There’s no denying it – Singapore is one of the world’s most expensive cities. However, everyone here loves and enjoys shopping. Retail therapy is good for the soul, after all. But it does drain our bank accounts a lot. So here we’ve rounded up some of our favourite and cheap spots so you don’t have to worry about burning a hole in your wallet!
On days when cash is tight, we need to head to outlet shopping malls, regular flea markets, and budget shopping places in Singapore. Here are the 15 Cheapest Places for Budget Shopping in Singapore:
Anchorpoint is a factory outlet in the heartlands where you can pick up discounted items from Cotton On, Billabong, Pedro, Charles & Keith, and others. Most of these brands offer past-season items at a discount of up to 90%.
Address: 370 Alexandra Road
2-FAR EAST PLAZA
Located in the heart of Orchard Road, Far East Plaza is known for its budget-friendly shopping. Aside from cheap clothes, there are boutiques with more refined and unique designs of higher quality. You can also get manicures, eyelash extensions, and tattoos here, as well as beauty parlors.
Address: 14 Scotts Road, #06-00
There is no place like City Plaza. This is primarily a wholesale mall, where many Singapore blogshops get their stock. In City Plaza, you can find clothing, shoes, and more on every floor. They usually cost between S$10 and S$20, with wholesale options available.
Address: 810 Geylang Road
Lucky Plaza is one of the most visited shopping malls. With its reasonably priced salons and barbershops, you’ll get affordable haircuts and treatments. In addition, you’ll be surprised by the quality of their services! In case you are looking for affordable items for your home and hobbies. Among the products it offers are electronics, shoes, clothes, sporting goods, and accessories. Enjoy this shopping center’s amazing deals and discounts as you explore what it has to offer.
Address: 304 Orchard Road
The entire ‘street’ is about four storeys high, and every single floor is crammed with shops, mainly selling very affordable shoes, clothing, and accessories for young women. Other novelty shops and clothes for men are also available.
Address: 3 New Bugis St
Expect some Brand new items and pre-loved items at dirt-cheap prices, They are well-known not only for 2nd hand goods but also antique goods.
Address: click here to view.
Flea markets are held regularly all over Singapore, but mostly along Orchard Road and in Marina Bay. Some stalls sell pre-loved apparel and fashion items, while others sell the latest collections from blog shops.
Below are some upcoming flea markets you might be interested in:
FleaWhere – facebook.com/fleawhere
The Local People – facebook.com/TheLocalPeopleSG
Boutique Fairs Singapore – facebook.com/BoutiquesSingapore
Public Garden – facebook.com/publicgarden
LalooLalang – facebook.com/laloolalang
Retro Factory – facebook.com/retrofactorysg
The Mustafa Centre offers a wide range of products at affordable prices. Both women and men can find almost anything here, and they also have a decent section with shoes, bags, clothing, perfumes and more.
Address: 145 Syed Alwi Rd
9-CHINATOWN STREET MARKET
Locals and tourists alike enjoy Singapore’s Chinatown Street Market. Among the streets covered by this flea market are Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street, Sago Lane, Smith Street, and Temple Street. You can find everything from fashion pieces to electronics to souvenirs to antiques here.
Address: 29 Smith St,
10-IMM OUTLET MALL
You can find Discount outlet clothing at the best price. Throughout the year, they offer discounts of up to 80%. At Desigual Garage, for example, you can save up to 70%. You can find branded fashion items at this mall.
Address: 2 Jurong East Street 21,
11-QUEENSWAY SHOPPING CENTRE
Fitness junkies, unite! If you’re looking for everything you need in terms of sports, Queensway Shopping Centre is the place for you! The shops will have a wide selection of sporting goods and gym equipment on sale.
Address: 1 Queensway,
12-CHANGI CITY POINT
Whenever you need sportswear, Changi City Point is the place to go. Just one MRT stop away from Changi Airport, this will be your last pit stop before heading to the airport (if you’re not local).
Address: 5 Changi Business Park Central 1,
13-LITTLE INDIA ARCADE
In Little India Arcade you will find an amazing collection of Indian and Arabian clothing, homeware, and fabrics. Throughout Indian Street, you’ll discover the specialties of India like fried herbs and spices, traditional dresses, colourful artwork, exuberant accessories, and sweet shops – all at discounted prices. There is a bright orange glow that surrounds the entire lane and attracts the attention of passersby. Little India Arcade is best visited in the evening to avoid the heat, and during the day to avoid the crowds
Address: 48 Serangoon Rd,
Tiong Bahru is one of Singapore’s oldest neighbourhoods and is home to some of the city’s trendiest indie stores. A number of independent stores are located in this area, which is not commercialized.
Address: 52 Tiong Bahru Rd,
15-SCAPE UNDERGROUND (Under Renovation now)
There’s a perpetual sale going on in many boutiques in this youth-oriented mall filled with very inexpensive clothing shops. SCAPE Underground offers everything from phone cases to fashion accessories to fashion of all kinds.
Address: 2 Orchard Link #04-01
That concludes our guide to the cheapest shopping places in Singapore! Despite what some might say about Singapore’s high cost of living, we’ve shown that bargains can be found. A bit of patience and a little knowledge will go a long way. That’s what we’ve done for you!
(Credits: speishi, thrillophilia)
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