Great Singapore Sale 2013 – Shopping Madness

Singapore Shopping on Sale

From 31st May to 28th July 2013, this is a sales event that is worth waiting for! The HUGE discounts on almost anything like fashion apparel, cosmetics, electronics and jewelry will not disappoint you.

Up To 70% Off Even On Brand Names?
That Can’t be Right…

Here, See For Yourself…

So you’re one of those who once in awhile enjoys choosing Brand-Name over generic. I think we’ve all done that in our lives – some much more than others depending on your tax bracket.

Imagine for a second, being able to shop for 8 glorious weeks among discount deals all over Singapore, brand names included. That in of itself is an anomaly!

Not only do you get discount sales on a smorgasbord of designer products spread all over Singapore, but still having those budget prices continue to even your hotel rates.

What’s All The Fuss?

Louis Vuitton Boutique in ION Orchard Shopping Mall

Louis Vuitton boutique in ION Orchard shopping mall. This is a signature duplex store in Orchard Road and it carries a large selection of bags and accessories. [photo credit: flickr/Azhaaarry]

The Great Singapore Sale 2013 (GSS 2013) organized by Singapore Tourism Board starting from 31st May to 28th July 2013 – that’s what’s all the buzz. And get this, all this bargain mayhem is even coinciding with the Singapore International Jewelry Expo for those who have an eye for sparkles on their fingers.

Tourists will even get a double-dose of a bargain due to the GST (Goods and Services Tax) refund you’ll receive on virtually every purchase. There’ ll be one-for-one deals, lucky draws, and even gift-purchase promotions to add to this 20th GSS Anniversary bedlam.

Louis Vuitton, Dior, Gucci, and Prada among many other international names and products, will be offered up to 70% on scores of items. Nearly all the city’s standout malls will be serving up hard-to-resist bargains. Alternatively, there’ ll even be places like H&M, Gap, Uniqlo, Forever21 and many others to round out this category.

Not only the glitzy malls on Orchard Road are in on this however. Even the popular communities such as Little India, Chinatown and Bugis will offer you great “deals & steals” with a touch of tradition added for flavor.

Chic or cultural, you’ll have an A-Z choice in every direction as your rebate compass points.

Show Me Where Are The Discounts!

ION Orchard Shopping Mall

You can’t miss this glittering mall on Orchard Road. It just comes alive at night with lights dancing on its wavy glass facade. Home to luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Gucci. [photo credit: flickr/Reggie Wan]

A sampling of the mega-malls participating are; ION Orchard, Paragon, Takashimaya, Mandarin Gallery, Knightsbridge, Suntec City, VivoCity and Raffles City, and the list goes on. These multi-level shopping havens will have everything from discounted apparel and accessories for men, women, kids, jewelry, housewares and a whole lot more.

For the electronics and gadgets aficionados, your best bets will be Sim Lim Square, Funan Digital Life Mall, and Mustafa Singapore, (the latter is in Little India for the addicts who enjoy 24-hour spending sprees).

Keep in mind however, barring a couple of exceptions such as Funan and Sim Lim Square for electronics for example, the rest will have a very expansive assortment of products for all tastes, styles and budgets. You’d be hard-pressed to leave any one of the seemingly countless locales with an empty bag.

My Bags Are Gettin’ Heavy, I Need Some Sleep!

Ibis Hotel Singapore on Bencoolen

Affordable and comfy room for you to rest your legs and do more shopping research online! The budget Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen (above) at Bugis is just 15-min by train to Orchard Road.

The idea of all these products’ prices being reduced at so many outlets, has got the word ‘budget’ engrained in your head. So why stop there? Furthermore, if you’re already in ‘discount mode’, it only makes sense to follow the same type of path to your hotel, right?

Take for example the Bugis District and Orchard Road areas. It’s pretty safe to say, these particular locations is where a great deal of your cash and credit card activity will be taking place.

Therefore to save yourself any unnecessary jaunts right across town, why not rest your body in one of the accessible budget hotels near Orchard Road, or any one of these affordable hotels near Bugis District?

After all, the real action lies outside of your hotel confines amidst all the excitement. Plus, I think it’d be more fun to be spending money ‘inside’ the shopping malls, wouldn’t it? Not on a place you’ll hardly remember the colors of the curtains, just as long as it’s affordable and comfortable.

If you want to get the best hotel deal, do checkout the Singapore Hotel Promotions page.

You Don’t Need A Game Plan,
Just Healthy Legs And Strong Biceps

With all the walking you’ll be doing, plus all the lifting and carrying of this bag and that, your fitness levels will have to be in tip-top shape. And yes, that means strong legs and arms to carry you and your bags throughout the day, and night if you’re so inclined.

The good thing though, you don’t really need any itinerary per se. Just go with the flow as they say. The convenient layout of Singapore’s shopping districts, really allows visitors to do and see anything anywhere within minutes of each other.

The Great Singapore Sale is truly a welcoming sight for the budget-minded and thrifty spenders. A two-month retail extravaganza, where the term – ‘discount’ takes on a whole new meaning.

Maybe that great bargain pair of comfy Nikes may come in handy?