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Singapore is home to some incredible experiences. From a tour of theUniversal Studios, to a walk through the Gardens By The Bay, from boating excursions through the Singapore zoo, to lazy afternoons atop the Marina Bay Sands pool deck, Singapore has something for every sort of traveler.

While all these offerings are extremely important to the city in more ways than one, the most important aspect of Singapore tourism is perhaps the shopping opportunities in the country. Scores of tourists simply visit the country to go on shopping sprees that involve several shopping malls and high end stores.

Malls In Singapore

Singapore has the highest number of high end stores per capita in all of Asia. Thus, it only makes sense that shopping is a revered activity among the tourists that visit the country. If you count yourself among such tourists, but are visiting the country for the first time, the sheer variety of choices can turn out to be a little overwhelming.

Worry not, the following list consists of all the malls in Singapore that are worth your while. Without further delay, let’s jump right into it:

1. ION Orchard

unique architecture of the mall

The ION Orchard is perhaps one of the most recognized malls in SIngapore. The mall has unique architecture as it has a total of eight floors dedicated to shopping, four of which are built below the ground level.

The mall is home to a combination of luxury retail stores and budget brands that each have designated floors dedicated to them. The ION Orchard building, ION Sky, also houses an observatory on the 56th floor of the building that offers fantastic views of the Orchard road below.

Additional Info:

Where: Orchard Road
Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM
Suitable For: Luxury brands shopping, fine dining, high street retail shopping

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2. Paragon Shopping Center

offers for its tourist shoppers

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Another jewel of the shopping hub of Singapore, Orchard Road, Paragon Shopping Centre is home to close to 200 shops and boutique stores. From high end brands like Burberry and Prada, to high street fashion labels like Zara and H&M, the Paragon Shopping Center has something for every kind of shopper.

The mall also houses a Preschool that lets parents leave their children with certified child care pros, to enjoy their shopping spree. Last but not the least, Paragon Shopping Center also holds some exclusive offers for its tourist shoppers. Among the many offers, the most interesting one is perhaps that shoppers that spend excess of $2000 in the mall are entitled to a free limousine ride to a destination of their choice, anywhere in the city.

Additional Info:

Where: Orchard Road
Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM
Suitable For: Luxury and high street retail, exclusive tourist offers, families

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3. VivoCity

 one of the most unique malls in Singapore

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VivoCity is the largest and one of the most unique malls in Singapore, thanks to its quirky architecture, and the presence of a staggering variety of entertainment options. Apart from stores of well-known high street retail brands like Zara, Mango, Forever 21, and many others, the VivoCity mall also houses the biggest multiplex of Singapore, The Golden Village.

VivoCity is also home to a terrace amphitheater, a sky park, paddle boating area for kids, and even a rooftop pool, making it one of the hottest entertainment destinations in the city. Apart from all this, the VivoCity mall is also home to a number of restaurants that offer a picturesque meal overlooking the SIngapore Harbour.

Additional Info:

Where: Habour Front Walk
Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM
Suitable For: Entertainment, high street retail shopping, movies

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4. Mandarin Gallery

 shop for luxury brands

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For a more intimate shopping experience, the Mandarin Gallery is the perfect place. Meant for rich shoppers that only shop luxury brands, the Mandarin Gallery is home to some of the most exclusive designer stores in Singapore.

Apart from these, the mall also houses some of the finest restaurants (and most expensive) restaurants in all of Singapore. In other words, the Mandarin Gallery is not for everyone. However, if you like splurging on your shopping sprees, a visit to the Mandarin Gallery is sure to result in a gala time.

Additional Info:

Where: Orchard Road
Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM
Suitable For: Luxury shopping and dining

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5. Mustafa Center

 biggest malls in Singapore

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One of the biggest malls in Singapore, the Mustafa Center is open to shoppers 24 hours of the day. Apart from being one of the only places in the city that literally never close, the Mustafa Center is also notoriously famous for being one of the best budget shopping destinations in Singapore.

While the mall is a bit far from the Orchard Road shopping hub of Singapore, it houses enough well-loved brands and exclusive offers that you will not be missing going to Orchard Road.

Finally, shopping at the Mustafa Center is not limited to clothing. From electronics to stationery and furniture, the Mustafa Center sells a variety of things that may be of interest to the visiting tourists.

Additional Info:

Where: Syed Alwi Road
Timings: 24X7X365
Suitable For: Budget shopping, electronics shopping, late night shopping

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6. Ngee Ann City

one of the oldest malls in Singapore

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The Ngee Ann City is one of the oldest malls in Singapore, and houses a truly versatile shopping experience for its visitors. The mall is home to the usual suspects of high street brands and luxury brands, but has a number of other things that are designed to keep shoppers engaged.

From a dedicated entertainment square in the form of Takashimaya Square, to Singapore’s biggest book store, Ngee Ann City is truly a unique experience when compared with the rest of the malls on Orchard Road.

Another noteworthy store in Ngee Ann City is the enormous Japanese departmental store called the Takashimaya. The store is spread across five floors of the mall and sells almost everything you may possibly need to buy.

Additional Info:

Where: Orchard Road
Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM
Suitable For: High street retail shopping, entertainment, families

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7. The Shoppes

the mall houses for top luxury brands

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One of the most exclusive shopping experiences in Singapore, The Shoppes is housed inside the Marina Bay Sands building. Not a budget shopping destination by far, the mall houses top luxury brands like Armani, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Versace, and Prada, among many others.
The mall even offers a personal chaperone service at $250 that helps you select the finest designs and give your a personalised service during your time in the building. The mall is also home to ArtScience Museum and one of the only two casinos in Singapore.

Additional Info:

Where: Marina Bay Sands
Timings: 10:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Suitable For: Luxury shopping, entertainment

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8. Orchard Central

 great place to shop

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Another revered mall on Orchard Road, the Orchard Central Mall is a great place to shop for international visitors. The mall has exclusive deals that are only available once a visitor proves that they are from another country at the concierge desk. While it is a little bit of extra trouble, doing so will get you a flat 25% discount on many stores within the mall.

What sets this mall apart from its counterparts on the Orchard Road is the entertainment options that it offers. The mall home to the renowned Art Trail that leads to a Roof Garden and a Discovery walk, all of which, operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The mall is also home to a number of unique dining experiences that include authentic Korean-style buffet meals, authentic Thai meals, and everything in between.

Additional Info:

Where: Orchard Mall
Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM
Suitable For: Budget shopping, exclusive tourist deals, entertainment

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As must be clear by now, there is no dearth of shopping options in Singapore, which is why the city is often identified as the shopping capital of the Asian continent. This collection of malls and markets is sure to have something for every kind of visitor. Make sure you visit one of these malls on your next trip to Singapore.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Malls In Singapore

Do I need a visa to visit Singapore?

Yes. Visa is required to visit Singapore. You can apply for it online.

How do I get around in Singapore?

SIngapore is well connected with a network of locally running trains, which are the best way to get around in the city.

Is duty tax applicable on my purchases in Singapore?

Yes. It is thus advisable to check the duty on the things you plan to buy on your trip to Singapore.

Is there a limit on how many items I can bring back from Singapore?

THere is a special limit on some categories of items. It is advisable to check for this information with respect to the specific items you plan on purchasing.

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