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Singapore is famous for its variety of food and shopping. In this page you can find information on shopping and shopping malls in Singapore, like Orchard, Marina, Suntec City, Little India and Chinatown. Includes some brief description of the shops you can find in various malls and the anchor tenant.

Shopping in Orchard


Ion Orchard

Orchard Road, would be the most popular and most commonly heard names if anyone should mention about shopping. This place is the central hub, also known as the 'city' of Singapore, and it is well known among tourists. Orchard Road offers major departmental stores, supermarkets, movie theatres, restaurants. famous hotels and other entertainment outlets. Some of the well known hotels are - The Boulevard, Hilton International, Mandarin Hotel, Hyatt Regency, Goodwood Park, Orchard Parade, Le Meridien and Orchard Hotel. The main shopping complexes would be Centrepoint, The Far East Plaza, Paragon, Ngee Ann City, Orchard Point, Far East Shopping Centre, Forum The Shopping Mall, Lucky Plaza, Orchard Emerald, Orchard Plaza, Orchard Towers, Orchard Plaza Wisma Atria, Shaw House, Shaw Centre, Tanglin Place and Tanglin Mall.

You can get there by MRT as there are Orchard and Somerset MRT stations along the Orchard Road stretch. You can also find cheap buys like apparels and accessories in orchard Road, and wait till mid July every year, there is the great Singapore sales, where even major retailers slash their prices.

313@Somerset - 313@somerset offers an exceptional range of leading international and local brands that will deliver a unique, expansive mid level fashion brands.

There are also several food and beverage outlets within the mall. Visitors will be able to choose local specialty in the food courts to unique and thematic restaurants with a wide range of international cuisine to offer.

Centrepoint - A one-stop shopping mall on Orchard Road as everyday items are sold there. For the smart shoppers.

Delfi Orchard - Includes many clothing and accessory shops, a Waterford crystal shop, a Wedgewood china shop, an outlet of Royal Selangor Pewter and many home-related shops and karaoke place.

DFS Galleria Scotts Road - DFS Galleria Scotts Road is the place to enjoy duty-free savings on the world’s leading luxury brands. We bring you the most extensive selection of prestigious brands and offer the best value on fashion and accessories in Singapore. Locals and tourists can shop with confidence knowing that our products come with a DFS 100% Worldwide Guarantee, and shop to their hearts desire as DFS Galleria carries a wide range of exclusive products. So come to DFS Galleria and experience the richness of Singapore.

Far East Plaza - Over 600 retailers, selling from youths' hip and happening clothing and apparel, video stores, electronics, food, tattoo shops, hair and beauty salons, and so much more. Ideally the teenagers' hang out.

Forum The Shopping Mall - Boasting a unique mix of retail stores and eateries, Forum The Shopping Mall caters to the needs of modern families, offering a little something for everyone. Just a 5-minute walk from Orchard MRT, little ones can enjoy the likes of Toys R Us, Kids 21 and Guess Kids, while parents can indulge in international labels like Emporio Armani, Tsumori Chisato and Club 21b. Forum The Shopping Mall brings fun and enjoyment to your shopping experience.

Forum The Shopping Mall

Forum The Shopping Mall

Forum The Shopping Mall

Ion Orchard - ION Orchard is one of the latest iconic shopping mall with a spectacular frontage and cutting edge designs and concepts. It offers the best brands in the world for their flagship, concept and lifestyle stores within one development, sprawling over eight levels of shopping space – It is located on the prime site of Singapore’s commercial and shopping artery.

Visitors are treated to a unique shopping experience at over 300 retail, F&B and entertainment stores. The mall offers a myriad of shopping experience from international brand names to popular high fashion and lifestyle brands.

Ion Orchard

Ion Orchard

Ion Orchard

Palais Renaissance - Palais Renaissance is a small-scale shopping mall which offers a few international designer brands and restaurants.

Scotts Shopping Centre - A small shopping centre where one can brands like find Liz Claiborne, Episode, Marks & Spenser, and The Hour Glass which sells exquisite brands of watches. Also its basement which has a wide variation of food.

Ngee Ann City - Built in 1994 , it offers various types of shops such as Harrods of London, Chanel, Guess? Levis', The Hour Glass, Takashimaya, Takashimaya Fitness Club, a Cold Storage Supermarket and restaurants.

Ngee Ann City

Ngee Ann City

Ngee Ann City

Orchard Point - Houses anchor tenant, Spotlight, one of Australia's leading home related shops, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaves, OG, Glamour Shots and some other clothing shops.

Orchard Hotel -  Located behind Delfi Orchard and is sited by the Opera Gallery which sells impressionist works.

Plaza Singapura - Much better after its major facelift with more retailers selling many home related items, clothing and apparel and lots of restaurants.

Shaw House - Anchor tenant includes Lido cinema where you can enjoy watching movies. Besides, there is the supermarket in the basement and many inexpensive cafes. Also, find net gaming cafes where its a youth's major hangout.

Shaw Centre - If you are an expat or tourist, you can find many Singapore souvenirs here.

Specialist Centre - One of the older shopping centres offering leather goods, sports equipment, tools, household items, dining venues, Korean restaurant and many more.

Tangs - Emporium of Tang family that lies in Singapore Marriot which sells household items, apparels to food. Singapore's shopping flagship in since 1932.

Tangs

Tanglin Mall - Anchor tenant - Sports Station, Tanglin General Store, Barang Barang and Food Junction which covers three stories of the complex.

Tanglin Shopping Centre - Houses Singapore's largest Asian antique galleries, sells old sea charts, photographs, and antique books. There are also several clinics, cafes and restaurants in this place.

Tudor Court - Here's where you can find Nancy Roach Gallery where you can buy paintings range from S$2,000 to S$20,000, bicycle shops and clothing and apparels.

The Paragon - A glassy like building which went under facelift in the late 90s,  which features men's fashions and various shops spread all over the building. Anchor tenant's Metro, with other labels like Prada, Gucci, Mont Blanc and many more. After Paragon's merge with The Promenade, expect more shops, better facade, better experience.

The Paragon The Paragon

Wheelock Place - Wheelock Place is a mid-sized shopping mall with some international brand names like Marks & Spencer with its range of quality clothes and food occupies two floors of this building. There are also a few international and local restaurants and café offerings, The second biggest US bookstore chain, Borders, stocks a wide range of books at the ground level, is popular amongst book enthusiasts.

Wisma Atria - Now a divider between itself and Ngee Ann City, here's where the Orchard MRT is beside, here's where you can expect to find restaurants, photo shops, clothing and apparels, jewellery shops, makeover studios, mobile phone shops and so much more. Look out for its aquarium at basement one, for the avid fish watchers.

Wisma Atria

Other Shopping Areas


Arab Street

The street which begins just north of Beach Road is filled with many shopping surprises. Merchandise such as handicrafts, clothes, textiles, basket ware, jewelry etc have a distinctly Islamic, Malay, Indonesian, Arabic influence. Activities by the inhabitants are centered around the famous Sultan Mosque where they would meet for prayers and social interaction. Popular with Singaporeans of all races is the excellent islamic food offered by several restaurants situated along the main road.

Chinatown

Chinatown, as the name goes- is a place where most Chinese visit during the Chinese New Year festive periods, for their shopping sprees on the New Year goods. This area was set-up by migrants from China in the late 19th century. Merchants traded mainly in cloth, medicine, gold and foodstuffs imported from China.

Chinatown is a bargain galore, you can find antique pieces, Chinese culture artifacts, apparels, accessories, food at really cheap prices. Well known buildings are Chinatown Complex, People's Park Complex, Chinatown Point and People's Park Centre.

Holland Village

Holland Village is a place where you can find a lot of expatriates shopping and pubbing. You can find a wide variety of antique, art, music, gifts and curio shops. There are also several fast food restaurants and different cuisine from Thai to French, are also found there. Many of the old shop houses have been conserved and renovated to give the place it's unique characteristics. Housing in this district is also popular with the expatriates. Popular pubs include Wala Wala, Tango's and La Luna.

Little India

Little India shared somewhat the same history as Chinatown, where merchants sold jewelry, gold, silk, utensils, spices to cater to the Indian and South Asian community in Singapore. This place sells a lot of gold, jewelry, clothing, textiles, spices and handicrafts. The exotic Indian religion, music and culture are easily discernible at every street corner.  You can get there by the new MRT route, which is Little India.

Marina Square

Marina Square is in the same district as the popular business centre, Suntec City and shopping mall- Millenia Walk. It is currently linked underpass thru City Hall MRT- with a new underground shopping centre called Raffles Link. Popular hotels like Raffles Hotel, Marina Mandarin, Oriental and Pan Pacific; are also found there. Nice shopping places there are Suntec City and Marina Square.

North Bridge Road

A popular place for home appliances, gadgets and computers would be Funan Centre and Sim Lim Square at North Bridge Road. Along the same district you will also find Pargo Bugis Junction, Peninsular Shopping Centre, High Street Centre, Capitol Theatre and building, Raffles Hotel Arcade, Blanco Court and Bras Basah Complex. Just off North Bridge Road is Raffles City Complex. You can get there by taking the train to City Hall MRT or Bugis MRT stations.

Parkway Parade

Parkway Parade is an established shopping area where all retailers and shops are housed under one shopping centre. You can find departmental stores like Marks and Spencer and Isetan. You can expect to find good food, designer coffee chains to good apparel shops here. A highly recommended place to go for hose who have never visited Parkway Parade. It is situated in the east side of Singapore.

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands offers a wide selection of luxury brands to affordable fashion and goods. There is also the Casino located in the Marina Bay Sands.

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Shopping Tips


1. Know where to shop

Shoppers should ask around friends or hotel staff as to the best places to shop for specific products. Example of IT gadgets and electronics would be Funan IT Mall and Sim Lim Square.


2. Compare prices to get the best offers

 
Prices can vary widely between shops because distributors are not obliged to follow product's Recommended Retail Price (RRP). Ask the retailer if a 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST) applies.

If you are a visitor to Singapore, you shall be entitled to a GST refund on goods that you purchase from retailers participating in the Tourist Refund Scheme ("the Scheme") provided that you satisfy all the eligibility criteria and conditions stated here.


3. Prices on tags

If there is a discount in the shop, check with the retailer if the price tag states the prices before or after the offer to avoid confusion.


4. Refund and Exchange Policy

Check with the retailers refund and exchange policy. Some shops offer a 7 to 30 days refund and exchange policy. Some sales items do not allow for any refund or exchanges.


5. Check Electronic Parts

When purchasing electronic products, do request the Salesperson to test the equipment by turning it on to ensure you are not purchasing a faulty product. Also, check the contents of the packaging to ensure all accessories and peripherals are provided.


6. Defective Parts & Warranty

When purchasing electronic products, check with the retailer where can the product be sent for servicing if it is defective. Most shops would allow an exchange within a specified timeline, usually 7 days. Thereafter, they normally would need to be sent to the manufacturer’s company for servicing and repairs.

International warranties are not standardised. For tourists, check with the retailer if the warranty is valid in your home country. Ensure that your invoice and warranty card bear the retailer’s stamp and date of purchase. Keep your invoices together with your warranty card as they would be required during servicing and repairs.


7. Obtain receipts and invoices

Obtain a copy of the receipt or invoices for reference. Cross check to ensure the product you purchase is the same as the receipt.

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Try pre-schools on HDB premises?
One of them that I know of charges S$1000 per month for a full-time toddler (foreigners)
Half-day (4 hours) they charge around S$350 per month (foreigners)
Sorry I can't post names.

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Nazreena:
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Widths are the same but all Asian mattresses are five inches shorter than their American counterparts.

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Re: Some interesting currency moves today

Wd40:
If anyone noticed, SGD fell yesterday quickly from 1.345 to below 1.35 this is why:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sin ... 20226.html

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said on Wednesday (Jan 28) it will adjust its monetary policy and let the Singapore dollar appreciate at a slower pace.

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Since I dont read local news I missed this yesterday. I got to know about it only now from this article:
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102374804

Re: Is it legal for Saxo to requote price many times higher

kohll:
I think each can comment on our thoughts. In any case, I am sharing my experiences that I had with Saxo with the wider group.

Re: Is it legal for Saxo to requote price many times higher

JR8:
An example, one of the people in my group upon the close out of all the positions, i.e. stopped out with losses of 300k, but he still have a positive cash equity of 200k.
However, 12 hours later, the restatement of the CHF rates wiped out all the positive cash equity and resulted in negative equity of 1.8 million!
Saxo subsequent issued demand of payment of 1.8 million!


Oh dear, awfully sad.

So why are you whining on about it here where no one cares?

Better not be seen as *using* this forum solely as a platform to bleat on and on, otherwise I suspect your ass might get fried.



p.s. Of course you're not a fee-raking lawyer touting for litigants; oh no. But hang on, what were the actual positions you had on that you're so p*ssed about, you ... er, have never said. What was your exposure when the Swiss peg got pulled, and via what positions?

Re: Is it legal for Saxo to requote price many times higher

JR8:
We would accept our losses if it does means that out positions are close out on fair terms. Pls refer to the below sequence of events for saxo

Each of us has suffered losses from our respective positions and we would have accepted it and move on. However its the subsequent of the general sequence of events that made our experiences in dealing with Saxo Capital thus far have left us thoroughly disappointed, as their actions have been grossly unfair, improper and unethical.:

• We received notifications that stated that orders on our accounts were executed, along with the corresponding rates.

• Some 12 hours after the orders were filled, Saxo Capital proceeded to retrospectively re-price these executed orders.

• It was only on or around 26 January 2015 when Saxo Capital explained the revised rates.

• As a result of the re-pricing, many account balances there were comfortably in the positive were wiped out, and went into negative.

• Despite being well aware of clients’ dispute regarding the re-pricing and Saxo Capital failing to provide satisfactory explanations, Saxo Capital began issuing Letters of Demand for negative balances and/or margin calls.

For the record...

Re: Is it legal for Saxo to requote price many times higher

JR8:
Just tot i share my views on this.

i think when "lawyers think its contestable" it's becos......

Even if you sign a black and white contract, does not mean it can be legally binding.

google Unfair Contract Terms Act

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unfair_Con ... s_Act_1977

I guess it's up to the judge to decide if the terms in the contract satisfies the "Reasonableness test", and the validity of any exemption/indemnity (of the Company) clauses within the contract.

I think if we google enough, we should be able to find enough legal cases where judges invalidate contracts signed due to unfair terms.

I can also understand Saxo's point. If Saxo fights the case, they stand a chance (even if it's 0.0001%) to recover some money. If they just let it be, it's a 100% loss. So why not just try.

On a separate note, who the hell reads the TandCs when they activate their iPhones .....i think if you print out the TandC in 12pt, it should be a few thousand pages. And almost 99.999% of iphone users just "I accept" in 2 seconds.

Maybe hidden in that millions of words under clause 3012.1.3 section 521 para 488 it says, "Apple has the right to charge you $10 everyday, and collect from you in 2016" ? (Legally binding?)

For the record

Re: Moving to SG - Having second thoughts...

ginger_bread:
To apply for LTVPs you'll need a company sponsor. (Read the documents required section)
This would probably be one of the biggest hurdles.
You'll need to rely on your future employer to be willing to sponsor them.

Re: Suing My Soon to be ex Husband in Singapore

ecureilx:

3)OT frequenter.

India got OT ?? :P


In all these cases, the max thing that has happened is a divorce. I haven't heard of any wife suing the husband for any of the above cases. Like others have said, what is the case here? Do you want to put criminal charges on him? Put him behind bars? Then sorry, I dont see as per Indian law or Singapore law that is going to happen. A quick divorce is the best thing that can happen to you and the worst thing you can do to him is extract as much money in alimony and give him stress by suing him.

Times are changing, and even after kids, should there be divorce, the trend is for women to fight for compensation. Closer to me a similiar case is in progress, after 2 kids, the girl didn't want the husband, and found another guy, but that didn't stop her from demanding costs for marital neglect .. whatever that means .


To Nakatago's question. Surprisingly, arrange marriages still happen mostly based on trust, background and reference check. No AIDS test or fertility test. Dowry is a tradition thing, I dont know why it existed but it still exists, in some cases, only symbolic. The females side give a lot of jewelery and in some cases, its a matter of pride too to give a lot of gold and property as dowry.

And in cases I know, the fixed marriages were pushed through though somebody knew the boy was a problem child/had a mistress/not into mating .. or likewise for girls .. as the general notion is 'once they get married, it will be ok'

Alas, that doesn't happen

The saddest case I know, in Malaysia, was a family, who's kids got Muscular Dystrophy

And somebody convinced the parents only males are affected and females are not affected and encouraged the kids to get married, quickly reproduce etc .. and on and on for 3 generations or so, praying the next generation will be free of the gene that cause the attrition

Alas, though I am not a doctor, I have done enough volunteer work to know if a person has Muscular Dystrophy, the recommendation is not to get them married or have kids, as the gene can still exist, and 90 % it will pass to the next generation

I had to talk to them, and send them a lot of reading material, and hope they stopped killing the children by passing the sickness on ..

If anybody knows what is Muscular Dystrophy, you will know how heart wrenching it can be to see the child slowly loose muscles, by atrophy

Re: Is it legal for Saxo to requote price many times higher

kohll:
An example, one of the people in my group upon the close out of all the positions, i.e. stopped out with losses of 300k, but he still have a positive cash equity of 200k.
However, 12 hours later, the restatement of the CHF rates wiped out all the positive cash equity and resulted in negative equity of 1.8 million!
Saxo subsequent issued demand of payment of 1.8 million!

Re: Is it legal for Saxo to requote price many times higher

kohll:
We would accept our losses if it does means that out positions are close out on fair terms. Pls refer to the below sequence of events for saxo

Each of us has suffered losses from our respective positions and we would have accepted it and move on. However its the subsequent of the general sequence of events that made our experiences in dealing with Saxo Capital thus far have left us thoroughly disappointed, as their actions have been grossly unfair, improper and unethical.:

• We received notifications that stated that orders on our accounts were executed, along with the corresponding rates.

• Some 12 hours after the orders were filled, Saxo Capital proceeded to retrospectively re-price these executed orders.

• It was only on or around 26 January 2015 when Saxo Capital explained the revised rates.

• As a result of the re-pricing, many account balances there were comfortably in the positive were wiped out, and went into negative.

• Despite being well aware of clients’ dispute regarding the re-pricing and Saxo Capital failing to provide satisfactory explanations, Saxo Capital began issuing Letters of Demand for negative balances and/or margin calls.

Re: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 Missing after take off

ecureilx:


Legal speak, if they don't declare it as an accident, for the time being, the Insurance companies will not process the claims, pending a resolution, and culpability (I hope that is the word .. )

The investigation continues, and the search continues ..

AF447's black boxes were recovered after 2 years I believe .. and till then, the cause was a lot of speculation !

Re: Is it legal for Saxo to requote price many times higher

kohll:
Just tot i share my views on this.

i think when "lawyers think its contestable" it's becos......

Even if you sign a black and white contract, does not mean it can be legally binding.

google Unfair Contract Terms Act

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unfair_Con ... s_Act_1977

I guess it's up to the judge to decide if the terms in the contract satisfies the "Reasonableness test", and the validity of any exemption/indemnity (of the Company) clauses within the contract.

I think if we google enough, we should be able to find enough legal cases where judges invalidate contracts signed due to unfair terms.

I can also understand Saxo's point. If Saxo fights the case, they stand a chance (even if it's 0.0001%) to recover some money. If they just let it be, it's a 100% loss. So why not just try.

On a separate note, who the hell reads the TandCs when they activate their iPhones .....i think if you print out the TandC in 12pt, it should be a few thousand pages. And almost 99.999% of iphone users just "I accept" in 2 seconds.

Maybe hidden in that millions of words under clause 3012.1.3 section 521 para 488 it says, "Apple has the right to charge you $10 everyday, and collect from you in 2016" ? (Legally binding?)