Shopping > By Areas > Kampong Glam & Bugis

Make your way down to Arab Street and pick up rich fabrics to either make an ethnic costume for a unique souvenir or simply purchase a few brightly coloured shawls. Check out the unique Grandfather's Collections for vintage memorabilia, perfect as a gift for loved ones back home. At Haji Lane, a youth subculture of fashion has emerged with retro dresses, vintage fashions and unique togs that are usually original creations. Bugis is home to two major malls, the Iluma and the Parco Bugis Junction mall, as well as an outdoor market. In the two major malls, the usual suspects can be found, ranging from electronics to fashion to lifestyle accessories. The Iluma, is the newest mall in this area, boasting youth-centric fashion labels like adidas, Puma, Nichii and Artisan Exchange. The Parco Bugis Junction features a fully air-conditioned "outdoor section" where you can find many pushcarts selling a wide range of costume jewellery, cute plush toys and other accessories, while the inner sections contain more mainstream clothes and food outlets.

Being a Malay heritage area, with the Aladdin-like prayer mats, camel-skin products and shisha pipes added to its allure, Kampong Glam has attracted the the indie crowd to take roost. The many rows of shops selling fabrics, carpets and jewellery are still here today, allowing tourists to feel the primeval ambience. There are three main roads in Kampong Glam, and each possesses its own distinctive characteristics. Firstly, Arab Street, probably the best place in Singapore to find anything rela...

Shopping @ Bugis Village

Posted on 12 Nov 2010 by kimberly
At Bugis Street, you can get glimpse of the street fashions that every day Singaporeans wear and how the little shops with small business owners make a living. In this 3-storey open-air street market, you will be able to find items ranging from clothes (for both girls and guys up to about 20 plus years of age) to shoes and accessories. The trends are influenced by Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and America. The prices are fairly reasonable and sometimes pretty cheap. It closes at 11pm daily, bu...