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The reputation of being a global shopping hub is no easy feat for a place like Singapore. The range that you can find in Singapore is just endless. Singapore alone has more high-end shopping malls per capita in the whole of Asia. In other words, when they say you can SHOP TILL YOU DROP, it is actually what it is, LITERALLY!
If you are in Singapore, you are basically spoilt for choice when you shop here. What you get when shopping in Singapore is both:
If you really must make a shortlist of the malls that you MUST visit in Singapore, then use our recommendations below to help you decide.
Right smack in the middle of Orchard Road, you will not miss this mall. Its architecture alone will amaze you. If that does not, then get into the mall and the shops there will. It’s the futuristic design of this structure that gives its character. Inside the mall, you will surely be amazed at the artistic outlook that includes specialized ‘toilets for high spending customers and celebrities’. Located at the Orchard MRT Station, you can get into the mall via its various entry points with ample parking space for those driving here. What you can expect to find here include:
Vivocity is located at Harbour Front and is where you will find some of the top brands on sale together with some very exciting names. It is an all-in-one shopping mall where you can enjoy entertainment, lifestyle and most importantly, shopping. Here, you will like the largest cinema in Singapore as well as the largest toy store too. Besides that, there is a wading pool for the kids and its own amphitheater too. Among the highlights of VivoCity are:
Paragon Shopping Center (or Paragon as it is fondly known) is one of the most prominent shopping centers in Singapore. It is a high-end, luxury consumer goods shopping destination which resonates very much with the local and foreign shoppers. Here, you will find 6 floors of retail outlets to choose from including sports boutiques and eateries. Among the awards that Paragon has received include The Most Glamourous Mall and Tatler Best of Singapore Guide. You can expect to find here:
This luxurious and majestic mall is part of the Grand Park Orchard Hotel. It has one of the very modern designs in terms of architecture and outlook. You will enjoy the four floors of shopping retail outlets here from this new offering along Orchard Road. Among those that you can expect to find here are some of the major retail names in the market. Expect to visit the first Abercrombie & Fitch store in Southeast Asia as well as luxury names like Hublot and Philip Stein at The Hour Glass. There are also names like Topshop and Topman together with Tommy Hilfiger too. Besides that, there is a Pure Fitness center here while you can enjoy some of the best foods around too.
If you are looking for something more local and ‘Singaporean’ without compromising on quality and name, then Bugis Junction might just be your best bet. In fact, Bugis has been associated with being the local place to visit among shoppers for many decades now. The Bugis Junction is as its name suggest, the junction in Bugis and that is where you will find all types of shopping options. This is where you will find affordable brands and products for sale in the kiosks and stand-alone stores. Besides that, there are renowned names like Metro, Levi’s, Adidas, Converse and Desigual too. Just a stone’s throw away from here is the MRT station as well as the Bugis market where you can find a lot more other items.
The Suntec City Mall has one of the most international shopping reputations you can find. Before VivoCity opened, Suntec City was the largest shopping center with more than 360 retail outlets. They all reside amongst the exhibition and conference center and offices above the mall. This is where you will find names such as Harvey Norman and Carrerfour too. Other names that you can expect to find here are:
You will not miss Ngee Ann City if you are in Orchard Road. It spreads across a long stretch along the shopping street and its brick-colored wall is just an awesome view to begin with. It started out in 1993 where it now houses more than 130 names to give something for every shopper. There are 7 floors of retail shops for anyone to indulge in including the Takashimaya Department Store which has been the signature store here ever since. What makes Ngee Ann City so exciting is that despite its majestic outlook, it has something for everyone which means it is not limited only to the luxury brands.
The Kinokuniya bookstore on the fourth floor here is the largest bookstore in Singapore. You can expect to see a lot of book-lovers who come here and enjoy a read or two. Zara, Mango, Massimo Duti are just some of the common names you will find here. If you are looking for something more upscale, Armani, Cartier, Chopard, Louis Vuitton would surely meet your standards. To top it all, there are over 40 places to eat here ranging from eastern to western cuisine and fusion too.