Budget Shopping at City Plaza

  • Budget Shopping at City Plaza Image: City Plaza
  • Address
    810 Geylang Road, Singapore 409286
  • Opening hours
    Mon to Sat: 10:30 - 20:00
    Suns: 09:00 - 21:00

City Plaza is an 18-storey high-rise building that was completed in 1972. Its heydays were the 80s and 90s. Many people have, now, ignored this mall because it looks a little run down outside. However, it is a haven inside with so much to offer.

Highlights

  • Five-storied shopping paradise for fashion and food lovers: One of the oldest shopping malls in the country, City Plaza houses a number of fashion shops, beauty salons, jewelry shops and photo stores. The mall also has an entire floor dedicated to restaurants and fast food chains where foodies can enjoy delicious food like the flavorful chicken from Arnold’s Fried Chicken and ban mian from Poon Nah.
  • Pre-loved fashion at a bargain: Refash and PEONY Collection on level three and Whitefiction on level four are some of the shops that offer great collections of pre-loved clothes, shoes, bags and accessories. You can get dresses, tops and pants at the prices from $5-$15. These shops also buy pre-owned clothes from shoppers who are willing to sell clothing items for a decent sum of money.
  • A hub for fashion at wholesale prices: The affordable wholesale shops in City Plaza are where many fashion bloggers and retailers buy unique fashion items in bulk for their shops. So shopping at City Plaza helps you save a lot, prices can be just half the amount spending for the same items from blog shops. Stores like Posh Allure, Maker’s Mart and My Beautiful Shoes offer wholesale prices when you buy 12 or more items.
  • Gateway to the past: The mall has shops for vintage toys and cameras. Power Photo Store sells vintage games from around $10. You can buy some of these and have a piece of history with you.

GUIDE TO SHOPPING AT CITY PLAZA
With five stories packed with dozens of shops and stalls selling everything from electronics, fashion, accessories, toys, mobile phones to books, coach tickets and beauty services, it’s not easy for shoppers to find what they’re looking for if they don’t know where to go. Here is quick guide to help you navigate your way around the mall and score the best deals that City Plaza has to offer:

Level 1: The ground floor has a plethora of banks, currency exchange booths and ATMs to make sure that the shoppers’ wallets are well-stocked cash for a day of splurging and retail therapy. Here you can also find decent boutiques and beauty salons along with a wide variety of electronics and mobile phone shops.

Level 2: The second floor has a huge variety of wholesale fashion and accessory stores that offer discounts and bulk buying for attractive prices. Here, shoppers can also find the famous Arnold’s Fried Chicken eatery for a delicious lunch.

Level 3 & 4: The shopping fun continues at level three where you can browse dozens of mid to low range fashion stores that offer great deals on all sorts of clothing items, bags, shoes and accessories. Some famous stores such as Refash offering fashion deals starting from $10 can be found on the third floor along with a bulk of similar wholesale shops. Shoppers can also make a pit stop at one of the beauty salons for relaxing massage or a manicure for as little as $5.

Level 5: After a long day of shopping and bargaining with store owners, it’s time to recharge your batteries with a great meal. From stalls selling generous portions of tasty handmade noodles (mee hoon kway) for less than $5 to authentic Thai and Malaysian food, City Plaza has an entire floor dedicated to its famous food court where you can find local as well as international cuisines, all under one roof.

NOTES
City Plaza has a basement parking which is open 24/7. The parking cost per hour can vary depending on time and day. For more information check out City Plaza’s official website https://www.cityplaza.sg/getting-there/

TIPS

  • Despite the price tags on most items, shoppers can still bargain for a discount and more often than not, shop owners are willing to sell items for a sum lower than the asking price.
  • City Plaza is famous for its wholesale prices, which is why it’s best to shop here with a group of friends to avail sizable discounts.

HOW TO GET THERE
The shopping mall is only a few minutes away by foot from the MRT Paya Lebar station whereas several buses including 2, 7, 13, 17 and 21 stop at Tanjong Katong Complex, which is located opposite to the mall.

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