A visit to the enchanting island of Singapore is made a lot more memorable by the merchandise you get to carry back home; and there is great variety too! Of course, the memories you create will be tugged away in your heart as well!
Here is how to get the best deals and products that Singapore has to offer!
Go Shopping at a Place with Variety
Need clothing, footwear or cute memorabilia? Do not go to a place where you will get a single seller! Head out to a mall, for instance, where you can compare the prices, quality and styles offered by many retailers! At the High Street Centre, for instance, there are numerous stalls offering assorted merchandise that you will be spoilt for choice. Do not allow yourself to be pressured into buying anything before making comparisons!
Plan Your Itinerary Before Stepping Out of the Hotel
One way to ensure that you do not get confused about where to go shopping is to plan your itinerary beforehand! Maybe you have heard about the High Street Centre, have never visited it before, but are interested in checking out the stuff there?
Make a firm decision on whether to visit it or not and try to stick to the plan before the end of the day! There are numerous malls and commercial centres in Singapore and without a proper plan, you might end up exhausted, frustrated and without meaningful purchases at the end of the day!
Allow Yourself Enough Shopping Time
Do not allot only one day or afternoon for shopping; you will feel cheated at the end of your vacation! While your duration of stay greatly determines the time you could spend shopping, consider small shopping trips at pre-determined spots throughout the length of your stay!
For instance, after a day of sightseeing, you could spend thirty minutes at the High Street Centre before heading back to your room to relax. The next day, you could hop into a different shopping centre for a few minutes before heading out for the activity you had planned.
Bring Someone Along
This is especially important for the ladies whose shopping sprees are usually more elaborate! With the merchandise sold throughout Singapore, you will need help choosing the right swimsuit, shoes or pair of denims! What’s more in malls and other commercial centres like the High Street Centre where many sellers are concentrated in one place, you could get confused if nobody is near to offer a bit of help!
Tagging a friend or relative along will make the process fun and exciting, as you can choose to enjoy refreshments in between your shopping escapades. Nothing is as overwhelming as being tired, alone, confused and without someone to help you choose the restaurant to get refreshed in!
Make a Conscious Shopping Budget
While the urge may be to buy as much as your wallet can afford to pay, it is crucial to be guided by a budget! You do not want to get stranded at the High Street Centre with no fare for a cab back to your hotel, after a fantastic day of shopping!
Limits people, limits! Singapore offers lots of things to enjoy that you cannot afford to ruin your budget by impulse buying and then fail to experience the rest! Spoiling yourself with new stuff is cool, being short of money before your holiday is over is NOT!