Where To Shop in Singapore If You’re on a Tight Budget

Singapore sits in the heart of backpacker haven that is Southeast Asia, but it’s not exactly the cheapest destination—unless you know where to go. 

Believe it or not, shopping in Singapore is possible without breaking the bank. While it’s known for having one of Asia’s most extensive collection of world-famous brands and luxury shops, there are a couple of must-visit shopping spots in Singapore if you want to indulge in retail therapy at a bargain.



Bugis Street

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With more than 600 shops, Bugis Street is a shopaholic’s paradise. The three-story street market offers a dizzying array of products for sale at shockingly low prices. Here, it’s possible to come with just SGD10 in your pocket and go home with an entire head-to-toe ensemble.

Visit Bugis Street and other great food and shopping centers in Singapore with KKday’s Asia 101 Cultural and Food Tour in Singapore.



Mustafa Centre

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If you’re looking for cheap things in Singapore, there’s no better place than Mustafa Centre. Discover all types of products at wallet-friendly prices, from clothes and household items to vinyl records and electronics. The best thing is, it’s the only shopping center in Singapore that’s open 24 hours, so travelers can wander in anytime they want!



Lucky Plaza

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Discount shopping in Singapore isn’t complete without visiting the Lucky Plaza. From the basement to the sixth floor, shops offer great deals on clothing, accessories, souvenirs, and even various medical products. In particular, be on the lookout for sample sizes of expensive perfumes sold at low, low prices.

 Lucky Plaza is one of the only shops along the famously luxurious Orchard Road known for its affordability.



Scape Underground


Also found along Orchard Road, SCAPE Underground is a project of youth-centric non-profit organization SCAPE. Since it’s geared to appeal to the youth, SCAPE Underground is very budget-friendly. Although it’s designed for the younger generation, shoppers of all ages flock here to enjoy the affordable clothing, accessories, electronic products, and other items.



IMM Outlet Mall

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IMM Outlet Mall is the biggest outlet mall in Singapore with 85 outlet stores, 215 retail shops, and 60 food and beverage stores inside the five-story building. Get up to 70 percent discounts on previous season collections of top brands, including Adidas, Nike, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Coach, and more.  



Anchorpoint Shopping Centre

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Another outlet haven, Anchorpoint Shopping Centre lets shopaholics get their hands on luxury items without paying full price. It’s home to outlet stores from premium brands such as Charles & Keith, Billabong, Giordano, Cotton On, and more. Not a lot of travelers are aware of this gem, making it a more relaxed place compared to other Singapore shopping centers.



Far East Plaza

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Far East Plaza gives budget shoppers a chance to pick up trendy clothing, accessories, and footwear at dirt-cheap prices. Most of the items sold here are unbranded, but it’s a fantastic place to find the latest styles from Hong Kong and South Korea.



Haji Lane

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Haji Lane is a great place not just for bargain hunters, but also for fashionistas hoping to score eclectic, one-of-a-kind pieces. The charming enclave has an indie vibe with tiny shops selling everything from exotic décor to vintage clothing. Whether you’re planning on shopping or just snapping photos, Haji Lane is definitely worth a visit.  



Value Dollar

A few dollars in the wallet is enough for your Value Dollar budget. Singaporeans frequent this discount chain for food, household items, and other grocery items—all of them sold for a fraction of their supermarket prices. With imported snacks, chocolates, and condiments on permanent sale for as low as a dollar, it’s the best place in Singapore to stock up your pantry.



City Plaza

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One of the oldest malls in Singapore, City Plaza features an amazing array of affordable fashion shops. Bargain hunters should make a beeline for stores like Refash and PEONY Collection, which sells pre-loved items at just a couple of bucks each. Wholesale shops in City Plaza also offer wallet-friendly prices for fashionable items.


Explore more sights beyond your shopping experiences with the Singapore Hop-on & Hop-off Bus by Big Bus, which will take you to the top attractions in Singapore, including shopping hubs Chinatown and Little India.



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