Bugis Street

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Crowded but Cheap
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Bugis street is mainly for teenagers. Plenty of things to look at over there, but the quality is not that stellar, really cheap though! Can be really overcrowded on weekends/ public holidays, so beware!
DT
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Lots of items to shop
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Bugis Street is always the common hangout place for teenager, apart from selling the latest fashion wear and accessories, you could also find some local delights.

During the weekend, Bugis Street is packed with people so the air will be quite stuffy especially on the 2nd level. You could find lots of cheap clothes but be wary of the quality you purchase. The best part is testing out your haggling skills. You never know how big a discount you can get if you don't try your luck!

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Cheap gets, nice clothes for momental use.
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With art colleges like NAFA and LASALLE College of The Arts based a couple of minutes away, Bugis Street is always buzzing with the young crowd be it day or night. This whole trip could either be fun-filled or a truckload of disappointment because there's just too many stuff there; most of which aren't even worth a glance. Sure, things are cheap, but with lowered price usually comes with horrible quality.

It definitely does not deserve the name 'fashion haven' because let's get real here, only select stores carry apparels that are worthy of such. Most of the stores there brings in generic and tacky items that most people do already have, and they could barely be considered as 'street wear' for the fashion-hound I am. There's no 'probably-some-are-good' stores, they are all on extreme end of the spectra-- it's either fashionable, or fashionadon't.

Some corners may appear a little dingy due to their lighting, but that's where most of the great gets can be found (alongside with their terrible ventilation, but don't let it bring your shopping spirit down!). If you're looking for clothes that are supposed to last you for months without any wear-and-tear, you're obviously at the wrong place.
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A "live" experience shopping in blogshops
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3.5
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3.5
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3.0
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This place might be a mess and you'll find yourself turning around in circles if you're not familiar with the place. Did I also mention that the place is rather stuffy and hot (on the first level) and it's not uncommon to be brushing against people, sticky with all the sweat. While the 2nd and 3rd level are air-conditioned, with just a little lesser people though still cramped, I find the prices to be a tad more expensive as well as compared to the first level, perhaps due to the higher rental cost.

Shopping at Bugis Street is like a real "live" experience shopping around blogshops, for most of the clothing found here are alike to the blogspot styles. They do have photos of models in the dress hanged in front of the racks selling (supposingly) that particular type of dress. However, I would really urge all to take a closer look and decide for yourself if you were to make the purchase or not rather than looking at the photo for I think the quality of the clothing sold are usually worse than the one in the photo. At times, I even find the cutting to be slightly different.

There are also several manicure shops at the 2nd / 3rd level, offering a good place for ladies to rest themselves after a long day at shopping while the guys (who happen to be gluttons like me) can help themselves to some snacks at the shops on the 1st or 2nd level.

This is also coincidentally the place where I first pierced my ear (at one of the shop on the 1st level selling earrings/tribal bands etc) and it really served as an important part of my memory despite having the hole sealed now after not wearing any earrings/studs for 2 weeks when I go for reservists. Haven't found the courage to pierce my ear again thereafter.
LL
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Budget shopping with some heat
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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
Recommend to a friend:
Yes
DE
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If you're looking for street food, this might be the one of the better places to go!
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2.5
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2.5
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2.0
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2.5
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Located just opposite Bugis Junction, this is a shopping heaven not to be missed by tourists and locals alike. Bugis Street consists of 3 levels of continuous shopping, which is totally the opposite of its neighbour, Illuma and Bugis Junction. It caters more for the female than the opposite gender.

There is a whole stretch of small stalls on the first floor whereby blouses, dresses, top, bottoms, etc. are selling for $10 per piece. I must admit that this is indeed a rare find, for both locals and tourists, however, I must warn you that there are similar pieces seen in different shops that are priced differently. Make sure that you have been to several shops there to compare the price before making any purchase. Also, feel free to bargain with the seller, this is especially important as the seller tends to overprice the item for tourists. The quality of the items at Bugis Street isn’t as great as the ones you have seen in Topshop, River Island, Cotton On, etc.

What I would strongly recommend from Bugis Street is the variety of street food available there. The food street is usually found at the stretch of stalls upon entering Bugis Street from the junction entrance. There is a stall whereby they have Taiwan street snacks and I must comment that their Honey Glazed Chicken is the best I have ever eaten as compared to Shi Lin or Chippy British. The meat’s being well marinated and the taste’s just right!

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Average Spent:
30
Best Part:
Food Street only
Branch Location:
Bugis Street
Recommend to a friend:
Yes
CL
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similar cheap but poor quality items sold in multiple stores
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3.0
For cheap apparel, shoes, bags and accessories, Bugis Street will be a good place to walk around to look for interesting and unique finds. The stalls are generally repititive though, and you can find number of shops selling similar items.

Tops, skirts and shorts can be bought for as cheap as $10. And accessories like earrings, bracelets and necklaces are approximately $2 each. Do not expect quality items for the price paid though, as the material used to make the items are not durable and will probably not last long.

Small, finger food can also be found within Bugis Street. On the first level, near the centre, there is a small stall selling pancakes, among other foodstuffs. Getting hungry and tired from shopping, I like to get a crispy pancake with corn. There is also a fruit juice stall, which sells a wide range of cheap juices, and watermelon juice can be bought at just $1. A drink is definitely much needed to quench the thirst after all the walking and eating.

The place is constantly crowded as the walking area is small. And it can get very warm, as the ventilation within the location is bad, especially on the first level. The second level is fully air-conditioned, and since the stalls sell similar items to that on the first level, shopping there would be a good alternative.
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Search and u'd find. ;D
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4.5
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3.0
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3.0
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Bugis Street is not my favorite place to shop at, but a good hunt for what the in-fashion stuffs are.

Personally, I feel that it is really uncomfortable to be there with the weekend crowd. There’s barely space to walk, and everyone is sticky due to humidity in Singapore.

The items are real cheap at like $10 for almost everything; however, the material would explain to you the price. If you have the joy of not wearing your items for the long run, you may find quite a bit in Bugis Street.
As with everything, Bugis Street also have their section of worthy buys. Items that does not cost too much, or die too soon. However this takes a bit of digging and knowing where these items are located at.

Many shops there sell identical items so you might want to walk abit more before deciding to purchase an item. I once purchased a top at $15, only to discover it was selling at $10 4-5 shops down!

Do not be in a hurry to get your stuff as most shops open till late on weekends to cater to the later crowds. They usually close between 9 – 1030pm on weekends.

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Average Spent:
30
Best Part:
Unique Finds!
Recommend to a friend:
No
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great for people on a budget
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4.0
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3.5
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bugis street is a popular place with teenagers! this little street is packed with shops that sells trendy clothes and accessories at very affordable prices.

clothes shops here might be mostly similar as they are under the same management. it is not rare to see the sales girl running to another outlet to ask if they have the size you want there. however, you will come across unique shops that sells pretty pieces.

food stalls are also part of bugis street and the drinks are always welcome as bugis street is mostly always hot and humid. always be dressed in your coolest when you go, and even then, be prepared to sweat it out. i love taimei is one of the more popular stalls there selling taiwan snacks.

move up to the second level if you need to cool off as it is air conditioned upstairs. prices might go up a little as you move upstairs. there are even nail parlours on the second floor if you need a break from shopping.

i recommend that if you are looking for a particular piece of clothing to always go to bugis street first before moving on to other popular places like far east plaza as you may find the exact same piece at a fraction of the price.

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Average Spent:
20
Best Part:
affordable clothing
Recommend to a friend:
Yes
J
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