Shopping Malls are quite a common sight throughout the whole of Singapore. Residents get their daily necessities, medical and dental needs, furniture and appliances, to the extent, their laundry is done, at the malls. I’m sure you have heard of the main shopping district in Singapore, Orchard Road, where you can find all the luxurious and international brands. As a traveler, if you are a little more adventurous, maybe you might want to consider the suburban malls in Singapore. And who knows? You might find local hidden gems or pleasant surprises from your little adventure.
Below are Top 10 Shopping Malls in Singapore that are worth your visit.
How can we not introduce this shopping mall when it is right smack in the middle of the central district of Singapore, Orchard road. The most intriguing part about this mall is the jaw-dropping media façade and observation deck, which is located on the 55th and 56th floor of the building.
Most visit this mall because of the fashion retails choices, however, that might not be the only reason. This mall is even well known among the visitors for the restaurants, art galleries, and observation deck as well. The ION Orchard Mall houses world-class brands like Dior, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Armani, and Prada.
Directions and how to go to ION Orchard Mall
IMM mall also known as the International Merchandising Mart Mall, is Singapore’s largest outlet mall with more than 90 retail shops. It is a one-stop mall and the most intriguing part is that IMM Mall provides discounts all year long for many well-known brands like Adidas, Nike, Coach, Furla, Agnes B and many more…
IMM is located in the western part of Singapore, Jurong East. Jurong East can be considered a mini-town area with many dining and shopping choices. Take a 10 minutes walk and you will reach the next shopping mall (Westgate or JEM), which accessible via link bridges.
If you need varieties and are a fun seeker, then this shopping mall is the best pick for you. Vivo City is a 7-level lifestyle and retail destination with endless stores, food court, and an amusement center. It is one of the larger shopping malls in Singapore with more than 1 million sqft of retail floor area.
Moreover, there is a wide range of fashion brands such as H&M, Pedro, Zara, Mango, and Charles & Keith. You will be surprised to know that the Vivo City has been awarded the Asia One People’s Choice Award for 9 consecutive years. The shopping mall has many kids-friendly facilities, a Skypark and a large roof-top amphitheatre space. Make your day count and enjoy all its facilities when you are there.
Directions and how to go to Vivo City
Ask any local to recommend a 24hr shopping mall, the first that will come into their mind is Mustafa Centre. Located near Little India, Mustafa Centre is a paradise for products at a significantly lower price. You can find everything from, food, supplements, furniture, textiles, watches, and electronics that are on sales.
For the who are claustrophobic, be warned that Mustafa Centre is packed with lots of products and has a very narrow walking area.
Directions and how to go to Mustafa Centre
Located at Jurong East, West of Singapore is the Jcube Mall. It is home to the first Olympic Size ice rink in Singapore and the first IMAX theatre. This shopping mall is built in the same location where the Jurong Entertainment Centre was previously located at.
The name of this center is given after a competition that helped in the year 2010. To be more precise, here “J” represents the city Jurong and “Cube” represents the design that is of an ice cube. The Mall brands itself as a favourite hangout place for teenagers. You can expect cheap fashion clothing and also the newly added Japan retail giant, Don Don Donki (known as Don Quijote in Japan)
A shopping and commercial centre that has everything in one place is Ngee Ann City. It is a very prominent mall, which is red in colour, situated along Orchard Road. The mall has 7-levels with around 130 stores, including the long time anchor tenants, Takashimaya and Kinokuniya.
Ngee Ann City has a really rich history. The mall sits on a former Teochew graveyard. Some believe that the building, consisting of 2 towers, 2 giant stone lions, a fountain and 5 poles at the centre, resembling a traditional tombstone, to respect the deads.
Not to worry, Ngee Ann City, has now become a popular hangout area for both locals and tourists ever since then, which can get crowded during the weekends.
Directions and how to go to Ngee Ann City
Located inside the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel, The Shoppes at Marina Bay offers a huge range of high quality and finest brands from different parts of the world.
It is truly a shopping mall for those who desire luxurious products or world-class dining experiences. From Patek Philippe to the restaurant owned by world-renowned celebrity chef, Gordan Ramsay, Bread Street Kitchen, you named it all. The mall has more than these to offer with two casinos, a skating rink, and even a Gondola ride too.
Directions and how to go to The Shoppes at Marina Bay
The perfect place for shopaholic. Also known as the most popular and largest street market in Singapore, Bugis Street is a place that has both old and new elements. The 3-level building offers a wide range of clothing choices at a fraction of the price, to the point that you might not even believe that you are in Singapore! If you are truly a shopaholic, then you should definitely plan a full day in your trip itinerary.
You can try local street food at different parts of the mall too!
Haji Lane located near the heart of the Muslim community region, where you can spot many history-rich Mosques. The street is famous for its bespoke fashion wears and independent bars and cafes. On the other hand, you will also find some of the profound Arabian restaurants in this street in Singapore.
Moreover, the most intriguing part about the shops in this street is that they open till late at night. It is also one of the favourite places for backpackers and youngsters as you can find really cheap booze here.
Directions and how to go to Haji Lane
Finally, a shopping mall that is located in the northern part of Singapore, Yishun. Northpoint City is the latest addition to Singapore’s largest suburban mall, with a total of 1.3 million sqft retail space (500 retail stores). The mall is popular among families and residents staying around the vicinity.
A 920 units condominium sits above the shopping mall plus a fully air-conditioned bus interchange in the basement. If you have the extra time to spare, do travel down to Yishun to explore the beauty of this newly renovated largest suburban mall of Singapore.
Directions and how to go to Northpoint City
There are many other small retail stores in Singapore as well where you can pass some of the most exciting times. Do not forget to visit those stores as well to grab a profound shopping experience. Singapore is heaven to dwell if you are a foodie and shopaholic.