Top Choice Art in Chinatown & the CBD

Utterly Art

Climb the stairs to this tiny, welcoming gallery for works by contemporary Singaporean, Filipino and, on occasion, Cambodian artists. While painting is the gallery's focus, exhibitions dabble in sculpture and cerami…
Mall in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Suntec City

Vast, bewildering and often frustratingly inaccessible, Suntec has no shortage of retail hits, including Uniqlo, Fossil, Kiehl's and Aesop, not to mention an abundance of restaurants, cafes, food courts and a sprawl…
Books in Orchard Road


Browse more than 400,000 titles in Singapore’s largest, most comprehensive bookshop. It also stocks stationary, DVDs and collectable toys.
Department Store in Little India & Kampong Glam

Mustafa Centre

Little India's bustling Mustafa Centre is a magnet for budget shoppers, most of them from the subcontinent. It's a sprawling place, selling everything from electronics and garish gold jewellery to shoes, bags, lugga…
Department Store in Chinatown & the CBD

Yue Hwa Chinese Products

With a deco facade paging Shanghai, this multi-level department store specialises in all things Chinese. Downstairs you'll find medicine and herbs, clothes and cushions. Head up the escalator for silks, food and tea…
Arts & Crafts in Chinatown & the CBD

Zhen Lacquer Gallery

Generally kitsch but sometimes stylish, selling shiny lacquered hand-painted jewellery boxes, placemats, utensils, plates and photo albums.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Royal Selangor

Malaysia's pewter specialists mightn't rank high on the hip list – think the kind of personalised tankards your uncle uses for his real ale – but don't discount their jewellery, some items of which might even suit p…
Antiques in Holland Village, Dempsey Hill & the Botanic Gardens

Shang Antique

Specialising in antique religious artefacts from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, India and Burma, as well as reproductions, Shang Antique has items dating back nearly 2000 years – with price tags to match. Those with more…
Mall in Orchard Road

The Cathay

Streetwear, beauty and nail salons, 'lifestyle' shops and a large cineplex behind an unfinished-looking old art deco frontage. Home to the Cathay Gallery, a must for old film buffs.
Mall in West & Southwest Singapore


More than just Singapore's largest shopping mall, VivoCity offers that rare commodity: open space. There's an outdoor kids' playground on level two and a rooftop 'skypark' where little ones can splash about in free-…