Cheapest Singapore Shopping Centres, Malls and Grocery Stores

Cheapest Singapore Shopping Centres, Malls and Grocery Stores

Apart from business and tourist spots, what is the single-most important reason why Singapore draws such a heavy footfall throughout the year? Shopping, of course!

Known as the fashion capital of Asia, Singapore has been carrying this epithet for more than a few decades now with aplomb. As a shopper’s paradise, it caters to diverse tastes, demands, and expectations at price points that can either wow you or turn you off.

But, Singapore also offers a lot of quality options for value seekers. This article lists the best options.

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5 Cheapest Groceries in Singapore Offering Quality

1. FairPrice Finest: This shop promises to offer something for every mood and occasion. Whether you need supplies for a housewarming party or your daughter’s birthday, you’ll find everything you need here at heavily discounted rates. It also has an enviable collection of international products.

2. Cold Storage: This supermarket offers everything from food to baby products at a discount. You can also order on its website and get free delivery on orders above a certain value.

3. Plaza Singapore: Although, technically speaking, it’s a mall, its focus on basic consumer goods and groceries differentiates it from other malls on Orchard Road. Spread over acres of land, this massive mall offers everything under one roof. A 752-lot, 7-storey car parking area means you don’t have to worry about parking. However, its proximity to Dhoby Ghaut MRT means public commute to this place is also equally convenient.

4. Sheng Siong: This grocery and fresh food supermarket chain has created a niche for itself. If you’re looking for anything in the premium segment, this is the place to be. Although the price may be a little on the higher side, this grocery chain runs extensive promotion campaigns to incentivise repeat shoppers. Double the joy at any of these supermarkets with the right grocery credit card.

5. MEIDI-YA: This global supermarket chain prides itself on the freshness and high quality of its grocery items. With a range of jams, pickles, fruits, vegetables, and in-house products on display, a connoisseur may lose his mind inside this huge marketplace due to the sheer variety.

5 Budget Malls That You Need to Visit

1. Lucky Plaza: Located on Orchard Road, this mall, unlike others on the same stretch doesn’t cater specifically to high-end customers. If you’re budget-minded, you should definitely stop by for a rewarding experience. The shops are ideal if you’re looking to pick up gifts for your friends or need clothes and accessories for everyday use. It has a number of perfume shops that sell perfumes in sample sizes, making it a special attraction. When you’re tired after a few hours of shopping, you can relax and order a hearty snack at one of the many casual dining spaces inside the mall.

2. Far East Plaza: Also located on Orchard Road, this shopping centre is known for its one-off value deals usually from little known designers. Offering a mix of trendy clothes, shoes, and daily consumption items, the place is extremely popular with Singapore’s young population. Don’t be surprised if you find designer clothes in the range of S$15 to S$25 here. You can also check out the gift centres and art shops. Kwok Gallery is a standout and is known for its porcelain and jade collections.

3. Anchorpoint Shopping Centre: This is considered by many as the best budget-shopping centre in Singapore. Top brands like Giordano, G2000, FOX, Charles & Keith, Pedro, and TYPO among others, have their factory outlets at this shopping centre. Discontinued items are often sold at discounted rates in the range of 30% to 80%. While bargaining isn’t a norm here, you can definitely cash in on the weekend special discounts and offers that many retail outlets put up.

4. City Plaza: Have you ever wondered where the city’s blogshops get their supplies from? You may be surprised to know that the shops inside the City Plaza supply the amazing clothes you get from these online stores and boutiques. To save more, walk in to any store and buy fashionable wear for a steal. With the savings, you can treat yourself to a yummy meal at Arnold’s or buy a toy or two from the many toy shops stacked inside the mall, usually selling at marked-down prices.

5. IMM Outlet Mall: Situated along the western parts of the city and away from the din and bustle associated with Orchard Road and the other prime shopping destinations in Singapore, this shopping plaza situated on Jurong East Street houses top retail brands, home decoration products, and even healthcare brands. With 90 outlets spread across the sprawling mall, this mall is known to offer value to shoppers like few others do. Some of the top brands that have their showrooms here are Coach, Cole Haan, Under Armour, and Kate Spade to name a few. Don’t forget to check out Daizo, a Japanese megastore, where you can buy everything from dinnerware to stationery at S$2 only.

Other Budget Shopping Options You Don’t Want to Miss

1. *SCAPE Underground: Featuring dance wear, fashion apparel, accessories, jewelleries, and novelty items spread over a space of 4,250 square feet, this giant retail space is always buzzing with activity. You’ll love the variety on offer and the breezy ambience of the surroundings. Get ready to be bedazzled by the stunning creations and brilliant ideas that the city’s talented artists and designers will present to you.

2. Editor’s Market: If you’re a fashion-forward value shopper with a nose for value-shopping, you shouldn’t miss this place. It’s possible that you won’t find the clothes you want at one go. However, if you have the patience to rummage through the huge collection, you’ll ultimately find a hidden gem that will surely turn a few heads when you walk on the street. A quick dekko to the place will tell you that there is a place in Singapore where an Orlenda back button-down top can be bought for less than S$30!

3. Bugis Street: Writing a list of shopping centres in Singapore for the budget-minded can never be completed without a mention of Bugis Street. Although, initially it had made a name for itself as a meeting ground for transvestites, today it is known purely as an open-air shopping paradise. It offers something for everyone. If you’re planning to buy a gift or rejig your wardrobe, a visit to this place is what you need.

Shopping, in Singapore, can be a pleasurable experience when you know the right places. This list will help you track down the places from where you can take back souvenirs and memories that you’ll cherish for the rest of your life.

This is a contribution from one of our contributing writers.


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