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Travel Guide to Singapore Shopping & Singapore Hotels

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Find the best shopping malls in Singapore, including Singapore Orchard Road

When landing at Changi Airport, shopping heaven opens its doors. Singapore welcomes every traveler and their dollars. Regardless the budget, senses will be triggered like never before.

Whether looking for the latest electronics, fashion or branded goods Singapore is the place to be. However the visitor looking for bargains will have a ball too. Shopping Singapore is like Aladdin’s Cave, hidden underneath every treasure another treasure can be found.

Universal Studios Singapore Open Now

18 March 2010 Universal Studios Singapore opened their doors, a double attraction for any traveler in this surreal world called Singapura. Based on Sentosa island and close to the newly opened Resort World complex.

Singapore MRT, Fast and Convenient

Getting around Singapore is easy; the Singapore MRT subway system stops at all important shopping centers in the city. The MRT is fast, cheap and always on time, you never wait longer than 5 minutes for the next train to arrive, Singapore sufficiency and efficiency at its best.

Singapore Shopping

Most Singapore shopping centers and malls will open at 10:00am and close at 10:00pm however there might be exceptions on special holidays. All shopping centers are open seven days a week, no exceptions.

Singapore has an abundance of shopping centers, just to list the main areas, Bugis Junction, China town, Little India, Clark Quay connected to the Riverside, Marina bay, Orchard Road, Arab street, Kampong Glam, Geylang Serai, North Bridge Road and Sheraton Way, to name a few. Often around the main shopping areas you find small streets filled with a variety of bargains, arts and cultural shopping destinations, definitely worth the visit.

Very recently two more Mega Malls have sprouted on the Singapore skyline, Iluma at Bugis Junction and Ion Orchard at Orchard Road

Vivo Shopping Mall is an ultra mall, the MRT stops inside the main building, a mega mall with thousands of square feet of shopping adventure.

When all other centers have closed their doors at 10:00pm, Mustafa Shopping Center in the heart of Little India will serve you all through the night. Perfumes, electronics, food and much more is available in a jungle of racks spread over three floors

From a traditional point of view, do not miss Little India and China Town, the colors and the smells bring back memories of ancient old cultures and traditions. Singapore as it once must have been, tiny streets with an abundance of shop houses,

Don’t miss Holland Village & Dempsey Road antiques. If you’re into handicraft, another interesting shopping area to explore is Holland V.  With its mix of fantastic cafes, pubs and eateries, Holland Village is also dubbed Singapore’s “bohemian enclave”. The tiny windmill on one of the houses reminds the visitor of its origin. This area is famous for a variety of shops selling well-made souvenirs and handicrafts, from Bali inspired crafts to Chinese silks.

SingaporeFood, Indulge Everywhere

Of course a afternoon of shopping makes hungry. In Singapore food is never far away. From extremely cheap to serious 5 star treatments, from traditional tea house to loungy art deco wine bars, it all can be found in Singapore. Do not hesitate to enter one of the hawker centers, amazement by the food galore offered in the various hawker stalls. Rest and sit anywhere and order from a variety of stalls.

Singapore Hotels For Well Earned Rest

Hotels in Singapore are found all over the city center and around the Singapore airport, from cheap hotels and backpackers places to 6 star top class resorts. Most Singapore luxury hotels are found around the Singapore river area and Orchard Road. Singapore can pamper in any way one would like to be pampered. Singapore Hotels are among the best in the world.

Newly opened is the Marina bay sands Hotel & Casino an amazing complex which is open for visitors and travelers alike, and the attached shopping center, theaters and convention center will open their doors before 9 August 2010, Singapore’s National Day. An enrichement for the Marina Bay area and the skyline of Singapore will never be the same. Marina Bay Sands a must visit location.

Taxi’s in Singapore

Taxis are fair and cheap. All of them will drive on the meter, haggling is not allowed. Out of town taxi fares for a S$4.00 surcharge, time of arrival is given during your booking. Public transport in Singapore is well organized and inexpensive. The Singapore MRT and Singapore busses will bring you fast to any destination in the city.

Enjoy your shopping spree in Singapore. Shopping gets even better when at the airport they return some tax dollars. Beware of tax advantages when buying goods, keep passport and original receipt at hand before checking out at Changi airport. The tax counters will help with the paper work and the cash returns.

Singapore shopping paradise, and a sublime experience. City in a bubble, pinch yourself, because there is a real world out there.


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