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Singapore is a shoppers paradise and shops are everywhere. Be sure to have your cash and credit cards in case of possible splurging. Goods of all types are available and include electronics, antiques, fabrics, fashion, jewellery, watches and lots more. Shops are open 7 days a week from early until late.

The 5% GST is refunded to all tourists if you are departing by air and a minimum purchase level requirements apply. There are two refund agencies, Global Refund (65 6225 6238) and Premier Tax Free (1800 829 3733). Different retailers belong to either, or in some cases operate their own system.

Arab Street/Kampong Glam
Named after the Gelam trees that used to grow here and now a place for semi-precious stones, basket ware, natural oils and perfumes. North Bridge Road, use MRT station Burgis.

Bugis Village
In contrast to the large malls Bugis Village is a collection of small lanes and mini boutiques.

Chinatown is the place for Chinese goods and traditional medicines and fabrics.

Chinatown Night Market
Food, fashion items, handicrafts, healthcare products. Location: Chinatown MRT Station. Open Sunday – Thursday 5pm – 11pm and until 1am on Friday and Saturday.

larke Quay Sunday Flea Market
Antiques and second hand items. Clarke Quay MRT Station. Open daily 10am – 6pm.

Funan IT Mall
The Funan IT Mall is a large mall specializing in IT and electronics.

Great World City
A shopping mall just outside the city between Kim Seng Road and Zion Road.

Geylang Serai
The area to find Muslim cuisine and goods. Location: From Paya Lebar MRT Station walk to Geylang Road.

Orchard Road
Orchard Road is named after the orchards that were gown during the colonial period. Transformed from a rural lane to a very urbane shopping street with numerous shopping malls, restaurants, cafes and lots of excitement. All along Orchard Road are shopping malls.

Marina Bay
Marina Bay is a collection of malls, some underground linked together and located at the mouth of the Singapore River close to Raffles Hotel.

Millenia Walk
Located in the heart of Marina Bay is a low rise design with a mixture of shops and dinign opportuniteis. 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596 (6883 1122).

Paragon Shopping Mall
Over 200 stores and restaurants. (6738 5535)

Raffles City Shopping Centre
Over 120 stores in this large mall and opposite Raffles Hotel. (6318 0238)

Serangoon Road
An area of little streets selling floral garlands, spices and saris.

Suntec City Mall
Singapore’s largest shopping mall with over 300 shops organised in four thematic zones. In the mall is the Fountain of Wealth, the largest fountain with lazer performances every night from 8pm to 9pm.

Singapore Markets
Bugis Village
New and trendy street wear. Burgis MRT Station. Open 10am – 9pm.

Sungei Road Thieves Market
The oldest flea market in Singapore but now good for electronics. Little India MRT Station.

Tanglin Mall Bazaar
Used and new clothes, books and other items. Orchard MRT Station. Open the 1st Saturday of the month form 5pm – 11pm.


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