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A place for Shopaholics but beware of the crowd!
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4.0
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4.5
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4.5
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3.5
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4.0
Located at the central region of Singapore, Bugis Street is simply a shopping heaven for tourists and self-proclaimed "Shopaholics" (like me) !
I was amazed and impressed at their wide variety of items - ranging from "high-class looking" watches that have prices from as low as $5, to mid-quality apparels and shoes between the prices of $5-15. (Yes, you can look good without going the expensive way!) It's absolutely one of the more favored places for people to visit if they are on a budget.

With a new installation of the 3rd level, Bugis Street now offers more options and opportunities to burn your wallet, and you will definitely find yourself being spoilt for choice. On the contrary, before you start thinking - and probably feeling happy- that you've just snagged a good deal , it's always wise to check and compare the prices before deciding on your final purchase. There ARE many shops selling the same item(s), and their prices do differ. (It's usually a $1-$3 difference from my personal "observation".) So, always remember... ...Don't make impulsive purchases!

Be prepared to expect a crowd, especially during the weekends or Public Holidays.
If you are particular about "crowd squeezing", I am not sure if you'll be able to enjoy the shopping experience as it's an inevitable process when shopping at Bugis Street. (You might end up feeling infuriated and start scolding profanities if someone steps on your toe or the favorite shoes you have on. It happens!)
Afterall, its a place where all Shopaholics are gathered at - all targeting at cheap bargains. (And not to mention its a good hangout location for friends, too!)

As much as they offer good deals,here's another thing you have to keep in mind that I find most inconvenient- Most shops in Bugis Street accept ONLY cash. It's ideal if you've prepared a certain amount of cash beforehand like I did. Alternatively, you may choose to do a withdrawal at their ATM machines that are located just outside the building. Of course, it's not going to be a convenient process if you were to do your shopping halfway to realize that you have insufficient cash!

Amidst all the shopping, Bugis Street offers good finger food at reasonable prices too if ever you feel a groaning stomach. Personally, I love the cheese hotdogs (priced at just $1 each) that are located at level 1, and selected fruit juices that are $1, too! On top of that, there are Taiwan snacks,such as "Wo Ai Taimei", that can be found at level 1, too. Their Taiwan chicken are simply one of the best I've ever tried.

Overall, Bugis Street is still one of the top satisfying shopping places for my personal retail therapy- I could just shop alone whole day and return home in an exhausted but happy mood. If you haven't been there, you know you won't want to give this a miss!

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You get what you pay for
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3.5
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3.5
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3.0
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Located just opposite Bugis Junction (Bugis MRT), Bugis Street is a maze of little shops selling mostly lades apparel, accessories, footwear. There are a few rows of shops selling menswear and touristy items. It is a popular haunt of teenage SIngaporean youths as the clothes sold here range from 10-20$/pc and there are frequent sales happening. You might be able to find a top for $5 in one of those bargain bins displayed outside the shops.

If you hate crowds, this is not the place for you to go, especially in the evenings and weekends. Many tour agencies bring their tour groups to Bugis Street as this greatly contributes to the crowds which will knock and push against you. The walkways are narrow with alot of the shopkeepers choosing to stand outside, hawking their wares.

You may try to haggle the prices down, but only if you buy a few items or more. If not, you might incur the wrath of a displeased shopkeeper. Be warned that most shops do not allow you to try on the clothes as they are mostly free-sized (or so they claim. some of the clothes are suited for smaller-sized ladies).

Although it is a shopping haven with alot of buy at cheap prices, you are essentially getting what you pay for. The quality of the clothes are often thin, with loose threads and do not fit well. So just be careful and wise when shopping here!

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Love it. My favourite shopping place.
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4.5
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4.5
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3.0
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3.5
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4.5
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4.5
I LOVE THIS PLACE.

I'm 24 and I hold a full time job as an office worker, plus part time as a dancer. The diversity needed in my wardrobe is crazy and I hate wearing pieces over and over again.

Bugis Street whets my appetite for new clothes. The quality here used to be terrible but over the years it's generally improved - you just need to cut off the stray threads from certain pieces. You can get great buys for $10-$25 and they have everything you'd need; including dresses, tops, bottoms, shoes and accessories. Certain shops usually update their stocks weekly - so they're always updated with the latest trends.

Plus, if you get hungry there's I Love Taimei around the corner and fresh fruit juices for cheap too.

That said, they don't really cater to plus sizes and most of the apparel are free sized.

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Fairly good buys!
(Updated: May 10, 2012)
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4.0
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4.5
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3.0
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3.0
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3.5
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4.0
To all the shopaholics out there, I am quite certain Bugis Street appeals to you in terms of their cheap and fashionable clothes! Even though the clothes sold there are not branded and the quality might not be as great, you can easily purchase 10 clothings with $120 or so. Despite being of poorer quality, you can still be a fashionista with many different clothes to experiment!

Bugis Street is located at Bugis, directly opposite Bugis Junction. It can get quite crowded during weekends and public holidays. On hot sunny days, it might be very stuffy and you will have to squeeze through a sweaty crowd. On rainy days, your mood might be killed as the floors will gather puddles, making it difficult to shop comfortably. However, the affordable clothes is worth the hassle! Many clothes and accessories here are found selling on online blogshops, and they are quite fashionable and trendy! The best thing is that they are sold at a cheaper price - ranging from $10- $20. However, as there are many stalls selling clothes of similar designs, you will have to take a longer time looking through the shops to find unique designs. Also, their quality might not be the best around, do check for defects or holes and always ask for a new piece if can!

There are also quite a few food and drink stalls at Bugis Street. So you can always stop by for snacks when you feel hungry while shopping. Recently, there is a new level built at Bugis Street, to much excitement of the shoppers! This will definitely prolong my shopping trips at Bugis Street in the future, causing more holes in my pockets. So for affordable and fashionable clothes, you know where to get them now!
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Shopping haunt for most teens
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3.5
Whenever local teenagers or young adults talk about shopping, Bugis Street will definitely surface as a topic for discussion. Famed for street clothing sold at extremely affordable prices, Bugis Street has become a famed shopping destination for the slightly younger crowd.

The first level of Bugis Street houses several finger food eateries, and mainly guys clothing. Females can attempt to rummage through stores for a good find, but chances are, the female clothing on the first floor are generally made of cheap and flimsy material, and really aren't worth the splurge actually. I would recommend the male crowd to get their shopping fix on the first floor though, as there is a greater variety, and the quality of the clothing does not really vary much.

I always do my shopping on the second and third floor of Bugis Street. The clothes on these floors are of a significantly better quality, though you may still see some pieces made of cheap chiffon surfacing, so shoppers ought to have a discerning eye for quality when shopping at Bugis Street. Although the prices are higher on average (ranging from $10 to around $35), the slightly more expensive pieces are definitely worth your time as those are pieces that probably cannot be found anywhere else in Singapore.

For lovers of neutral coloured clothing, I would recommend checking out Cheris, a store on the second level, and I'm pretty certain that it won't disappoint. The second level also houses a delicious crepe store, which is definitely worth visiting.

Bugis Street tends to get a little overcrowded during weekends, so unless your idea of a fun shopping date is being stuck in a crowd full of sweaty people, I would suggest going on a weekday. That, or make a frantic escape to the second floor, which is properly air conditioned, for a better shopping experience!

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Budget shopping with some heat
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
Satisfaction 
 
3.0
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3.0
Beyond the streets of Orchard Road on Victoria Street lies a street market set up by local entrepreneurs. This place is known by locals as Bugis Street. This place is peppered with great deals but do not be rash; look around as there is possibly a better deal around the corner.

Ladies will love the second floor very much with its air-conditioning shops carrying shoes and dresses. Look out for a dress shop which is just opposite a shop selling intimate wear. This shop has been the joy of many Singaporean girls with its latest and affordable line of dresses.

Cooling off in the ground floor of this street market is done mainly by a fruit juice stall. This illusive stall is located right under a giant ceiling fan and offer comfort with it freshly made fruit drinks for hydrating in this heat.

To fill those hunger pangs after hours of shopping, visit the stall along this street on the opposite side. It carries some of the sweets and tidbits from the 1980s to 1990s. Be sure to pick something up for those who like to relive that moment or for anyone who wants a peek into that amazing childhood era. If you are longing for a more proper meal, cross the road to a coffee shop just behind Illuma shopping centre for a plate of duck and char siew rice or curry scissors rice. These two recommendations will never ever disappoint with its great history of serving out great food since the early 90s.

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Average Spent:
20
Best Part:
Great deals all around
Branch Location:
Bugis
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Place for students
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5.0
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4.5
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Students can find everything for them

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My shopping paradise!
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5.0
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5.0
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4.5
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4.5
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5.0
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5.0
My favourite shopping place! Cheap, nice, fashionable, lots of variety and just so wonderful! Bugis street is somewhere that i go to very often even though i live in the west. All my friends simply love to go shopping at Bugis street as well! The main reason for this is basically because all its clothes are so cheap and affordable and yet so nice too! And there are just so many apparels and designs to choose from!

Bags, shoes, tops, dresses, outerwear, accessories, skirts, food, juices, fruits, handphones covers, stationeries... anything you need and want in your life, bugis street got them, at an unbelievably cheap price too! Tops and dresses for just $10, even their denim shorts are just $10 as well! If you are worried that it would be all girls’s stuffs and nothing to shop for guys, you are wrong! Bugis street have a whole street down that are full of guy’s shirts, button shirts, berms and jeans! Most of their stocks are new in as well, which meant that the clothes you buy at bugis street would always be in that trend!

One bad thing however is that there are no fitting room and usually one size fit all. Hence if you are of a bigger size, bugis street may not be the shopping paradise for you. You would also need to really estimate your waist size if you are buying a bottom wear as you can’t try clothes on. But it is not that bad! Most shops allow you to change your bottoms if you cannot fit into them! It will only be of a little bit of hassle but its okay since the prices are so cheap!
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Singapore's Uniquely 'Chatuchak' Market
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5.0
Bugis street is a well-known shopping paradise for the teenagers in Singapore. It is also one of the popular tourist attractions.

Bugis street has been my favourite place to shop at as it has a variety of items on sale, ranging from food to apparel to accessories. Apart from the vast array of items sold, the dime-store goods is also the reason why Bugis street has attracted me.  However cheap the good may already be, you can still try your luck at bargaining for even lower prices.

All in all, Bugis street is a must-go. Only then can you understand why I call it a shopping paradise!

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Best Part:
Ned's Crepe at 2nd Level
Branch Location:
Bugis
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Cheap, many items but overcrowded
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
This place is forever crowded with people, and for a good reason. It offers many bite sized stores that sell clothing, food and accessories. Many of the items on offer are the "in thing" and appeal to the many teenagers that frequent the place. The offerings are pretty cheap, too.

The place is not very well organised, with the walking lanes narrow and the food and clothes stores are too close to each other (I mean, talk about the cooking smell clinging onto the clothes). The price is not an issue here, I always buy fruit juice and some random clothes from here;it's a cool place.
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