Best Places for Budget Shopping in Singapore
Unearth Affordable Treasures in the Lion City
While Singapore is home to glitzy malls and high-end boutiques, did you know that it’s also a hotspot for budget shoppers? If you are a savvy traveller looking to snag some fantastic deals without emptying your wallet, then you are in luck and here are four such places to shop at!
Bugis Street Market
Conveniently located near the Bugis MRT Station, the Bugis Street Market is a bustling hub of colourful stalls and shops offering an eclectic array of items; this now-covered market offers clothing, accessories, electronics, souvenirs, houseware, cosmetics and more, not forgetting various street food delights. For those finding Geylang-based hotel accommodation, Singapore shopping adventures at this site can be easily enjoyed with prices that won’t leave a dent in your budget!
Geylang Serai Market & Food Centre
For a taste of Singapore’s rich Malay culture and some budget-friendly shopping, head to the Geylang Serai Market & Food Centre. Located close to properties like Hotel 81 Premier Princess, this bustling wet market provides much to discover. On the ground floor, one will find seasonal tropical fruits and other fresh produce along with spices and herbs, as well as fabrics, rugs, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Don’t forget to visit the hawker centre on the second floor serving delectable Malay culinary delights from beef rendang to banana fritters!
While Orchard Road is famed for its upscale malls, at Lucky Plaza, one will find a retail hub that caters to budget-conscious shoppers. There are approximately 500 stores here offering clothing, electronics, jewellery, accessories, perfumes, and cosmetics at unbeatable prices; you can even find medicated oil products, second-hand books, chocolates, sweets, and souvenirs. Best visited on weekdays to avoid the weekend crowds, this mall is also where one can bargain for discounts when feeling lucky!
In Singapore, budget shopping is synonymous with the Mustafa Centre in Little India. This massive shopping complex is a one-stop destination for everything you could need; these include electronics, jewellery, toys, bags, cosmetics, Ayurvedic and health care products, watches, household goods, art supplies and chocolates just to name a few. It’s a popular spot for Asian speciality products ranging from saris to snacks, while it also has a café where you can take a break and enjoy a snack before continuing your shopping escapades!