Try to allot some time for shopping alone. Head to Bugis Street for a good bargain of souvenir items, or to the Lucky Plaza along Orchard Road (lots of Filipinos there too). For second-hand gadgets, go to Mustafa Centre .
for ladies who has shopping as their hobbies, you must go to here. there are a lot of clothes, shoes, bags, pants, jewelries, watches,etc with chepa price here. average price is about SGD10-15. you'll enjoy your shopping trip here. but this place is a little crowded I think, usually in a long holiday.
Bugis Street and Bugis Junction is Singapore's Version of Hong Kong's Iconic Mong Kok Shopping area albeit on a smaller scale. There are assorted Shops, Stalls and even a local market selling all kinds of local and foreign stuff and the prices here are way lower than in Orchard Road. They also have a Big MRT Stop in the middle of Bugis Junction Area. They say that the Bugis Junction also has lots of Transexual people and Bisexual People at night. This area is near my hotel and is just a short 10 minute walk and they also have hawker centers and food courts here of which we ate at the Alberstson Food Court (see my separate restaurant tips).
Bugis has a colorful past having been originally named after the bloodthirsty race of pirates who prowled in the Straits before the arrival of the British.
Nearest MRT station: Bugis (EW12)
Bugis Junction is a large, modern shopping centre with a cinema, which connects to Hotel Intercontinental and is open daily for 10am - 10 pm.
Bugis Village,(day & night market) has narrow corridors and is crammed with small stalls selling cheap clothes, bags, watches and food. It can be hot and stifling because of being crammed full of people!
There are umpteen stalls here, selling all kinds of food, so there is no need to go hungry!
Located in the area at 152 Waterloo St is a Sri Krishnan Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu.
Worth a look at, and you might be lucky and see some street entertainers that congregate in this area.
In the street here are lots of flower sellers busily making garlands.
Tired of shopping? While at Bugis Street, then pamper yourself. There is a nice spa with a charming slogan. It is called Amore Fitness & Boutique Spa. "I am amore. I am more". Sounds lovely right? Well, when you get sweaty and all from all that shopping, then just go to amore, have a shower, a steam bath and a massage. I've tried their acupuncture massage, which according to them is their signature massage. I felt good when I left the spa. Try it!
Bugis Street is famous for carefree shopping and eating. Clothes, watches, foods - you'll enjoy choosing from a wide selection and you won't mind carrying lots of shopping bag ;-)
Explore all the adjacent streets to it and you will discover small eateries, fruit stalls, and department stores.
What else to do but shop? get yourself a cuppa fresh fruit juice on first level. now, street shopping, but not exactly so, since its multi-storey and air-conditioned 2nd level onwards.
nevermind that, street shopping = wide selection at affordable price. by this definition, yes, bugis street is a street market. the main straight path of bugis street sells tourist stuff like tees, watches etc(not a catch at all for these, ugly i would say). go to the shops behind the easiest straight path or go upstairs for more shops set up by young entrepreneurs. these shops has got quite a good catch! shop around bugis, where many youths hang out in, there are other complexes in the area which sells bugis street like stuff such as parco bugis junction and the one opposite parco(i forgot the name)
The island is small. After visiting the tourist spots, what is there left to do? I recommend a casual night after work with friends and discover the "gamer" in you. Proceed to Bugis Junction arcade (basement level) and get those one dollar coins ready. Shoot some hoops, race against Mario, Luigi and the Princess or try racing on a speedy race car. Gaming relieves you of stress and worries. It gives you a chance to get in touch with the child in you and enjoy clean fun.
The arcade is just like Timezone or any other arcades for that matter. Nothing extraordinary or out-of-this-world. It's just about winning, losing, thrills and good company.
The Bugis Street Flea Market is situated along a walkway through Bugis Village, opposite the air-conditioned pedestrian mall, Parco Bugis Junction.
These three-storey shophouses are home to around 100 stalls selling a variety of different goods along that long, humid and narrow street. They range from casual clothes, accessories, bags, street wear to CDs.
The level 2 is airconditioned and you can have your tea break at the Bugis Cafe. There is a food court at level 1.
In the Bugis village, you can sample Malaysian, Indian curry and Singaporean noodles at affordable prices. Don't miss Abdul Gafoor Mosque and the candy/multi-colored shops selling scarves.
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Parco Bugis Junction is a shopping mall that is unique and very dear to my heart.
Built around existing historical Peranakan shop-houses, it has a glass-roof that allows the sun-light to come streaming in (but keeps the rain out!) With the air-condition wafting through, shopping here is a really pleasant experience - removed from the normal humidity that is typical of Singapore. It certainly reminds me of my beloved Sydney on a spring morning!
All the mid-to upper range international & Singapore based clothing brands are here: for example, Bossini, Giordano, Urban & Co, BsBy, Pretty Fit (shoes), etc. There are a large number of modern jewellery stores, a couple of watch shops, a big Sony camera and accessories shop on the ground floor, a shpp with nice wallets and backpacks for teenagers and older children. The Japanese Department Store Seiyu is also here.
Food: If you can distract your kids away from Moshi Burger, McDonalds or Starbucks, the Basement Foodcourt here has a nice selection of value-for money hawker grub and does a brisk business at all hours of the day.
Tried & Recommended:-Fish balls, Fish Cakes, Beef Noodles, Singapore Laksa, Nyonya Kuih-all yummy and inexpensive!
Singapore Bugis area is nice to walking, special cause of nice varios decoration.
Here a Christmas decoration near fountain in front of Starbucks Restaurant.
good for kids...and adults.
not so cheap, but some things are fun.
also nice to have a strawl.
not completely finished ... 2010 probably
This place is mainly shopping, visit the Guan Yin Temple nearby and remember to touch a buddha status in the middle of street. They believe it could bring luck.