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Shopping – Fashion – Gifts Singapore City : 37 Results

Practical information : Treat yourself (& others) Singapore City

TimetableTimetable

Shops open daily from 10am to 9pm and shopping centres generally close at 10pm. Note the reference for any self-respecting Singaporean, the gigantic Mustafa Center, in the heart of Little India, which is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day!

Most of the 7 Eleven convenience stores are also open 24 hours a day. Pharmacies are open from 8am to 7pm except in the shopping mall but they do not dispense medicines, it is the doctor who provides them.

Singaporeans love shopping malls, Orchard road alone has about 25 malls and can get overcrowded at Christmas time or during sales. Avoid it if it is not your hobby, especially as you will find many brands from the rest of the world.

Budget & TipsBudget & Tips

The cost of living is high in Singapore. The big luxury brands charge higher prices than in France, but you can still do some business with small local designers.

If you want to bring back basic souvenirs such as magnets, t-shirts or mugs, you will find your happiness in Chinatown, or in Bugis Village. Other products are more expensive, but more original with a local touch, such as tea towels, tote bags or melamine plates, to be found at Made by Independent in Tanglin Mall or at cat Socrates in Joo Chiat and Thiong Barhu. The shops of the national museums also offer beautiful objects by local designers.

You can get a 7% VAT refund on purchases of $100 or more. Don't forget to keep your passport with you, as some shops with the Tax Free Shopping logo give you a direct refund. Otherwise keep your proof of purchase and you can apply at the eTRS kiosks at Changi airport.

SalesSales

Notice to shopping addicts, the sales period starts at the end of May until the end of July. Shopping is a real passion for Singaporeans, so be prepared to pull out your credit card to treat yourself. Even if the initial prices are quite high, you will still get a good deal. In winter, you can take advantage of the many discounts on the Black friday in November, which is very popular with locals and lasts more than a day. Boxing Day, December 26th also attracts crowds to spend the Christmas presents!

What's very localWhat's very local

There are a few classics to bring back from a stay in Singapore, such as a box of tea from TWG, a jar of Kaya jam or orchid shoots from the Botanic Gardens. Many small local designers offer original souvenirs with a Singaporean touch, plates, bags, trays decorated with Peranakan houses... Take a look in the Raffles Hotel shop, the atmosphere is from another time and you will find beautiful retro posters at a reasonable price (around $20). The Mustafa Center remains the reference for shopping, far away from the airy and well-organized luxury shopping mall. A real institution in the heart of Little India, open 24 hours a day, you will find clothes, toys, beauty products, records, electronics, and an impressive food department, the perfect place to find a nice assortment of local spices! The Mustafa center is very popular with Singaporeans, you should know that they practice VAT refund directly on the spot (from $100 purchase), you just have to show your passport

Tourist trapsTourist traps

The great classics in the effigy of the destination are always popular with visitors, it's up to you to consider whether it's a tourist attraction or not, prices can sometimes be a little high. For snow globes, magnets or t-shirts, choose Chinatown or Bugis Village over the souvenir shops of local hotels or attractions. The products are the same but much cheaper.

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