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Frances Chalke

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Where are the best places to shop in Singapore?

Sister trip to Singapore! We're looking for clothes, shoes, and other gifts (for friends and parents) unique to Singapore, but also interested in the best shopping areas in general. Where are the best streets, stores, or malls to shop?

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  • Lindsey Marie Wendler

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    ION Orchard, Takashimaya, and Marina Bay Sands are my faves for big high-street brands. If you are looking for some interesting boutiques, check out Far East Plaza on Scotts Rd (Not to be confused with Far East Shopping Centre). It's full of little independent fashion boutiques and beauty salons with really affordable prices- you can negotiate too. Local designers fashion can be found at Keepers: Singapore Designer Collective on Orchard Road, which is kind of a cool concept store. You might want to check out Haji Ln/Arab St, which has tons of funky boutiques and a cool hipster feel.

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  • Jacinda Cat

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    If you are talking about local stuff definitely head to Arab St. The big malls stock international brands that can be found everywhere. Go to a store called Naiise, many locally designed souvenirs that are unique to Singapore e.g chicken rice magnets or locally designed jewelery.

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  • Carole K

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    Hi Frances! Singapore is an amazing city - incredibly modern, delicious foods and lucky for you: shops everywhere! A reputed shopping area is Orchard Road filled with malls. You can easily take the MRT to the Orchard Rd Station and you'll be inside the mall as soon as you step off the metro!

    More information in this travel tips article: http://www.ooaworld.com/visit-singapore-three-days/

    Hope this helps and if you need more info, please don't hesitate! Safe travels.

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  • Rei Singh

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    I liked Orchard Road and Marina Bay and they do have some local boutique shops but mostly big brands - Gucci, LV etc. On Orchard Rd. there are lot malls. Two specific stores I shopped at were Isetan and Takashimaya. There is foreign discounts so do look for those! Enjoy the trip!

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  • Duyen Pham

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    As it's super expensive in Singapore, I love getting here for grabbing stuff. Here are some of my favorites:

    VivoCity: So many things to buy here. The service is superb. There are a number of items ranging from fashion to facility. You can join in many acitivites here. The price is expensive, sure. But you you get what you pay. So, if you want to get some good branded stuff, let's check it out.

    Chinatown Street Markets

    Chinatown Street Market is an interesting spot to shop, interact with locals and get a glimpse of culture of Chinese in Singapore.

    Anchorpoint

    Anchorpoint Shopping Centre is considered as the first mall to introduce the concept of having a cluster of premium brand name boutique outlet stores in Singapore. Visiting here, you will get all kind of brand product with extremely cheap prices.

    Bugis Street

    Bugis Street is the LARGEST street shopping experience in Singapore with some of the most competitive prices you can find!

    Lucky Plaza

    Lucky Plaza is an iconic shopping center in Singapore offering a diversified selection of items for all ages at cheap prices.

    The Editor's Market

    The Editor's Market is a popular shopping center with all forms of wholesale and retail. In this place, you will find everything at extremely attractive prices.

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  • Alex Lobov

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    Orchard Road will always be your go-to but it's huge. My favourite mall along the strip is Mandarin Gallery which is just between Takashimaya & 313@Somerset. It's not as big as some of the others but contains a few more interesting boutiques such as Fred Perry Signature, Inhabit, Mulberry & the denim shop.

    Outside Orchard, Haji Ln is extremely popular for quirky "hipster-style" boutiques but I personally think the quality on offer is lacking and the whole strip is touristy and overrated. My recommendation for off-the-beaten track shopping would be the Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade where you can find APC, Front Row & Surrender. Ann Siang Hill still has a few interesting boutiques too.

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  • SC L

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    Orchard Road definitely - Orchard MRT is under ION Orchard. Somerset MRT is down the road (under another mall, 313@Somerset), but I suggest walking the whole road down instead. Street level ION Orchard and Ngee Ann City houses the high end brands like LV, etc, but downstairs is where it's at. The vibe gets younger the further down the road you go (if you started at ION).

    Not that I needed to buy souvenirs of Singapore before myself, but you might want to check out Bugis Street or Chinatown?

    I also enjoyed VivoCity - if you're there, they have art installations on the roof you may or may not want to check out.

    There's also Jurong, out in the 'burbs - IMM Building (the so-called "factory outlet"), Jem, Westgate.

    Souvenir ideas? http://www.thefarmstore.sg/

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