If there’s one thing that Singapore’s famous for besides phenomenal food, it’s our stellar shopping malls. For such a tiny island we’re absolutely spoiled for choice when it comes to cool air-conditioned spaces offering up everything from luxury and budget fashion brands to beauty products, trendy eyewear, electronics and homewares. Then there are the cool Insta-worthy cafes, celebrity chef restaurants and exciting entertainment options. Whether you’re looking to shop til you drop or just have a fun day out eating, drinking and taking in a movie or art exhibition, these top shopping malls in Singapore offer it all.
Far East Plaza
Far East Plaza tends to attract students and hipsters for its funky fashions, inexpensive food and tattoo parlours. There are over 600 shops selling everything from the latest Korean imports to retro designs, mobile phones, handbags and sports gear. There are also tons of salons and barbers where you can get your hair and nails done and a food court on the fifth floor where you can fuel up on wallet-friendly Asian fare.
Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, Singapore 228213. p. +65 6734 2325. Open daily 10am – 10pm
This glittering tower is a Singapore shopping institution with over 300 shops on eight floors. The upper floors are home to upmarket brands like Prada, Gucci and Dior, while the lower floors house international favourites like H&M, Topshop, Zara and Sephora. Dining options are just as varied with offerings like sushi, salads, dim sum and desserts. For a real treat, head to Salt Grill & Sky Bar on the 56th floor for contemporary bites and stunning views of the city skyline.
ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801. p. +65 6238 8228. Open daily 10am – 10pm
Mandarin Gallery may be small, but this elegant mall in the heart of Orchard Road has everything you need to upgrade your look. Pick up some new threads and accessories at Max Mara, Michael Kors, Tumi or TVG. Coloc the Tailor can alter your outfits to fit you like a glove and Colorwash can spruce up your old bags and shoes. Take a coffee and pastry break at Antoinette or dig into heartier meals at Ippudo Ramen or Blue Label Pizza.
Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897. p. +65 6831 6363. Open daily 11am – 10pm
You’ll find a decent selection of fashion outlets at Millenia Walk including local labels Grafunkt and Commune, but what the mall is really famous for is the myriad of dining options. In fact, this is one of the best shopping malls Singapore has for foodie fanatics. Head to the Nihon Food Street for delicious Japanese eats like ramen, sushi, gyoza and shabu shabu. If you’re craving something different, stroll the wide corridors for other treats like Turkish kebabs, pad thai, cakes and artisan coffee.
Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596. p. +65 6883 1122. Open daily 10am – 10pm
Ngee Ann City
Ngee Ann City makes pretty much every list of shopping malls in Singapore because this iconic mall has pretty much everything you could ask for and then some. First explore Japanese department store Takashimaya for fashions, housewares and cosmetics, then stroll through the mall to see the latest offerings from Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Guess and Shanghai Tang. Pop into Crystal Jade Palace for divine Chinese bites and finish with a trip to Kinokuniya bookstore to stock up on great reads.
Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238873. p. +65 6506 0460. Open daily 10am – 9:30pm
We love Paragon Shopping Centre Singapore because it has a great mix of high-end and mid-range brands, so you can splurge at Givenchy, Gucci, Prada or Jimmy Choo if you’re feeling flush or be a bit more frugal at Marks & Spencer, Esprit or ALDO depending on your budget and mood. You’ll also find salons, a dry cleaner, music school and plenty of places to eat like Sushi Tei, Toast Box and one of our all-time faves, PS. Cafe.
Paragon, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859, p. +65 6738 5535. Open daily 10am – 10pm
Raffles City Shopping Centre
There’s something to suit all tastes at Raffles City Shopping Centre. Popular brands include BritishIndia, Kate Spade, Coach, Levi’s and Charles & Keith. Beauty and wellness outlets also abound, so you can grab cosmetics, skincare and traditional medicine at outlets like Lush, Guardian and Eu Yan Sang. Reward yourself for a successful day of shopping with something sweet from Godiva or Tiong Bahru Bakery.
Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103. p. +65 6318 0238. Open daily 10am – 10pm
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Shopaholics and foodies alike flock to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands for the superb boutiques and celebrity restaurants. We suggest coming around midday to grab a great-value lunch set. Then you can peruse the shops, visit the ArtScience Museum for thought-provoking exhibitions or catch a show at the theatre. Sunset drinks are a must at one of the rooftop bars, and you can stay on after dark and party until late at one of the brilliant nightclubs.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956. p. +65 6688 8868. Open Sun – Thurs 10:30am – 11pm, Fri – Sat 10:30am – 11:30pm
Suntec City Mall
This massive mall sprawls across four floors and is divided into four zones to help you plan your shopping mission and find your way around. The zones include the West and North Wings for high-end brands and stylish restaurants where you can dine al fresco, the Fountain Terrace for quick and easy dining options that won’t break the bank, and the East Wing where you can find an arcade, kid’s park and a KTV studio.
Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983. p. +65 6266 1502. Open daily 10am – 10pm
You could spend an entire day at VivoCity and still not see it all. This is the one of the newest shopping malls in Singapore and by far the biggest with a smorgasbord of trendy shops, restaurants, salons and entertainment venues like a cinema, kid’s club and a paddle boat park on the rooftop. The services are also pretty awesome like the mobile charging stations where you can leave your phone in a secure locker while you shop.
VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585. Open daily 10am – 10pm
Wisma Atria is connected directly to the Orchard MRT station, which makes it a solid spot to start your Orchard shopping spree. Throughout the five floors you’ll find chic brands like Coach, TAG Heuer and Seafolly as well as Japanese department store Isetan. For dining you have popular chains like Paris Baguette and Din Tai Fung, as well as the Food Republic on the fourth floor. Even better, there are three floors of parking should you decide to drive.
Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, Singapore 238877. p. +65 6235 2103. Open daily 10am – 10pm