10 Best Shopping Malls in Singapore

The range of Singapore shopping malls is so vast that some visitors to this tiny island state book their plane tickets purely for one reason – to shop till their feet can’t take any more! In fact, Singapore has more high-end shopping malls per capita than anywhere else in Asia, and visitors are simply spoilt for choice in terms of both quality and quantity of the many retail options.

The shopping hub of the country, Orchard Road, features heavily on our list, with mega malls such as ION Orchard and Ngee Ann City Mall both firm favourites with tourists and locals. Singapore shopping malls are diverse too; a trip to Little India’s 24-hour Mustafa Centre certainly makes for a memorable experience, and VivoCity, near Sentosa, is so big you could spend a whole week shopping, dining and exploring its various entertainment facilities. All of these feature in our rundown of the best shopping malls in Singapore.

1

ION Orchard

Orchard Road

A stylish architectural wonder, ION Orchard glows like a futuristic beacon at the end of Orchard Road enticing fashionistas and luxury shoppers inside. Welcome to Singapore’s most glamorous shopping complex a glass, marble and steel work of art where there are even extra special toilets for high spending customers and celebrities. Superior services include butler-style concierge and a celebrity chef fine-dining establishment.

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2

VivoCity

HarbourFront Precinct

Singapore is renowned for having some of the best shopping malls in Asia and they don’t come any bigger or brighter than VivoCity. Situated on the HarbourFront and billed as a shopping, entertainment and lifestyle destination rolled into one, VivoCity is home to Singapore’s largest cinema, biggest toy store, an amphitheatre, wade pool and four food courts – it might more appropriately be referred to as a mega mall given its sheer size and facilities.

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3

Paragon Shopping Centre

Orchard

Multi award-winning Paragon is a high-end mall housing luxury consumer goods and sought after in-trend brands from across the world. Spread across 6 levels are fashion stores, eateries, designer department outlets and sports boutiques including Jimmy Choo, Canale Patisserie Chocolatier, Muji and Nike. Parents will find plenty of choice in brand name kids clothing such as Armani Kids, Petit Bateau and Guess Kids.

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4

Knightsbridge Mall

Orchard Road

Knightsbridge Mall forms part of the trend-setting Grand Park Orchard Hotel. The mall is very cutting edge in design allowing retail outlets to completely customise their space via double façade frontages and direct street access.

Flagship stores dominate this 4-level shopping centre which focuses solely on fashion and jewellers. Dining is offered at the 5-star hotel next door which, like the mall, is a dazzling construction of glass. The real highlight of the mall is the Apple store, which attracts a steady flow of custom.

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5

Mustafa Centre

Little India

Open 24 hours, the Mustafa Centre offers a unique market-style shopping experience. Designer products are in abundance at low prices, with everything from textiles to watches and electronics on sale. 

The mall is actually 2 department stores joined together with goods sold under the Mustafa name and streamlined by type. It’s a Singapore institution and a great place to shop if you ask yourself “where can I find that?”.

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6

Mandarin Gallery

Orchard Road

The sparkling Mandarin Gallery (formerly known as the Meritus Mandarin Shopping Arcade) brings the very best international designers and personalised tailored shopping to Orchard road.

Situated adjoined to the prestigious Mandarin Orchard hotel, the mall is compact but very couture with brands such as Marc Jacobs and Just Cavalli showcasing high-end merchandise.

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7

Bugis Junction

Bugis

Bugis Junction is one of the more vibrant shopping malls in Singapore; part indoor department store, part open-air shopping street, this modern retail space feels like a combination of the Bugis Street Market and Bugis+ mall that both sit across the road.

The mall also benefits from the direct access of Bugis Street MRT Station and is just a few MRT stops away from the centre of Singapore. The standout feature here really is the huge glass roof that provides a handsome shelter, as well as the cute colonial – but imitation – shop houses and hawker-style carts that line the main shopping avenue.

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8

Ngee Ann City

Orchard Road

Ngee Ann City is something of a shopping centre landmark on Orchard Road, having delivered brand names, book stores, beauty parlours and restaurants to well-heeled shoppers since the last century.

The mall also boasts an art and creativity section and the Takashimaya department store over 7 levels. Designer labels on offer include Cartier, Hugo Boss, Dior and Gucci.

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9

Suntec City

Marina Bay

Suntec City is a vast complex boasting a shopping mall, an exhibition and conference centre and office tower blocks. Due to its sheer size, there are a few flagship stores including a Carrefour hypermarket and electronics specialist Harvey Norman.

There’s a movie theatre, video arcades and almost always a fair being held in addition to the odd sporting tournament. It’s worth checking out what else is on for you to see when you’ve finished shopping.

Location: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983

Open: Daily 10am-10pm

Phone: +65 6266 1502

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10

Far East Plaza

Orchard Road

Far East Plaza on Orchard Road is one of Singapore’s older shopping complexes attracting a young cool crowd looking for one-off bargain buys from unknown designers. This is more down-to-earth shopping than many other malls in Singapore.

Around 800 retail outlets occupy the 6-level mall catering to a mix of young students and tourists looking for something different. Fashion shops are on the casual and often outrageous side, tourists tend to visit more for the discounts available on items such as cameras, laptops and fancy dress costumes.

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