6 Shopping Treasures in Singapore Beyond Orchard Road

An Alternative Guide to Shopping

Orchard Road, arguably the most prominent shopping district in Singapore, is known for its long stretch of shopping malls that mostly carry designer brands and luxury goods. If you’re tired of its glossy facades and mundane offerings, fret not. This tropical metropolis, though tiny, has a lot more to offer. Here are six lesser known shopping gems to explore, curated by PARKROYAL Picks, your personal travel insider.

1. Haji Lane

An alley of quirky boutiques and quaint cafes housed in brightly coloured shophouses embellished with graffiti, Haji Lane certainly has a unique character of its own that can be found nowhere else in Singapore. Shops like Craft Assembly, Mondays Off, and Salad Shop offer fashion, jewellery, home accessories, and other knick knacks from local and international designers.

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2. Bugis Street

Are you in need of retail therapy, but are less than willing to part with your hard-earned money? Bugis Street will be perfect for you. A treasure trove of bargain deals and on-trend clothes, shoes, and accessories, it is home to more than 600 stores. It’ll take more than a day to go through every one of them, but thanks to the food stalls available there, you won’t have to starve while you shop.

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3. Arab Street

Set against the backdrop of the majestic Masjid Sultan Mosque is a row of shophouses along Arab Street. Located right across Haji Lane, it is as charming as its neighbour, yet boasts a distinct style, and array of goods. For one thing, you’ll find a great deal of traditional Arabian wares, as well as Persian carpets and fabrics.

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4. Mustafa Centre

Address 145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704                                                                                        
Phone Number +65 6295 5855
Opening Hours 24 Hours

This four-storey mega-mall, a quick five-minute drive from PARKROYAL on Beach Road, or an even quicker two-minute walk from PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, has everything you would ever need. It’s like a convenience store, except 50 times larger, with an incredibly extensive inventory of items. What’s more, it operates round the clock, so you can drop by anytime, and stay for as long as you like.

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5. Keepers

Address 462 Crawford Lane, #01-63, Singapore 190462                                                                            
Phone Number +65 6648 0178 
Opening Hours

Tuesday to Friday: 8:00am to 6:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am to 6:30pm
Closed on Mondays

Discover the creations of independent designers and artists in Singapore at Keepers, a multi-label lifestyle store that recently found a home in the National Design Centre. From fashion to furniture, edibles to ornaments, it is a retail potpourri of well-crafted artisanal goods. Admirers of aesthetic beauty and functional design will not be dissatisfied.

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6. Kinokuniya

Address 200 Victoria Street, #03-09 Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021                                                    
Phone Number +65 6339 1790 
Opening Hours Daily, 10:00am to 10:30pm

If you’re the bookish sort, how about a trip to the well-loved Kinokuniya bookstore? Despite being a big retail chain, it retains a sense of charm that keeps patrons coming back for more book recommendations and discoveries. Various outlets dot the country, the nearest of which to PARKROYAL on Beach Road is just a 10-minute walk away.

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