Characteristic Markets in Singapore
1. BUGIS STREET
In the 1950 s, it once was a famous romantic place. Today, it has become a unique shopping street, where there are more than 800 stores in business. The goods here vary from fashion trendy clothing and accessories to exquisite souvenirs.
Address: 4 New Bugis Road, Singapore 188868
Opening hours: most of the shops are open at 10:00 to 22:00
Way to reach: subway green line to EW12 Bugis station
2. Chinatown Shopping District
In Singapore’s Chinatown, besides goods with Chinese characteristics, there are many Singapore souvenirs are available in neighborhood shops. The best time to visit Chinatown is during the Chinese Spring Festival, when the move of the crowd here is just like a tide, full of a warm atmosphere. The lions dance, Chinese opera and all kinds of cultural celebration will feast your eyes. There are many stores nearby, of which mainly Chinatown Point, People’s Park Complex and Chinatown Complex are worth a stroll to go to.
If you show a special preference to fashion, then don’t miss a trip to the Ann Siang Road and Club Street, where you can find many independent delicate boutiques, such as Asylum and Style: Nordic. To feel the shopping experience combining the traditional Chinese culture with modern culture, Chinatown is a must place for your trip to Singapore.
Address: Pagoda Street, Smith Street
Opening hours: open all day
Reach: metro purple line, export A of Chinatown station
3. LITTLE INDIA
Little India is a collection of Indian in Singapore, which is the epitome of India with the parties from India together. Walking in Little India, buildings of dense colors and skin-dark Indian is just before you. In little India, you can see many old shops and stalls, which distributes in the sides of the roads, lanes and backstreets, where fortune-tellers and parrots are waiting for the predestined friends; the girl selling flowers is weaving the jasmine into a beautiful wreath; vendors selling kachang putehpu are pulling the carts; newspapers stand on the street is filled with all kinds of newspapers, the scene is various and everywhere. Still want to remind you that you cannot take a photo of these people before obtaining their consent.
There is a most affordable shopping center in Singapore, Mustafa Centre. There are home decorations, decoration products, food ingredients, Indian spices, clothing textiles, electronic products etc. on sale, which is the best destination to buy a large amount of supplies and souvenirs.
Address: around Serangoon road
Open time: better to go in the evening and avoid the Saturday and Sunday night, when the men of local India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka gather here.
Way to: take the MRT to NE7 Little India stand or get off at Serangoon Road by bus 65 or 111
4. GOLDEN MILE COMPLEX
Not only Little India in Singapore, the Golden Mile Complex is Little Thailand in Singapore, where you can buy all kinds of goods almost synchronous with Thailand. You can find inexpensive Thai snacks here and maybe Thailand bands in the show at the lucky night.
Gold Mile is a place where you can enjoy cheap and delicious Thai food, which can be said to be the number one in Singapore. Gold Mile is famous for its many travel agencies, with buses departing here and returning from Malaysia on a regular basis. If you want to experience Thailand without leaving Singapore, it is a must to go to Golden Mile called “Thailand”.
Address: 5001 Beach Road Singapore 199588
Opening time: 11:00-24:00 every day
Way to: take the MRT to CC5 Nicoll Highway, get off and walk northwest about 10 minutes
5. CANDYLICIOUS SENTOSA
Asia’s largest candy house is located in Sentosa World. Even if you do not love to eat candy, should also come here to visit, because it is said that the store basically contains all types of candy, there are a lot exotic versions of the world’s leading confectioners
It’s at a close distance opposite the Universal Studios and you can drop by to look at when go to Santosa. It is very beautiful, you can take pictures at the door with candy trees, the price of the candy inside is a bit expensive than outside.
Address: Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098138
Opening hours: 10:00-19:30 every day
Way to: take the MRT to NE1 / CC29 Harbour Front, a variety of ways to reach Santosa after the outbound
6. BUGIS JUNCTION MALL
It is Singapore’s first glass dome shopping street controlling temperature by air condition, which is composed of a row of old building reconstruction. It perfectly shows the natural fusion of nostalgic style and modern shopping environment. Has been rated as the best Christmas decoration construction many times, Bugis Junction won’t make you disappointed at all aspects.
Looking the clothes around, you will know what the current trend is in Singapore. It is worth to spend bit of time to explore treasures. The shopping environment in Singapore malls is very comfortable; basically it is the buffet, including the fitting. Whichever you like, direct to the fitting room to try on, if satisfied take it to pay, if not satisfied, give it to the staff at the door of fitting room.
Address: 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 200
Opening hours: 1:00 to 22:00 every day
Way to: take the MRT to EW12 Bugis station to the shopping mall
7. Chinatown night market
To hit the pedestrians Chinatown night market, to enjoy the exquisite old items such as the dragon candles, street performance masks, costumes, traditional Chinese calligraphy, to feel time fly back, it will make you feel as if time travel back to the other. Meanwhile, you will find many modern style products to sell, such as the commodities on the street and modern jewelry, etc.
There are more than 200 stalls in the Chinatown night market, which line a row along the Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street and Sago Street. No matter the old and new collection, you can catch here. If you meet traditional festivals like Chinese New Year, it is a good choice to visit the night market. There are five free live performances every night, including lion dance, dragon dance, martial art performances, Peking Opera, and walking on stilts, which you cannot miss.
Address: Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street, Sago Street and Smith Street Singapore 050005
Opening hours: 10:00 to 22:00 every day
Reach: metro purple line, exit A of Chinatown
8. KATONG SHOPPING CENTRE
It is a very common shopping center in eastern Singapore, where you can buy all kinds of articles for daily use and debris. A little difficult for visitors to find, but if you live in the east or visit to the east coast park, you can also come here.
Address: 865 Mountbatten Rd
Opening hours: most of the shops are open at 11:00 to 21:00 every day
Way to: take the MRT to Mountbatten station, and then go there by bus 196
9. Kampong Glam
The name of this quaint historical block originated in Gelam Tree once thriving here. The land of Kampong Glam was officially assigned to Malay and other Muslim immigrants in 1822, which also includes a small but successful Arab trader business area.
All over the carefree small street located in the core zone of Kampong Glam is full of delicate shop, which is a holy place for the fashionable people to explore treasures in Singapore, where visitors will buy local brands that can’t buy in other shopping centers in the city.
Address: Kampong Glam, Singapore
Way to: take the MRT to EW12 Bugis station and then walk a bit in northwest direction