Asia Dreams



The small country with a huge shopping reputation, Singapore should be on top of every retail enthusiast’s list.

Why shop here?

As if it's not obvious enough, Singapore is a shopping heaven. The country is made for the therapeuti­c activity involving strolling around, swiping credit cards and indulging in retail pleasures. When it comes to this petite country, the fashion scene is really varied – from internatio­nal haute couture brands with swanky flagship stores to edgy artisan labels with inspiring shops. And in Singapore, the shopping is more than just fashion. Other than clothing and accessorie­s, shoppers can also have a blast checking out hi-tech gear and gadgets or browsing edgy local artisan shops and so much more. The best thing about shopping in Singapore is the expansive options to choose from, be it quality, quantity or style-wise.

Where to shop?

For decades, Orchard Road has been the mecca for eager shoppers. Lined with lavish malls, luxurious hotels, dining and entertainm­ent centres, this neighbourh­ood never sees a quiet day! One of the most sought-after stars of the vicinity is ION Orchard, a massive mall with a cool design that comprises ION Sky – an observatio­n deck that's a great view in its own right. The mall houses big brands like Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Dior, Cartier, Harry Winston and so much more. ION Orchard even has ION Art, an art and exhibition gallery that incorporat­es art in commerce.

If a shopping destinatio­n with a little touch of history and accommodat­ion is what you're looking for, then head to Raffles Singapore's Shopping Arcade. Hosting more than 40 internatio­nal and regional fashion brands and designer labels, Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade also has its own gift shop, stocked with premium quality souvenirs – from homeware and fashion accessorie­s to stationery and edible delicacies.

Of course, a conversati­on about Singapore shopping wouldn't be complete without a visit to the majestic Marina Bay Sands. A mega mall with only the best and toptiered tenants – Chanel, Balenciaga and Hermes, among others – the destinatio­n also houses a museum, world-class dining outlets, entertainm­ent centres and most interestin­gly, a floating Louis Vuitton store.

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Marina Bay Sands
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Shops at ION Orchard
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Artscience Museum at Marina Bay Sands

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