The Asian market is one of the main pillars of the international fashion industry.
Although the most common thought is to go shopping to the malls, because of their huge size, there are also other alternatives that fit the pocket of a low-budget tourist. The high-end brands and the famous chains of shops make us feel as if we are home, but still on the other side of the world. And they coexist with the small posts that reflect the cultural diversity of a country of immigrants.
When It Gets Dark
Join the crowds that are approaching the Bugis Street Night Market every night. As the sun sets, the street is filled with sellers offering cheap food, handmade objects and collectibles in their trolleys.
It has nothing to do with Bugis Street during the day, but it is a great opportunity to get to know the local culture and to try some local delicacies. Choose from a wide range of juices or try a large bowl of laksa or stewed chicken – two of the local specialties.
Avoid the Touristic Zone
On the upper floors you will find authentic bargains and all kinds of articles. You can choose amongst designer brands, traditional art, books, DVDs or CDs. This is a regular shopping place for Singaporeans, so you can avoid the high tourist prices that are presented on the ground floor.
If you want to bring some souvenirs from Singapore, Bugis Street Market is a perfect place to buy a few. You will find different types of key-chains, postcards for only a dollar. It is also considered as a Singapore city fashion spot.
If you look well enough, you can find whatever you want that suits any taste. If talking about fashion, you can buy a pair of jeans for $10, a pair of shoes for $15 and T-shirts for $5. Sunglasses and hat lovers can find some cool-styled accessories for $2.When you decide to take a break from shopping – just grab a juice for $2 or any local food for $3.50.
How To Get There
The Bugis Street Market is located in the central area of the city, so it is a walk able distance from many of the hotels. Or if you are not into walking you can take a bus or the MRT. The name of the station is Bugis (obviously). Also, if you rent a car, there is a parking space available for the visitors.
It is open every day and most of the stalls are already open around 11 a.m. And they do not close until the crowd is gone for good. That happens around 10-11 p.m.