So you’re planning to visit Singapore and you want to know where you can shop till you drop? Don’t just wander around aimlessly through malls and other expensive venues, try to find cool and cheap locations that will offer you a glimpse into the soul of Singapore. Start out by choosing a great place to stay that will help you save some money for those shopping sprees you’re dreaming about. There are plenty of cheap hotels in Singapore, all you need to do is invest a little time in finding one that best suits your needs. Whether you choose to stay at a hotel in Singapore airport or you want to stay in the center of the city where all the magic happens, shopping venues are everywhere.
Sungei Road Thieves’ Market
It’s not the place where thieves come to sell whatever they stole – the name dates back to the 1930’s – it’s a place where the term vintage comes alive. It really is treasure hunting at its best! Come here well-rested as the place is so loud and vibrant that it will tire you in a matter of minutes.
You can be on a budget and still afford to shop and eat well, just choose one of the many budget hotels in Singapore near Chinatown. When in Chinatown be sure to visit the traditional Chinese medicine shops – they’ll blow your mind!
The most vibrant neighborhood in Singapore, Little India is where you can let your senses guide the way. Visit art galleries, stop and have a bite to eat or buy some fresh vegetables right here in Little India. We’ve heard the best curry in Singapore can be found here.
Vintage is the way to go and Haji Lane has everything your thrift searching soul wants. The boutiques here practice great prices and you can spend days hunting for small treasures. Some of the best shops on this lane are: The Blog Shop – a place where independent fashion designers show off their funky creations, PLUCK will let you shop for clothes, and have ice cream at the same time and Straits Records – where you can find the best local indie bands.
When you feel tired from all the shopping, have a break and enjoy some local cuisine. They say that dinning is a nation’s pastime. If you’re brave try the Durian, Singapore’s national fruit. Why brave? Because the thing stinks so badly that it is banned from buses and buildings. But it tastes great!