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