Archive for the 'Shopping' Category

Apr 22 2014

Markets

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Candles anyone?  The uber hip Sunday Artists Market at the Vault showcases original designs, and even includes new fiction and tea blends.

Sungei Road Thieves’ Market is Singapore’s largest and oldest flea market; bursting with all kinds of retro bric-a-brac, it’s a top spot to unearth an unusual souvenir. But thanks to Singapore’s art and design scene blossoming in recent years, you can also pick up more on-trend stuff at other markets these days. Here’s the lowdown on … read the full post

Apr 15 2013

Singapore’s best independent bookstores

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Pick up a book by a Singaporean author.

Singapore’s an ideal place to stock up on fresh English-language reading material. You will find bookstores in the shopping malls, but true bookworms will want to support these independent bookstores specialising in quirky reads and works by local authors. Singapore’s hands-down best independent bookstore is Books Actually in the hip Tiong Bahru neighbourhood. Opened in … read the full post

Apr 08 2013

The best malls not on Orchard Road

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112 Katong - I want 2 shop here

Maybe Singapore is a nation of shopaholics – or maybe Singaporeans and visitors here just love free air-conditioning – but the city-state has more than its fair share of shopping malls. Most can be found along Orchard Road, but there are mega-malls in every area of Singapore. Here are our top picks for malls not … read the full post

Oct 15 2012

Duty-free shopping at DFS Galleria Singapore

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Head inside for discounts on luxury goods like handbags and perfumes.

Ever wish your flight would be delayed just so you could have more time to take advantage of the shopping at Changi Airport? If you can plan ahead a little, you can avoid that by shopping for duty-free goods anytime you like at DFS Galleria. Though it looks like any other mall on Orchard Road … read the full post

Jul 19 2012

What are some popular souvenirs in Singapore?

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The gift that keeps on giving. Dinner, that is.

Finding a souvenir that sums up the Singapore experience can be a bit of a challenge because there aren’t many locally-made products (other than the hawker food you ate for lunch – burp!). Some may be quite cheesy, but these are the most popular souvenirs of Singapore. Spice packages to make Singaporean food: The highlight … read the full post

Jun 09 2012

What to do if you’re ripped off at Sim Lim Square

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Sim Lim Square is home to Singapore's best gadgets and best con-men.

Most travellers know to be wary of scams in cities like Bangkok, but feel they can let their guard down in Singapore. The fact that people feel so safe here combined with the belief that Singapore has cheap electronics is the perfect breeding ground for shopping scams. According to the Singapore Tourism Board, 37% of … read the full post

May 28 2012

The Great Singapore Sale 2012

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Now is a dangerous time for shopaholics to be in Singapore – The Great Singapore Sale has returned. This year the event runs from May 25 until July 22 with special events, extended shopping hours, contests and, of course, discounts. Here are some tips for making the most of the sale. First off, it’s worth … read the full post

Sep 26 2011

Peninsula Plaza: Singapore’s “Little Burma”

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As the economic hub of Southeast Asia, people from across the region are drawn to Singapore to try to make a buck. These groups add to Singapore’s colourful cultural diversity and, as the communities grow, they establish their own restaurants, temples, and even shopping malls. Golden Mile Complex is the domain of the Thais, Lucky … read the full post

Jul 27 2011

Singapore’s Thieves Market

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Whoever said, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” has certainly shopped at the Thieves Market along Sungei Road in Singapore. In addition to being the oldest flea market in Singapore –  this riverbank between Little India and Bugis has been a site of casual commerce since the 1930s – the Thieves Market is the … read the full post

Jun 08 2011

Golden Mile Complex: Singapore’s Little Thailand

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While Chinatown and Little India are so big they have their own MRT station, Singapore does have other, less obvious ethnic neighbourhoods. Migrant workers from nearby countries like Thailand, Burma, the Philippines, and Indonesia all have their own enclaves where they go for a taste of home on their weekly day off (that’s right, just … read the full post

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