Singapore Shopping Guide

Singapore is a paradise of shopping. You can buy everything you want in Singapore, such as luxuries, cosmetics and clothes. With the advantage of low taxes and low tax rate, many luxury brands are willing to settle in Singapore. You can find all the luxury brands you want in Singapore. You can get the newest arrivals. The service of Singaporean shopping malls are perfect, and that’s why tourists like to shop in Singapore.


In this article you will know about the following things about shopping in Singapore:


What to buy in Singapore

Luxuries: The luxury brands in Singapore is very complete so that tourists can get everything they want here. Besides, the perfect service makes Singapore a paradise for shopping.


Local Brands: Except for international brands, there are local designers in Singapore. Charles&Keith provides fashion bags and suitcases. Pazzion provides shoes for various occasions. HyperGrand provides fashion watches for young people, which creates HyperGrand NATO printed watch band. Risis sells gold ornaments in orchid’s shape, and the gold ornaments are made of natural orchids.


Food and Drinks: TWG Tea is the Hermes in tea, which provides superior tea. BEE CHENG HIANG provides delicious dried meat slice, which is suitable for gifts. BACHA Coffee provides good coffee and can used to be gifts. Singapore Sling cocktail is world famous, and you can enjoy it in Singapore or bring it home.



Where to buy in Singapore


Paragon has 6 floors, with 200 stores. It is a large shopping center in Orchard Road. It concentrates fashion brands, designer brands and luxuries. It has both younger brands and old brands.


There is a cafe in each floor for people to relax and rest. Paragon Junior and Toys R Us provide toys for children.


The luxury brands that settled in Paragon include Gucci, Diesel, Escada, G-Star, United Colours of Benetton, Alfred Dunhill and Salvatore Ferragamo. Paragon is very friendly to children, MINDC HAMPS can help you take care of your children while you are shopping.




Ngee Ann City

Ngee Ann City is one of the largest shopping malls in Singapore. Located on the Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City has 7 floors. Ngee Ann City also includes many luxury brands, such as Mont Blanc, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chanel, Celine, Calvin Klein, Tiffany and Gianni Versace.


The Louis Vuitton in Ngee Ann City is the largest store in Southeast Asia. Kinokuniya Shoten in Ngee Ann City is the largest bookstore in Southeast Asia, covering 40,000 square feet.


Ngee Ann City has many Japanese brands with high quality, especially cosmetics. Japanese cosmetics is popular all over the world.

Ngee Ann City



DFS is the largest duty-free shop in the world, working on providing fashionable luxuries, unbeatable prices and perfect service.


DFS has 4 floors. The first floor is full of souvenirs and local products. The second floor mainly provides perfume and cosmetics. The third floor is mainly luxuries. The fourth floor is mainly watches, jewellery, cigarettes and wine. The second, third and fourth floor all have leather goods and clothes.


DFS provides the richest and the newest Omega watches. DFS has a limited edition customized and sold exclusively by many big brands like Burberry, CELINE, Salvatore Ferragamo and Loewe.




ION Orchard

ION Orchard is an international top shopping mall, which contains clothes, entertainment and food. There are 8 floors in ION Orchard, including 300 stores. There are 27 restaurants and cafes in ION Orchard.


ION Orchard is located directly above the Orchard Road Station (MRT), with a superior geographical position. You can directly go to the subway station from the underground passage. The left and right sides of the shopping mall are Orchard Road and Orchard Avenue respectively, and there are also major bus routes in the area that directly reach ION Orchard, so the transportation is convenient and fast.


There is an art gallery and an ION Sky viewing platform in ION Orchard, and you can have a panoramic view of the Orchard Road at the 56-storey ION Sky viewing platform. And the art gallery is also worth visiting.


ION Orchard


Changyi Airport

Changyi Airport is not only an airport, but also an attraction in Singapore. There are many beautiful sites in Jewel Changyi, such as HSBS Rain Vortex, Hedge Maze and Shiseido Forest Valley.


There are shops open 24 hours in Changyi Airport. And the official website of Changyi Airport lists all the shops and their opening hours, you can check the time and terminal online and directly go the shops.


Changyi Airport



Singapore Tax Refund Guide

Requirements of Tax Refund

  • Not Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident
  • Aged 16 or above when buying the goods
  • Not the flight attendant on the passenger plane depart from Singapore
  • Depart from Changyi Airport or Seletar Airport


Valid Time of Tax Refund

You can apply the tax refund within 2 months from the date of purchase.


Tax Refund Materials

Passport, boarding pass or air ticket, original invoice and your goods are needed when applying tax refund.


How to operate the tax refund

Before consignment and departure, you can apply tax refund in the airport. And you’d better leave enough time for your tax refund operation. Scan your passport at the eTRS kiosks and operate according to its prompts. Then you can choose the way of tax refund, cash, credit card or Alipay. The money will immediately be returned to your Alipay. It will take 10 days to get your refund back to your credit card.  

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