6 Cheap Places to Shop in Singapore

Where Can You Find Bargain Shopping Places in Singapore?

Most people associate Singapore with high-end branded shopping, what with the hot new malls of Orchard Road and the extravaganza that is the Great Singapore Sale.

But tucked away in less flashy neighborhoods and malls, you’ll find flea markets, wholesale shops and lucrative bargains on clothes, shoes, accessories, knick-knacks and home buys.

With our list of the best bargain haunts and cheap shopping in Singapore, you don’t have to worry about your wallet anymore:

1. Mustafa Center

Mustafa Singapore Shopping Center in Little India
Cure your insomnia at the 24×7 Mustafa Center in Little India.

Though chaotic and overwhelming at first glance, the four floors of this massive wholesale shopping center carry everything from clothes, perfumes, electronics and home decor to sports equipment, gold jewelry and bars.

You’re likely to find some of Singapore’s best deals and discounts, and plenty of souvenirs, including the edible kind, to carry home.

2. Sim Lim Square

A haven for electronic buffs, the 6-storey Sim Lim Square is the one-stop shop for everything that needs a battery.

You can find unbelievable deals on phones, laptops, external hardware and otherwise expensive software. Some shops specialize in second hand buys, and some even trade in old electronics that you want to get rid of.

Beware of scams in this shopping complex though; stay sharp with our list of Singapore’s worst tourist traps.

Checkout the official site of Sim Lim Square here.

3. Bugis Street

Across from the flashy malls of Bugis in the heart of the city, Bugis Street is Singapore’s biggest street shopping extravaganza, both in terms of size and the discounts on offer.

In these by-lanes, you’ll find tempting bargains on clothes, bags, wallets, shoes, accessories, watches and quirky knick-knacks. Leave plenty of time for this one, for you might walk out with a whole new wardrobe and lots of goodies to carry home.

4. Flea Market at Lucky Plaza

Though Lucky Plaza itself is famous for bargain hunting, it might bore you as the stuff such as cheap fashion and perfume gets repeated at most stores.

Head there on a weekend instead, between noon and night, and you’ll find a flea market of brand new and second hand clothes and shoes. Students selling barely used branded clothes often hold these, and many a bargain tend to lurk around in their collections.

For more info, please visit www.forfleasake.com.

5. Far East Plaza

We understand the temptation of heading to Orchard Road for a shopping indulgence, and for times like that, Far East Plaza is the perfect place for cheap shopping.

The mall looks humble on the outside, but packs within blog-shops by local designers and trendy boutiques that carry fashionable outfits at great prices. In the 6 floors of Far East Plaza, you can literally shop till you drop, and yet not empty your wallet!

6. IMM Outlet Mall at Jurong East

Ditch the famous malls of Orchard Road for an indulgent shopping spree at IMM mall, tucked away at the far end of the city in Jurong East.

From Daiso, the “everything at $2” mega store from Japan, to branded retail outlets (Geox, Coach, Agnes B, Ecco, Clarks, Cros and many more), home furnishing and health stores, you’ll find irresistible bargains here.

A free shuttle bus also connects IMM to nearby shopping malls Westgate and JCube. For more info on brands available at IMM, click here.