Bugis Junction, Singapore
CINEPLEX AND SEIYU. ..A JAPANESE STORE .. .ARE TWO OF THE MANY SHOPS IN THIS FIRST GLASS COVERED AIR-CONDITIONED SHOPPING STREET!!!! PRETTY AMAZING!!!
What to buy: FROM ELECTRONICS TO SOME GREAT TASTING FOOD....... : )
What to pay: DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH YOU ARE INTO SHOPPING THAT DAY !!! THERE ARE SOME COOL ITEMS HERE.....
There are 2 places one should go shopping if you like to try your bargaining skills. One is right opposite to Bugis Junction shopping plaza. This is a vast market and everything can be bargained here. You need to get off at Bugis MRT to go to this market.
The other one is a flea market in China Town area. As the name suggests, one need to get off at China Town MRT station.
Please do look into Singapore Strait Times for Sales adverts as there are always sales in some of the shopping malls. We found looking at the daily newspaper was the best way to get informed.
Walk around the Bangkok style markets ant Bugis Village to find yourself a bargain.
There is clothing, jewellery, leather goods, ceramics CD's & DVD's and of course the omnipresent food stalls.
We shopped here on our last visit and had to return again. A smaller center with plenty of choice. Local department store, food outlet, shoes shoes shoes, clothing, electronics etc.
I bought 8 pairs of shoes on this trip and have ended up with lots of teasing, but shoes are so different to the run of th mill stuff I see at home and so much cheaper. I got 2 pairs of leather court shoes for S$120 total- the most expensive buy of the trip. Most averaged about S$40 each.
Bugis is an easy train ride from most points.
What to buy: Shoes, as long as your feet are not too big. Mine are size 39 (US womens 8) and i had no problems!
What to pay: As much as you want too! There are all ranges of markets, we do not do the high end stuff, but there are designer stores everywhere. Plenty of lower end shops as well!
Bugis Junction is a large shopping complex with a glass sunroof walkway and retro architecture.
It is a very popular hang-out place for Singaporean youth. Therefore, it is a really good place to look for trendy clothing and accessories.
As with most large malls in the country it also offers a lot of variety on food.
There are also other shops selling electronic products, opticians and stationery but this is the place to go if you are primarily looking for clothes and accessories to buy for your teenage children/nephew/nieces etc.
Bugis Street used to be a red light district in the olden days. Now after a major makeover, it is now converted into a shopping heaven. Bugis Street is the Singapore two-storey mini version of the Chatuchak market in Thailand. You will find everything from nice t-shirts (retro, funk, punk, etc...), caps and shoes too. For those who wants to sample some of the local Chinese food, there is also a food alley at the back. There is a map of the shopping area, should you need help. Heh! I must highlight though that this place is not air-conditioned so come prepared, dress appropriately. Hot! Heh!
What to buy: For tourist, looking for Singapore souvenirs (like the mini Merlion replica statue and the Singapore slang 'Lah' t-shirts), this place has good buys.
What to pay: Prices here are relatively cheap. For the ladies, you can get a nice top for S$28. Bargainable. Start with a low price and work it up to your payable price. Don't start buying at the first shop. Walk around and you might just find the same item at a cheaper/bargainable price.
Bugis Village is "The largest Street Shopping location in Singapore".
You can buy souveniers like watches, caps, T-Shirts, music CDs, try out the clothings and fashion apparel and accessories, manicure & pedicure, have a hair cut, purchase some tibits, try out local food at the food court, dine at a cafe, have a taste of durians and fruits, have a tatoo or even pamper yourself at the spa retreats.
There are over 600 shops and they are opened daily.
Bugis MRT is just opposite Bugis Village.
Bugis junction is a nice place to go shopping. Here you can find alot of nice soverniors. You can find anything here and the prices is very cheap. Its your one stop bargain stop ;0) Its also situated in a good location. So just take the MRT to Bugis station and when you pop out...vola you here ;0P What was funny about this place was amongst all the shops here... hey a sex shop in the middle of everything. I found it abit odd but had to laugh as I passed by.
if u want to haggle bangkok-style, go to bugis junction..u could buy singapore souvenirs(refrigerator magnets and keys) cheaper than in Chinatown. magnets could sell as low as 5 for S$10. 1 pack of keys(5 individual) for S$8...haggle nice and easy, i found haggling in singapore harder than in bangkok..
Our fave place. Why??, many nice stuffs, street food and cheaper price. I was quite surprised to find Sex Shop casually located in the middle of bag and fashion shops. Bags and shirts, also girls accessories such as bead necklace are easy to find here. It’s a nice place to buy souvenirs for people back home.
There are numerous shops here. The most popular belt "Orchard Road" houses most of the large departmental stores like Takashimaya, Robinsons, Isetan, CK Tangs etc Quality stuff, but of course, not that cheap, although most are affordable.
If you want fashion/ alternative stuff, head for Far East Plaza in Orchard Road or Bugis Junction in Bugis. If you're at Bugis, you also should go to the Bugis Village (opp. Bugis Junction), where small clothing shops lined a crowded alley. Good bargains here. A top ranges from S$10-S$25.
The best time to shop is still the Singapore Sale period in June. Almost everything will be on sale, even the branded stuff.
Got lots of stuff on sale here. Cheap watches, t-shirts, jeans, hats, souveniers, shoes, etc.
What to buy: Drank a blended banana shake for $1.50 singapore dollars. It was delicious and especially good because the drink was cold and refreshing on a hot day.
What to pay: Hat - $6 Singapore Dollars
3 nylon basketball type shorts - $10 singapore dollars
Bugis Junction is conveniently located at Bugis MRT.This is one of the favourite hunts for most Singaporeans.You are find shops selling all times of things here,do drop by Bugis junction if you had not enough of shopping at Orchard Road,you won't regret coming here.
- an old building, renovated into a shopping mall
- the open area is roof by glass (or fiber?) roof
- a fun water feature where the children usually play and get wet
- can be reach by mrt
- close to old bugis area
What to buy: everything
Bugis Village historically are favorite hangouts of transvestite, lesbians and gay people. Today, Bugis Village has transformed to a collection of shops that sells trendy clothes, souvenirs and other stuff in cheap prices.
What to buy: Local products, bags, Singapore t-shirts and lots more.
What to pay: I suggest you haggle for prices. They can go very cheap here.