Why do so many people like to visit Singapore for holidays? Other than it is a clean and fine city, it is also a shopping paradise too. Although Singapore is just a small dot on the world map, it has a lot of shopping destinations that you can visit to satisfy your shopping crave. For shopaholics, Singapore is a country on top of everyone’s list.
In Singapore, there is an event known as The Great Singapore Sale (GSS). If you intend to visit Singapore, you should coincide your visit with GSS. GSS is held in the mid year and lasts for a month. It is an annual event that shopaholics should not miss. During GSS, there will be great discounts everywhere. Some of the discounts can get up to 75% or more. During this period, almost all major shopping centres like Takashimaya and Paragon will be offering discounts to consumers. Even major boutiques will also bring down their prices. Therefore, you do not even need to bargain to get good stuffs.
In this article, let me highlight some of the popular shopping destinations so that you can visit them when you are in Singapore:
1. Orchard Takashimaya and Wisma Atrium. Both of these shopping malls can be found along the popular street of Orchard Road. You can find high-fashion boutiques such as LV, Gucci and Hugo Boss here. If you are into electronic goods, do not worry. There are departmental stores that sell all kinds of electronic goods you can think of. If you walk along Orchard Road, you can see tons of people loaded with shopping bags, happily enjoying their times there.
2. VivoCity. This is one of the newest and largest shopping centre in town. VivoCity is situated at HarbourFront, where you can take a cable car to visit Sentosa for sun-tanning and relaxation. In VivoCity, you can almost find all kind of famous brands, including NIKE, Adidas, Zara and many more. If you intend to visit every shop there, just be prepared to spend some time as it is a very large shopping mall.
3. Bugis Street. Bugis Street is the place whereby you can hone your bargaining skills. In major shopping mall like Takashimaya, the price for goods is usually fixed. However, at Bugis Street, it really depends how you bargain to get the best value for your goods.
4. Sim Lim Square. This is the most famous place to get electronic goods. Tourists can enjoy tax free shopping here. You can find all sorts of electronic goods, ranging from computers & laptops, to MP3 & handphones.
So when you are in Singapore, remember to visit these 4 shopping destinations to make your trip worthwhile.