12 Best Budget Shopping Spots In Singapore (Other Than Mustafa Centre!)


Amira Rahmat •  Aug 01, 2023

Let’s face it – Singapore is known as one of the most expensive cities in the world. Head down to the bustling Orchard Road, and you know that shopping here may not be friendly to our wallets. Surely places for budget-conscious fashionistas exist, but only if you know where to look. So we researched for you! We’ve rounded up some of our favourite spots here, so you don’t have to worry about burning a hole in your wallet! Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates:https://bit.ly/3LnFN1F

1. Bugis Street

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Just a stone’s throw away from Bugis train station lies a bargain shopper’s paradise. With more than 600 shops, it is the best and most exciting place to do some street shopping in Singapore. With many clothes, food, drinks and colourful souvenirs, one can easily get lost here in the labyrinth-like alleys!

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The first floor is non-airconditioned, but we suggest heading up to the air-conditioned upper floors to escape the heat and more quirky items that won’t cause a dent in your wallet! Pick from trendy and timeless pieces that fit perfectly in your wardrobe and shoe rack. There is even a Korean-themed zone! #HHWT Tip: Try to take your time browsing through the stores, sometimes you may find the same item being sold cheaper a few shops down the street! Address: 3 New Bugis Street, Singapore 188867 Opening hours: 10AM - 10PM daily

2. Lucky Plaza

As the name suggests, you may get lucky finding the perfect top or shoes for you! Sure, it may get a tad crowded on weekends, but there are many jewellery stores, watches, apparel and accessory stores in the building. There are occasional fleas held here as well!

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If you are already somewhere in Orchard – Singapore’s most luxurious street - drop by Lucky Plaza to feast your eyes on some non-high-end products to give your wallet a break. Having said that, there are so many gorgeous clothes and fashion accessories to uncover here. The items are on the cheap and affordable end, and it’s no harm in adding a pretty piece or two to your wardrobe. You may even try your luck with bargaining skills with the sellers there! Besides clothes, there are also plenty of Singapore souvenirs and unique snacks to bring home, so spend some time visiting Lucky Plaza before your flight home.

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3. IMM Outlet Stores

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Ever heard of a place where there are sales 365 days a year? And who says luxurious buys have to be so expensive all the time? If you are looking for branded items, IMM is the place to visit next at great bargains! This factory outlet mall is undoubtedly a must-visit. Some local and international labels are available here, such as Nike, Timberland, Outlet by Club 21, COACH, Furla, and Kate Spade. It also houses outlet shops which sell luggage, electronics, shoes, household items and winter clothes!

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A hypermarket also complements the mall and restaurants when you get hungry while shopping. Outlet by Club 21 even houses big labels such as DKNY and Marc by Marc Jacobs. They carry a good collection of off-season products at exceptional prices - from 50% to 80% off! Although Jurong East may seem out of the way, it is definitely worth the trip. Why would you buy your favourite branded items at their full price in Orchard when you can get them at a fraction of the price here? ? Address: 2 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609601 Opening hours: 10AM to 10PM

4. Far East Plaza

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When it comes to street fashion, Far East Plaza hits the spot. Rows and rows of shops on 6 floors, filled with accessories, shoes, clothes, salons, beauty parlours, and everything a girl can ask for! You can find unique gems from Korean, China and Thailand imports. Wander around the small shops and prepare your eyes for the best trends. And being situated right smack in Orchard, this place is incredible. Shop till you drop!

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Far East Plaza is also great if you are looking for cheap spa day deals. Don’t be deceived by the grubby-looking exteriors of the mall. Look a bit deeper to find great deals and trendy loots! If you are travelling in Singapore, here are some affordable hotels during your stay!Address: 14 Scotts Road, Singapore 228213 Opening hours: 10AM - 10PM

5. Queensway Shopping Centre

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Calling all fitness junkies! The place for all your sporting needs would be Queensway Shopping Centre! Expect rows of shops with sporting goods and gym materials from past collections at big discounts.

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Do not be discouraged by the façade of this unique hexagonal-shaped mall. While it was built in 1976, it is still frequented by those who shop for a range of skater wear, sportswear, hiking equipment, soccer apparel and shoes. While many mega malls are flooding this country, this shopping mall could just provide that unique experience for shoppers weary of city life. Address: 3 Queensway, Singapore 149073 Opening hours: 8.30AM - 10.15PM

6. Flea Markets

Budget shoppers and bargain hunters will love all sorts of flea markets here! Flea markets are the place to find fashionable clothing, footwear and accessories, as well as nifty artisanal handcrafted items – with the perfect mix of vintage and retro apparel. Pieces here may range from brand new or pre-loved (second hand). Honestly speaking, flea markets may not be everyone’s cup of tea, with the sheer number of shoppers and second-hand items. If you brave through the crowd of people and clothes, there are plenty of gems just waiting to be discovered by you! Put your bargaining skills to good use here, too, you can grab some items for less than $10!

If you are wondering, several flea markets are all over Singapore throughout the year. and you can follow accounts such as @fleawhere to find out where they'll be. The Luggage Market holds flea markets every weekend, where vendors sell their new and pre-loved clothes and accessories. You can also check out Curbside Crafters, located next to Masjid Sultan. This curated lifestyle marketplace runs year-round in a three-storey heritage shophouse, where the list of pop-up booths opens on a rotational basis.

7. City Plaza

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This unique place is a haven for blog shop lovers – where the items are sold at half the price. This wholesale mall houses the stores that supply the stocks to some online boutique shops! As it is wholesale, you could team up with some of your pals to get more pieces and bigger discounts. If you are a big bargain hunter at heart, you will also be pleased to know that there are timeless second-hand apparels and shoes. Yes, this means you may even find labels such as Adidas or Zara in the pile of clothes! Address: 810 Geylang Road, Singapore 409286 Opening hours: 10AM - 10PM

8. Anchorpoint

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Not keen to pay the full price for designer treads? No problem, you may just score a deal at Anchorpoint. This lesser-known factory outlet mall will give you a great shopping experience as it's a little closer to the city centre. As this is a hidden gem, there will be fewer crowds, which only means a more comfortable and pleasurable budget shopping experience!

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This two-storey shopping mall houses popular international brands, including Billabong, Charles and Keith, and Cotton On, where off-season items are sold at huge bargains. Prices are slashed throughout the year, too, so you will get a good deal. From apparel, home decorating items, electronics, books and gifts, there’s just so much for you to choose from! Address: 370 Alexandra Rd, Singapore 159953 Opening hours: 10AM - 10PM

9. Changi City Point

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Changi City Point is your go-to-stop to fulfil all your sportswear needs. For travellers, this will be your last pit stop before you head to the airport to catch your flight - it's just one MRT stop away from Changi Airport!

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Outlets such as New Balance, Puma Outlet and UNIQLO are hard to miss to buy quality sports products and daily wear. While the products may not be of the latest release, you will be able to obtain quality items at a steal! There are also value shops, including the popular Daiso and Valu-dollar shops, for fast consumer goods and necessities under one roof. Branded products at exceptional prices? Check. Good food? Check. On top of that, there's also a supermarket and a cinema. Address: 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore 486038 Opening hours: 10AM - 10PM

10. Scape Underground

The *Scape flea market is one of the longest-running flea markets in town. Expect to find cool handphone covers, laptop cases, cheap beauty products, bags, and caps. The weekend flea usually attracts the youth. But whether youthful or not, give it a try when you’re in town! Address: 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978 Opening hours: 10.30am-10.30pm daily

11. Turtle

Known for selling clothing, toys and accessories for babies and children at affordable prices, Turtle is truly the place for all your cheap gift hunting!

They have multiple outlets across Singapore - in which two outlets, Jewel Changi and Marina Square, carry home and living items as well! Addresses & 0pening hours: Nex 23 Serangoon Central, #B2-21, Singapore 556083 10am-10pm daily Tampines 1 10 Tampines Central 1 , Tampines One, #03-14/15, 529536 10am-10pm daily Waterway Point 83 Punggol Central Waterwaypoint, #b1-39/40, 828761 10am-10pm daily Wisma Atria 435 Orchard Road Wisma atria, #b1, #40a b, 238877 10am-10pm daily Bugis Junction 200 Victoria Street #03-13 Bugis Junction, 188021 10am-10pm daily Jewel 78 Airport Blvd., #02 - 205 / 206 Jewel Changi, Singapore 819666 10am-10pm daily Marina Square 6 Raffles Blvd, #02-109,#03-100, Singapore 039594 10am-10pm daily JCube 2 Jurong East Central 1, #02-01 JCube, Singapore 609731 10am-10pm daily Facebook |Instagram

12. Value stores

Valu$ store has been delighting shoppers and budget travellers since 2005. Stocked up with chocolates, potato chips, canned food, instant noodles, and toiletries, you'll never run out of things to buy in this local store. The best thing about Valu$ is that the prices start from as low as 50 cents!

Ready to unleash your inner shopaholic? These budget haunts and malls are where you should go!