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Singapore Money & Shopping

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Singapore is the only shopping mall ever admitted to the United Nations. Besides food, shopping is a national past time, and it appears as if newer, bigger and better malls launch almost every month.

Take our walking cum shopping tours through Kampong Glam, Little India and the Colonial District, shop till you drop on Orchard Road, or simply wander through Chinatown for some unique shopping experiences from antiques to electronics, saris to Chinese medicine. Find out what to buy where and how the money works in Singapore.

Alternatively, look through the individual shops below and try out these current hot spots:

  1. Bugis Street Market
    Akin to Bangkok’s Chatuchak and Taipei’s night markets, this claustrophobic institution houses affordable, stylish street fashion locals love, with local food samplings and souvenirs.
    The extravagant Louis Vuitton store at Marina Bay Sands.  <span style='white-space:nowrap;'><img src='http://www.guidegecko.de/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click to enlarge</span>
  2. ION Orchard
    Smack in the middle of Orchard Road, ION Orchard is home to luxury, high-end and high-street brands both local and international.
  3. Ion Orchard Shopping Mall on Orchard Road.  <span style='white-space:nowrap;'><img src='http://www.guidegecko.de/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click to enlarge</span>
    Sungei Road Thieves Market
    Cheap, vintage electronic goods, household appliances and apparel set up in an offbeat location without proper cash registers.
  4. Vivocity
    A sprawling mall opposite Sentosa Island houses a rooftop with a view and wading pool for kids.
  5. Funan Digitalife Mall
    A one-stop center for electronics with reputable shops that even locals trust. For a cheaper option, try Sim Lim Square, but know your prices and bargain hard!

Shops & Stores in Singapore

Shopping Mall Ion Orchard
Ion Orchard is the sci-fi-looking shopping mall located along the Orchard Road stretch. Brandishing one of the largest retail spaces in Singapore and located right above the Orchard MRT station, it is a popular shopping de... more
 5 Fans, Luxury, in Orchard Road
Bookstore Kinokuniya Singapore
Books Kinokuniya at Ngee Ann City is a massive bookstore in Singapore which occupies 43,000 sq ft and offers up to 500,000 titles. You can also find extensive range of magazines, stationery, music and movie CDs within the ... more
 4 Fans, Mid Range, in Orchard Road
Furniture Store IKEA
Part of the Swedish IKEA chain, IKEA at Alexandra Road is a one-stop mall for home furnishings. Renowned for its flat pack and self-assembly furniture, it is extremely popular with locals and foreign expatriates alike for ... more
 4 Fans, Mid Range, in West
Shopping Mall Iluma
Iluma is the first shopping mall in Singapore to use a media installation as part of its façade. The exterior of the building is covered with thousands of individually controllable fluorescent light bulbs. During th... more
 3 Fans, Mid Range, in Colonial District
Shopping Mall Vivocity
Located in the Harbourfront precinct is one of the largest shopping mall in Singapore, VivoCity. An integrated waterfront retail, recreation, and lifestyle hub, it officially opened on 1 December 2006 and remains a highly ... more
 3 Fans, Mid Range, in West
Shopping Mall Chinatown Point
Chinatown Point is a shopping mall located along New Bridge Road. The spiral layout of this shopping mall is an interesting design. It houses a number of eateries on the first level and basement. There are also a number of... more
 2 Fans, Mid Range, in Chinatown & Financial District
General/Other Store Aljunied Brothers
Aljunied Brothers is a store specializing in Arabian clothes and accessories, oil-based perfumes and incense, established way back in 1966. The variety of Arabian scarves here is astonishing. It has a quiet and business-li... more
 2 Fans, Mid Range, in Kampong Glam
Fashion Store Soon Lee
Soon Lee is a women's fashion store that houses a broad collection of clothes, bags, shoes, accessories, and books. One will find imported brands like Irregular Choice shoes and Dr. Denim jeans here. They also carry a coll... more
 2 Fans, Top End, in Kampong Glam
Fashion Store Blackmarket
Blackmarket is a renowned and trendy fashion and lifestyle boutique located at the corner of Jalan Pisang and Victoria Street, beside Hajah Maimunah Restaurant. Homegrown Blackmarket specializes in offering unique designer... more
 2 Fans, Top End, in Kampong Glam
General/Other Store Masquerade
Going to a costume party? Then head out to Masquerade first. This crammed costume rental store on the second level of a shop house on Bali Lane has an extensive collection of costumes and mascot attires. You can find princ... more
 2 Fans, Mid Range, General/Other Store, in Kampong Glam
These are just 10 of 166 Shops & Stores in Singapore. Show more.

Singapore Money & Shopping Reviews

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Some locals find the shopping scene here boring, e.g. same brand repeated in many malls.
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Prices are considered expensive, compared to neighbouring countries.
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Shopping here is considered safe and reliable, e.g. won't get cheated.
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Shopping scene is revitalized with malls like ION Orchard and Orchard Central
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It is easy to suit your budget, whether you're looking for cheap or high-end stuff
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