Cheap clothings and souvenirs
The market is located opposite the Xiangyang Park along Huai Hai Zhong Road (nearest metro station is Shanxi Nan Road Stop). The market consists of hundreds of small stores selling many things - apparels (children, adult), imitation goods, silk scarves, bags, cushion covers, tablerunners, jewellery, chinese decorations, shoes and many more. As I have mentioned in the 'Tourist traps' section, one will have to bargain real hard at this market as very often, asking prices are skyhigh especially for foreigners. I can't really advise on what's the lowest possible prices to bargain for...but I did manage to get a silk scarve for 25RMB, a haversack for 60RMB, a set of baby chinese custume for 50RMB. I'm not that good a bargainer (i pretty much just asked for slightly less than 1/2 of the asking price)...so an expert bargainer will probably be able to get much lower prices. If you are into chinois-theme home furnishings, do check out the cushion covers, tablecloths, tablerunners, fabric placemats and coasters. Ladies might want to buy some silk scarves for yourselves or as gifts for friends. Clothings and shoes are reasonably cheap for both men and women. Unfortunately, I was there during winter so the shops are carrying mainly winter clothings and footwear which aren't really suitable for wear in sunny Singapore. Keep your credit cards in the hotel. Expect to pay cash at the stores. Between 15-30RMB for silk scarves of various sizes, 20-50RMB for children's clothings, 30-60RMB for medium size haversacks. These are based on my personal experiences, perhaps if you have a local friend, he/she might be able to advise more accurately on pricing of goods.