Called the ‘jewel of Orchard Road’, ION Orchard is known for its spectacular architecture and its impressive array of big-name designers, such as Louis Vuitton, Patek Philippe and Dior, within its 66,000sqm of retail space. Travellers looking for fine jewellery can visit Japanese pearl specialist Mikimoto and the diamond boutique of homegrown brand Lee Hwa Jewellery. The world’s leading watch manufacturers, including IWC® Schaffhausen, A. Lange & Söhne, TAG Heuer and Vacheron Constantin, also have stores in this eight-level mall. Those who would like to take a break from shopping can view the exhibitions of established and emerging artists at ION Art gallery, which offers free admission, or visit TWG Tea Salon & Boutique. Travellers can redeem the ION Orchard Tourist Wallet (one redemption per shopper per day, while stocks last)—vouchers for shopping and dining discounts in participating outlets—at the Singapore Visitor Centre on Level 1.
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, Tel: +65 6485 5200, Opening Hours: Mon–Sun 10am–10pm,
Nearest MRT: Orchard Station
It’s hard to miss this mall’s eye-catching multi-million-dollar art pieces, including sculptures such as Tall Girl, which is four storeys tall, and the stainless steel Nutmeg Grove outside the main entrance. But the retail offerings here, such as artsy clothing line Desigual® and Japanese lifestyle store Tokyu Hands, aren’t to be ignored either. Japanese store Don Don Donki offers a wide variety of products ranging from fresh fruit to bento boxes, cosmetics and toys. There are plenty of food options too; try irresistible mille crepês from Lady M®, or visit Walking on Sunshine, a beauty salon that provides hairstyling and make-up services along with a café that serves up fresh and healthy food such as chicken quinoa salad and honey ham panini. Those looking for substantial meals can visit the Dancing Crab restaurant for seafood.
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Tel: +65 6238 1051, Opening Hours: Mon–Sun 11am–10pm,
Nearest MRT: Somerset Station
As its name suggests, this shopping mall is a ‘gateway’ to the famous shopping stretch. The only shopping mall located on both sides of Orchard Road, it houses homeware shop Crate & Barrel, and multi-label boutique SUPERSPACE. The shopping mall also has a 60-metre illuminated fashion runway and a dedicated Men’s Zone. Visitors can shop for a wide selection of high-street brands and indie fashion.
Address: 277 Orchard Road, Tel: +65 6513 4633, Opening Hours: Mon–Sun 10.30am–10.30pm,
Nearest MRT: Somerset Station
Shopaholics will adore this upmarket mall with its array of high-end labels, such as PRADA, Salvatore Ferragamo and Givenchy. Quick beauty fixes can be had at Strip, while there are Toys“R”Us® and Mothercare for families with young children. Those looking for high-quality accessories and gemstones can visit Larry Jewelry or browse the latest watch designs at Cortina Watch and The Hour Glass. Art enthusiasts can drop by White Space Art Asia or LUMAS Photo Art Gallery. The mall’s Music En Vogue, a series of live musical performances happening from Thursday to Saturday, features soothing jazz tunes from local and international musicians. Visitors who present their passport at participating shops can get up to 10% off regular-priced items.
Address: 290 Orchard Road, Tel: +65 6738 5535, Opening Hours: Mon–Sun 10am–10pm,
Nearest MRT: Orchard Station
With over 350 retail stores spread across four zones, Suntec City is a one-stop shopping mall for all visitors. Travellers can visit branches of high-street labels such as H&M and UNIQLO, and get modern menswear at Benjamin Barker or versatile womenswear at GG<5. Food concepts such as the 600-seater Eat at Seven, which offers great Japanese food, and PasarBella, with dishes from around the world, are convenient refuelling options. Travellers can also catch interesting events at nearby Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. Visitors can get a Tourist Privilege Card by presenting their passport at the Concierge counter, and enjoy discounts from participating outlets. Those who spend S$150 and above will receive a S$10 Suntec City voucher.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tel: +65 6266 1502, Opening Hours: Mon–Sun 10am–10pm,
Nearest MRT: Promenade Station
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands®
No trip to Singapore is complete without a visit to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands®, the pinnacle of luxury shopping. There are more than 170 premium brands represented here, and it has the world’s first Louis Vuitton Island Maison and the only Baby Dior in Southeast Asia. Renowned labels such as Bottega Veneta®, Chaumet, Roger Dubuis® and Saint Laurent™ have created limited-edition items sold exclusively here. The mall also offers a by-appointment-only Personal Shopping Service for a fully customised experience, while those pressed for time can use the mall’s Click and Collect pre-order programme. Travellers can also borrow wheelchairs, prams, umbrellas and mobile power banks from the Concierge counter, and enjoy services such as shoe shine, taxi booking, restaurant reservations and giftwrapping. Visitors travelling with children can use the Family Rooms, each with a diaperchanging station, washbasin, hot water dispenser, disposable diaper bags and couches.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Tel: +65 6688 8868, Opening Hours: Mon–Thu, Sun and Public Holidays 10.30am–11pm; Fri, Sat and Eve of Public Holidays 10.30am–11.30pm,
Nearest MRT: Bayfront Station
Singapore’s largest mall is not short on attractions. Catering to all ages and budgets, it houses outlets of well-loved brands such as SuperDry®, Kate Spade New York® and Converse. With plenty of open-air spaces and a stroller-friendly promenade, this is a possible all-day venue for travelling families. Food Republic offers a wide selection of hawker and local favourites in a comfortable food court setting. Just outside, the Sky Park spans four Olympic pools, and the kids can play in the shallow waters or ride paddleboats. It also has eye-catching art pieces and a full calendar of exciting festivals and events to keep all entertained. Visitors can register at the Customer Service Counter for the HarbourFront Centre (a three-level shopping mall next door) and VivoCity Experience (HAVE) Privilege Card to enjoy a range of free treats and discounts, including a S$5 Food Republic voucher (limited to 200 redemptions per month). Shoppers who spend S$200 may redeem a travel organiser (limited to 180 redemptions per month). Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available upon request at the Customer Service Counter.
Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk, Tel: +65 6377 6870, Opening Hours: Mon–Sun 10am–10pm,
Nearest MRT: HarbourFront Station
This mall draws shoppers in with its youthful tenant mix (including bag brand Timbuk2 and Casio’s G-Factory) and fast-fashion retail stores such as ALDO™, Calvin Klein® and local footwear brand Charles & Keith. Opened in 1995, Bugis Junction is one of the first malls in Singapore to have air-conditioned ‘indoor streets’ inside the complex, which has pushcarts selling everything from electronics to fashion accessories. The mall is also popular with families because of its outdoor water fountain where children can play amid spraying water. Bugis Junction is directly connected to neighbouring mall, Bugis+ by an overhead link bridge. Tourist discounts are available at participating outlets.
Address: 200 Victoria Street, Tel: +65 6557 6557, Opening Hours: Mon–Sun 10am–10pm,
Nearest MRT: Bugis Station