Whether you’re a shopaholic or a foodie, there are limitless shopping options in this city that will leave you spoilt for choice. So, why not embark on retail therapy and discover a shopping experience to your liking with the following malls during your next stay at the Ramada by Wyndham Singapore.
Located right next to the hotel, the Zhongshan Mall houses numerous casual restaurants, fast food chains like McDonald’s and Subway and a food court to satiate your appetite and culinary curiosity. It is also home to several retail stores and a supermarket, FairPrice Finest, where you can grab those travel essentials you forgot for your stay. As many always say, it doesn’t matter if you’re on a holiday, a grocery trip is practically mandatory!
Novena (Velocity@Novena Square, Square 2 and United Square Shopping Mall)
Velocity@Novena Square, Square 2 and United Square Shopping Mall / Facebook @Velocity.NovenaSquare, @Square2SG, @UnitedSquare
A short ride away lies not just 1 but 3 shopping malls in the Novena district, offering a myriad of shopping and dining options. Velocity@Novena Square, a dedicated sports and active lifestyle mall is just the place for your active lifestyle needs. It holds big brands like Adidas, New Balance, Reebok and Decathlon out of many others. The mall also houses sports facilities like an outdoor basketball court, which is free for use for all, and Climb Central, an indoor air-conditioned rock climbing gym. Adjacent to the mall is Square 2, a contemporary mall comprising 5 floors of diverse lifestyle experience, home to many retail stores, holistic wellness services like nail salons and massage parlours, cafes and restaurants. A go-to store when visiting the mall is Don Don Donki, the biggest discount store chain in Japan that provides high-quality Japanese products. Down the road is United Square Shopping Mall, a kids learning mall fully equipped with family-friendly features and services that offer quality kids edutainment for families.
Velocity@Novena Square: 238 Thomson Rd, #01-36/37, Singapore 307683 | Square 2: 10 Sinaran Dr, Singapore 307506 | United Square: 101 Thomson Rd, Singapore 307591
With its striking modern architecture and façade made of glass, marble and steel, ION Orchard’s reputation of being one of Singapore’s most glamorous shopping malls is evident even before stepping foot into the building. Home to 300 brands across fashion, beauty, dining and lifestyle, you can find your favourite luxury brands like Prada, Louis Vuitton, Hermès to familiar retail brands like Zara, Sephora, H&M and more. The mall also offers gastronomic adventures across cuisines with a multitude of delicious dining options available.
Every shopper’s paradise, Orchard Road isn’t just prominent among locals, but travellers all around. It is among the world’s most famous shopping districts. Just across ION Orchard lies Singapore’s oldest departmental store, TANGS, which sells both local and international labels alike. Not far off is T Galleria By DFS Singapore, a mall offering unique duty-free shopping experiences amongst the widest variety of luxury brands. For uniquely Singaporean brands, drop by Design Orchard, home to over 60 homegrown designers and craftsmen. Be it apparel, accessories, gifts, keepsakes or souvenirs, you can definitely find a memento to take home here. From bespoke high-street to bargain buys, Orchard Road houses malls like Paragon Shopping Centre, Far East Plaza, Ngee Ann City and many more!
The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to T Galleria By DFS Singapore. (Temporarily suspended until further notice)
ION Orchard: 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore, Singapore, 238801 | T Galleria By DFS Singapore: 25 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228220 | Design Orchard: 250 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238905
Bugis Junction / CapitaLand Mall
A vibrant shopping mall comprising 3 blocks of preserved colonial-style shophouses with a part indoor, part open-air concept, Bugis Junction is a mecca for the young crowd. It houses international retailers like Nike, Adidas, Cotton On, Converse and boutique stores and hawker-style carts selling locally designed and produced apparel and accessories. The mall is easily accessible, enjoying direct connectivity to the Bugis MRT station. Just adjacent is Bugis Street, one of the largest street-shopping locations in Singapore. It is home to over 600 shops, from clothes, accessories and souvenirs to nail and massage parlour. With the wallet-friendly price and cheap bargains, the street is easily a shopper’s paradise.
A short walk away from Bugis Junction lies Haji Lane, the city’s most talked-about hipster lane. Full of delights and hidden gems, the narrow alleys in Kampong Glam are well worth your time to explore if you are looking for alternative styles and chic local items. While there, be sure to eat, drink and be jolly as you check out one of their many hip cafes and restaurants.
Bugis Junction: 200 Victoria Street, Singapore, Singapore | Bugis Street: 3 New Bugis Street, Singapore 188867 | Haji Lane: Haji Lane, Kampong Glam, Singapore
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands / Marina Bay Sands
Located along the Singapore River, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is one of Singapore’s largest luxury malls, with top designer and high-end retail brands like Chanel, Gucci, Dior and mall. Enjoy the stunning views of the Marina Bay skyline as you shop, or indulge yourself in a gastronomic adventure at one of the many award-winning restaurants. Savour a world-class meal with celebrity chef restaurants like Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen, db Bistro & Oyster Bar and CUT by Wolfgang Puck. If you are feeling touristy, why not hop on the sampan boat for a leisurely ride along the indoor canal, modelled after the Venetian style of boat rides along a lake and make a wish as you circle the Rain Oculus, the shoppes’ one-of-a-kind wishing well.
Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
VivoCity / Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
Visit Singapore’s largest shopping mall, VivoCity is 140,000 square meters in size and home to over 300 luxury and household brands. Did you know it was listed as one of the city’s five best shopping malls by Forbes in 2016? Positioned as a family and lifestyle destination in Singapore, the mall offers visitors a unique waterfront shopping and dining experience. It holds notable brands like MUJI, Zara and Marks and Spencers, selling wares from apparel to accessories and local snacks to souvenirs. The mall is a great destination for shopaholics. Apart from shopping, enjoy endless fun for families at the Sky Park, a dedicated water play area for the little ones, or take a stroll along the Sentosa Boardwalk as you bask in the warm sunset glow.
Address: HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585
Jewel Changi Airport
Relatively new to the scene, Jewel Changi Airport is Singapore’s latest architectural attraction and a hybrid between a shopping and airport facilities complex. Embracing a nature-meets retail concept, it holds the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at 40m, stretched over 7 floors. Be marvelled as you watch the magnificent display of the waterfall cascading down the heart of the mall from its dome-shaped roof. Snap an insta-worthy shot with the Rain Vortex waterfall in the background, or take a breather and enjoy the garden wonderland’s lush greenery at the Shiseido Forest Valley. Grab a satisfying meal at one of the many restaurants, go on a shopping spree or visit one of the many attractions like the Changi Experience Studio and Manulife Sky Nets (admission tickets required). Enjoy a multifaceted experience here.
Well worth a visit, you definitely want to spare some time to explore this gem before leaving the city. The mall provides baggage storage and early check-in facilities (selected airlines only), for last-minute shoppers who do not wish to be bogged down by their luggage before catching their flights.
Address: Jewel Changi Airport 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666