Orchard Road is undoubtedly Singapore's premier shopping thoroughfare, where the participating outlets of the Great Singapore Sale are concentrated. However, for those willing to take the road less travelled, many shopping centres beyond Orchard and the central city areas feature many of the same brands and discounts - minus the crowds, traffic jams, and high parking costs. With more heartland malls opening recently late last year, there are more options to choose from than ever!
In the East
112 Katong (112 East Coast Road, Singapore 428802)
Opened in December 2011, 112 Katong (previously known as Katong Mall), is positioned as the premier lifestyle, F&B and fashion hub in the eastern part of Singapore. The revamped shopping mall comprises of six levels of retail and lifestyle shops, two basement levels of car park and a rooftop landscaped garden with wet playground on Level 4. With over 150 specialty shops and selected F&B outlets operating extended hours, 112 Katong is expected to offer shoppers and diners an unrivaled and eclectic mix of retail, dining and entertainment options.
Changi City Point (5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore 486038)
Changi City Point is located in the heart of Changi Business Park, directly opposite Singapore Expo MRT. The mall offers a refreshingly landscaped rooftop garden and interactive art installations, 'The Arena @ L3' - an outdoor amphitheater, playground and a tree-house trail for children. The mall is also home to a number of factory outlets with the lowest prices, including sports retailers Nike and Adidas as well as Timberland.
Nex (23 Serangoon Central, Singapore 556083)
Located in the North-East region of Singapore in Serangoon, Nex offers a dazzling mix of retail, entertainment, lifestyle and food & beverage with over 360 premium tenants and brands. The mall has an integrated air-conditioned bus interchange and a Sky Garden situated on its rooftop. The Sky Garden comprises of a children's playground (with dry and wet interactive play equipment) named Kidz Play and a dog park named K9 Park, a first in Singapore.
Tampines Mall (4 Tampines Central 5, Singapore 529510)
Located in close proximity to Tampines MRT Station (EW2), this mall is a convenient stop in the east of Singapore. Tenants in this mall range from The Face Shop and Isetan to Converse and Fashion.lab. On the second floor you'll find a group of sports outlets including Nike, Puma, New Balance, and Royal Sporting House.
Tampines 1 (10 Tampines Central 1 Singapore 529536)
Newly launched, Tampines 1 is the swankiest of the three malls in Tampines Central. With international brands Adidas, Uniqlo, and Topman as well as regional brands like Natural Project, Hypnosis, and BYSI, the outstanding retail mix invites the shopper of a new experience on each visit. Do check out Amore Living, which features fitness studios, high-tech gym, kid-fit club, health bar and new concept family spa with swimming pool facilities.
In the West
Jurong Point (1 Jurong West Central 2 648886)
Located just a stone's throw away from Boon Lay MRT (EW27), Jurong Point is a very accessible and popular shopping destination. Jurong Point has one very unqiue concept for its shoppers, known as Shiok! (means fantastic in Singlish). 'Shiok' stores are retailers which participate in lucky draws and discounts, all for its customers to feel pampered.
Bukit Panjang Plaza (1 Jelebu Road , Singapore 677743)
Bukit Panjang Plaza is a mall located in the high density residential area of Bukit Panjang New Town. It is hence a great location for quick and easy shopping if you already do have in mind what to buy. Its featured retailers are well-known brands like Harvey Norman, Jean Yip, Popular Bookstore and Daiso.
West Coast Plaza (154 West Coast Road 127371)
West Coast Plaza is probably the most prominent shopping centre in the West Coast Area. Shoppers can expect their shopping and dining desires to be met nicely here. With retailers and services ranging from manicure, gaming, and fashion outlets, be spoiled for choice. You can also enjoy a relaxing massage for only $3.80 at ISIS DOC Face Body Spa.
In the North
Causeway Point (1 Woodlands Square Singapore 738099)
Located at Woodland Regional Centre, the mall features about 250 shops and was awarded Best Suburban Mall in 2004 by The Straits Times. Here at Causeway Point, you can expect a wide variety of activities like entertainment at Cathay Cinema and shopping at retail stores like Metro.
Ang Mo Kio Hub (53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Singapore 569933)
Not only is AMK Hub full of exciting activities to look forward to like Super Saturdays (with Hourly Star Buys), it is also home to a wide variety of retailers like Challenger (electronics), Pepper Lunch (food) and Zone X (music and multimedia). During the Great Singapore Sale, expect promotions on a variety of goods as well as great giveaways.
Great Singapore Sale 2013 – Shopping Deals Beyond Orchard Road