I'lle be flying out of Singapore early Jan, and Im coming from Koh Phangan, so therefore are travelling via Malaysia. Just wqondering if anyone knows where its cheaper to shop Kuala Lumpar or Singapore, as I've never been to either. I've got 4 days??
Any help would be appreciated.
#1 erbi3285 has been a member since 22/10/2008. Posts: 4
The answer is usually KL.
If you're shopping for branded luxury goods (i.e. Bang & Olufsen audio equipment, LV bags, D&G clothes) then Singapore is a bit cheaper and promotional sales are common.
If you're shopping for electronics, clothes, souvenirs, and all the usual stuff then Kl is much, much cheaper. It's also much cheaper for guesthouses, food, etc.
Generally it would be cheaper to shop in Kuala Lumpur but sometimes, their fashion seasons may be a little backdated. But nonetheless, Kuala Lumpur is a decent shopping haven.
If you've a taste for fashionable clothes, Singapore's a great place if you're into fashion and would like the latest. The current post-christmas sale period has set prices lower than before due to the global economic recession.
Orchard Road would be the place to shop for clothes. Shopping malls along Orchard road include: Shaw House, Tangs, Wisma Atria, Takashimaya, Paragon, Centrepoint, Plaza Singapura
In the Cityhall area, accessible by MRT (the subway system), there is a giant mall with office buildings known as Suntec City. Opposite is Marina Square and Millenia Walk.
For electronics, head to Courts or Harvey Norman. These are mainly electronics and furniture chains that are constantly having sales. Do check out Mustafa Centre in Little India too.
Sometimes, you may discover shopping gems in the form of heartland malls. If you want to have a truly authentic Singaporean shopping experience, take the MRT and hop off whenever you spot a heartland shopping mall. Most of the MRT tracks run above ground in the suburbs and the heartland shopping malls are just beside the MRT station. Try starting from the West, at Boon Lay MRT station, where there is a newly expanded mall called Jurong Point.
Head east and stop by Jurong East MRT. About a 15 minute walk away is IMM, a gigantic mall that houses a hypermart and furniture shops. It was also recently renovated to include clothes, fashion, electronics stores.
In the east of Singapore, popular heartland malls include Tampines Mall and Century Square.
Keep following the MRT system, getting off wherever you see a shopping mall that seems interesting. You'll be rewarded with a better shopping experience.
Here i am disclosing some of the name of best shopping center in Kuala Lumpar ::-
1. Mid Valley Megamall
2. Suria KLCC
3. Berjaya Times Square
4. Bukit Bintang Plaza and Sungai Wang Plaza
5. Lot 10 and Starhill
7. Sunway Pyramid
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#5 ShawnAlvin has been a member since 31/5/2010. Posts: 4
Singapore has the best selection and range of shops. If you have money to spend (Notably on designer goods) I recommend Singapore. You only need to walk down Orchard Road (25 Shopping centres) and there you have it.
For cheaper goods, decent copies as well, then KL.
#6 jpundek has been a member since 3/9/2010. Posts: 3
If your wallet is full of notes, then I suggest Singapore. Things can be very expensive but the quality is often satisfactory. Besides that, Singapore is a very safe country to visit. You need not worry about safety, rip off and the place is very clean. as my experience doing a shopping and food discovery in Kuala Lumpur, the result is a little turn off. I don't find myself safe when I'm in Kuala Lumpur and sad to say, I was robbed in a Shopping Complex even I'm with my cousin ( a malaysian).
Talking about shopping in the Far East, I still find Bangkok the best. IMHO!
Shopping in Singapore and Kuala Lumpar depends upon the needs of the guy...But if a budget traveler wants to shop then i will suggest him/her to shop in Kuala Lumpa,as compare to Singapore...This is because Singapore is bit costlier when compares to Kuala Lumpar...Also one can get cheaper clothes and other products in Kuala Lumpar....
#8 paulsimons87 has been a member since 22/4/2011. Posts: 1
I have been and lived in both for a long while.
Electronics in KL is more expensive due to the electronics tax imposed by the Malaysian government. Branded stuff in Malaysia are priced comparably to Singapore. If you are talking about food or lodging, it's definitely a lot cheaper in Malaysia.
Singapore is definitely the safest country in Southeast Asia but also expensive to live in...