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Singapore Shopping

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 bargain-priced clothes.
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.

Pacific Plaza
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 scene.

Clarke Quay
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 records.

Tanglin Mall
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.

Tudor Court
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.

Orchard Towers
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.

Lucky Plaza
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 here.

Delfi Orchard
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.

Located at:
402 Orchard Road

Midpoint Orchard
This center houses numerous outlets, including a hobby shop which sells sporting goods, gold jewellery, bridal gowns, fur coats and jackets.

Located at:
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.

Located at:
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.

Located at:
320 Orchard Road


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