Singapore Best Shopping Mall
Whether you’re a foodies, shopaholic, or someone who enjoy window shopping, there will definitely be a mall in Singapore near you. If you cannot decide which shopping mall to go to, our comprehensive shopping malls guide will bring you the best Singapore can offer.
Most Singaporeans love to do two things during their leisure time: eating and shopping. Combined with the fact that Singapore only has two types of weather which is hot and hotter, most of us choose to escape to a cooling mall during the weekends. To cater to the needs of Singaporeans and tourists, we have a wide range of shopping malls in different parts of Singapore.
Read on for our guide to Singapore’s best shopping malls (2020).
Best Shopping Mall For Tourists in Singapore
Marina Bay Sands
Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Nearest MRT: Direct access from Bayfront Station (Circle & Downtown Line) Exit C
Operating Hours: 10.30am to 11pm
Best for: Photo taking on Sands Sky Park Observation Deck, Experience SPECTRA - a light and water show, Sampan Rides
Price range: High end shopping and dining experience
Marina Bay Sands Shoppes is located strategically next to Garden by the Bay and Casino Marina. With its unique architecture and attractions, Marina Bay Sands Shoppes is a must visit shopping mall in Singapore for all tourists. For shopping, Marina Bay Sands Shoppes has all the luxury brands like Burberry, Fendi, ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA and many more.
For fine dinning, Mott 32 will not disappoint you. Experience the award-winning taste of Mott 32, as the lauded restaurant presents its authentic Chinese cuisine in Singapore for the first time. Their signature dishes include the Apple-Wood Roasted Peking Duck and Dim Sim.
For low cost dining and a taste of local flavour, you can visit the food court.
Tourists should definitely visit Sands SkyPark Observation Deck. Located 57 storeys up from the heart of the Marina Bay area, the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck boasts scenic views of the panoramic vistas of Marina Bay and Singapore’s world-class cityscape. Sands SkyPark Observation Deck ticket costs $26 for adult, $23 for senior and $20 for child. Each ticket includes 5 digital photo files and 2 animated video that can be redeemed online. Sands SkyPark Observation Deck is opened daily from 11 am to 9pm
Discover the magic Spectra Light & Water Show at the Event Plaza of Marina Bay Sands. Spectra is a 15 minute outdoor show of beautiful symphony of dancing fountain jets, colourful visual projections, advanced lasers, and lava and mist effects. Since the entry to the show is free, bring your family and friends to enjoy it together. Sun – Thu: 8pm & 9pm, Fri & Sat: 8pm, 9pm & 10pm. Due to Covid-19, the Spectra show is suspended till further notice. Click here to check if it is available before visiting.
End your visit to Marina Bay Sands shopping mall by taking a sampan ride along the Canal at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. During the ride, you can make a wish as you circle the Rain Oculus, a 22m-wide acrylic bowl that collects the rainwater to fill the Canal. The ride costs $10 per pax. The operating hours of the sampan ride is 11am to 9pm daily.
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, 23880
Nearest MRT: Direct access from Orchard Station (North Side Line)
Operating Hours: 10 am to 10pm
Best for: View & photo taking on Ion Sky and at the heart of Orchard road shopping belt
Price range: Mid to high end shopping and dining
Ion Orchard Shopping Mall is located right next to Orchard MRT. Ion Orchard is one of the newer shopping mall located in Singapore prime shopping belt. Visitors can enjoy mid to high end shopping and dining experience in the mall. Beside Ion Orchard shopping mall, you can also find Takashimaya Shopping Mall and 313 @ Somerset shopping mall. Hence, shopaholic will definitely be in heaven in Orchard road. However, Ion Orchard is unique because visitors who spend $20 or more can visit Ion Sky for free. At Ion Sky, visitors can enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of Singapore. One important thing to note is that free ticket to Ion Sky need to be redeem 3 to 5 working days in advance via an APP.
With over 300 brands located at Ion Orchard, it will not be difficult for any visitor to spend at least $20 in the mall.
For dining, you can either visit the basement level of Ion Orchard shopping mall for snacks like Mr. Churro and a Singaporean favourite Bubble Tea like Liho, Koi or Gongcha.
Putien, a Chinese restaurant with one Michelin Star will be an excellent choice for you to dine in Ion Orchard. At a affordable price, you can enjoy signature dish like Fried Heng Hwa Bee Hoon, PUTIEN’s Stir-Fried Yam and PUTIEN’S Seaweed with Mini Shrimps.
Address: 1 Harbour Front Walk, Singapore 098585
Nearest MRT: Direct access from Habour front Station (North East Line) Exit E
Operating Hours: 10 am to 10pm
Best for: Stroll along broadway after dinner, enjoy the nice view and atmosphere at Sky Park and direct access to Sentosa via the monorail
Price range: Mid range shopping and dining
Vivo city is one of the biggest shopping mall in Singapore with numerous retail and dining options for tourists looking for value.
In Vivo city, you can find dining option at different price point. For a taste of local flavour, you can dine at No Signboard Seafood Restaurant. Their signature chili crabs never fail to impress the most picky eater. For a more affordable dining option, you can visit A-One signature restaurant. A-One Signature offers a wide variety of dishes to suit every diner in a feel-at-home, comfortable modern Chinese interior. With their value set meal, dining at A-One Signature is both affordable and satisfying. For a even cheaper dining option, you can visit food republic food court for a taste of Singaporean style hawker food in the comfort of a clean and air-condition environment.
After your meal, you can choose to stroll away the broadway just outside the Vivocity shopping mall and enjoy the fantastic Sentosa view. For a more romantic atmosphere, you can enjoy the sun set at the Sky park located at the roof of Vivo city.
For entertainment, you can visit Singapore biggest cinema -Golden Village and enjoy a movie for a price as low as $9 or enjoy Gold Class experience for $28 or more. If you want to visit Sentosa, you can take a monorail from the Sentosa station located within Vivo city. Mount Faber is also just a cable car ride away.
For shopping, Vivo city has numerous international brands to offer. For Singaporean retail brand, I will recommend Charles & Keith for fashion and Tangs for home and living purchase. Tourists should definitely end their visit in Vivo city after visiting the hyper supermarket, Fairprice extra. In hypermarket, you can shop with the locals and buy local snacks as souvenir for your friends and families at home. For tourist, you can sign up for VivoCity Tourist Privilege Program and get a free $5 FairPrice Xtra Voucher! Simply present your passport at our Customer Service Counters located on Basement 2 and Level 1 to redeem. Valid till 30 Dec 2020.