Often referred to as a shopper’s paradise, Singapore is teeming with a myriad of local and international wares and treasures for shopaholics.
Here is our shopping guide to Marina Bay, a must-visit destination with a huge array of retail options waiting to be discovered.
Sophisticated fashion at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands®
Fashionistas will be delighted to discover many major fashion brands such as Fendi and Prada in the sprawling luxury mall of the iconic Marina Bay Sands®.
Don’t miss a visit to Louis Vuitton’s island maison—housed in a stunning glass pavilion perched on water—where the interiors are designed to feel as though you are on board a luxurious yacht.
If you’re looking for stylish threads that won’t break the bank, swing by homegrown labels In Good Company for adult and kids wear, as well as Charles & Keith for footwear and handbags. Besides apparel, you can also find state-of-the-art camera equipment at Leica and specialty toys at Hamley’s.
When your legs need a break, slide into the exquisite TWG Tea Salon and sip on over 800 exclusive teas and blends. For something more substantial, savour gourmet dishes from Michelin-starred restaurants like Waku Ghin and CUT by Wolfgang Puck.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands®. 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956. +65 6688 8868.
Mon-Thu & Sun 10.30am-11pm; Fri & Sat 10.30am-11.30pm.
One-stop shopping and dining at Suntec City
One of the largest shopping malls in Singapore, Suntec City promises a plethora of shopping, dining and lifestyle experiences to cater to all.
If you’re looking for unique wares, be sure to drop by Cross-Sheaffer for beautiful pens and journals, Yacht 21 for stylish ensembles for work, and Bamboo Life for a plethora of lifestyle and grooming products—such as bamboo-based facial cleansers and shampoo.
Allow yourself some time to admire the magnificent Fountain of Wealth—you can even get up close to touch its waters, which is said to bring good luck. In the evening, head up to the Sky Garden for a variety of dining options such as Eat at Seven, a cluster of distinct Japanese cuisine concepts under the same roof.
Suntec City. 3E Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038984. +65 6266 1502.
Unique souvenirs at Esplanade Mall
Over at the arts and cultural centre of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, browse modern jewellery and silk neckerchiefs at Alexandria Maison and pick up essential oils and perfumes at The Naturalist Grandeur.
Pop culture lovers will enjoy Poster Hub for its original movie posters and memorabilia, while music aficionados should hit up The Analog Vault for vinyl records in genres ranging from jazz to hip hop. For tea connoisseurs, RespecT by Fort Sanctuary offers Wuyi rock-essence tea leaves procured from a region in China famed for producing one of the finest teas in the world.
Before you leave, drop by the popular coffee chain Toast Box for traditional kopi and local fare like laksa. Stock up on kaya (a traditional jam made from coconut and eggs) and Nanyang coffee powder, both conveniently packaged to share with your loved ones back home.
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981. +65 6828 8377.
One-of-a-kind gems at Millenia Walk
If unique apparel, accessories and home decor are what you’re looking for, Millenia Walk is the place to be.
For rare vintage dresses, pop by Déjà Vu Vintage—the store stocks only one piece of every design, so you can be assured there won’t be any outfit clashes at your next party.
Discerning gentlemen will want to pay a visit to bespoke menswear tailors Rossi and Mr Bulli & Sons for a sartorial experience like no other.
While you are there, why not take the opportunity to spruce up your living space? Shop eclectic furniture from Alt.o by Commune, dining tables customised by the in-house craftsmen at Grey and Sanders, as well as hyperrealism paintings by Singaporean artist Patrick Bezalel.
Millenia Walk. 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596. +65 6883 1122.
Family fun at Marina Square
For a fulfilling day of excitement, take the whole family to Marina Square. The mall is home to NERF Action Xperience, an 18,000 square feet indoor themed activity area where players aged seven and above will have a blast battling zombies, tackling obstacles and engaging in bouts of friendly competition.
Fans of luxury Swiss watches should stop by Rolex’s largest boutique in Southeast Asia, where they can enjoy a multimedia tour through the brand’s history.
Marina Square. 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594. +65 6339 8787.