Cosmopolitan and hospitable, the doorway to Singapore has always been wide open and the tourists have kept on pouring in. The country is famous for its unique blend of cultures and its amazing night life. Not to forget that it is also home to excellent malls, befitting its status as a tourist capital, making available a diverse array of retailers, selling brands from around the world. And visitors during the months of May, June and July are in for the treat of their lives. With the Great Singapore Sale going on, you might never leave this urban island.

An annual event, the Great Singapore Sale will start on the 27th of May and will go on till the 24th of July. That gives you eight weeks of pure, unadulterated shopping heaven. The event takes place throughout the entire island, so whether you find yourself shopping at the Southern Waterfront or the perennially popular, Orchard Road, be prepared for some mind blowing discounts. With some shops offering up to 70 percent off on items, you can’t really afford to not indulge yourself. Offers are available on a variety of items including apparel, electronics, watches and jewellery. It’s never too early to start working on your shopping list.

The event is organised by the Singapore Retailers Association, with the support of the Singapore Tourism Board. And thanks to the involvement of the Singapore Tourism Board, tourists can apply for a Tourist Privilege Card, which will entitle them to discounts and special offers. These offers are not only limited to shopping, but can also be used when dining out and even for sightseeing. You will need a foreign passport to apply for this card, and have your passport at the ready when ever you intend on using it.

Orchard Road, being the entertainment and retail nerve centre of Singapore, it will be very convenient finding a place to stay around that area. You can find serviced apartments Singapore, like the Somerset Grand Cairnhill, mere minutes away. The apartments’ proximity to the Somerset MRT station and the Central Business District, along with the services provided by their business centre, makes it the ideal serviced apartment in Singapore for business travellers. But it doesn’t matter whether you’re visiting Singapore for business or pleasure, the apartments offer a cosy, comfortable choice.