Each year, shopaholics from the region and beyond flood to these shores to get their hands on bargain buys during the Great Singapore Sale. With prices slashed up to 70% off its original prices at the main shopping belts and in suburban shopping malls throughout Singapore, this much-anticipated annual mega sale promises nothing less than tremendous bargains on a dizzying array of items from both Singaporean and international brands.
Within the mega mall ION Orchard itself is a whopping 66,000 sq metres of retail offerings celebrating the Great Singapore Sale. This stunningly futuristic mall looks more of a space voyager’s dream battleship than a swish shopper's haven housing the likes of Dior Homme, Louis Vuitton and Diane von Furstenberg as well as trendy budget-friendly options such as Topshop, Forever21 and Mango.
Three other shopping destinations include 313@Orchard, Orchard Central and the Mandarin Gallery. But if you fall into that elite brigade of fashionistas who desire the forward-looking, witty or plain eccentric budding local and international indie designers, then troop down to the breezy Haji Lane in the Kampong Glam precinct, for your bargain scouring fix and soothing post-shopping shisha or chai.
If the colourful ethnic wear and knick knacks of the various races in Singapore have enthralled your senses, then be sure to get your very own bargain pieces during the Great Singapore Sale from the exclusive boutiques in the various ethnic enclaves like Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Little India. At these locations, you’ll find a stunning array of value-for-money steals and unique offerings that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in the world. These cultural precincts are not just great places for shopping, but are also well noted for their food offerings – so round off a day of shopping by having a sumptuous meal.
Come armed with a great fighting spirit to beat the dizzying crowds, recyclable bags to hold your shopping and credit cards to earn yourself some exclusive privileges when you shop here. A myriad of cashless payment promotions, reduced taxes and concierge services are also available for you when you shop during the sales period. The Great Singapore Sale runs for two full months, giving bargain hunters more than enough time to pick up items you fancy at a leisurely pace.