Whoever said Singapore is expensive just didn’t know where to shop.
Check out these 5 places in Singapore to get you the best of bargains!
This 24-hour one-stop megamall stocks everything, from groceries to Rolex watches to dummy CCTV cameras.
Be sure to compare prices if the groceries and household items at Mustafa with your regular supermarket’s – the latter’s sticker price might be higher, but they’re often on offer which makes their prices more competitive. But you’ll also be hard-pressed to find better deals on items like perfume and watches.
P.S. In case you get lost (and you will get lost), someone created a guide to the maze that is Mustafa.
145 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207704
NEXT: Bugis Street and *SCAPE →
The Bugis Street market remains a favourite for its affordable, trendy clothing, and in recent years, the newly revamped *SCAPE has joined the ranks.
Most shops cater to the younger crowd, but you’ll always find affordable basics and trendy pieces like denim shirts and flowy midi dresses that don’t put an age cap on its wearers!
NEXT: Daiso →
Before you buy anything, always check if Daiso has it first. The Japanese chain where everything is sold at $2 carries a ridiculously wide range of products, from chefs’ knives to cellphone covers. (Plus, some items are downright bizarre, which is always fun.)
Obviously, you should have reasonable expectations when it comes to quality – you don’t buy a pair of flip flops there expecting it to outlive you. But some items at Daiso really offer fabulous value!
NEXT: Budget supermarkets: FairPrice Budget, Sheng Siong and ValuDollar →
Any budget-conscious Singaporean knows not all supermarkets are the most budget-friendly. Fairprice tends to be most people’s default choice, while to get even more bang for your buck, there are even cheaper options available in the form of ValuDollar, Sheng Siong and the new FairPrice budget shops.
The catch is that you might need to travel further from home, since these stores tend to be nestled in more inaccessible suburban areas where rent is cheaper.
NEXT: Outlet malls: Anchorpoint, IMM, Changi City Point →
By Joanne Poh, MoneySmart, last updated May 2017
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