It is a well-known fact that Singapore is the most-preferred tourist destination in Asia. Besides exotic locales and scrumptious cuisine, shopping is another charm that attracts a huge number of tourists every year to this lion city of Singapore. With around 250 shopping malls including those offering duty-free shopping, Singapore can metaphorically be defined as the paradise of shopping.
Not all the shopping junctions of Singapore can be accumulated at one place. This article presents only a few important places where you must visit once.
Shopping Belt around Orchard Road-Marina Bay
Measuring 5km in length, this is the most famous shopping destination of Singapore that comprises of several malls and centers specializing in different things. Centrepoint, Hilton Shopping Gallery, Ngee Ann City (the largest mall), Suntec City Mall and Tanglin Shopping Centre are famous malls in this belt. Though a bit aged, Far East Shoping Plaza is good place for high-street bargaining on most-modern clothes, gems and music CDs. You can even get any part of your body tattooed (if interested) or just flaunt a bohemian necklace.
Sim Lim Square
To satisfy your high-tech cravings, visit Sim Lim Square, known as the Electronic Mecca. Here you find 6 levels of computer-related shops that offer the best prices in Singapore. Before you make final purchase, go for the lowest prices and just don’t bothered about getting a customers service.
Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam
If you are interested in buying for ethnic stuff then visit markets at Chinatown, Little India or Kampong Glam. Though there are some shops at Chinatown, believed to be tacky but still you will really get some nice souvenirs for your friends and family.
Open for 24 *7, Mustafa Centre is known as the last place for Singapore shopping where you get everything from groceries to ethnic jewelry to the latest item in electronics. If you are running short of time, then you should visit this market to get stuff of your choice on cheap rates.
Located at Sungei Road, Thieves Market is a place which was earlier famous for stolen or second-hand novelty items and handicrafts. The market is still one of the most visited places in Singapore. What you find here are makeshift stalls surrounded by local people bargaining over price. If you are tired of the glitzy Singaporean malls and high-profile markets, then head towards Thieves Market at Sungei Road and who knows you may get something unique and special.
Enjoy shopping at Grand Annual sale
If you are a shop-alcoholic, then visit Singapore during the mid-year when the city organizes the Great Singapore Sale. During this sale time, all major shopping centres mark their prices down for a fixed period time. Enjoy shopping at Great Singapore Sale and avail huge discount on all items. Remember to go there at the beginning and you will get the right shopping deal.
Even the small shops at street markets sell different enticing tourist wares like painted fans, Chinese seals. With so much choices in shopping and duty-free shopping at some shops, who wouldn’t get charmed to Singapore! Before you come to this beautiful Asian tourist destination, book a good Singapore hotel to enjoy your stay at this beautiful city. Reading some Singapore hotel reviews will prove to be a good help to find the best accommodation here.