When in Singapore, Shop Till You Drop
There are nearly 100 malls in Singapore
, the majority of which have become gleaming symbols of the city’s modernity. But what Singapore lacks in knock-off outlets, it makes up for in quality and convenience. Every year between May and July, retailers participate in the Great Singapore Sale to offer deep discounts. Western shoppers will recognize many of the designer labels at the ION Orchard and Paragon shopping centers, but you can also find the Japanese department store Takashimaya—and various Southeast Asian designers—in such malls as the Cathay and Plaza Singapura. In some independent dress shops, clothes can be “one size fits all” (but keep in mind that Singaporeans tend to be small).