Hong Kong and Bangkok maybe some of the top destinations for shopping, but Singapore hasn’t lost its charm for shoppers. The country opens its doors to a large number of tourists each day and most of them are fascinated by the cluster of designer brand outlets and glamorous malls. The vantage point Singapore has over other countries is the fact that it is small. You can go from one shop to another quite easily, the MRT provides access to all of the places you will want to visit, plus taxi rides are not too costly. It is always wise to make a list of the kind of items you want to purchase. There are a lot of options available for those who want to shop in Singapore and most of the time there are areas demarcated for specialised goods. For instance, Vintage shoppers should check out Haji lane where there are rows of boutiques selling antiquated pieces.

If you are looking for the mall experience, then head over to Parco Marina Bay. The mall opened quite recently and at this complex you are sure to find all of the designer outlets. Parco Marina Bay is near an MRT exit and is walking distance to the Promenade. One of the most popular shopping venues is the Mustafa Centre. Located in Little India the Mustafa Centre caters to practically all the needs of shoppers. You can buy electronics, luxury perfumes, clothes, accessories and much more. If you are short of time then you can do all of your last minute shopping here. Best time for shopping would be early morning or midnight so you could avoid standing in line.

For high fashion brands the best choice is ION Orchard Mall. There are over 300 outlets at this mall so be prepared to spend a whole day if you want to get through all of them. If you want to visit a flea market in the city then Sungei Road Thieves Market is the place for you. You can purchase copy items from this place, there are DVDs, CDs and cute souvenirs for cheap prices. Booklovers will simply love shopping in the city, Ann Siang Road and BooksActually are the perfect places to spend the afternoon hunting for books. If you are planning to stay in the city for a while it might be more worth to be in serviced apartments Singapore. A serviced apartment in Singapore allows you to be at leisure and do things at your own pace and time. Visitors will find it more relaxing if they stay in a place like Citadines Mount Sophia Singapore which provides all the services you will require while on vacation.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+