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Shopping in Singapore

There are lots of areas and places to go shopping in Singapore. No matter if you are into fashion or if you are looking for fresh food, or traditional arts and crafts, there is something for everyone. Read our guide for a list of Singapore’s shopping districts, top shopping locations, and more.

If there is anything that Singapore is famous for, then it is the local malls, shopping districts, and stores. Shopping in Singapore is indeed a favorite pastime of many an expat and socialite. No matter if you are looking for the finest couture or for affordable vintage clothing, shopping in Singapore is a unique experience.

Tradition and Teh Tarik: Singapore’s Shopping Districts

There are lots of different districts and areas for shopping in Singapore that should satisfy the needs of every fashionista and shopaholic. Why don’t you hop on the public transport in Singapore to explore these areas? You will be spoiled for choice as we introduce you to some of the most popular districts for shopping in Singapore:

From Vintage to Vanity: Singapore’s Top Shopping Locations

There are various opportunities for shopping in Singapore, from small shops to huge malls. But among the main districts mentioned above, and the goods available there, there are a few locations you should not miss.

And Let’s Not Forget About Food

Grocery shopping in Singapore is fairly easy, as there is a variety of convenience stores and upscale supermarkets. It makes sense to compare prices as some stores, such as the neighborhood provision shops, are a lot cheaper than others. While food might be more expensive at larger supermarkets, they also have a large variety of items. Homesick expats might feel more comfortable shopping there, where the chance of finding food from home is higher.

A new trend that fits the hectic city life in the city is online grocery shopping in Singapore. So far, the number of actual grocery stores still outweighs that of online grocery shopping opportunities. However, the trend might just be catching on. If you are too busy to stop by your favorite store for detergent, shampoo, or toilet paper, check out RedMart or Kenny Grocery, for instance, and simply order what you need. Keep in mind, however, that this option might be more expensive and could add to your cost of living in Singapore.


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