6 Best Shopping Spots in Singapore
Shopping is a popular pastime in Singapore, and knowing the best destinations can make shopping an enjoyable part of your trip. Glamorous malls and local markets make up the city’s top spending spots. Take a peek at six of the best shopping spots in Singapore.
The Bugis Square area was once Singapore’s red-light district, but it now offers a pleasant shopping experience for locals and visitors alike. Bugis Junction is an air-conditioned shopping street with glass ceilings and an outdoor fountain. Book a convenient IHG hotel in Singapore’s downtown core, and you’ll be able to drop off your bags or stop for a mid-afternoon nap after a shopping session at Bugis Junction.
Ann Siang Road
The Ann Siang Road area features several designer fashion boutiques and stylish shops. Lined with French patisseries and funky bookstores, this area has ample charm heightened by the shophouse façades that give the neighborhood its genteel ambiance.
Singapore’s Chinatown is an energized neighborhood filled with souvenir shacks, Indian temples, and traditional medicine shops. The area features countless restaurants serving delicious Chinese cuisine, and you can use an interactive walking tour map to guide you through the neighborhood. Some sights you may see include Singapore’s oldest Hindu and Muslim places of worship, Sri Mariamman Temple and Masjid Jamae Mosque, as well as the four-story Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. To learn more about the area, visit the Chinatown Visitor Centre and Chinatown Heritage Centre before you start shopping.
Haji Lane features carefully curated women’s clothing from Soon Lee and specialty stores like Rusty Buttons and Loft. The lane derives its name from its history of welcoming poor Malay families in the 1960s and 1970s. These houses gave shelter to pilgrims on their way to Mecca, and “Haji” is the name for a man who has completed the holy Muslim pilgrimage.
ION Orchard spans eight retail floors that boast over 333 stores and dining venues. It also has 48 floors of residential space. Stores and services you’ll find here include luxury fashion and accessories, beauty and wellness, and high-tech electronic gadgets. The food hall at ION Orchard offers casual dining, fast food, gourmet food, a deli, and a confectionery. The complex also offers concierge and event space for gatherings.
Singapore’s Little India is a vibrant shopping area with art galleries, restaurants, and vegetable stalls crammed into a compact space that spans just 700 by 500 meters. With its wide variety of shops and stalls, Little India is a necessary stop on any visitor’s itinerary. Don’t miss your chance to visit the Mustafa Centre, which spans two retail and dining complexes that are open 24/7. Here, you’ll find clothing, groceries, electronics, jewelry, and much more.
No matter what’s on your shopping list, you’ll find plenty of markets, malls, and neighborhoods to browse in Singapore. Book the perfect hotel near your favorite shopping destinations in Singapore and start planning your ideal luxury getaway or a family-friendly vacation.
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