In terms of shopping experience, Singapore is definitely one of the best countries to serve your shopping appetite. They have high-end malls that house luxury brands, bazaars and night markets. Being a fan of shopping, I know had to persuade my travel buddies that we visit one shopping destination in each category.
Right infront of our hotel, Royal Plaza on Scotts, is Far East Plaza. Inside it are local brands and stalls that sell different stuff that caters to fashion lovers. These two photos above displays what you will see in the mall. Hello shoes, clothes, and accessories!
If you haggling is your habit, Bugis Junction is your to-go-to place. It’s like our Divisoria here in the country. Price wise, it doesn’t go far from Divi, too!
Spot the $10 dollar dresses! If you’ll convert it to pesos, one dress costs around P300-350 ($1 SGD is approximately P33). Not bad, right?
Shoe addicts need not forget to visit Giovanna. It’s one of the most famous shoe stalls in Bugis. I fell in love with these pairs above!!!
Just like the Philippines, Singapore is fashion forward and is very well updated in trends.
If you’re a techie, though, don’t forget to drop by at Sim Lim Square to score the best deals/prices. I’m serious when I say you can save thousands of pesos when you purchase a gadget. When I asked about the iPhone 5 which is sold in the Philippines for around 40k above, at a stall in Sim Lim Square, they sell it for roughly 30k. See the huge difference? I knew I had to purchase a gadget right away! Here’s Melai browsing stuff in an Apple reseller store.
Honestly, if I had ample free time in Singapore, I’d undoubtedly visit every shopping mall. Hahaha, yes! When we got lost while touring, we found ourselves inside a mall which has more than 7 floors (if I’m not mistaken). I was left in awe as we struggled to find the nearest exit. Yes, struggled… because it was vast like that.
If you are luxurious enough, Ion Orchard is the place not to miss! Louis Vuitton, Coach, Prada, D&G, Tory Burch and other more prominent brands in either class and style are all on one lane to cater to your desires.
To make our shopping experience more fun, Melai and I initially had a $50 challenge. But since we lacked time, let me show you what I got with my $45! I suggest, though, that before leaving the Philippines, have your money changed to SG dollars at the airport, cause when you get to Singapore, the exchange rate might be a little lower. That’s one mistake I have to keep in mind, since I had my $100 USD changed to only $120 SGD (around 3000+). 🙁
3 for $10 necklaces!
This pretty neckpiece for $7.50 and dress for $10!
Matching necklace with Melai for $7.50
and this convertible bag for only $10!
Good finds, right? 😉
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