Planning a trip to Singapore to shop-till-you-drop during the Great Singapore Sale? But there’s so much to see and a lot of ground to cover. Where do you start?
Time won’t be much of a worry if you’re up for shopping, especially on Friday and Saturday when stores don’t close until 11PM and some even stay open for 24hours.
You will have quite some ground to cover, and when you book with SGMaxi in advance , we’ll have your transport covered, and all you need to worry about is where you want to go, and we’ll take you there.
Not sure where to start? Now, we have created this little guide to help you out with this quick itinerary guide to make sure you get make the most of your shopping trip to Singapore!
Warm-Up: Haji Lane
The historic Arab Quarter is a good place to start. Head over to Haji Lane and be greeted by a spectacle of colors and small indie collections like Scandinavian style textiles and cushions, bamboo fiber clothes, vintage style clothes, accessories, homeware and many more.
You’ll want to make sure you don’t just pass by because there are rare gems you could be missing. And shops here often provide a fusion of different items so you will find more than just clothes in each store.
Even if you decide not to buy anything you will surely enjoy the sights, which is far from the modern city streets, almost like a world of its own. It has its own rustic appeal.
You’ll also want to freshen up between your shopping and the bars here will give you a truly unique and wonderful experience. And to make sure you have the energy to dive into the busier streets later. Why not try Bar Stories at 57A Haji Lane? They won’t give you a menu, just let the bartender know what your taste buds are craving for and they’ll serve you a special cocktail, customized just for you.
Some of the must-sees:
For some vintage finds (dresses, hats, and customized jewelry) at 63 Haji Lane
For some stylish eyewear on nice price tags coming all the way from Norway at 69 Haji Lane
To score unique houseware, stationaries and books from less-known authors. 76 Haji Lane
known as one of the best boutiques in women’s fashion, with clothes from local designers, Hong Kong and Korea. 73 Haji Lane.
Zhai Eco Collection
Provides stylish comfy clothing made from bamboo and perfect for sensitive skin. 82 Haji Lane.
Dine in the Dark – for a unique dining experience. 269 Beach Road.
Lunch/Snack Choices at:
Great Italian food. 8 Haji Lane
Richmond Station Restaurant
Delicious Western dishes, coffee and desserts. 17 Bali Lane.
AI’Frank Cookies Restaurant
Yummy cookies and includes Gluten Free-Flourless choices. 12 Haji Lane.
Le Bistro Parisien
Delightful French entrée’s and Pasta. 10 Haji Lane.
Gastronomic Mexican food and cocktails.
Berg’s Gourmet Burgers
Great burger joint. 10 Haji Lane.
Ready for Action: Orchard Road
Now that you’ve got your eyes and feet all warmed-up it’s time to head to the main shopping district for some shopping action – Orchard Road.
It’s only 13 minutes away from Haji Lane by car. Let our SG Maxi Cab pick you up and drive you to your next stop as you kick-back and rest your feet at the passenger seat.
Orchard Road awaits you with a 2km stretch of iconic shopping malls and a wide collection of various stores and bargain shops. A place to truly shop-till-you-drop. Worry not about having to walk through the whole 800,000 square meters of retail. SGMaxi will be your partner as you hop form each mall and store to the next and keep all your shopped goods for you safely as you continue to venture out into all those shops.
You can start at the ION Orchard at 2 Orchard Road. Its display windows will greet you with luxurious high-end brands to feast our eyes (and wallets) on. But it also stretches its collections of stores to include more affordable fast brands like Uniqlo. Don’t forget to get your tourist wallet from their customer service desk for additional perks.
Then you can make your way to the rest of the boulevard.
Some of the must-sees:
Wheelock Place – stores include: Nike, Apple & Ipod resellers, Marks & Spencer and Rosebullet (popular shibuya brand) for rock chic finds. 501 Orchard Road.
Far East Plaza –for designer apparel and street fashion at level one. 14 Scott’s Road.
DFS Galleria – right across the Far East Plaza. You can get duty free discounts for high-end brands when you present your passport. Includes Helena Rubenstein, which is only found in Singapore. 25 Scott’s Road.
Wisma Atria – an award-winning mall housing top fashion brands and fresh new ones too. 435 Orchard Road.
Pacific Plaza – score unique multi-brand accessories from Quintessential, and vintage style clutches from Babe (HK brand) carried by stars like Kate Winslet and Gisele Bundchen. 9 Scott’s Road.
Scott’s Square – includes shops like Hermes, Michael Kors, Pierre Balmain, Paul & Shark, and many other stylish brands. Also a place for popular denim brands like Bread & Butter, Evisu, Rock and Republic, 7 for All Mankind and Affliction
The British value fashion retail has its own building at 1 Grange Road
To shop at multi-level stores like Forever21 and includes shops like Cotton On, Mango, Zara and Charles & Keith. 181 Orchard Road.
Shop for various Japanese brands like Mystic, WEGO, Ray Cassin, Ciaopanic and EMODA.
Snacks on the way and in between:
Coffee Lounge Restaurant
You’ll want to try out their Durian Crepe and other delicious cakes and coffee. Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scott’s Road
Names as one of the prettiest tea salons in SG. 333A Orchard Road
Decadent chocolate treats #B3-10A, 313 at Somerset , 313 Orchard Road
Colorful delicious churros, but their filled, dark chocolate churros are a favorite. 313 Orchard Road
Try their popular colorful xiaolongbao (steamed pork dumplings in 8 different flavors. 2 Orchard Turn #04-12A, ION Orchard.
MORE SHOPPING AT NIGHT
Shopping need not stop with sunset. So kick back in the passenger seat as SGMaxi drives you to our final shopping spot and hit the 24-hour shopping malls in the Little India quarter.
Mustafa is a 400,000 square foot mall that houses a variety of shops from electronics, accessories, and clothes to beauty products and services. You can find it 145 Syed Alwi Road.
You can also score great bargains at the China Town Night Market along the streets of Trengganu, Pagoda and Sago. You can snack on some local finger food too as you enjoy your shopping.
Swee Choon Tim Sum
A must try. Popular for their dim-sum that many people enjoy. 185/187/189/191 Jalan Besar
Tamil dishes. Try out their Thosai meal for a wonderful meal. 76-78 Serangoon Road
Kebabs n’ Curries
Serves a wide variety of South Asian, Indian and Pakistani food. Level 7 Mustafa Center.
Zsofi Tapas Bar
A rooftop restaurant to escape the busy streets for a break. Serves Spanish cuisine. 68 Dunlop Street.
Kerelan dishes with extensive choices of seafood. 126 Race Course Road.
Tangra-Chinese cuisine with a fussion of Chinese and Indian culture in their dishes. Also serves Tibetan food like momos (stuffed half-moon-shaped dumplings). 28 Race Course Road.
Authentic Indian cuisine with the best spices. 50 Dunlop St.
Your Mall-hopping and Shopping Partner
Take your wallet and hearts as far as it can go as you shop and worry not about how to get there (or having to carry all those shopping bags along the way).
Simply book SGMaxi services in advance of your trip and share your itinerary with us. Our drivers will take care of taking you to your destinations, driving through the best routes to maximize your trip.
Just hop-in, check-in your shopping bags and move on to the next shopping spot. No need to worry about waiting for a ride, parking, petrol ERP or anything else. Just shop and enjoy your stay.
Travelling with a big group? No worries. We have 9 and 13 seater minibuses available to carry you, your companions and all your luggage.
Let SGMaxi help you fulfill your itinerary so you can fully enjoy Singapore and shop till you drop!