Shopping in Singapore
For many, Singapore is all about the shopping and if your motto is ‘shop till you drop’ than you’ve come to the right place. Whether you choose to spend on famous Orchard Road, the big upscale shopping centres on Sentosa Island or at Marina Bay or the vibrant markets at Chinatown, there are many locations to choose from when it comes to this popular holiday past time. Here are just some of Singapore’s most popular places where you can get some retail therapy.
Orchard Road is the main shopping thoroughfare where you’ll find upscale department stores, name brand chain stores and luxury goods retailers. Offering a mix of inviting restaurants, cafes and stores, Orchard Road is the perfect place to find the perfect outfit or accessory piece.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is attached to the iconic Marina Bay Sands, an instantly recognisable hotel with its dramatic rooftop design extending the length over three buildings. The Shoppes is a large centre which features all the best in upscale fashion and accessories, conveniently all under one roof.
Although Singapore’s shopping scene is more associated with gleaming 21st century megamalls, this this is Southeast Asia after all, and no Southeast Asian city is complete without at least a handful of cool markets. Most of Singapore’s night markets are located near the city centre, around some of the popular ethnic enclaves such as Chinatown, Little India and the Arabic Quarter.