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Singapore Shopping – with Wired Destinations
Singapore is known as ‘The Shopping Island’ as it is brimming with fabulous Singapore shopping areas offering a wide range of products in a wonderful shopping phenomenon. A great number of visitors keep coming back to the country for a bargain-hunting experience. Without a doubt, Singapore shopping is an enjoyable and satisfying activity you shouldn’t miss.
Singapore’s top shoppers tend to frequent the following shopping centers:
Orchard Road is the most popular Singapore shopping area, rich with grand department stores, boutiques, supermarkets, movie theatres, and restaurants. This street is packed with shops specializing in imported brand name clothing and accessories. Generally, shops and stores are open from 10 am to 10 pm every day. However, Mustafa and Holland Village Cold Storage are open 24 hours. Many elegant Singapore hotels are located along Orchard Road such as the Shangri-La, Hilton, the Grand Hyatt, the Marriott and the Four Seasons.
Located on Orchard Road, Centrepoint is a leading tasteful Singapore shopping venue, well-known among tourists. It is famous mostly for its quality clothing, household furnishing, Asian antiques, original art work, books and classical music. Centrepoint offers various fine restaurants with tempting dishes..
DFS Galleria Scottswalk
Feathering a number of luxurious brand name products, DFS Galleria Scottswalk is a duty-free shop in Singapore. Additionally, you can find classy DFS-exclusive items. If you like a taste of an affluent and glamorous atmosphere, then we recommend DFS Galleria Scottswalk.
HMV which is known as the biggest music store in Southeast Asia can be found here. It is also a hub for fashionable clothing and accessories. The Heeren is considered the ‘Harajuku of Singapore’ because of its trendy and unique fashion street.
Home to the Indian community in Singapore located on Serangoon road, Little India is a bustling business area where Indians have lived since the 1800’s. Visitors can an impression of the Indian way of life and experience superb foods at many restaurants on both side of the road. All types of Indian goods can be found here. In addition, Little India area accommodates a number of authentic shops and boutiques that are the best place to buy gold, jewellery, silverware, brassware and different designs of sari, the national dress for Indian women. Mustafa Center is a major Singapore shopping mall in Little India which opens 24 hours a day. Little India is a great place to find some inexpensive Little India hotels such as Broadway Hotel and the Claremont Hotel Singapore.
Arab Street’s lively market is one of the island’s main commercial districts. Known as the Musilm community in Singapore, Arab Street is the best spot for bargain-hunting. This place specializes in clothing and all kinds of fabric goods, rich in color and design. Other fascinating goods are sold here including mats, serving trays, sewing kits and products made of camel skin. This area also features a market selling all items for Muslims; the holy Quran, prayer mat, and other religion-related goods.
Singapore Shopping Information
Singapore becomes a shopping paradise for all shoppers from mid July every year because The Great Singapore Sale is held to promote the island’s tourism and economy. During this time, all main Singapore shopping malls and boutiques offer goods at special discounts. All prices are slashed and this grand sale definitely attracts crowds of shoppers.
Shoppers who feel exhorted from exploring malls and carrying bags can take a rest at any comfortable and trendy café dotted around the city to relax after the long Singapore shopping journey. Starbucks, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Spinelli are also found here.
Tourists get a refund of 7% GST (Goods and Services Tax) for your Singapore shopping.
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