Shopping in Singapore
Shopping in Singapore is a great way to explore the different cultures that call this busy port city home. The diversity between shopping precincts makes Singapore unique, from the glamorous designer label boutiques and extensive shopping malls on Orchard Road to the bustling bazaars of Arab Street and Little India. Traveling from destination to destination is made easy with the convenient MRT system.
Orchard Road is a shopping strip in Singapore known for its high end designer boutiques, international chain stores and shopping centres with everything fom homewares to cheap electronics. Orchard Road is mecca for any fashion lover and is often the major drawcard for those visiting Singapore.
Pick up stunning textiles, Malaysian batiks and Muslim prayer mats along Arab Street and Kampong Glam. Enjoy bartering for cane and camel leather at this vibrant bazaar. It's one of Singapore's amazing little precincts which offers up a variety of artifacts from different cultures for you to purchase.
In Chinatown you will find Chinese merchants selling silk, gold jewellery, traditional crafts and tourist t-shirts.You can also visit a traditional Chinese herbalist, have your fortune read and take your tea in a traditional teashop. There is also a more modern section selling bargain electronics, cosmetics, luggage, clothing and more.
Geylang Serai is the cultural heart of the thriving Malay community in Singapore. You can immerse yourself in traditional kampong ways or shop for handicrafts, antiques, textiles and rugs. You can also find reasonably priced jewels, clothes and CD's at the markets.
Visit the spice scented streets of Little India for rainbow hued silk saris, ethnic jewellery, silver and brassware. Enjoy taking your pick of colourful and heady spices at Serangoon Road spice mill. There is also a fresh wet market at the Tekka Centre so you can pick up quality food and whip yourself up a laksa.
The area around Marina Bay is full of giant shopping malls and centres selling a host of things including fashion, souvenirs, homewares, jewellery and electronics. This is also one of Singapore's best entertainment districts.
The shops along North Bridge Road sell a range of lifestyle products. Walk along North Bridge Rd and enjoy the historic shopfronts selling everything from furniture to fabrics to antiques.
There are lots of family friendly and pretty shopping malls in the Riverside area. Visit one (or all) of the malls and spend the day surrounded by luxury goods, cool Singaporean labels, international chain stores and lots of delicious food courts and entertainment complexes.
This shopping district is located within the central business district. The shops meet the busy CBD worker's needs with everything from office attire and accessories to homewares and DVDs.
You don't have to stop shopping once the sun goes down. Visit Mustafa the 24 hour shopping mall, Chinatown Night Markets or one of Singapore's shopping centres and malls that offers late night shopping.