Ultimate Guide To Shopping In SG – 53 Malls, Streets & Markets If Retail Therapy Is Your Cardio

Ultimate guide to shopping in Singapore

It’s safe to say that Singapore is pretty much synonymous with shopping. It is, after all, our national pastime. How can we resist when we’re spoilt for choice with oodles of shopping options at the tip of our fingers, be it for fashion, souvenirs, electronics, and everything in between? 

We’ve rounded up all – yes, all – the must-go haunts in this ultimate guide to shopping in Singapore

Where to shop in Singapore

Before we get into our shopping guide, here’s a rundown of the kinds of shopping experiences you can expect in Singapore:

Shopping malls in Singapore

Let’s start with shopping malls. They’re everywhere, from districts like Orchard Road that are dedicated to shopping, to heartland neighbourhoods. There are also malls with a higher concentration of businesses that sell specific products like furniture, tech, and sports gear. 

Most malls are open from 10am-10pm, with supermarkets typically opening a little earlier, some even as early as 8am. And if you’re a tourist reading this, you’ll be thrilled to know that purchases over $100 including GST make you eligible for a tourist refund of the 8% GST you paid. 

Shopping streets in Singapore

Visit these streets in the morning or late afternoon when the sun isn’t at its strongest.

Singapore also has several notable shopping streets, such as Haji Lane, Bugis Street, Chinatown, and Kampong Glam. You’ll find affordable shopping, unique cafes, and scrumptious street food on these streets. They’re also a good place to shop for souvenirs and party favours at a fraction of the price. 

Craft, vintage, & flea markets

There’ve been more flea markets in Singapore cropping up in the past few years – and for that, we rejoice. For those who’ve never been, these markets don’t just feature your usual rag-and-bone finds. Instead, they are where many small local businesses sell their creations, from handmade crafts and curated vintage wear. 

– All rounder malls in Singapore –

1. Jewel Changi – For classy souvenirs

Jewel Changi is a gem for all shopaholics. While the place is known for the iconic Rain Vortex indoor waterfall and indoor “forests”, it’s also home to a tonne of international and local brands. Grab a couple of coffee bags from Bacha, snag cool merch at the Pokémon Centre, or drop by the various luxury stores like Coach and Furla. 

2. Ngee Ann City – Has a giant Japanese department store

Fun fact: many locals used to think that the Ngee Ann City building was shaped after a tombstone. But alas, it’s just a rumour. You’ll find several luxury stores here, but the main star of the show is Takashimaya. This Japanese departmental store spans several levels and sells everything from clothes to household essentials. 

Foodies can head down to the basement for F&B imported from Japan. The majority of the food stands also give free samples so you can try them out before committing to a full purchase. 

3. Wisma Atria – Fashion & lifestyle mall

You might’ve heard of the IG-worthy bookshop BookXcess at Wisma Atria  – it’s the perfect place to grab a gift for your bookworm friends. While you’re at the mall, check out the other shops that sell an array of products from fashion and skincare to makeup and luxury watches. 

Parents can peruse the baby and children’s clothing stores such as Little Ground and Seed Heritage. Those who have foreign friends visiting can bring them to Wisma Atria too as there are tourists’ favourites Krispy Kreme and Garrett Popcorn here. They’ll be able to enjoy discounts at selected stores under the mall’s tourist rewards.

4. Tanglin Mall – International groceries, organic marts, & boutiques

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Tanglin Mall is the place to be for good eats. Choose from various international restaurants and supermarkets, including Market Blue and B for Bagel from Korea. You can also drop by Hototogisu Ramen for a taste of Japan, C Australia’s Coffee Club for some tasty espresso from Melbourne, and Pano Kato for Mediterranean dishes. 

5. Plaza Singapura – Mid-range mall in Orchard with a big DIY store

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Art students will have fond memories of rushing to Plaza Singapura to get materials and supplies from Spotlight, a massive craft store. But that’s not the only reason to visit this comprehensive mall – you can shop around for beauty, fashion, and furniture too. Entertainment-wise, there’s also a huge Golden Village on the top floor. 

6. 313@Somerset, Orchard Gateway, & Orchard Central – Interconnected maze of fashion boutiques

Image credit: 313@Somerset via Google Maps

We’re lumping these 3 malls – 313@Somerset, Orchard Gateway, and Orchard Central – together because they’re interlinked. Starting with 313@Somerset, the biggest of ‘em all. It mainly houses lifestyle and fashion shops, with a large focus on hypebeast gear from brands like Well Bred, Weston Corp, and Limited Edt.  

Image credit: 周煒智 via Google Maps

Orchard Gateway and Orchard Central are known for their Japanese stores, including Tokyu Hands, Uniqlo, and the beloved Don Don Donki that’s open 24/7. You’ll also find the indoor adventure playground X-Scap8 at the latter. 

7. Raffles City Shopping Centre – Atas food & fashion brands

Image adapted from: @_miyabiko via Instagram

Located between City Hall and Esplanade MRT is Raffles City Shopping Centre, an upscale mall. You’ll find over 200 branded beauty and lifestyle brands like Guerlain, Givenchy, and Diptyque, and international F&B stores such as Venchi from Italy. The mall is also constantly bustlin’ with activities, including the L’Occitane Hotel pop-up event that’s just passed.

8. Suntec City Mall – Singapore’s second-largest mall

Aftershock PC (left) & Adidas (right). 

Suntec City Mall is a large-scale mall downtown with an abundance of shops. It’s split into 4 atriums, and there are stores selling fashion, sports gear, furniture, and tech products. Many brands such as adidas and Reebok house their flagship stores here too. You’ll also come across homegrown businesses like Aftershock and PRISM+ at the mall. 

9. Marina Square – Plenty of child-centric shops

Marina Square also hosts various pop-up events throughout the year.
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Parents, Marina Square will probably be your favourite haunt. The mall is stocked with babies’ and childrens’ clothing shops, including Petit Bateau, Lamalolly, and designer boutique The Maternity House for mums-to-be who are shopping for new ‘fits. There are several kid-friendly indoor play areas peppered around Marina Square too. 

10. Clarke Quay Central Mall – Japanese-style shopping & atrium markets

The Clarke Quay area might be synonymous with nightlife, but it’s also where you’ll find Clarke Quay Central Mall. Step inside the mall and you’ll see a huge atrium – this is where various markets are hosted. Once you’re done visiting the various booths, drop by Japanese stores Don Don Donki, Daiso, or multi-label lifestyle store LUMINE SINGAPORE too.

11. Bugis Junction – Pop culture & collectible-lovers’ playground

Browse the latest tech drops at ASUS, Challenger, Lenovo, Oppo, Samsung, and Vivo. 

Bugis Junction remains a hot favourite amongst the youth, because there are a bunch of shops like Kinokuniya that sell Pop Mart, anime figurines, and manga magazines here. But if you aren’t into these collectibles, there’s also the massive BHG department store where you can find an array of lifestyle, fashion, and tech items. 

12. VivoCity – Singapore’s biggest mall

You can also get your groceries at the massive FairPrice Xtra here.

Crowned as Singapore’s biggest mall, VivoCity is a sprawling complex with various fashion and lifestyle shops for all ages. The young and young at heart can drop by ActionCity, Hakken!, Simply Toys, and Toy Outpost while the fashionistas can view the latest collections from brands like Polo Ralph Lauren, Bimba Y Lola, and Zara. 

– High-end malls in Singapore –

13. Marina Bay Sands – Your first stop for branded luxury goods

Ask any local where to shop luxury brands and they’ll direct you to Marina Bay Sands. The place is filled with top-tier names – Chanel, Dior, YSL, and yes, the floating Apple store and Louis Vuitton store as well. 

Your tastebuds will be in for a treat, too. Fine-dining restaurants include Wakuda Restaurant and Bar, Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay, Cut by Wolfgang Puck, and Spago Bar and Lounge. 

14. Wheelock Place – For home decor,  jewellery & beauty services

The Zall Bookstore also has an in-house cafe and hidden art gallery.
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Think of Wheelock Place as your classy aunt. This mall is typically less crowded so the chances of you getting pushed around by rowdy shoppers are pretty low. Here, you’ll find shops that sell home and living items and a massive Marks & Spencer store. There are also multiple aesthetic clinics on the upper floors and The Zall Bookstore at Level 1. 

15. TANGS at Tang Plaza – Orchard Road’s first department store

Tang Plaza is a local favourite, especially among homeowners. This mall is home to TANGS, one of the bigger local department stores that sell home appliances, tableware, electronics, and clothes. For those who prefer shopping online, you can do so on the TANGS App (Apple | Google Play) as well. 

16. Paragon – All things luxury

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Another mall located along Orchard Road is Paragon, where branded boutiques and F&B stores are aplenty. From Balenciaga and Burberry to Givenchy and Gucci, this high-end mall is every fashion maven’s heaven. The upper floors also house art galleries and frame makers so you can get your prized pieces framed. 

– Budget-friendly malls in Singapore –

17. Mustafa Centre – Opens till 2am

Mustafa Centre needs no introduction. Situated at Little India, this shopping centre has 6 floors of food, clothing, electronics, sports equipment, and even souvenirs to explore. You can get unique snacks like India’s Magic Masala potato chips and M&M drinks, and vintage vinyl discs and cameras for cheap. 

18. Lucky Plaza – Authentic Filipino restaurants

Over the years, Lucky Plaza has become a hot spot for many Filipinos living in Singapore, and that’s no surprise thanks to the opening of numerous Filipino eateries such as Inasal Restaurant, Mamita’s Kitchen, and Kabayan Restaurant. Hipsters can also browse the thrift stores here, including Thrift Apparel, Lucky Thrifty, and ThriftingSG.

19. Far East Plaza – Affordable beauty services & pre-loved luxury bags

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Most girlies have probably popped by Far East Plaza for a pamper sesh. There are many beauty salons that offer a wide array of services including hair colouring, manicures, and facials at a lower rate. For those looking to nab a second-hand luxury purse or watch, this mall is where you’ll get a good bargain on your goods. 

20. Peninsula Plaza – Scrumptious Burmese eateries

If you’re craving some legit Burmese dishes, you’ll find your prayers answered at Peninsula Plaza – more specifically, the basement of the mall. For those looking to restock their pantry, visit Titan Intertrade on the 3rd floor for snacks and fresh produce that have been flown in from Myanmar. 

– Specialty & outlet malls in Singapore –

21. Velocity @ Novena Square – Sports-themed mall in central Singapore

Those living in central Singapore have probably made a few trips to Velocity @ Novena Square in search of some exercise gear. But for the rest who don’t, this mall has everything a sports or fitness junkie would need, and the convenient location makes it well worth a trip.

There’s a Decathlon for sports gear and apparel, and also a Skechers outlet if you’re looking for stylish running shoes. The Big Country is another useful store with many sea sports and cold climate accessories in stock. We’d recommend downloading and using the U-POP app here so you can collect points while you spend – these can be redeemed for future discounts.

22. Kallang Wave Mall – Sports mall right smack in Sports Hub

While many know Kallang Wave Mall as a chill hangout spot right beside Singapore Sports Hub, it’s actually got way more to offer. The mall has tons of shops dedicated to sports fans of all disciplines – including CycleOxygen for the bikers, The Right Side for snowboarding lovers, and even the Esports Experience Centre if you’re into gaming – esports is still a sport, right?

And after all that splurging, test out your new sports gear right outside the mall where there’s plenty of open space. Just remember to be careful and avoid bumping into others.

23. Esplanade Mall – For musicians & vinyl fans

Image credit: Esplanade

Ahh yes, the mall connecting our 2 durian-looking Esplanade buildings – Esplanade Mall. With shops that specialise in everything musical related, you know you’ll be getting some top quality pianos, violins and other industry-grade instruments.

And for those who can’t play, treat your ears to some music when you visit The Analog Vault, a vinyl record shop for both new and old tunes. End the day off with dinner at Aniplus Cafe, a cafe-cum-merch store. The decor, food, and drinks here are fully anime-inspired, and there are shelves of official anime merch for fans to sift through.

24. Sim Lim Square – Tech hotspot where gamers can build a custom PC

Piecing together chunky PC parts and making sure the whole set-up actually works – it could either be a nightmare or a fun mission to conquer. Whether you’re a computer expert or noob, you’ll probably find a useful gadget or two at Sim Lim Square.

Image credit: Sim Lim Square via Facebook

The mall is a haven for computer enthusiasts, with rows of hardware stores and shops offering custom PC building services. We suggest you research the exact parts you need so you can have a fruitful shopping trip navigating the maze of stores. Once you’re done, you can take a 3-minute walk to Sim Lim Tower where you’ll find all sorts of home electronic essentials.

25. IMM Outlet Mall – All things home reno & high street fashion for cheaper

Westies, you win this time round thanks to IMM Outlet Mall. With stores offering competitive discounts on interior design packages, furniture, and household items, it’s no wonder why homeowners both new and existing flock here to spruce up their space.

Then we have the fashion aspect. As the largest outlet mall in Singapore, there’s definitely going to be big discounts on luxury brands like Kate Spade and Pandora. To save even more money, download and shop with the CapitaStar app, which allows you to accumulate STAR$ and offset future purchases from CapitaLand malls.

26. Changi City Point – The outlet mall of the East


Fret not if you’re too far from Jurong to visit IMM on the regular. Changi City Point is another outlet mall that’s just as good as its westside counterpart. The mall’s big on shoe brands like Nike and Adidas, on top of international fashion brands like Coach and Lacoste. Because these stores sell factory outlet items, you’ll be getting some quality and stylish buys at big discounts.

27. Bras Basah Complex – Book & stationery haven

Bras Basah Complex is a legit “Book City” for both bookworms and stationery enthusiasts. The mall hosts a variety of stores, from those selling second-hand textbooks and test papers to shops filled with shelves of story books. One unique shop, Basheer Graphic Books, even offers endless magazines and art books – mostly sought after by art students for inspo.

As for the must-visit highlight when you’re here, there’s a 4-storey Popular with multilingual books, stationery, and an entire floor of electronics and gadgets. Guess you’ll be leaving the mall with bags of treasures in hand.

28. Funan – Fancy tech mall located downtown

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of downtown Singapore, we’ve got Funan mall. After its 2019 renovation, the mall reclaimed its reputation as a popular spot for tech items, with mega electronic stores like Denki and Courts occupying the floors. There are also authorised stores like Xiaomi and Nikon if you’re looking for other household appliances and gadgets. 

The mall may have a tech theme, but you’ll find a number of trendy fashion brands like Love, Bonito and Beyond The Vines under the same roof. The Green Collective is another standout shop that sells eco-friendly and practical products like soaps and fragrances – perfect for gifting.

29. The Adelphi – Audiophiles’ paradise

Right across the road from Funan Mall, The Adelphi is a mall that’s often overlooked. So, what’s so special about this mall then? Majority of stores here sell audio and karaoke equipment, as well as industry-level sound systems. If you’re planning to elevate your home audio system, you know where to go.

But that’s not all – vinyl lovers will have a great time here thanks to a number of shops selling records. From old-school classics to K-Pop, you’ll find almost every genre of music in the form of vinyls here. 

30. Design Orchard – Local designer goods

Although Design Orchard isn’t technically a mall, you still have to check out this entirely Singapore designer-focused store located opposite Somerset MRT. They house jewellery from local brands like Protesta and Forbidden Hills, skincare products from Fawn Labs, and footwear from The Kin Thread.

Other than just fashion and beauty products, you’ll find other useful stuff like cooking condiments and local art pieces that’ll definitely jazz up your home. 

– Neighbourhood malls in Singapore –

31. City Square Mall – Kids’ stuff & fitness gear

Located in the heart of Singapore, City Square Mall houses a plethora of family-friendly shops including clothing for little ones, Toys”R”Us, and a kids’ bookstore. You’ll also find beloved shopping go-tos like Don Don Donki and Daiso, where you can indulge in affordable Japanese goodies and unique finds.

Additionally, sports enthusiasts can explore one of Singapore’s largest Decathlon outlets within the mall, offering a wide selection of athleisure wear and sports gear. For those looking to spruce up your BTO flat, do check out the home furnishing and bedding shops on the higher floors.

32. Tekka Centre – South Asian fashion & accessories

For those in search of vibrant South Asian fashion, Tekka Centre is the spot. You’ll discover an array of traditional costumes for festive occasions like Deepavali or weddings, from intricately designed clothing to stunning accessories. You can also bring your clothes here for alteration or get them custom-made – just head to the second floor where there ar plenty of tailors.

While you’re here, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the wet market and hawker centre on the ground floor, where you can indulge in local food such as briyani and laksa.

33. Aperia Mall – Home to the new Thai Supermarket

With the closing of Golden Mile Complex, it seems that Aperia Mall has become the new hotspot for Thai culture enthusiasts. Housing the highly popular Thai Supermarket, it offers an extensive range of authentic Thai ingredients, snacks, and household products. 

Moreover, Aperia Mall is renowned for hosting one of the most interesting flea markets in Singapore – the Luggage Market on Sundays, offering a treasure trove of unique finds, from vintage luggage pieces to quirky accessories.

34. Tampines Mall – Why Tampines residents don’t have to shop downtown

Tampines Mall is the ultimate shopping destination for residents in the Tampines area. You could literally find anything you need here. If you’re running low on skincare and body washes – take your pick from Bath & Body Works, Kiehl’s, LANEIGE, or The Body Shop.

For those looking for the perfect engagement ring, there are more than 5 jewellery brands here for you to browse through all day – cue Poh Heng, SK Jewellery, Pandora, Lee Hwa, and Goldheart. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, Tampines Mall’s proximity to Tampines 1 and Century Square provides even more shopping options at just walking distance.

35. Waterway Point – Northeasties’ shopping hub

Waterway Point is a shopping paradise for Northeast Singapore residents. With a diverse range of shops, it offers a convenient one-stop-shop experience. Whether you’re in search of gadgets, furniture, fashion, optical wear, bags, or shoes, you’ll find a mix of affordable and high street brands to suit every budget.

Notable stores include Scoop Wholefoods for boujee grocery pickups as well as local fashion retailers like Love, Bonito and Charles & Keith. Most importantly, it’s got everyone’s favourite coconut drink – Mr. Coconut. Don’t forget to download the Frasers Experience app to earn points and redeem rewards during your shopping spree.

36. Sengkang Grand Mall – Newest mall in Buangkok

As the newest addition to the Buangkok area, Sengkang Grand Mall brings a fresh retail experience to all North Easties. Most visitors would agree that one of the highlights of the space is all the different cuisines you could dig into here – Japanese, Thai, Taiwanese, Hunanese – you name it, they’ve got it.

With a huge FairPrice Finest supermarket offering take-home Korean banchan, you can stock up on all your favourite side dishes to tuck into while you binge-watch K-dramas. 

37. NEX – Largest mall in the North East

Image credit: Peifeng Qiu via Google Maps

Make a pit stop at Serangoon MRT interchange station and you’ll see crowds of people swarming through – either to change train lines or to bumble their way into NEX

With 3 supermarkets and a department store – Cold Storage, FairPrice Xtra, Isetan, and Scarlett Supermarket – you’ve got the green light to go crazy on fresh produce and household essentials. NEX also boasts major tech brands like Huawei and Samsung, as well as dedicated tech stores like Challenger and Courts.

38. Woodleigh Mall – Serving Bidadari residents

Situated in the up-and-coming Bidadari district, Woodleigh Mall is the new shiny thing of the North East Line. Like any typical neighbourhood mall, it’s got you covered for your daily essentials and shopping needs. You’ll find clothing and accessories stores like Skechers; pharmacies like Guardian and Unity; and Popular and The Green Party for books and gifts.

If you have a tech or household emergency like a haywire bidet, you’ll be glad to know that you can also find home essentials at Kim Able Household and Home 360+. There’s also a swanky 24-hour FairPrice Finest with and in-house bar and cafe.

39. Causeway Point – The place to shop in the far north

There’s a free dino water playground at the rooftop of Causeway Point.

Image credit: @causewaypoint via Instagram

As the largest mall in the far north of Singapore, Causeway Point is a shopping haven for all Woodlanders. Explore a wide range of products, including household items, clothes, shoes, and health supplements, at the beloved department store, Metro. There’s also a Courts to shop for tech gadgets and home furnishings.

Keep an eye out for the frequent atrium sales that offer irresistible deals, allowing you to make the most of your shopping spree. Psst … there’s also a free dino-themed water playground for the kiddos on the 7th floor of the mall.

40. Northpoint City – International groceries and household items galore

Northpoint City is the epitome of all the good things in Yishun. The usual suspects such as Uniqlo, Bata, and Miniso make an appearance. For affordable household stuff, head to Japan Home or the Valudollar store.

Its highlight, though, is the fact that it has a number of different grocery stores, each selling speciality food and ingredients. We’re talking Don Don Donki for Japanese goods, K-market for Korean ingredients, and Sri Murugan Supermarket for Indian cooking supplies.

41. Jurong Point – The shopping hub of the west

Located in the West, Jurong Point is a shopaholic’s dream come true. With an extensive selection of products, you’ll find toys, electronics, skincare, jewellery, and health products, just to name a few categories. 

Yue Hwa Chinese Products and Scarlett Supermarket offer Chinese groceries while Malvados sells premium ingredients to whip up a gourmet meal. For new BTO owners, IKEA Jurong Point Planning Studio offers inspiration for interior design and affordable furniture options.

– Shopping streets in Singapore –

42. Bugis Street – Must-visit shopping street for locals & tourists alike

All locals and tourists must visit Bugis Street at least once. Here’s where you can find a little bit of everything – be it clothes, accessories, souvenirs, street food, or even electronics. Look forward to cheap prices starting from as low as $1 for accessories and $15 for a pair of jeans.

Having undergone multiple upgrades over the years, Bugis Street now houses a 3-storey air-conditioned mall. Besides retail stores, the upper floors also have beauty salons offering services such as mani-pedis and eyelash extensions, among others. 

43. Chinatown Walking Street – Chinese-centric souvenirs & food

Whether it’s the Chinese New Year season or not, you can still expect Chinatown Walking Street to be lined with stores selling a wide variety of Chinese-themed items such as trinkets, souvenirs, and clothes. There are also a few shops selling antiques. One thing guaranteed is that you’ll be able to find a tinge of heritage and culture in anything that you pick up here.

If you’re looking for some mainland Chinese groceries or the latest snacks that you see on Douyin, swing by the nearby Scarlett Supermarket. It specialises in bringing in trendy food products from China so you’ll be in for a treat – literally. 

44. Little India & Little India Arcade – South Asian trinkets & goodies

Image credit: Sujoy Mukherjee via Google Maps

For some good Indian food, there’s no better place to check out than Little India and Little India Arcade. Similar to Chinatown Walking Street, you can expect to see rows of stores selling everything that’s related to Indian culture – from things like souvenirs, home decor, and fresh flower garlands, all the way to prayer items. 

If you’re thinking of whipping up some Indian cuisine by yourself, here’s where you can find the freshest and most authentic Indian spices and condiments. There’s a wide variety of Indian sweets like coconut ladoo and chocolate burfi as well. 

45. Kampong Glam – Malay & Arab cultural souvenirs

Image adapted from: Cecilia Chew via Unsplash

Known as the Muslim and Arab cultural hub of Singapore, Kampong Glam is the go-to spot if you’re looking for anything that’s related to the Middle East. Here’s where you can grab a fancy new rug or a Turkish lamp to zhng up your place. The designs of the souvenirs here all belong to the Middle Eastern and Malay culture. 

If you’d like to find out more about Muslim and Middle Eastern heritage and history, we recommend you head down to Islamic Bookshop Wardah Books. Aside from books for adults, both children and young adult books are offered here as well, in case you’d like to get a book or two for your kiddo to become more cultured. 

– Craft, vintage & flea markets in Singapore –

46. Curbside Crafters – Rotating line-up of small local businesses

Image credit: Curbside Crafters via Google Maps

During the pandemic, there was a surge in local small businesses and NGL, their products are pretty solid. So, if you’d like to #SupportLocal, we recommend heading down to Curbside Crafters where you can find a rotating line-up of local makers with different specialities. 

We guarantee you’ll be spoilt for choice whether you’re looking for crystals to help with your manifestations, new jewellery to level up your OOTD game, or even yummy bakes to fill you up. There are 2 locations you can head to – one at 730 North Bridge Road, and one within The Pink House at Kampong Glam. 

47. Market Gaia Guni – The true thieves’ market experience in Woodlands

Who says thrifting is mostly a Gen Z thing? Introducing Market Gaia Guni, formerly known as Sungei Road Thieves’ Market in the 1930s. With decades worth of steady footfall from bargain hunters of all ages, here’s where you can find a wide range of second-hand goods from clothes and bags to electronics and vintage goods. 

And if you’d rather fix what’s broken than buy a brand new one, there are stalls set up for watch and guitar repairs here.

48. The Luggage Market at Aperia Mall – Second-hand clothes for cheap

Image adapted from: Benjamin T P Tan (btptan) via Google Maps

The Luggage Market at Aperia Mall is probably something you’ve seen trending on TikTok. Here’s where you can snag clothes and accessories from $2 onwards, every other Saturday from 11am-6pm. As the name suggests, all vendors sell their preloved goods from a luggage so do expect to do some digging. 

If you’re lucky, you might be able to find clothes from brands such as Young Hungry Free or even kicks from adidas and Nike. As there aren’t any changing rooms around, make sure you know what size you’re looking for or bring your own measuring tape. 

Pro tip: show up at 5pm when prices drop to as low as $1 as vendors try to clear whatever stock they have left on hand. 

49. Joo Chiat Farmer’s Market at Crane Joo Chiat – Local food & plants

Image adapted from: Crane (Joo Chiat Road) via Google Maps

If you’d like to get your hands on locally-produced food products, we recommend heading down to Joo Chiat Farmer’s Market at Crane Joo Chiat. The market takes place every other weekend and you can look forward to not just fresh produce but also artisanal bakes. 

Plant lovers can browse through their collection of indoor and outdoor plants while paw-rents can pick up some new pet food and supplies, ones that you wouldn’t find in your typical supermarket or pet store. 

50. Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market by The Retro Factory – Vintage knick-knacks

Image adapted from: Vintage Flea Market by The Retro Factory via Facebook

If you’re a fan of antiques and vintage goodies, you might want to drop by Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market by The Retro Factory which is held on the first weekend of every month. Here’s where you can get your hands on collectibles, old cameras, and plenty of trinkets. 

What’s best is that there’ll be a different set of vendors every time you visit, so you can always expect something new. 

51. Makers’ Market – 8 different locations including schools

Image adapted from: Makers’ Market Singapore via Facebook

With 8 different locations for you to choose from, Maker’s Market makes it particularly easy and convenient for you to support local businesses. You’ll be able to find their set-ups at shopping centres such as Suntec City and Downtown East, as well as in schools like SOTA and ITE Central Epitome. 

Browse through the array of handcrafted goods that are made with love by local crafters. Even services such as tarot card readings and custom embroidery are available, depending on which vendors are present on the day of your visit.

52. Public Garden – Both international & local brands

Image adapted from: Public Garden via Facebook

The flea markets that we’ve mentioned so far more or less have an emphasis on supporting local businesses. Well, Public Garden is slightly different as they invite crafters from all over Asia to set up shop. Expect a mix bag of treasure finds here; clothes, accessories, postcards – they got them all. 

So if you’ve been wanting to find out more about small businesses abroad, this is your chance. Public Garden also provides an opportunity for like-minded individuals to come together and bond over similar interests – be it crystals, K-pop, anime, or anything else under the sun.

53. Fleawhere – Accessories from less than a dollar

Image adapted from: Fleawhere @ Queensway via Google Maps 

Fleawhere might sound familiar if you like to thrift. They host one of the largest and most frequently held flea markets in Singapore. Buyers can look forward to clothes from $5 and accessories from less than a dollar. 

Whether you have retail experience or not, you’re still more than welcome to rent a booth and clear whatever pre-loved items you have stacked at home. You can find Fleawhere markets happening at Queensway and Dhoby Ghaut. 

Swing by these shopping places in Singapore

Consider your dilemma on where to shop, settled. Whether you’re going on a grocery run or gift-hunting for your loved ones, these shopping places have got you covered. 

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Van Kleef Aquarium: SG’s First Public Aquarium, Before We Had Underwater World in Sentosa

Nope, not THAT Van Cleef... This is Van Kleef with a "K".

May 17, 2024