Best Shopping Experiences in Chinatown | Shopping in Chinatown Singapore

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by Priyadarshini 13 October 2020

Chinatown is famous for its shopping across Singapore. And with great shopping there’s mouth-watering food too, the hawker stalls offer a variety of snacks and titbits. Here you will find everything Chinese, from toys to clothes, antique items, and much more. The colorful markets near Chinatown MRT are the local favorites. Malls in this area have a wide range of Chinese collections and if you visit Chinatown make sure to explore them. We have curated a list of the best shopping experiences you can have in Chinatown!

Chinatown Street Market

A walking tour on the streets of Chinatown is a good idea, to begin with. You can take a look at the stalls and shops on popular streets like Trengganu Street, Pagoda Street Temple Street, and Smith Street. The streets here bustling with the crowd and will give you the feel of typical street-style shopping. You will find unique Chinese items here, from home décor to silk robes, lucky cats, etc. You name it and the shops have it. The market looks even better during the night with bright lights and hawker’s carts and this is one of the best places for shopping in the city.

Ann Siang Road

Ann Siang is another popular street in Chinatown. The street comprises of old shops, houses, and many unique boutiques. In this market, the collection has something more than usual to offer. Singapore is mainly dominated by megamalls and the market in Ann Siang road will give you a different experience. Many apparel stores are selling funky women’s wear, clothes, party dresses, and Asian fashion labels. We recommend you check out the label Aston Blake for the smart menswear collection. Ann Siang Road will give you one of the best shopping experiences in Chinatown.

Tanjong Pagar Plaza

If you love to bargain and get the best value for what you buy then, Tanjong Pagar Plaza is the right choice for you. The complex looks plain from the outside with a cream color painted façade but the main excitement happens inside the building. At the entrance, you will see many salons, manicurists and as move forward inside there are many stationery, electronic, and textile stores. You can get a really good deal on them here. This market is for budget shoppers and you’ll have a great experience shopping in Tanjong Pagar Plaza.

Books Actually

This is one of the best places for shopping for books in the city. It is an n independent store and offers a wide collection of books. They also publish books focussing on upcoming Singaporean writers. The owner of this store selects personally selects the books to be put on sale and their sale collection is a huge success always. You can get lost in the world of books here as from fiction to books for kids, they cater to all kinds of audiences. To top it all, the store also offers a collection of cute stationery Knick knacks for you.

Yue Hwa

This market sits right beside the legendary landmark in the city. In this market, you will find a wide range of authentic Chinese products such as herbs, tea, silks, medicines, handicrafts, and antiques. All items here are reasonably priced and offer good quality as compared to other similar markets. Seasonal Chinese delicacies and imported seafood are also on the counter. It is a 7 storey market with floors dedicated to different items. Come here to enjoy one of the best shopping experience in Chinatown.

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