Singapore Shopping Markets
For long Singapore has been a magnet for people from around the globe. However, it is the vast selection of shopping markets that attracts many. In fact, retail therapy is heavily promoted in Singapore where shopaholics and tourists convene for the Great Singapore Sale held every year between May and early June. The sale has proved to be a grand success that because you can find amazing bargains, some with 70 percent off.
Orchard Road is the central retail district of Singapore and is line with shopping malls on both sides of the road. These malls offer designer wear (available at Hilton Shopping Gallery) or high-street bargains (available at Far East Shopping Center).
The largest mall on Orchard Road is Ngee Ann City where than 100 specialty stores are located in addition to the Japanese superstore, Takashimaya. In Heeren Center you can find a store named Annex which sells vintage fashion and quirky accessories. In the same mall is a huge HMV store with the largest music collection in the city.
Right in the middle of Orchard Road is Centerpoint mall, which is home to Robinson’s, Singapore’s oldest department store. If you are looking for china and crystal wares, head straight to Delfi Orchard which sells Waterford crystals and Wedgewood china. Thai silk, antique and leather lovers can head straight to Orchard Towers where there are many small shops catering to people.
Bugis Junction is popular for its glass-covered air-conditioned street known as Parco, where you can get shop-houses, modern outlets and a massive Japanese department store. Just opposite Parco is the night market situated at Bugis Village.
If you head down to Chinatown, you will come across a web small Chinese stores and shops selling artifacts, jewelry, clothes, food and traditional Chinese medicines. Tanjong Pagar is full of traditional shops selling kites, Asian handicrafts and Chinese lacquerware.
Those looking for gifts and bargains should head straight to Smith Street and Trangganu. Here you will find stylish and cheap Chinese clothes. For spice and textile lovers, jewelry shoppers and those looking for handicrafts, Little Indian and Serangoon Road is a real treasure trove.
The best flea markets of Singapore can be found at Clarke Quay and they are open from 10 in the morning to 6 in the evening every Sunday. The flea market outside Tanglin Mall is for fashion lovers and it is open on the first and third Saturday of each month from 5 in the evening until 11 at night.
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