Singapore is a hotspot among tourists. Interesting spots such as Marina Bay Sands, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore Botanical Gardens and Resorts World Sentosa make people naturally flock to this endearing destination. Unsurprisingly, Singapore was visited by 15 million foreign tourists in 2015 alone. The country has won prestigious awards such as ‘World’s Top Country to Visit in 2015’ from Lonely Planet and ‘Top 10 Destinations to visit in 2015’ from CNN.
Shopaholics are bound to have a marvellous time in Singapore. There are countless shopping options for leisure and business travellers alike.
One of the best shopping malls in Singapore, VivoCity is a shopping, entertainment and lifestyle destination. It is home to the country’s largest cinema, biggest toy store, amphitheatre and four food courts. Both luxury and mundane items are available in this mall. Spread over 1 million square feet of retail space, VivoCity is a heaven for shoppers.
Perfect for vintage shopping, Haji Lane has rows of small boutiques packed with classic dresses, bags, shoes and cameras. You can find a wide variety of products with great prices here. Popular commercial brands like Dulcetfig & Loft, Soon Lee and Rusty Buttons & Ohsofickle are also present here. If you’re a coffee-lover, you should try out the Middle Eastern cafes that offer chilled and hot beverages in Haji Lane.
Far East Plaza
Best for budget travellers, Far East Plaza provides wearable items at discounted prices. There are 600 shops that include tattoo parlours and hair-saloons. You may also refresh yourself at pocket-friendly spa facilities. Apparently, there’s a shop offering a $3 express manicure. Far East Plaza is mostly visited by students and youngsters.
If you love books, then BooksActually will fascinate you no end! BooksActually is an independent bookstore that specialises in fictional literature. This brand also hosts iconic literary events, acoustic sessions and mini-exhibitions to grab the attention of potential customers. BooksActually has a charm of its own and is not to be missed.
Buying gifts at the eleventh hour can be a messy affair! Little India is the apt place for you in such a situation. This shopping venue also has an interesting mix of Hindu and Chinese temples, mosques and churches. Appealing South Indian vegetarian food and North Indian Tandoori dishes are available too. This exciting place gets all the more interesting, when Diwali and Pongal celebrations are underway.