I think it’s not a matter of what to buy but where to buy cheap things in Singapore. The country is known to be one of the costliest places to live in so most things are more expensive compared to neighboring countries like Thailand and Vietnam. However, if you know where to shop, you might find a good bargain in one of the budget-friendly shopping places in Singapore. Below is a list of cheap things to buy in Singapore and where to buy them.
Assorted goods @ Mustafa Centre
Mustafa Centre is the only 24-hour shopping centre in Singapore. Here, you can buy most items at a lower price. This 6-level shopper’s paradise offers a wide variety of goods such as jewellery, gold and silver, consumer electronics, clothes, shoes, watches, cosmetics, perfumes, toiletries, medicinal products, household items, stationery, furniture, hardware, books, groceries, confectioneries, and souvenir items. It does get crowded especially on weekends so watch your belongings when you shop.
Perfumes @ Lucky Plaza
Lucky Plaza is the most budget-friendly shopping place along Orchard Road, Singapore’s trendiest shopping district. Different items are always on sale but the perfumes sold at Lucky Plaza are always priced lower compared to other shopping places in Singapore. Lucky Plaza has 6 levels selling other cheap items like clothes, accessories, beauty products, souvenirs, confectioneries, jewellery, stationery, sports equipment, consumer electronics, books, medicinal products and household goods. You can even haggle for prices to get a better deal!
Youth fashion @ SCAPE Underground
SCAPE Underground is targeted at young shoppers so the items available here are sold at student-friendly prices. This facility is an initiative of SCAPE Co. Ltd., non-profit organisation that supports youth, talent and leadership development. Incentives are given to shop owners so they can afford to sell their goods at a lower price. Here, you can buy affordable but high quality products like youthful clothes, fashion accessories, electronic accessories, and other knick knacks for the young and young-at-heart. The average price of clothing items at SCAPE Underground is S$10 to S$15.
Branded items @ IMM Outlet Mall
IMM Outlet Mall is the biggest outlet mall in Singapore. Top brands are available here at discounted prices all year round. If you are lucky, you can get as much as 80% off the original price. Popular brands available at IMM Outlet Mall include Calvin Klein, Coach, Kate Spade, Lacoste, Juicy Couture, Michael Kors, Furla, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, TUMI, Converse, Hush Puppies, New Balance, Nike, Adidas, Puma, Reebok, Timberland, Under Armour, and G2000, among others.