Shopping Thrills on Holidays to Singapore
Shopping is like religion in the Lion City of Singapore. Every year some or the other titanic name from the world of retail sets up shop in Singapore. In fact, Singapore is a shopaholic's paradise and many believe that this pristine Island nation is the shopping capital of Asia. Antiques, clothes, electronic goods, and cheap souvenirs - Singapore is flooded with almost every kind of conceivable item under the sun. Take your pick from amongst some of the hottest shopping precincts of this unforgettable country before planning your luxury holidays in Singapore.
Little India's winding streets are packed with stores selling antiques, clothes, food, and arty stuff. Good bargainers may just end up with cheap electronics goods. A little farther away, the Sim Lim Square emerges as a magnet for computer enthusiasts. One of the topmost shopping attractions in Little India is the Mustafa Centre department store. This store functions round the clock and stocks a galaxy of goods. Those looking for boutique shopping, and some fabulous handicrafts and textiles can also try out Kampong Glam. Singapore holidays are incomplete without a tour of Little India.
Dempsey Road is a lively stretch of shops, restaurants, and bars. Exquisite Kashmiri carpets, wonderful antique goods, great landscaping decorations, and grand teak furniture make for fabulous shopping times. Some of the popular shops to consider are Shang Antiques (No 16), Red House Antiques (No 26), Pasardina Fine Living (No 13), Asiatique (No 14), and Eastern Discoveries (Block 26, 01-04). While Shang Antiques stocks centuries old antiques, Red House Antiques is full of Chinese antiques. Similarly, Asiatique has gorgeous furniture made from Indonesia, made out of recycled wood. The Dempsey Road usually does not disappoint travellers looking for exotic souvenirs of their luxury holidays to Singapore.
Vivo City has a Flintstones type facade and sits on the waterfront. The Sentosa Monorail cuts into the building making VivoCity an easily accessible shopping destination. This humongous place spreads over some 90,000 sq metres and has lots of open spaces, not to mention the infinite prospects for shopping. A huge Golden Village Cineplex, a rooftop skypark, and an outdoor playground for kids are all part of the VivoCity. After some hectic shopping, visitors can chill out at any of the numerous outdoor restaurants and bars there.
Orchard Road seems to be the abode of concrete giants, which have taken the name of shopping malls and there seems to be no end to the number of malls here. Just some of the famous ones DFS Galleria, Ngee Ann City, Far East Plaza, Mandarin Gallery, Orchard Central, and 'The Paragon'. All these malls are unique in their own special way. The Goodwood Park Hotel and Botanic Gardens are a couple of prominent landmarks on Orchard Road.
Holland Road Shopping Centre
Holland Road Shopping Centre draws the expat community and trendy locals in hordes. Beach dresses, books, photo framing shops, and a world of other means for some excellent retail therapy is to be found here. There are many massage and reflexology parlours here as well for rejuvenating from some heavy spot of shopping. Shopping adventures on your holidays to Singapore definitely get that added dash of spice on the Holland Road.