One of the most popular activities for tourists in Singapore is shopping. It's one of the best places for shopping in the world, offering many different shopping districts, streets and malls.
YOTEL Singapore is conveniently located on Orchard Road, the best place for shopping in Singapore. That also means it's got great transport links with other shopping districts that you might decide to visit.
Find out more about Singapore's best places for shopping below.
YOTEL Singapore is located on Orchard Road, Asia's premier shopping district and the entertainment hub of Singapore.
One of the most lively shopping destinations in Southeast Asia, Orchard Road is Singapore's definitive shopping destination. Whether you're a serious splurger or more of a window shopper, Orchard can satisfy any shopping appetite.
Comparable to 5th Avenue in New York or Oxford Street in London, Orchard Road is not to be missed during your trip to Singapore. Expect fast-paced shopping and an infectious vibrant energy.
Orchard's vibrancy is a sharp contrast to the road's simple roots. It's hard to believe that once Orchard Road was a quiet lane home to fruit orchards as well as nutmeg and pepper plantations. The transformation of the road began in the 1800s; in the 1850s people began to move to the area bringing with them markets and temples. Â
From the 1930s, Orchard Road gained in prominence as a social hotspot. In 1958 C.K Tang opened the first department store. A bowling alley, cinemas and larger malls followed this in the 1970s.
In the present day, Orchard Road's liveliness spans across more than one level with a vast underground infrastructure in the area. Navigate your way through the underground maze of pedestrian walkways, which span between malls and beyond.
Get those pedometer steps in with a stroll along the three-mile (2.2km) stretch of shops, home to dozens of malls and large department stores.
Orchard Road is the place to find exclusive luxury brands and swanky fashion houses. Paragon, ION Orchard and Ngee Ann City are probably the best malls, known for international luxury designer brand offerings - think Gucci and Louis Vuitton.
If you're a fan of New York's Bloomingdales, or London's Selfridges, then take a trip to the iconic Tangs. Established on Orchard Road in the 1950s, the store's Chinese-style roof and large area make it an eye-catching spot. Shop until you drop in this expansive shopping destination.
Address: 290 Orchard Road, Singapore
Phone: +65 6738 553
Timings: Open 10am to 9pm daily
Ngee Ann City
Address: 391 Orchard Road, Singapore
Phone: +65 6739 9323
Timings: Open 10am to 9.30pm daily
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore
Phone: +65 6238 8228
Timings: Open 10am to 10pm daily
Address: 310 Orchard Rd 238864
Phone: +65 6737 5500
Timings: Open 10.30am to 9.30pm Monday to Saturday, 11am to 8.30pm on Sunday
If you're planning to jump on a regional ferry, venturing further afield on a cruise, or are hungry to experience more of Singapore's largest malls, Harbour Front is the place for you.
Positioned on the south coast looking across to Sentosa Island are HarbourFront and VivoCity, two of Singapore's largest shopping malls.
A family-friendly place that includes an open air playground and a water-based Sky Park, VivoCity is perfect to amuse the children while parents get down to some serious shopping. Find arts, beauty, electronic and fashion stores here including Smiggle, Crabtree & Evelyn, Armani Exchange and Daiso.
The HarbourFront Centre offers a broader mix of retail and food outlets. Yearning for Vietnamese food? Head here for everything from Cantonese to Italian cuisine, as well as wallet-friendly and fashionable bargains.
Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585
Phone: +65 6377 6860
Timings: Open 10am to 10pm daily
Address: 1 Maritime Square, Singapore 099255
Phone: +65 6377 6311
Timings: Open 10am to 10pm daily
The HarbourFront is a 16 minute drive or 25 minute public transportation journey from YOTEL Singapore on Orchard Road.
A visit to Singapore wouldn't be complete without a visit to one of its ethnic districts, and Chinatown has a lot to offer. It has the appeal of an old era preserved in its quaint shop houses, teahouses and markets.
A month before Chinese New Year (usually in January or February) the whole town is elaborately decorated with lights and ornaments. Expect to find food, clothing, pottery, plants and furniture on sale. If you're visiting around this time of year, take a glimpse at age-old traditions in this area. Behold a vibrant mix of eye-catching decorations and sounds, and soak up the atmosphere in this lively district.
During the Mid-Autumn Festival in September the streets are lined with beautiful lanterns.
Chinatown is a 10 minute drive or 15 minute journey on public transportation from YOTEL Singapore in Orchard.
Singapore shopping may be synonymous with swanky mega-malls, but the full range of shopping experiences are available.
Little India offers something totally different, including 24-hour shopping centres, busy markets and street stalls. The mix of shopping available in Little India is a reflection of the diversity of its people. Find traditional clothing like saris, brightly coloured jewellery as well as electronics, food, art and souvenirs.
The much raved-about Mustafa Centre is well-known in the area. It's a 24-hour shopping centre stocking a surprisingly wide range of goods from electronics to toys to sports equipment at highly competitive prices. Find almost anything in the shopping centre that never sleeps.
Little India is just a 10 minute drive or 15 minute public transportation journey from YOTEL Singapore.
Singapore's Muslim quarter is called Arab Street but actually consists of Bussorah Street, Haji Lane, Bali Lanes and Muscat Street.
Arab Street offers visitors a more eclectic shopping experience, where independent boutiques, charming shop-houses and funky cafes and eateries. You can find everything from high fashion to Scandinavian furniture to delicious treats in Haji Lane.
Arab Street is great for sourcing fabrics, textiles, carpets, spices and fragrances. Old-style shops are packed with colourful exotic and oriental items at reasonable prices.
Traders can be particularly unorthodox in this area so be prepared to be firm but fair.
Arab Street is just a 10 minute drive or 15 minute journey on public transport from YOTEL Singapore on Orchard Road.
Find more things to do in Singapore or find out more about the elegant, comfortable cabins available at YOTEL Singapore on Orchard Road.
Marina Bay is another up and coming shopping area with several large shopping malls. Raffles City Complex is above City Hall MRT station. Here you can find Robinsons department store as well as many fashion shops including Swatch, Calvin Klein, Dockers. Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, Swarovski and Rolex.
For shopping galore head to Marina Square. Spread out over four levels of retail space with hundreds of shops including Bodyshop, GEOX (breathable Italian shoes) and The Planet Traveller.
Marina Bay is just a 10 minute drive or 16 minute public transportation journey from YOTEL Singapore on Orchard Road.
Raffles City Shopping Centre
Address: 252 North Bridge Road
Phone: +65 6318 0238
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard
Phone: +65 6339 8787
MAP & LIST OF SHOPPING MALLS IN SINGAPORE