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Singapore – The Shopper’s Paradise

Singapore is truly an amazing city with a lot to offer to both visitors and locals. Singapore hosts some of the most amazing shopping malls in all of Asia. This is truly a shoppers’ paradise and the shopping experience offered here will be both fun and memorable. Shopping in Singapore for the first time can be a bit tricky though, so here are some pointers to help you out whilst you’re on holiday in Singapore. There are so many towns in the city and deciding where to go can be confusing. Here is a guide to shopping in Singapore.

One of the most famous and largest shopping centre in Singapore - Takashimaya

One of the most famous and largest shopping centre in Singapore – Takashimaya

Budget-friendly shopping experience

When shopping in this city, the most important thing to consider is budget. You want to buy quality products while going easy on your pockets. One of the best ways to go about this is visiting during the “Great Singapore Sale.” The Great Singapore Sale is held every year in the month of June and lasts a whole month. This is an event organized by the Singapore Tourism Board to boost the local tourist trade and is supported by all the merchant organisations. During this period, major boutiques, malls and shopping centres lower prices of all products allowing buyers to save quite a bit of cash. With good bargaining power, a lot of products can be yours at a very low price.

An example of a Great Singapore Sale (GSS) poster by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB)

An example of a Great Singapore Sale (GSS) poster by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB)

More ways to save money

There are other ways you can save when shopping in Singapore. For instance, Bugis is a great place to go shopping at any time of the year. This is because customers are allowed to bargain on different prices since none of the products are sold at a fixed price. Chinatown is also a marvellous place to visit and go shopping when shopping for budget-friendly products.

Currency exchange

Most shopping malls in Singapore only accept Singapore dollar and you need to be careful who you are exchanging your money from. Many money changers are not licensed and it is never safe working with them. It is always wise to ask for a license before seeking these services.
Most malls, boutiques and shopping centres here accept most major credit cards (such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express). This makes it very easy for people to make purchases, especially those who don’t like carrying too much cash around. You can go shopping with your Visa or MasterCard and enjoy a stress-free shopping experience any time of the year.

If you're into computers and IT related stuff, Sim Lim Square is a must visit place for you

If you’re into computers and IT related stuff, Sim Lim Square is a must visit place for you

Where to go shopping

Some of the best places to go shopping while in Singapore include, Orchard Road, Bugis, OG Albert, Centrepoint Shopping Centre and The Heeren among many more. Here you can go shopping for clothes, electronics, shoes, decorative pieces and electronic goods among others.
A Singapore shopping experience is guaranteed to create memories that last forever. The variety of products that you can purchase in Singapore ranges from top-of-the-line Italian luxury goods, to locally-made artwork and products. This is not only a budget-friendly city; it is also a shopping paradise that offers quality products to people from all walks of life. Your time here will be well spent.

The entire stretch of Orchard Road is link via a walkway provided access to all the shopping malls along the road

The entire stretch of Orchard Road is link via a walkway provided access to all the shopping malls along the road

The famous Orchard Road in Singapore

The famous Orchard Road in Singapore

For almost every festive season, Orchard Road will be decorated to celebrate the occassion

For almost every festive season, Orchard Road will be decorated to celebrate the occassion

Chinatown is the place you can get local delicacies and cheap locally made products

Chinatown is the place you can get local delicacies and cheap locally made products

Another one of Singapore's iconic shopping malls, Bugis Junction has both luxury shops as well as flea market stalls selling cheaper items

Another one of Singapore’s iconic shopping malls, Bugis Junction has both luxury shops as well as flea market stalls selling cheaper items

Here’s a video on YouTube we found showcasing the various type of shopping you can do in Singapore!

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By | 2016-10-25T16:23:14+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Asian Travels, Things to do in Singapore|0 Comments