The 5 Best Places to Buy Budget Souvenirs in Singapore

    • The 5 Best Places to Buy Budget Souvenirs in Singapore Image: Abstract Gourmet

    Want to bring something Singaporean to family and friends at home, but do not have ample time and budget for this? If so, head yourself to Singapore’s popular budget shopping places like Mustafa Centre, Lucky Plaza, Peninsula Plaza, Bugis Street and Chinatown to be inspired by numerous types of souvenirs there and to complete the shopping trip within a couple of hours.

    Each of the above-mentioned budget shopping centers is home to plenty of wallet-friendly souvenir shops, which offer travelers various types of gifts with the most updated designs and items at wholesale prices.

    At most of the souvenir destinations, price is negotiable. Normally, the prices stated by the shopkeepers are already good. But you still can bargain to get better deals.

    See also: The 7 Best Souvenirs to Buy in Singapore

  • 1. Mustafa Centre

    • Mustafa Centre
    • Address
      145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704
    • Opening hours
      24 hours daily, every day of the year

    Location
    Mustafa Centre is located in the heart of Little India, one of the most popular cultural districts in Singapore. Its nearby attractions include Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Temple of 1000 Lights, Tekka Wet Market, and historic Petain Road.

    Souvenirs To Buy
    Singapore famed Eagle Brand medicated oil and Tiger Balm ointment, fridge magnets, key chains, lighters, snow globes, picture frames, miniature Merlion figurines, collectible coins and notes, teas, chocolate and sweet.

    Price Range
    From S$2.00 to S$20.00

    Note
    Mustafa Centre follows fixed price policy.

    How To Get There
    – Bus lines: 21, 125 and 130 (Walking 4 mins from bus stop B07231)
    – Nearest MRT station: Farrer Park MRT (NE8) (Walking 3 mins from Exit G)

    See also: Budget Shopping at Mustafa Centre

  • 2. Chinatown

    • Chinatown Image: Gabriel Garcia Marengo
    • Address
      Chinatown, Singapore
    • Opening hours
      Daily from 09:00 to 22:00

    Location
    Chinatown is a famous heritage district, renowned as one of the best places to visit in the Merlion city. Its nearby attractions include Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple, Chinatown Heritage Centre, Chinatown Food Street, Singapore Gallery, and Maxwell Hawker Centre.

    Souvenirs To Buy
    Traditional clothes, antiques, Chinese tea, herbal, medicine, decorative items like lantern, drama masks, Chinese handwriting, and Chinese handicrafts such as silk scarves, bags, shoes, and common souvenir items such as cups, fridge magnets, key chains, lighters, cigarette boxes, mobile cases, stamps, picture frames, and chocolate.

    Price Range
    From S$3.00 to S$30.00

    Note
    You may find the same item offered in other shops at cheaper prices, so don’t try to buy products at the first shop.

    How To Get There
    – Bus lines: 2, 12, 33, 54, 63, 124, 143, 147, 190, 851, 961, 961#, 970 and CT1
    – Nearest MRT station: Chinatown MRT (NE4)

  • 3. Bugis Street

    • Bugis Street Image: Kenneth Tan
    • Address
      3 New Bugis Street, Singapore 188868
    • Opening hours
      Daily from 10:00 to 22:00

    Location
    Bugis Street is the largest and most exciting street-shopping place in Singapore. Its location is opposite Bugis Junction, and near Bugis+ Shopping Centre, Fu Lu Shou Complex and Kwan Im Temple.

    Souvenirs To Buy
    Fashion stuff like Singapore T-shirts, handbags, hats, shoes, belts, watches, silver jewelleries and accessories, and common souvenir items such as cups, fridge magnets, key chains, lighters, cigarette boxes, mobile cases, stamps, picture frames, and chocolate.

    Price Range
    From S$3.00 to S$25.00

    Note
    Bargaining is accepted at some stores.

    How To Get There
    – Bus lines: 7, 12, 63, 80, 175, 197, 851, 960, 980 and NR7 (Walking 1 mins from bus stop B01112)
    – Nearest MRT station: Bugis MRT (EW12) (Walking 2 mins from Exit C)

    See also: Budget Shopping at Bugis Street

  • 4. Lucky Plaza

    • Lucky Plaza Image: Lucky Plaza
    • Address
      304 Orchard Road, Singapore 238863
    • Opening hours
      Daily from 10:00 to 22:00

    Location
    Located at Orchard Road, a well known shopping district in Singapore, Lucky Plaza is an iconic shopping centre in the heart of the city.

    Souvenirs To Buy
    Perfumes, cosmetics, chocolate, sweet, T-shirts, sunglasses, and mobile accessories.

    Price Range
    From S$3.00 onward

    Note
    Bargaining is widely accepted.

    How To Get There
    – Bus lines: 7, 14, 14E, 16, 65, 106, 111, 123, 175 and 5 (Walking 2 mins from bus stop B09048)
    – Nearest MRT station: Orchard MRT (NS22) (Walking 2 mins from Exit D)

    See also: Budget Shopping at Lucky Plaza

  • 5. Peninsula Plaza

    • Peninsula Plaza Image: Terence Ong
    • Address
      111 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179098
    • Opening hours
      Daily from 10:00 to 22:00

    Location
    Peninsula Plaza is an old shopping centre located in City Hall area. Its nearby attractions include City Hall building, St Andrew’s Cathedral, Esplanade Theatres, War Memorial Park, Parliament House, Asian Civilisations Museum, and Funan DigitalLife Mall.

    Souvenirs To Buy
    Popular souvenirs items like key chains, lighters, ashtrays, fridge magnets, coasters, pens, postcards, shopping bags, and towers.

    Price Range
    From S$3.00 to $20.00

    Note
    Bargaining is accepted at some stores.

    How To Get There
    – Bus lines: 32, 51, 63, 80, 195, 851, 961 and 961# (Walking 1 mins from bus stop B04168)
    – Nearest MRT station: City Hall MRT (NS25/EW13) (Walking 3 mins from Exit B)

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