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Shop ’til you Drop Options for Shopping in Singapore

  1. Michael Filippone
  2. Monday, October 8th, 2012

Shop til you Drop Options for Shopping in Singapore

Credit: Photo courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board

Shop ’til you Drop Options for Shopping in Singapore

A popular shopping destination for travelers worldwide, Singapore has much more to offer than just the usual inexpensive souvenir shops. This present-day city is without a doubt Asia’s most refined yet diverse place to shop, and there is a huge variety of stores on the island. Here are several options for shopping in Singapore.

 

Great Singapore Sale

While the shopping here is quite affordable year-round, the best time to find the biggest discounts on all kinds of items is during the annual Great Singapore Sale. From late May through July, stores and shops all over this Island offer fantastic deals on everything, including jewelry, electronics, toys and many designer label fashions. A good place to find a variety of sale items would be at the stores on Orchard Road shops. This street consists of endless shopping malls with shops that mark tags down to as much as 70% off during the Great Singapore Sale.

Christmas Shopping

Christian or not, the tourists and locals of this city delight in celebrating the holidays. The festive lights and decorations are prevalent throughout the city, along with entertainment, music shows and parties. While Orchard Road and Vivo City may be the most popular Christmas shopping destinations in Singapore, be sure to also visit the small street side shop areas, such as Lucky Plaza, Little India, Chinatown and Sim Lim Square. Shopping in this city during the holidays is definitely a wonderful experience.

Authenic Souvenirs

While this island is full of souvenir shops that sell cheap items for tourists to take home to remember their island vacation, there are also some authentic souvenir shops. These shops contain all kinds of exquisite gifts; ranging from glass ornaments to leather merchandise. Singapore Mint is just one of the nice stores that sell beautiful, quality souvenir gifts, collectibles, coins and medallions: moreover, they sell online if you would rather shop from the convenience of your hotel room.

Antique Shopping

Singapore offers a large selection of antique shopping, because it is home to many antique stores. There are many unique antique shops here where tourists can find some of the most unusual antiques. However, the Apsara Antiques and Arts of Singapore on 19 Tanglin Road is the most adored antique shop in Asia. It is internationally recognized for its stunning antique jewelry.

Shopping Hotels

With 38 shopping hotels in Singapore, it’s hard to know which ones to stay at. The Carlton Hotel is suitably situated near the CityLink Mall, which is the island’s largest underground shopping mall. The Royal Plaza on Scotts is positioned among the chic shopping malls of Orchard Road, and the Marina Bay Sands is an amazing waterfront hotel that has onsite shopping. Before making reservations for a hotel in Singapore, check the website to see what shopping areas it is close to.

Shop ’til you Drop Options for Shopping in Singapore.

Michael Filippone

About the Author: Michael Filippone

Michael Filippone has traveled throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia. Each year he travels several hundred thousand miles. He regularly visits Singapore for business and has a great love of the Orient.

His favorite things are morning runs in big cities and getting lost. He has a great passion for all things that are water-sport related: paddle surfing, surfing, free diving, fishing, rowing… Here you will find his musings on everything from where to go get lost on a jungle adventure to a road-trip in Thailand to a romantic cruise weaving through the Indonesian archipelago. Here too are hand-selected articles penned for him by writers he likes on the best places to go from Singapore. As well as being one of the key drivers behind setting up Singapore.com, he runs and part-owns Asia.com – a travel site on all things happening in the wider region. Michael is known to be fond of skipping rope and other than the odd beer, his preferred beverage is coconut water. He loves to fish and play volleyball with his children. He trained as an Olympic rower and loves to see his children find their way in sports and life.

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