Cheap luggage and winter clothes in Singapore


Budget Travel Essentials

As a budget traveller, you’ve planned for that trip meticulously, choosing from the cheapest tickets and accommodations to make sure you don’t go over the budget. But you might have overlooked the “hidden cost” of this entire plan – the travel essentials that you’ve yet to settle.

Reduce that wallet damage with budget travel items like luggage, winter wear, and footwear that’ll give you the best bang for your buck. Here’s where you can get them in Singapore:


1. C.H.NG Enterprise – branded luggage bundles for cheap


Budget Travel Essentials C.H.NG Enterprise

Tucked away in a corner of Level 1 at People’s Park Centre is C.H.NG Enterprise. While it may not be a huge store, it’s a hidden gem that offers loads of good luggage deals. The brands they carry may change from time to time, but some you can expect include Eminent, Swiss Polo, and Hush Puppies.

Budget Travel Essentials C.H.NG Enterprise
Lojel cabin size luggage with laptop compartment at $238. These are typically sold for ~$320 in malls.

They also have bundle deals – you can easily get Slazenger 29” + 20” hardshell luggages at $99, which is a great bargain for those who require more space to store their loot.

Budget Travel Essentials C.H.NG Enterprise

They only sell luggage and there isn’t a specific sale period. So just pop by anytime you like and you’ll be met with the bundle of the day. The lady boss will give generous discounts if you’re a sweet talker – we’re talking about tens of dollars here. Or bring a friend who also needs a luggage, and she may give you a 20% to 30% discount for multiple purchases. 

Other items you can find here:

  • Luggage locks and belts

Address: 101 Upper Cross Street, #01-32, People’s Park Centre, Singapore 058357
Telephone: 6535 3053


2. Decathlon – camping gear, hiking shoes, and sporty apparel


Budget Travel Essentials Decathlon

If you’re going for an outdoor adventure, pay a visit to Decathlon to purchase your field essentials. This field chair ($23) with an armrest is a great for resting your legs when you’re out fishing and camping.

Budget Travel Essentials Decathlon
Women’s sports wear, male version available too

Stock up on a few sets of comfortable sportswear like windbreakers and tights from just $10 if you’re going on hikes, or shorts at $3.50. There are plenty of dri-fit tops and tights of different lengths to choose from for both men and women. 

Budget Travel Essentials Decathlon

Budget Travel Essentials Decathlon

On the subject of hiking, the proper shoes for the activity can be quite costly. But at Decathlon, you can find a pair of trusty beginners’ hiking shoes starting from $25.

Budget Travel Essentials Decathlon

Alternatively, consider a pair of these sleek running shoes ($15). They’ll be easy on your feet and will help you get around in comfort when walking for long hours.

Budget Travel Essentials Decathlon

Decathlon also houses a wide variety of winter wear. You can easily spend under $100 for a full set that covers you from head to toe – for example, a bobble hat at $14, waterproof jacket at $65 and 100% waterproof gloves at $15

Budget Travel Essentials Decathlon
Dry bag $15-$20 (left), Quechua haversack $3.90 (right)

Dry Bags ($15-$20) are absolute essentials if you’re going to do water activities like diving or paddling, so you don’t have to worry about splashes and capsizes ruining your phone and other precious items. 

Their haversacks are also sold at unbeatable prices; this Quechua haversack is a common sight because it only costs $3.90 and it’s really durable – I’ve personally had mine for 2 years now which I use regularly for hikes and cycling trips, and it’s still in great condition.

Find their list of store locations and opening hours here.


3. Winning – heartland store with frequent sales for winter wear and luggage


Budget Travel Essentials Winning

Located in the heartland malls such as Junction 8 and LOT ONE, Winning is a convenient one-stop shop for you to get some travel essentials if you don’t frequent town as much. Here, you can find 20” luggage starting from $39, and a huge 28” luggage from $59.

Budget Travel Essentials Winning

Winning also has random sales from time to time; We were met with a “Buy 24” + 28” luggage bundle going at $109 when we visited.

Budget Travel Essentials Winning

These sales don’t only apply to luggage, but winter jackets (~$69) too. You can expect discounts from 30%-50% off.

Find their list of store locations and opening hours here.

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4. Daiso – $2 heat packs and neck pillows


We already know that Daiso is the go-to $2 store, and they too sell travel essentials at dirt-cheap prices. 

Budget Travel Essentials Daiso

Long plane rides aren’t the most comfortable, unless you’re flying first class. Between meals and movie marathons, sleeping is what most of us do to pass the time. Daiso’s $2 air neck pillow will come in handy during times like this – it’s inflatable, which helps you save loads of carry-on baggage space. 

Budget Travel Essentials Daiso

If you’re travelling in winter or visiting chilly mountainous places, stock up on their heat packs to keep warm.

Budget Travel Essentials Daiso

You could also get a refillable perfume bottle to store your favourite scent for a short trip so you don’t have to bring the entire clunky fragrance bottle and add to your luggage weight.

Budget Travel Essentials Daiso
$2 tie case to store your tie proper

A well-tailored suit is the shining armour you’d need when it comes to meeting important clients on a business trip. Prevent your tie from being wrinkled by packing it in a tie case, and it’ll still look sharp after a long-haul flight.

Other travel items at Daiso: 

  • Empty travel-sized bottles for shampoo and body wash
  • Pouches to organise your luggage
  • Ziplock bags to contain and organise containers with liquid content

Find their list of store locations and opening hours here.


5. Mustafa Shopping Centre – hundreds of luggage options


Budget Travel Essentials Mustafa Shopping Centre

Mustafa Shopping Centre is literally the mother of all shopping centres – it carries almost everything, from quirky snacks to watches and apparel. You can expect to find a wide selection of luggage too, and by “wide”, we mean a few hundreds to choose from. It’s also one of the few 24-hour shopping centres in Singapore, which is perfect for any last-minute purchases before you hit the airport.

Budget Travel Essentials Mustafa Shopping Centre
31” American Tourister Rumpler Luggage (left), 29” American Tourister Luggage (right)

This 31” American Tourister Rumpler hard-shell luggage ($90) comes with a TSA lock, is scratch resistant and has 3-years warranty – a great choice for your overseas shopping hauls. For a cheaper and smaller alternative, you can get the soft-shell 29” American Tourister luggage at $69.

Budget Travel Essentials Mustafa Shopping Centre

For additional security, you can pick up a luggage lock, such as these solid Carlton TSA locks at ~$9. TSA locks are a must, especially if you’re travelling to USA, Japan, Canada, or South Korea, just to name a few. You wouldn’t want to watch your luggage getting ripped apart at the security clearance for using a non-approved lock.

Budget Travel Essentials Mustafa Shopping Centre

Besides a ton of luggage for you to choose from, you can find loads of haversacks here too. Take this Bobby Original Anti-Theft Bag ($98) for instance, it’s ~$30 cheaper than the ones found online.

Pro tips:

  • Luggage are located on level 2, at the far end of the level beside the sections selling chocolates and biscuits.
  • Men’s and ladies’ undergarments are located on B1, between two exits and toilet by the wall.
  • The money changer is located on B2, by the sides of the wall of the level, between the post office and swimwear section.

Address: 145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704
Opening Hours: 24hrs


6. Miniso – toiletry pouches, roomy haversacks, and compact wallets


Budget Travel Essentials Miniso

There may be a lot of places where you can find containers for your skincare products and body wash, but Miniso sells an array of them packed in different combinations to suit your needs – with pump bottles for shampoo/shower gel, spray bottles for toner, and mini tubs for creams. There’s an average of 5 containers per travel kit ($3.90) which comes in its own ziplock bag.

Budget Travel Essentials Miniso
2 tall containers, a spray bottle, a pump bottle and 2 balm containers in this travel kit ($4.90)

Budget Travel Essentials Miniso

Stash those bottles and your makeup brushes all in this handy storage bag ($5.90). It comes with a hook at the top so you can conveniently hang it in the bathroom to save counter space. 

Budget Travel Essentials Miniso

You might also want to consider a compact wallet ($7.90) that you can keep safe, close to your body – rather than a chunky long wallet. With simple designs in pastel colours, these come with 6 card holder slots for you to conveniently store your rail passes, tickets to attractions and identity card.

Budget Travel Essentials Miniso

A roomy haversack is good to have when travelling, so you can chuck all your necessities in it and go hands-free. This haversack featuring the design of Grizzly from We Bare Bears is made from a solid blend of nylon and polyester, and is one adorable and functional option to carry around.

There’s also a new $2 Miniso at Harbourfront which you’d want to check out for more budget essentials – read our article on it here.

Find their list of store locations and opening hours here.


7. Giant – luggage, travel wash for backpackers, and clothing pouches


Giant Hypermarkets doesn’t just sell groceries and clothing. They also have a corner dedicated to a range of luggage like the 20” Kapa Spinner ($65) to 28” Arnold Palmer hard case expandable luggage ($99). You’ll also be able to find small travel knick knacks like ziplock bags, locks, and containers. 

Budget Travel Essentials Giant Hypermarkets
Image credit: @caramellechaos
My colleague’s trusty luggage which she bought for $35 (U.P. $70) during GSS. There’s still no hint of damage after 4 medium-haul trips.

Budget Travel Essentials Giant Hypermarkets
Image credit: @vitaminsquare

Worth noting is this Dylon Travel Wash ($4.35), which is extremely handy for budget backpackers who need to do their own laundry by the sink. It’s hand luggage approved, colour-safe and can be used on wool and silk too. 

Budget Travel Essentials Giant Hypermarkets
Image credit: Giant

You can also use this set of laundry pouches ($9.90) to organise your clothes categorically and store them in a compact manner to save precious luggage space.

Find their list of store locations and opening hours here.


Cheap travel items in Singapore


Budgeting woes begone when you have these stores to get cheap travel essentials from. Be it basic luggage, heat packs or shoes, everything you need can easily be found at affordable prices.