be sure not to miss out on the Sands Rewards Programme. Become a lifetime Sands Rewards member for FREE to enjoy a slew of rewards and perks when you visit Marina Bay Sands, like all-day parking benefits, earning instant Reward Dollars to redeem with your next purchase or meal, birthday offers, and members-only deals.

 

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Shop Online

Prefer shopping online but still want your pick of luxury goods? Consider visiting the Shopping Concierge for an online shopping experience like no other.

Browse and shop from a wide range of limited-edition collections from some of the world’s best luxury brands. Besides the complimentary doorstep delivery, Sands Rewards members can also earn 3% instant Reward Dollars at participating outlets to redeem with their next purchase.

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Explore Singapore while you shop

To explore Singapore via its shops, consider checking out these popular neighbourhoods for a unique retail experience like no other.

 

Haji Lane

 

Haji Lane

One of the oldest shopping lanes in Singapore, this street is filled with quirky boutiques, specialty cafes, and Instagram-worthy spots. You'll find curated local vintage items to charming home décor to decorate with, or handmade crafts and jewellery and leather goods to give as gifts.

When you're done with shopping, walk into any of the nearby restaurants for coffee and a bite, or stroll through the streets admiring the vibrant art and murals.

 

Chinatown

 

Chinatown

This historic neighbourhood has been around since the mid-1800s. Over the years, it has transformed into a cultural hot spot with a fascinating mix of the old and the new - architecturally stunning temples, city galleries, heritage buildings, and colourful murals. Dig into authentic Chinese cuisine at the restaurants and stalls, join a Chinese tea appreciation workshop, or stock up on souvenirs for loved ones.

Explore Chinatown's history with walking tours or hop on a trishaw. Plan your visit with our guide to Buddhist temples in Singapore.

 

Little India

 

Little India

This vibrant and colourful neighbourhood is filled with history, tradition, culture, and is brimming with life. Take a walk and you'll find jasmine garlands, Indian sweets, a wet market, Hindu temples, and a 24-hour shopping centre, all in the area.

Browse Indian vegetables and spices at the one and only Tekka Centre and shop until you drop at Mustafa Centre. Tuck into your favourite delicacies of Indian cuisine at the countless restaurants, and pick up gold jewellery and tchotchkes as gifts.

 

Bugis Street

 

Bugis Street

One of the best places for bargain hunters, this street market is where you'll want to try out your haggling skills. An endless stream of stalls offer everything from quirky knickknacks to fashionable garments. Food stalls selling fruit juices and fried foods can be found along the street, so you can grab a quick bite to recharge as you navigate your way through the maze of shops.

Nearby, you'll find Bras Basah Complex, a building filled with secondhand bookstores, cafes, and stationery shops. Bookworms will appreciate our guide to the best bookstores in Singapore.

 

Tiong Bahru

 

Tiong Bahru

One of the oldest housing estates in Singapore, Tiong Bahru is an enchanting blend of the old and the new. Homegrown cafes dot the area, right next to Tiong Bahru Hawker Centre and old school food stalls. Music lovers can discover a treasure trove of records and vinyls across genres, and art enthusiasts can get their hands on a piece at the local contemporary art gallery.

Try your hand at spotting the elusive murals scattered throughout the neighbourhood while you encounter new cafes and shops at every corner.

 

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