A group of friends browsing through clothing at a shop along Haji Lane

Stretch your dollar at the Great Singapore Sale (GSS), the big event for bargain-hunting locals and tourists alike.

Known to Singaporeans as the GSS, this annual sale season has grown tremendously over the years, and is a true highlight for any shopaholic worth their salt. The entire island is transformed into a shopping paradise, as even shops in the suburban areas join in.

Besides great bargains and an opportunity to peruse a range of wares at all price points, this year’s GSS campaign has been rebranded as GSS: Experience Singapore, and boasts an exciting new range of experiences in Orchard Road and Kampong Gelam.

If you’re looking to take home a slice of Singapore, be sure to drop by these neighbourhoods and peruse the local wares on display at various pop-up booths and bazaars. You’ll be able to find everything from fashion accessories to artisanal snacks.

Visitors from selected countries will be able to experience incredible deals and exclusive coupons with the GoSpree App.

Fill those shopping bags

During the GSS, retailers here offer steep discounts, sometimes up to 70% off their original prices.

You’ll find great deals on just about everything, from fashion to jewellery, electronics to toys, even spa treatments, hotel stays, F&B and visits to local attractions for a holistic lifestyle experience.

Shopping destinations to keep an eye out for include the glitzy Orchard Road belt, with its stellar line-up of designer brands, fast fashion labels and massive malls.

Don’t forget the smaller but no less exclusive shops in Chinatown, Kampong Gelam and Little India. Those who like perusing through independent shops are certain to fall for Haji Lane in Kampong Gelam precinct.

Brace yourselves, bargain hunters
A girl browsing a selection of necklaces at SSFW along Haji Lane.

If you’re worried about missing out on all the great deals, you needn’t fret. GSS: Experience Singapore runs for five weeks, which gives you ample time to hit the stores.

Besides maximising savings, the annual GSS includes lucrative promotional activities such as lucky draws, GST Absorbed Day and instant rewards programmes.