Chinatown / Tanjong Pagar
Chinatown offers a wonderful variety of goods, some totally
surprising like spittoons and collectors' items such as antique
opium-smoking pipes and a wide selection of local arts and
crafts and conventional products like electronic goods and
Other shopping favourites include wooden clogs, waxed-paper
umbrellas, porcelain dinner ware and jade, usually available
at bargain prices.
You'll find such intriguing items at area malls like Chinatown
Point and People's Park Complex.
Designer label boutiques, a mega international music retail
outlet and a restaurant/pub dominate this complex, one of
the latest additions to Singapore's sophisticated shopping
Clarke Quay is a place to shop, eat and sight-seeing all at
one go. 176 air-conditioned shops in restored godowns and
shophouses along the Singapore River sell clothes and souvenirs.
Pushcarts selling unique pottery, jewellery and woodcraft
knick-knacks add to the friendly, festive atmosphere.
Raffles City Shopping Centre
This is part of the Raffles City Complex which was designed
by world famous architect I.M.Pei. Within this complex are
two hotels, a variety of restaurants, a convention center,
a Japanese department store, and numerous specialty shops
and counters, including those selling watches, jewellery,
electronics, optical goods, cosmetics, cameras, sportswear,
books, handcrafted children's toys and music CDs, tapes and
This bright, new, trendy shopping mall features a pleasant
blend of department store, specialty shops and restaurants
geared towards the young and young-at-heart.
You will find a fairly wide selection of products from comics
to beadwork accessories to home furnishings and ethnic collectables.
This row of Tudor-front shops is a showcase of different exquisite
products and the latest trends. Shops range from a well-stocked
up-market mountain bike shop to a popular bridal boutique.
Jewellery, Thai silk, leather and souvenir shops vie for space
here with tailors, electronics stores, restaurants, a gourmet
food and wine supermarket, and an art gallery.
Far East Plaza
Also on Scotts Road, this bustling center sells everything
from souvenirs and gifts to precious gems, sequin-studded
T-shirts to stereos, cosmetics to computers and compact discs,
carpets to luggage and handbags.
A local department store occupies the basement and carries
a wide range of clothing at reasonable prices as well as household
goods, shoes and accessories.
This typically Singaporean bargain-for-the-best-bargains center
boasts an enormous selection of shops selling everything from
watches to waist-coats, jewellery to luggage. An American
discount store takes up a whole floor on the top level.
Centrepoint is one of the largest and most popular shopping
centers in Singapore, meeting virtually every need of tourists
and Singaporeans alike.
Its major anchor tenant has long been regarded by many as
Singapore's premier department store and a legend for quality
and service since it began trading in 1858.
Centrepoint also features stores and counters specialising
in classical music, casual clothing, cosmetics, jewellery,
optical equipment, electronics, personal care, fine furnishings,
sporting goods, carpets, artifacts and books. Shoppers can
take a break at the centre's many restaurants and food outlets.
OUB Shopping Centre
Located in the heart of the banking district, the OUB Center
is convenient for office workers and tourists alike. A bookshop,
department store and numerous other stores are well-located
This is a good place to browse for household items such as
Waterford crystal and Wedgwood china. There are numerous upmarket
clothing and accessory stores, including Ken Done's "art to
wear" from Australia, and Royal Selangor, which sells fine
pewterware, is also located here.
402 Orchard Road
This center houses numerous outlets, including a hobby shop
which sells sporting goods, gold jewellery, bridal gowns,
fur coats and jackets.
220 Orchard Road.
Ngee Ann City
This massive center houses Japanese giant chain store, Takashimaya,
and over 100 specialty stores retailing sports items, stationery,
jewellery to designer clothes. When the shopping gets a little
exhausting, revitalise yourself at one of the many restaurants
and eating outlets, including the little Harrod's tea room.
There's also a full-facility sports center, an art gallery
and a culture center you can visit.
391 Orchard Road
Tangs has been providing quality merchandise at fair prices
since 1932. Five floors stocks a wide range of products from
household goods to fashion wear and cosmetics, electronics
to stationery and shoes to fabrics for all the family. The
silk and batik outfits are particularly popular with visitors
looking for gifts to take home.
320 Orchard Road