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How about a round of flea market hopping this weekend?
We have rounded up a couple of flea markets happening this weekend.
Bras Basah.Bugis Arts Flea Market
For its first year anniversary, the market will be held in conjunction with Singapore Night Festival.
Venue: CHIJMES Hall
Date: 30 - 31 August 2013
Time: 6pm - 12am
Website: View Website
With the haze in the air Â and the Great Singapore Sale going on, Â it's time to hit the malls!
Almost all of Singapore's shopping malls are air conditioned and should be relatively free from the haze. Some of the bigger malls are interlinked via underground linkways, accessible from the mrt stations.
Here's a list of those interconnected malls to check out:
Orchard Mrt Station:
Sporting a new facade and a new wing, Plaza Singapura, aÂ contemporary one-stop urban mall, boasts over 300 stores.
Located in the heart of Orchard Road, its retail outlets are spread over nine floors with each floor having its own theme.
Website:Â http://plazasingapura.comdo essay for me
VivoCity, Singaporeâs largest multi-experiential retail and lifestyle destination, offers a vibrant mix of unique and refreshing brands and concepts. You can shop to your heartâs content with over 1 million square feet of retail space, dine al fresco at the waterfront restaurants, or enjoy play time with your kids at the outdoor Sky Park and open-air Play Court.
Check out the Special Privileges for Tourists and enjoy shopping privileges from participating stores at both VivoCity and HarbourFront Centre. You will also receive special admission rebates when you show your Privilege Card at popular local attractions.
For more information, check out the Vivocity website.
Singapore's newest shopping mall, tucked in between Grand Hyatt Singapore and Singapore Marriott hotels.
Hermes, Kiton, Bread & Butter are some of the labels that have a space here.
Wild Honey, Maison Kayser and Sushi Ichi are among the f&b outlets serving up a storm.
Ion Orchard has everything a fashionista needs - from luxury brands to high street fashion boutiques, spread across 8 levels of shopping space.
Whatever your fancy, be it Dolce & Gabbana, Prada or Louis Vuitton, Topshop, Zara or Bershka, withÂ over 330 fashion and gastronomy offerings, Ion Orchard is sure to satisfy your shopping crave.
Experience Singapore from Ion Sky on Level 55/56. Take in 360Â° views of Singapore's landscape.
Present your passport at the Singapore Visitors Centre @ Ion Orchard Level 1 for an exclusive Ion Orchard Tourist Wallet. Enjoy attractive privileges ranging from discounts, to special deals and giftsÂ from selected brands at Ion Orchard.
In the year end months,Â Singapore experiencesÂ thundery showers mainly in the afternoon and early evening.Â Based on long-term statistics, November is the second wettest month in the year after December. Temperature ranges between 24 and 30 DegreeÂ Celsius.
So if you are headed to Singapore during this period, be sure to do most of your outdoor activities in the morning! And bring a brolly or poncho!
Hit the malls if you want to stay dry. Most of the malls in Orchard Road are linked either by bridge or underground, or linked to a mrt station, so its possible to go mall hopping and still stay dry!
Orchard Road has changed drastically over the past 10 years.
The street spans 3 mrt stations, from Dhoby Ghuat to Orchard station, with most of the malls concentrated between Orchard and Somerset stations.
Iconic shopping malls, restaurants and hotels have sprouted up along both sides of this famous road.
Brands like H&M, Uniqlo, Prada, Louis Vuitton have flagship stores on this fanous street.
There are close to 20 shopping malls bursting with retail, dining and entertainment options, from opulent brands to high street fashion, find dining restaurants to fast food joints.
Explore the immaculate greenery and installations showcasing the history of Orchard Road complimenting this shopping haven in this cosmopolitan city.
Famous for being a shopping paradise, Singapore offers a myriad of shopping experiences, from ethnic shopping in Geylang Serai and Little India to high-end boutique along Orchard Road and Marina Bay.
The world famous shopping street, Orchard Road, stretches from Dhoby Ghuat Station to Orchard Station. For high-end boutique shopping, be sure to check out Ion, Paragon, Scotts Square and Mandarin Gallery. Major department stores and brands like Takashimaya, Metro, Tangs, Isetan, Forever 21, Uniqlo and Charles and Keith are peppered along this shopping street as well. H&M opened its Southeast Asian flagship store here in 2011.
Speaking of flagship stores, head over to Marina Bay Sands for Louis Vuittonâs flagship store for a one-of-a-kind experience. Check out Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands for some boutique shopping. Walk over to Marina Square, Suntec City and Raffles City for more mid-range shopping, linked by City Link Mall, Singaporeâs first underground shopping mall.
For more streetwear, younger and cheaper range of apparels and shoes, boogie on down to bazaar styled Bugis Street Market. Check out Far East Shopping Center as well for indie labels.
Into books? Thereâs Kinokuniya, Prologue, Times bookstore, Page One and Harris to name a few.
Shopping for kids? Check out Forum at Orchard, United Square at Novena, Vivocity at HarbourFront and Marina Square. Youâll be spoilt for choice from shoes, to clothes and educational toys! Most of the newer malls have a wet or dry playground to keep the little ones entertained.
How about some gadgets and IT thingamajigs? Youâll be spoilt for choice at Funan the Digital Mall and Sim Lim Square. 4 times a year, gadget-crazy Singaporeans make a beeline for Suntec City Exhibition Center or Expo for IT Show, PC Fair, Comex or Sitex, famous for great deals on IT products and gadgets.
Take a break from shopping at the outdoor cafes, restaurants and cineplexes intersperse among the endless shops.
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