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Shopping in Singapore - 5 Tips To Shop Happily in Singapore

Sep 15, 2008
Singapore is one of the best places to shop. If you love shopping, you must visit Singapore and shop along places like Suntec City, Marina Square, and Orchard Road. There are always sale periods going on in Singapore, especially during the period between May to early July. If you are a shopping fanatic, you should not miss the annual Great Singapore Sale and Christmas Sale.

The purpose of this article is to provide you with some shopping tips so that you will get the best out of your shopping experience when you visit Singapore:

1. Remember to check the price before buying. Shopping malls like Marina Square and Takashimaya usually have fixed prices and you can safely assume that you cannot get discounts unless there is a sale going on. However, if you intend to shop in places like Bugis Market and Chinatown, make sure to bargain and try to lower down the prices.

2. Be careful when changing money. In Singapore, there are a lot of money changers around, and some of them are not licensed. So when you are changing money, do watch out and make sure that the changers are licensed so as to prevent yourself from getting short-changed.

3. GST (Good and Services Tax). All goods and services in Singapore are subject to GST. So remember to check your receipt to ensure that there are no over-charges. As of September 2008, the GST is 7%.

4. Bring along more acceptable credit cards. Almost all major shopping centres and malls accept credit cards. So bring along more acceptable kinds of credit cards like VISA and MasterCard.

5. Do not miss the sale periods in Singapore. As mentioned earlier on, there are sale periods throughout the year in Singapore. So when you are planning for vacation to Singapore, make sure that you do not miss sale periods like the Great Singapore Sale (May to July), Christmas Sale (Dec) and Chinese New Year Sale (Jan or Feb). In this case, you will not miss out on the best bargains in town.

I hope that with this article, you are now more familiar about shopping in Singapore. There are a lot of things to buy in Singapore, including all the major branded goods like LV and Gucci. I am sure you will have a great shopping experience in this tiny dot on the world map. So plan your trip now and happy shopping!
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