1 ) Knightsbridge Mall
Knightsbridge Mall forms part of the trend-setting Grand Park Orchard Hotel. The mall is very cutting edge in design allowing retail outlets to completely customise their space via double façade frontages and direct street access. Flagship stores dominate this four level shopping centre which focuses solely on fashion and jewellers.
2 ) Mustafa Centre
Open 24 hours, the Mustafa Centre offers a unique market style shopping experience. Designer products are in abundance at low prices with everything from textiles to watches and electronics on sale. The mall is actually two department stores joined together with goods sold under the Mustafa name and streamlined by type.
3 ) Mandarin Gallery
Formerly known as the Meritus Mandarin Shopping Arcade, the sparkling Mandarin Gallery brings the very best international designers and personalised tailored shopping to Orchard road. Situated adjoined to the prestigious Mandarin Orchard hotel, the mall is compact but very couture with brands such as Marc Jacobs and Just Cavalli showcasing high-end merchandise.
4 ) Bugis Street Market
Sandwiched between Little India in the north and Marina Bay towards the south, Bugis Street Market is one of the most thriving shopping spots in Singapore. With over 800 stalls all under one giant canvass roof – it’s actually the largest street market in town, and visitors could spend hours browsing the huge range of cheap clothes stores, electronics stalls and eateries which are all packed in tightly making for a fun and friendly shopping experience.
5 ) Suntec City Mall
Suntec City is a vast complex boasting a shopping mall, an exhibition and conference centre and office tower blocks. Due to its sheer size there are a few flagship stores including a Carrefour hypermarket, and electronics specialist Harvey Norman. There’s a movie theatre, video arcades and almost always a fair being held in addition to the odd sporting tournament. It’s worth checking out what else is on for you to see when you’ve finished shopping.
6) Far East Plaza
Far East Plaza on Orchard Road is one of Singapore’s older shopping complexes attracting a young cool crowd looking for one-off bargain buys from unknown designers. Around 800 retail outlets occupy the six level mall catering to a mix of young students and tourists looking for something different. Fashion shops are on the casual and often outrageous side, tourists tend to visit more for the discounts available on items such as cameras and CD’s
7 ) Paragon Shopping Centre
Multi award-winning Paragon is a high-end mall housing luxury consumer goods and sought after in-trend brands from across the world. Spread across six levels are fashion stores, eateries, designer department outlets and sports boutiques including Jimmy Choo, Canale Patisserie Chocolatier, Muji and Nike. Parents will find plenty of choice in brand name kids clothing such as Armani Kids, Petit Bateau and Guess Kids.
8 ) Vivo City
Singapore is renowned for having some of the best shopping malls in Asia and they don’t come any bigger or brighter than VivoCity. Situated on the HarbourFront and billed as a shopping, entertainment and lifestyle destination rolled into one, VivoCity is home to Singapore’s largest cinema, biggest toy store, an amphitheatre, wade pool and four food courts – it might more appropriately be referred to as a mega mall given its sheer size and facilities.
9 ) ION Orchard
A stylish architectural wonder, ION Orchard glows like a futuristic beacon at the end of Orchard Road enticing fashionistas and luxury shoppers inside. Welcome to Singapore’s most glamorous shopping complex a glass, marble and steel work of art where there are even extra special toilets for high spending customers and celebrities. Superior services include butler style concierge and a celebrity chef fine dining establishment. Luxury couture, the hottest names fresh from the world’s runways, art exhibitions and even cloud viewing attract an in-vogue shopping crowd at ION Orchard.
10 ) The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
As part of Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands complex, this luxury shopping mall is worth a look even if you’re not passionate about shopping. Its spectacular architecture is enough to impress alone, with giant glass windows, vast open atriums and a central water feature all very pleasing on the eye. After perusing the many shops – which range from high street names to designer brands – visitors can head up to the 57th storey for a stunning view of the bay.