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 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.
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.
The Japanese Department Store Seiyu at Parco Bugis Junction houses TopManShop, Dorothy Perkins, FashionLab, Trumph, Wacoal, Dockers, among others. Seiyu also carries a large range of ladies handbags, fashion accessories, toiletries, and has a good range of international cosmetics counters.
At the basement, you will find a very convenient Cold Storage supermarket that has a good Japanese food selection and also carries Australian, Italian, South African and French wines. Immediately outside of the Cold Storage there are a number of food kiosks that sell local and Western style pastries, delicious Kaya toast, Kopi-O and other savoury snacks.
This mall is where they say most of the bargains are. However I found bargains everywhere. Everything here is so much cheaper than in the states, Europe, and Caribbean. Bring your credit cards and charge charge charge.
Just about every train and bus goes here.
What to buy: clothes, furniture, glasses, herbs
What to pay: prices range
This is a lovely flea market. Stalls are set up in the alleys and lanes of the shophouses. Though it has become a tad commercialised, nevertheless it's still a great place to find fantastic bargains.There are 100 stalls selling a variety of different goods along that long, humid and narrow street.
The alleys are dark and stuffy. The whole Village is not a building, but a 'make-shift' market. The whole pathway is not covered by concrete shelter, but big plastic tents pulled over your head!
Wear shorts, T-shirt & slippers. It's going to be very hot in these alleys. Certains stalls will allow you to try on the clothes for size before you purchase them. So, wear something which will be easy to remove and put on again because these 'fitting rooms' are really, really tiny.
What to buy: You will find stuff ranging from women/men/children's clothes to pirated CDs, accessories, shoes, slippers, bags/backpacks, sunglasses, watches etc. You will also get mobile phones & accessories here.
Most clothing sold here can be found at shopping malls in Orchard. I have made comparisons for some of the items & found that the clothes in Bugis can go up to 150% cheaper than the ones sold in air-conditioned malls. Ladies will be able to find lots of lovely batik printed dresses, skirts & tops here.
I would suggest that you check out the items here first before shopping at FarEast Plaza or The Heeren. The exact items can be found in Bugis Village for a much cheaper price.
What to pay: You might want to bargain, especially if you buy many pieces. You could usually get a 10-20% discount. If unhappy with the service of any one shop owner, simply go to the next one. Be careful, the next shop might be cheaper, so scout around.
I bought a pair of thongs for S$7. The next shop was selling it for S$8. I also bought a pair of pineapple crystals. The first offer was S$6 a piece. After a haggling session, I managed to get 2 for S$8.
Denim short skirts & 3/4 denim pants are about S$25.00. You can get T-shirts for kids from as low as S$2.00. Average T-shirts for adults will cost between S$10-S$18.00. Collared shirts for men will cost between S$20-S$30.00. Shorts for men will cost from S$15.00 onwards.
Ladies will be able to find great bargains for tops starting from S$10.00 onwards. There is a stall which sell all tops for S$10.00 and all dresses for S$25.00. Worth a visit, aye?! =)