Shopping in Singapore
Like food, shopping is one of Singapore’s favourite past-time as well! It is one of the countries in the world where what you purchased are literally assured geniune.
Contrary to many reports (see footnote *), imitation goods are rare in Singapore as authorities clamp down very hard such sellers/manufacturers. So if you see “Chanel” on the front of the shirt, chances are they are geniune products.
Shopping in Singapore is also generally cheap, if you compare it to say United Kingdom. I have friends from overseas who couldnt resist the prices for audio CDs (‘cheap, cheap’, that’s what they said), books etc. items which are quite reasonably priced. The same designer clothes in Singapore would probably costs about 20%-40% cheaper as compared to France, for example. I am speaking generally of course, a smart shopper always open up their eyes when they buy, so decide for yourself whether it is worthwhile buying the item you are eyeing.
There are many places to shop in Singapore, and any products you can think of (legal ones of course!) can be bought in Singapore. We have the world-famous Orchard Road shopping belt, where there are literally thousands of shops along the many shopping malls. Well, you probably know them all already, I am not going to talk about them either, you probably could find information on them quite easily anyway.
There are many other places to shop, especially for clothings, handicrafts etc.
Along the east-bound route, you will find:
Malay Village (Paya Lebar MRT station)
Bedok Town Centre (Bedok MRT station) – no shopping mall, but a cluster of shops around where you can find practically anything!
Eastpoint (Simei MRT station)
Century Square & Tampines Mall (Tampines MRT station)
White Sands (Pasir Ris MRT station)
Along the west-bound and north-bound routes, you will also find many shopping facilities as well. We will update the information when time permits.
As you may have known, Singapore’s favourite past time is to shop, or window-shop if we cannot afford it. There are literally hundreds of shopping malls, and thousands of shops selling everything imaginable! For more information, click here.
Outside Orchard Road, there are many other places as well. Check out Raffles City and the Millenia Walk. Both these places can be accessed from the City Hall MRT station (there is even an underground shopping lane leading towards Marina City!) Remember to visit Suntec City for the largest convention centre (with shopping facilities of course!) in SE Asia.