Singapore

Singapore Shopping Guide

Singapore is a shopper’s paradise with options for every budget. For those who wish to spend a pretty penny on something to take back home, head to one of the (many) glitzy shopping malls. Browse high end fashion designer labels, elusive jewelry boutiques, and so much more. If you're looking for local knick-knacks, garb, and souvenirs, take a walk through Chinatown and Little India. For an exciting day of window shopping, stroll down Orchard Road, best known for it's boutiques and shopping malls.

In Singapore, you can have an all-inclusive shopping experience regardless of where you're staying. Here are a few popular destinations to add to your itinierary.

1

Marina Bay Sands

Shopping

#36 of 825 things to do in Singapore

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As an internal part of the luxurious Marina Bay Complex, Marina Bay Sands offers a top-notch retail and dining experience to all its visitors. Home to luxury brands, high-end restaurants, elegant cafes and lively pubs, Marina Bay Sands has it all. Even if you aren't planning to spend, we suggest visiting for the state-of-the-art architecture. Featuring giant glass windows, vast atriums and an aesthetic water body that runs through the complex - it's a visual delight. Much more than your regular shopping experience, visitors can even venture up to the rooftop observation deck and bar for incredible views of the city.

Good for

Sightseeing

Family

Hours
10:00 AM to 11:00 PM Sunday to Thursday
10:00 AM to 12:00 AM Friday and Saturday
Address
10 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
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Tips

  • If you're own a budget, select one of the restaurants located on the lower level. While the views atop are great - they come at hefty price.
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The sizable complex designed by acclaimed architect I. M. Pei features an eclectic range of brands and restaurants within its premises. If you’re someone with a fine taste for luxury, this shopping center can bring your dreams to life. Explore a number of brands including Omega, Thomas Sabo, Cortefiel and Tommy Hilfiger, plus many others. You will also find big department stores and fashion chains at Raffles City, along with a host of local restaurants. Find everything from a pin to piano under this roof!

Good for

Family

Food

Hours
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Address
252 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179103
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Tips

  • You can enjoy a budget dining experience within Raffles City, as the shopping center is home to some splendid local fare.
  • Don’t miss the supermarket in the basement equipped with all the essentials at reasonable prices.
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Chinatown is loaded with traditional artifacts and aesthetic souvenirs that you can fill your pockets with. Whether it's unique toys, antiques, silk robes or lucky cats – Chinatown takes street shopping to a whole new level. Browse street-side boutiques or get a plate of piping hot dim sums; each and every way you look, there's something new to discover. At Yue Wa, dive into a variety of reasonably priced Chinese products – including herbal tea, medicines, silk, handicrafts and antiques. And remember - be sure to bring your haggling skills.

Good for

Family

Culture

Hawker stalls

Hours
Daily from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Address
252 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179103
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Tips

  • Keep an eye out on your belongings during the evenings as crowds tend to flog the streets in Chinatown.
  • If you plan on buying electronics, be sure to your research before shopping.

4

Takashimaya Singapore

Shopping

#24 of 825 things to do in Singapore

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A Japanese retail giant and upmarket departmental store, Takashimaya houses ritzy restaurants, spas, slimming services, standalone boutiques, a gym, dry cleaning services and even an art gallery! Shop to your heart’s content at this complex equipped with over 150 specialty shops, including stalls featuring a variety of necklaces, rings, and customizable charm bracelets. Those who wish to shop for designer goodies can browse the impressive collection of exclusive boutiques. Try and time your visit for the popular moon-cake festival! The event attracts crowds from around the world, flocking to try Takashimaya's in-house delicacies.

Good for

Family

Food

Hours
Daily from 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Address
391 Orchard Road Ngee Ann City Tower A, Singapore 238873
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Tips

  • The departmental store holds several annual fairs and festivals. Check out their website for dates.
  • Don’t forget to visit the largest 'Books Kinokuniya' store, featuring a miscellaneous collection of books, magazines and stationery.
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ION Orchard is an urban, multi-level mall. Home to designer clothes, accessories, and a multitude of fine dining options, it's considered to be one of the most popular shopping hotspots in Singapore. The mall brings together some of the most beloved fashion brands under one roof. Gucci, Prada, Burberry or Louis Vuitton – you name it, they’ve got it! The unique shopping complex comprises of 330 retailers, F&B, and lifestyle stores spread across eight levels. In addition to shopping, visitors can indulge in a myriad of delectable international and local cuisines, thanks to the 110 dining concepts that are available at the mall.

Good for

Family

Luxury

Food

Hours
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Address
2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Get Directions

Tips

  • Visitors can sign up for a free food/sky tower tour that takes you through the mall and sky tower. Keep your passport handy!
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Singapore’s largest retail and lifestyle destination, Vivo City Mall is famous amongst locals and tourists who want to hang out or spend some time socializing. The fact that this mall is located right next to the water makes it a popular destination. Vivo city was designed with an aim to provide a place bubbling with energy and flowing with vitality. Its architecture comprises of open spaces designed to even out the crowd on busy days. In fact, Forbes Magazine has recognized the mall as one of the top shopping malls in Singapore. Enjoy a romantic, al fresco dining experience by the promenade, or catch a show on the rooftop amphitheater, Singapore’s largest mall has something for everyone.

Good for

Family

Food

Sightseeing

Hours
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Address
1 Harbourfront Walk Vivo City, Singapore 098585
Get Directions

Tips

  • Catch great views from the rooftop that looks out over the harbor and the port.
Comments (1)
  1. This is a guidance for the shopping in Singapore. next time I would do shopping in china Town and raffles city.

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