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When thinking about shopping in Singapore, one can easily visualize huge shopping malls with all the luxurious brands and fair share of high end designer wear boutiques. One has to admit that Singapore is quite an expensive city. A single trip to the shopping mall and you’re broke for the month. Well, it doesn’t have to be the same always. You can find great stuff at good bargains here too that are affordable and durable than the stuffs you get from the malls. So where can you find the best budget shopping escapades in this city? Below are the top 10 places where you can do budget shopping in Singapore without burning deep holes in your pocket. Since the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) train stations are the most convenient and easiest means of public transportation in Singapore, I have mentioned them too.
Budget Shopping In Singapore
1. Mustafa Centre
Mustafa Centre located in Little India offers everything a shopper requires including daily groceries, household items, electronic goods, clothes, shoes, bags, watches, cosmetics, perfumes, CDs, DVDs, toys, pharmaceutical products, souvenirs and even gold jewelry. All the goods are available here at reasonable prices. You can also haggle your way to even lower the price of your purchase. You can also arrange air travel, hotel booking & currency exchange services at this complex.
This massive center is open twenty-four hours and all seven days in the week. This is probably the best place to shop and find huge deals on almost all kinds of goods.
How to Reach Mustafa Centre
This shopping complex is at walking distance from Farrer Park MRT station.
2. Far East Plaza
The Far East Plaza is a famous go to budget shopping outlet for all the youngsters in Singapore. Located at the Orchard Road, it offers the most trendiest and fashionable apparel goods, beauty products & accessories such as shoes, bags, watches, jewelry, etc. They also have good salons, nail spas and tattoo centers which are affordable and require no prior appointments. You can also bargain there at many stores and get the best deals. So while you are out there shopping in Singapore’s Far East Plaza you can also get these services done and pamper yourself.
10 AM to 9:30 PM
How to Reach Far East Plaza
This shopping center is at walking distance from Orchard Road MRT station.
3. Bugis Street
Bugis Street is Singapore’s biggest street shopping market. It is famous among the locals as well as tourists. Here you can find a huge variety of quality goods such as souvenirs, clothes, accessories, beauty cosmetics, electronics, stationery and household items. You may not find trendiest or most fashionable apparels here, but look for quality goods which cater to the needs of all shoppers. You may also find tiny souvenirs available in this market for as low as S1$. This shopping street is always very crowded, so I will not recommend you to visit it during weekends if you are a claustrophobic like me.
11 AM to 10 PM
How to Reach Bugis Street Market
The Bugis Street Market is just a short stroll away from the Bugis MRT station.
4. IMM Outlet Mall
If you want to go brand shopping in Singapore offering good discounts, the IMM outlet mall is the shopping place for you. It hosts about 80 well known local as well as international brand outlets offering retail & house furnishing goods at relatively lower and discounted prices. They also have great promotional offers such as Buy 1 Get 1 free or Buy 2 get 1 free. It is located at Jurong East which is in a little farther part of the city. But if you prefer making purchases from brands, taking a trip to this mall will be all worth it.
10 AM to 10 PM
How to Reach IMM Outlet Mall
The IMM Outlet mall is near Jurong East MRT station. You can get into a free shuttle bus from the station or if you prefer walking, you can use the link bridge from the station going towards the mall.
5. Flea Markets(Scape Marketplace)
Scape marketplace is one of Singapore’s biggest weekend flea market offering clothes, beauty accessories, electronic accessories as well as handcrafted goods at very cheap and affordable prices. Blogshops which are a huge phenomenon in Singapore that offer online fashion stores using a blogging platform also line up their apparel goods at prices that are cheaper than the ones available online. So it would be great if you purchase apparels from this flea market after trying them rather than buying online. Use your bargain skills here to get the best deals out of this market.
12 PM to 10 PM. It opens during weekends only, .i.e. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
How to Reach Scape Marketplace
The Scape Market place is located at a 10 minute walking distance from Somerset MRT station.
6. Queensway Shopping Centre
The Queensway shopping centre is a haven for all the fitness loving people and athletes. You can find great stores selling a huge variety of sneakers, bags, trendy sports apparel, sports and gym equipments at great discounts and affordable prices. Few stores also carry bundle offers and may give you some freebies if you purchase more than one goods from them.
11 AM to 9:30 PM.
How to Reach Queensway Shopping Centre
The Queensway Shopping Centre is located at about 15 stroll from Queenstown MRT station. If you want to avoid walking you can get a bus from the station to the shopping center.
7. Lucky Plaza
Lucky Plaza located at Orchard road is one of the famous shopping centers for budget shopping in Singapore. It’s a go to place for purchasing casual clothing, souvenirs, chocolates, perfumes and accessories. Cheap electronic goods are also available there, but I won’t recommend you to buy them from there because I didn’t find them of good quality and durability. Prices are already quite cheap here, but you can still negotiate and save few bucks.
8 AM to 10:30 PM.
How to Reach Lucky Plaza
Lucky Plaza is located at a short walking distance from Orchard MRT station.
8. Changi City Point
Changi City Point is another outlet for brand shopping in Singapore. This mall has a lot of famous brand outlet stores such as Adidas, Nike, Asics, Puma, Sketchers, Hush Puppies, Esprit and many more. These outlet stores offer great discounts on their products and you may also find many ongoing promotional offers. It’s very near to the Changi Airport, just the next MRT station stop. So, if you are traveling and want to buy some branded goods for yourself or for gifting, you now know where you have to head to.
10 AM to 10 PM.
How to Reach Changi City Point
The Changi City Point is located just next to Expo MRT station which is one stop away from the Changi Airport.
9. The Editor’s Market
The Editor’s market is a great shopping place for women apparels and shoes if you want to shop in bulk. They offer step pricing system, the more you will buy the cheaper it will get. They have got trendy collections and keep updating their stocks weekly. I would recommend you to head there for shopping with your group of friends or colleagues or if you want to do bulk shopping or else it would probably not be worth visiting.
11 AM to 10 PM.
How to Reach The Editor’s Market
The Editor’s Market is located at the Orchard Central which is easily accessible from Somerset MRT station.
The Anchorpoint shopping centre located at Queenstown is another hub for many brand outlets. The outlet stores at this shopping centre include Charles and Keith, Pedro, G2000, Typo, Cotton On, Giordano and Billabong. There are always a lot of ongoing sale offers at all brands. You will also find huge discounts on the collections from the last season.
10 AM to 10 PM.
How to Reach Anchorpoint
It is located at a 10 minute walking distance from Queenstown MRT station.
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So now that you know where you can look for the best budget deals while shopping in Singapore, get going and treat yourselves with shopping hauls at these outlets.
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