Clothing, checked. Passport, checked. Money, checked. Travel essentials, not checked. Short of cash to get your travel essentials? ? Or just planning to allocate your expenses to other stuff for your trip?
Well, we’ve got you covered! Here are 8 shops in Singapore to get cheap travel essentials.
1. Mustafa Centre
This all-in-one, 24-hour shopping mall is the go-to mall for cheap electronics, groceries and everyday essentials. Located in the heart of Little India, Mustafa Centre is where you can find really cheap travel essentials such as toiletries, make-up and luggage bags to complete your trip.
Mustafa Centre, however, may get a little crowded over the weekend. So, try heading there during the off-peak periods.
: 145 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207704
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One of the three Japanese shops in this list, Daiso has a number of outlets in Singapore, two of which are located in the heart of Orchard Road. Daiso’s products are from Japan and one can expect to find all kinds of cheap travel essentials in Daiso.
One of the most useful items there is their vacuum-seal storage bags. Vacuum-seal storage bags are especially useful for lengthy trips and is a space-saving hack for travelling.
Check out their locations and operating hours here!
3. Don Don Donki
The second Japanese shop in this list, Don Don Donki is located in the heart of the shopping district in Singapore. The shop, which recently opened in December 2017, occupies two levels of Orchard Central Shopping Mall.
Don Don Donki is a branch from Japan’s famous discount store, Don Quijote. The items sold here were brought direct from Don Quijote stores in Japan. Be wow-ed with the huge variety of reasonably priced travel essentials, snacks, toiletries, make-up and luggage bags here, most of which are imports from Japan!
: Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road B1 & B2, Singapore 238896
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Miniso is a Japanese-style retail store from China and has created a phenomenon since its first outlet opened in Singapore. Famous for their plushies from Cartoon Network series, We Bare Bears, one can also find cheap travel containers and other travel essentials in their many outlets islandwide.
Check out their locations and operating hours here
5. Venus Beauty
A local distributor of personal care products, Venus Beauty focuses on affordable make-up, toiletries and travel essentials such as lip balm, moisturising cream and sunscreen. Despite selling female products, the shop caters to both men and women and their products are especially useful for travellers who choose to travel light as they sell travel-friendly size toiletries.
Credit: Venus Beauty Facebook Page
Check out their locations and operating hours here!
6. Beach Road Army Market (Golden Mile Food Centre)
Catered more to camping and backpacking trips, one can find essentials such as insect repellents, flashlights and mosquito nets at the Beach Road Army Market.
Located conveniently on the top floor of Golden Mile Food Centre, a rather nostalgic market well-known for the delicious, mouth-watering Halal/Muslim-owned Sup Tulang Merah (Red Bones Soup), one can also find toiletries, footwear and travel backpacks at wallet-friendly prices.
: Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road, #02-158
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The name of this shop speaks for itself. Valudollar (or Valu$) has many outlets islandwide and the shelves in the shop give it a “warehouse” feel, selling all kinds of snacks and candies. You can also find a haven of travel essentials, which include travel-sized toiletries at discounted prices.
- Hougang Mall, 90 Hougang Avenue 10, #04-01
- 86 Whampoa Drive, #01-941
- 25 Bendemeer Rd, #01-593
- 20 Toa Payoh Lorong 7, #01-732
- 500 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #B1-33
- Jurong Point, 1 Jurong West Central 2, #B1-17, JP1
- 506 Jurong West Street 52, #01-186
- West Mall, 1 Bukit Batok Central Link, #03-20
- 274 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4, #01-86
- First Mall, 21 Cho Chu Kang Ave 4, #B1-18
- NEX, 23 Serangoon Central, #04-11
- Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square, #B1-13
- 888 Plaza, Block 888 Woodlands Drive 50, #01-717
- Yew Tee Shopping Centre, Block 624 Choa Chu Kang St 62, #02-220
- 292 Yishun Street 32, #01-265
- 442 Pasir Ris Drive 6, #01-34
- Century Square, 2 Tampines Central, #03-03
- 304, Ubi Ave 1, #01-113
- Changi City Point, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, #B1-53/54
- 2a Eunos Crescent, #01-2445
- White Sands, 1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3, #03-09A/10
- 84 Redhill Lane, #01-368
- Anchorpoint, 370 Alexandra Road, #B1-28/29
myCK is a “neighbourhood” departmental store selling low-priced toiletries for travel. Majority of myCK outlets can only be found in residential areas in Singapore. For that reason, the items in myCK are affordable. One can find snacks, travel-friendly sized toiletries and make-up in every outlet.
Check out their locations and opening hours here
So what are you waiting for? Why spend so much on travel essentials when you can find them at economical prices? ? Start planning your next trip with these wallet-friendly tips in mind! Enjoy shopping!
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