In the 1950s, Bugis Street was renowned internationally for its notorious night activities, where flamboyantly dressed transvestites would gather and parade themselves, attracting sailors and military personnel from overseas. In the evening, the entire street would come alive as push carts gather to offer a wide selection of cheap goods and hawker food, hence earning its night market or “Pasar Malam” namesake.
Today, Bugis Street has become a unique retail shopping destination. After undergoing a major facelift, Bugis Street now houses almost 800 shops, making it the largest street shopping location in Singapore. With a unique blend of retail concepts ranging from chic and fashionable clothing and accessories, to beauty services like manicure parlors and hair salons, you will be constantly enticed by the ever changing shopping landscape and its buzzing activities.