Shopping is one of the most popular national past times on this tiny island nation – which explains why there are so many malls here.
Here are 5 popular malls (and for good reasons) among Singaporeans. These also feature dining concepts where you can rest your feet and fuel up before continuing with your shopping spree.
P.S. What’s even better is that you’ll earn STAR$®, which can now be converted to KrisFlyer miles, when you shop and dine here. Or, you can choose to redeem your KrisFlyer miles for STAR$® to pay for your shopping or dining activities.
If you’re planning to head out with your closest pals for a shopping spree, consider Plaza Singapura, which is located along Singapore’s main shopping belt, simply because there’s really just so much to see and so much to want here.
Fashionistas who love supporting local brands will be thrilled to discover that a whole row of blogshops await – from Fayth, Fashmob, Runway Bandits, to SHOPSASSYDREAM. And if you’re the sort to prefer taking your pick from international brands, consider Rad Russel or Urban Revivo.
Stock up on your favourite skincare products from Innisfree, Jurlique, or Kiehls, and if you’re feeling peckish, why not check out MUJI for their range of delectable snacks that come packaged in individual wrappers – for portion control.
Of course, MUJI also has a whole range of furniture, homeware, stationery, apparel, footwear, and even cosmetics.
A word of advice: set aside a whole day to conquer the best of what Plaza Singapura has to offer. You’ll definitely need tons of time here.
Plaza Singapura is located at 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839.
This mall was once home to all things IT and electronics, but in 2016, it shuttered and underwent a massive overhaul. 3 years later, it opened to much fanfare, as a new paradigm for living, working, and playing in the city centre.
There are concept stores, pop-up stores, and many of the brands that Singaporeans love. This is where you can find gifts for your pal who loves PLAY LINE FRIENDS, pick up your Dyson beauty products, or add to your wardrobe. Fashionistas will be glad to browse through the newest additions to the clothing racks at Beyond The Vines, Benjamin Barker, and one of Singapore’s first blogshops: Love, Bonito.
Once a humble online venture that served as a platform to sell off preloved clothing, the brand has become a fashion powerhouse that is best known to champion female confidence. Come prepared to spend hours trying on the pieces here, and you’ll likely leave with bags of new outfits for every upcoming occasion.
Hungry after all that trying of clothes? Take a break and grab a bite at one of the many restaurants here. Godmama, which features Peranakan touches to contemporary local dishes, is a favourite.
Funan is located at 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105.
The one that sits in the heart of Singapore, the mall that everyone has been to countless times – Raffles City.
Fun fact: did you know that this mall was designed by a world-renowned architect with the idea of creating a “city within a city”? With over 200 speciality shops, including luxury brands (Shanghai Tang), international fashion labels (MANGO), blogshops (Klarra), and beauty concept stores (YSL Beauty), it’s definitely a mini city that leaves you spoilt for choice.
Besides shopping to your hearts content, you might also want to fill your belly with delicious food. You’ll find cafes with your favourite brunch items on their menu, luxe restaurants befitting of a celebratory meal, and establishments which you’ll want to re-visit over and over again.
One of them is Tenjin, a smart-casual Japanese restaurant that serves up scrumptious bowls of tendons.
Think deep-fried, crispy pieces of seafood and vegetables, sitting atop a bed of warm, fluffy rice from Ibaraki prefecture, Japan. Decadent, delicious, and delightful. It’s time to dig in.
And then prepare to hit the shops again.
Raffles City is located at 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103.
Bugis Town is technically not just a mall, but a cluster of 3 shopping areas, consisting of Bugis+, Bugis Junction and Bugis Street. Stepping into this area is like entering a zone filled with all things necessary for a vibrant lifestyle. This is where you’ll uncover endless food offerings, fun entertainment, and some of the trendiest clothing labels.
Shopping options here include the ever-popular CHARLES & KEITH, local blogshop The Closet Lover, as well as the eponymous brand by triple Wimbledon champion Fred Perry.
If you’re in the mood for some street shopping, then you’re in luck because Bugis Street is one of the largest street malls in Singapore, housing a massive collection of over 600 shops. This is where you can find the best deals, as apparel here is not only widely varied but highly affordable. Wander through the maze of shops and leave with a bag full of clothes to add to your wardrobe.
Bugis+ is located at 201 Victoria Street, Singapore 188067.
Bugis Junction is located at 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021.
Bugis Street is located at 3 New Bugis Street, Singapore 188867.
History buffs who love to wine and dine will love spending time at Clarke Quay. This lifestyle destination, which takes its form as a conserved landmark that comprises of five blocks of shophouses and warehouses, is located along the Singapore River, and it is home to more than 50 restaurants, bars, and entertainment spots.
Make your way here after a full day of hitting your favourite stores. You’re sure to find a restaurant you’d love to try – there’s tons on offer here, with a mix of international cuisines at the many dining concepts offering gastronomic experiences. A hot pick is Violet Oon Satay and Grill, where the star of the show is, of course, the satay – no prizes for guessing that correctly.
Order a plate of their signature satays and you’ll be sinking your teeth into juicy meat skewers. Don’t miss dipping them into the accompanying peanut sauce, which is full of flavour – it adds a whole new dimension to the already delicious sticks of satay.
If you’re not feeling like having satay, some other popular choices include Red House Seafood (in case you’re craving for fresh seafood), Octapas Spanish Tapas Bar (for the tastiest paellas), and Highlander Bar & Restaurant (to get your Guinness pie and whisky fix).
At Clarke Quay, you’re sure to wine, dine and have good times only – it’s the best way to end a fulfilling day of browsing through your favourite boutiques and finding your favourite hauls.
Clarke Quay is located at 3 River Valley Road, Singapore 179024.
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