While there are many shopping malls and boutique stores in Singapore, going on a wild shopping spree can put a dent in your purse. It is, after all, one of the most expensive countries in the world. Regardless of its top spot, have a little faith that you'll find a budget shopping spot that'll be kind to your bank account. As a matter of fact, there's one store in Singapore that fits the bill!
Budget travellers to Singapore have been keeping this shopping secret for a while now, but good things are best shared. If you enjoy surprising your loved ones with souvenir snacks from Singapore, you're going to thank us after your shopping trip at Valu$ store!
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!
Most of these wholesale items are imported from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Middle East, Philippines, China and other countries. If you're planning to shop for chocolates and snacks, remember to check the ingredients, country of origin, and halal logo before purchasing.
Some of these products are also nearing expiration date (between three to six months), so look out for that. If you have a shopping basket ready, here are some of the things you can buy from Valu$ store in Singapore!
Top things you can buy from Valu$ store
Disclaimer: These featured products and fire-sale prices may vary depending on Valu$'s store locations and seasonal sales. We recommend that you check the promotional prices as well as product ingredients, country of origin and halal logo before making your purchase.
1. Cadbury Dairy Milk
Pop a Cadbury chocolate in your mouth, and it'll instantly put a smile on your face. If it doesn't, the fire-sale prices probably will because buying a Cadbury bar for 70 cents hardly cause a scratch on your wallet.
Both Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond and Oreo flavours are imported from Turkey, so stock up as many as you like! At the time of writing, Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond is sold for RM3 in Kuala Lumpur and Valu$ sells the same chocolate for RM2.10!
2. Nestle Classic Ince Sutlu and Ince Bitter
Straight from Turkey, Nestle Ince Sutlu (milk chocolate) and Ince Bitter (dark chocolate) may be hard to come by, but you can definitely spot them at Valu$. Since it comes cheap, why settle for one bar when you can have more? Text your loved ones to see if they want some!
3. Nestle Kit Kat Cookies & Cream
When you see a sign that says 'everything must go!', you HAVE to take a break and have a Kit Kat! When we shopped at Valu$, they had a fire sale for Nestle Kit Kat Cookies & Cream starting from $1.75! Made with ingredients that are suitable for vegetarians, you would probably take a break with this yummy chocolate more than once.
4. Twix Minis
Anyone who craves for Twix Minis will know how awesome this chocolate bar tastes like. Some might say this is the closest thing to Mars bars, but a true chocolate lover will say this chocolate-caramel treat runs a separate league of its own. Imported from Turkey, buy a packet for your colleagues, instead of keychains and fridge magnets.
5. Elvan Today Croissant Mini
You might need a snack when you explore the attractions in Singapore and Elvan Today Croissant Mini will make a satisfying treat. Shipped all the way from Turkey, this soft croissant doesn't come plain! It has chocolate and hazelnut cream filling for a touch of sweetness in every bite.
6. Cizmeci Time Wafer Master Cubes Chocolate
If you're exploring Singapore with your kids, this Cizmeci Time Wafer Master Cubes is something that your kids will probably enjoy. Layered with chocolate, these bite-sized cubes are easy to enjoy and you might end up sneaking some for yourself.
7. Choco Mucho Wafer Roll Dark Chocolate
If you've been to the Philippines more than once, you might have heard of Choco Mucho. Take a bite and you'll taste the sweetness from the chocolate, cereal crispies and caramel that are rolled into one. When we shopped at Valu$, both Choco Mucho Dark Chocolate and White Chocolate flavours displayed the Philippines halal logo, so don't stop at just one box!
Where to find a Valu$ store in Singapore
You can find many Valu$ store locations on their official website. If you prefer visiting a store that's within walking distance from MRT station, bring your wallet to these locations!
- Lucky Plaza, 304 Orchard Road - 11 mins walk from Somerset MRT station
- Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road - 1 min walk from Chinatown MRT station
- Peninsula Plaza, 111 North Bridge Road - 1 min walk from City Hall MRT station
From Cadbury chocolates to Twix minis, these are only two of many snacks waiting at your nearest Valu$ store. Just when you say shopping for souvenir snacks in Singapore is expensive, it's time to revisit that thought again and stretch your dollar at this store in Singapore.
Opening hours: Opening hours may vary depending on Valu$ store locations
Address: Check out their website for various Valu$ store locations