Singapore Travel Experience Is Not Complete Without Shopping
The Great Singapore Sale kicked off last May 28 and will run until July 25. Yes, you read it right! This “shopping festival” will run for 8 weeks giving you more than enough time to join the shopping frenzy. Shops, restaurants and even hotels in Singapore are participating in this shopping craze.
So, what is in store for you at the Great Singapore Sale of 2010? Get up to 70% percent discount on just about anything you could think of, even food is discounted. All of SG’s shopping malls and stalls are participating – the big and the small, the upscale and the cheap, from designer brand shops to souvenir stalls. What’s more is that some shops don’t just give you discounts, they reward you with trips or goody bags if you win their raffle.
Also, tourists are in for a treat with the Tourist Privilege Card which entitles the bearer exclusive offers. If you are not a day person, then go shopping at night as most shops are open until 11 PM. This also means more shopping time for you! There are just so many things awaiting shopaholics at the Great Singapore Sale. Surely, it’s not something you would want to miss!
Singapore Travel – Where To Shop During The Great Singapore Sale
Now you know the perks, but do you know where to go? Don’t fret because we have a list of places which is useful on your Singapore shopping getaway:
Orchard Road is a shopping paradise cradling grand shopping malls like the Ion Orchard, one of Singapore’s largest shopping malls. Moreover, Orchard Road is home to designer brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Prada, Zara and others more. Also, find large departments stores like Isetan and TANG Orchard along this “Great Road.” Orchard Road is truly a one-stop shopping destination.
There is more luxury shopping in store for you at the Marina Bay. Furthermore, your eyes would enjoy the amazing architecture of the shops like the Louis Vuitton Island store house. Aside from designer brands, Marina Bay is the hub of specialty stores found at the Raffles Hotel Arcade and the Millenia Walk. So, if you’re looking for a more personal buy then head on to Marina Bay.
For bargain prices and a wide array of great finds from trendy clothes to the latest gadgets, the Bugis street bazaar is where you have to go. Air-conditioned shops line the streets selling budget-friendly stuff. On the other hand, Sim Lim is the place to be if you’re looking for the latest gadget.
Tired of the Western stuff? Try the oriental products at Chinatown. This is the best place to find Oriental handicrafts, Chinese silk and herbal medicines. There are also Chinese jewellery shops where you could find gold jewellery.
These are just some of the countless shopping centres you’d find in Singapore. More will catch your attention once you’re there. So, complete your Singapore travel experience and as they say, “indulge in the Great Singapore Sale!”