What can you buy where?

Why does it matter, since there are shops on every corner?

Foreigners from Europe often have special ideas and wishes that are not offered by the local shops. Not to be underestimated is the culture shock that usually occurs at some point. You will be happy if you find articles and shops that sell goods you know.

You can buy clothes and furniture anywhere in Singapore. Making a list here would go beyond the scope of this blog. So there is an overview in which districts you can find what and a few links to pages where you can inform yourself.

Singapore also has magazines from Expat Living like City Guide Singapore, Expat Living, Home & Property Guide, Kids Guide. The Finder with Home Decor, Things to Do and Finder Kids. There are also some Decathlon Shops in Singapore.

If you like joghurt, cheese, cream, etc., then stop by the German shop. Here you’ll find a large offer on items. The shop carries practically everything that a small German supermarket carries. They offer also a dutch Collection. Free Delivery in Singapore for orders over 200 SGD. But mostly they have not the best quality and sell items you get in germany at the discounter.

  • 609 Bukit Timah Road

Besides there are about 15 German Restaurants and Bakeries. Find out more here.

But in Singapore you’ll find in allmost any market the things you need. The fairprice finest have good quality and is cheaper than the little farm (australia). By the way… they also have not the best quality in fruit, vegetable and many other things.

When you’re looking for real quark, go to cold storage market.

IKEA is also well suited for this. The shops are also located abroad, as you know it from Europe. They offer classics like meatballs, and salmon prepared in all sorts of ways. You can find two of them in Singapore.

  • 317 Alexandra Road
  • 60 Tampines North Drive 2

You’ll find allmost the same you know from europe 😉.

Especially in the field of cosmetics you may not be willing to experiment. In this case you are well served with the products of Body Shop and by Sephora.

Body Shop works exclusively without animal testing. They offers products for women and men (Face, Body, Make up, Hair, Fragrance).

Find your nearest Store here

Body Shop

Sephora offers a wide range of brands for women and men. For example Hypoallergenics, Yves Rocher, Shiseido, Mont Blanc, Clinique, Dior etc. You get here: Products for Face, Body, Make up, Hair, Fragrance, Skin care, Tools like Manicure Sets and Brushes. Also Products for Bath and Body.

  • Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street
  • Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square

  • Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade

  • ION Orchard (FLAGSHIP), 2 Orchard Turn

  • Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue

  • NEX Mall, 23 Serangoon Central

  • Plaza Singapura, 60B Orchard Road

  • Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard

  • Takashimaya S.C., 391 Orchard Road

  • Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central

  • VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk

  • Westgate, Westgate Shopping Mall

Orchard Road

Singapore’s best known addresses for shopping.

and much more…
Marina Bay

Marina Bay Sands

Here you can find luxury and brand shops like Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Armani, Boss, Dior, Jimmy Choo, Leica Camera, Omega, Valentino, Swarowski, Swatch etc.

In this district you will also find other shopping centres.


Not only historically worth seeing. This quarter offers shopping centres, small boutiques and street markets. You’ll find local and international brands here. Just get off at the MRT station Bugis.

Little India

  • The Mustafa Centre (145 Syed Alwi Road) is a huge mall where you can shop 24 hours a day.
  • Sim Lim Square (1 Rochor Canal Road) is known for its offers for computers, mobile phones, TV, cameras etc. Take the Downtown MRT to Rochor and than it’s opposite.
  • Little India Arcade (48 Serangoon Road) offers in shophouses traditional Indian dresses, herbs, artwork etc.
  • Farrer Park near Little India – City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road. This department store is the first eco department store in Singapore. You can also find sporting goods in the Decathlon (the flagship store is in Bedok). Also to be recommended are the shops for electronic goods.

Tiong Bahru

This District is known for its Art Deco houses and the address for some of the best food and lifestyle offers. Here is also the bakery with the best French pastries (Tiong Bahru Bakery). You can discover a lot here, from records to books to boutiques.

Tiong Bahru Plaza 302 Tiong Bahru Road
Harbour Front

The Harbour Front Center also has electronic shops and sports shops on three floors.

Vivo City it’s the largest mall in Singapore. The whole family will find something here. For example H&M, Desigual, Pandora, Zara, Birkenstock, Parker, Adidas, Body Shop etc. Some shops are only here (e.g. Super Dry, American Eagle Outfitters). There are also German Restaurants (Brotzeit and Hans im Glück).
Jurong East

In the west of the city you will find the largest outlet department store with approx. 90 stores. Here you will find brands like ASICS, Palmer, Adidas, Calvin Klein, Coldwear, Clarks, Converse, Ecco, Esprit, Fila, Geox, Kappa, Lacoste, Living Instinct, Nike, Puma, Scholl, Samsonite, The Body Shop, North Face, Timberland and Triumph.

Get out of the MRT Jurong East an follow J-Walk. You walk through a shopping mall and a Hospital and on covered walks direktly into iMM Building, 2 Jurong East Street 21.

There are three shopping centers here, which together have about 400 shops. Practically also a Office supply and Toys “R” Us. International fashion brands are also represented.


You can find local brands and traditional products here:

I12 Katong, 112 East Coast Road

Cat Socrates, 448 Joo Chiat Road

Rumah Bebe, 113 East Coast Road

Katong Shopping Centre, 865 Mountbatten Road
Toa Payoh

Toa Payoh Hub & Mall, 480 Toa Payoh Lorong 6. Here you can buy everything, including furniture and household items. The mall is located in a residential area of the locals and has a long tradition. Shopping facilities have existed here since the 18th century.

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