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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 Orchard Road

ION Orchard Mall

Rising directly above Orchard MRT station, futuristic ION is the cream of Orchard Rd malls. Basement floors focus on mere-mortal high-street labels like Zara and Uniqlo, while upper-floor tenants read like the index…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Naiise

Looking for unique and inspiring tokens of your time in Singapore? Put this airy, designer haven on your list. Cheeky postcards, fun local food prints, candy shaped cushions and even nasi lemak tea are available, al…
Clothing in Orchard Road

In Good Company

One of Singapore's most lauded homegrown fashion labels has experienced a spectacular rise, just three years since the design house opened its flagship store in Orchard Rd’s swanky ION mall. All white interiors with…
Arts & Crafts in Little India & Kampong Glam

Little Shophouse

Traditional Peranakan beadwork is a dying art, but it's kept very much alive in this shop and workshop. The shop's colourful slippers are designed by craftsman Robert Sng and hand-beaded by himself and his sister, I…
Mall in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Raffles Hotel Arcade

Part of the hotel complex, Raffles Hotel Arcade is home to a handful of notable retailers. You'll find quality, affordable souvenirs (the vintage hotel posters are great buys) at Raffles Hotel Gift Shop and high-end…
Fashion in Little India & Kampong Glam

Haji Lane

Narrow, pastel Haji Lane harbours a handful of quirky boutiques. Fashion blogerati favourites include Dulcetfig, a good spot for cool local and foreign frocks and accessories. Girly threads get a little indie edge a…
Food in Eastern Singapore

Kim Choo Kueh Chang

Joo Chiat (Katong) is stuffed with bakeries and dessert shops, but few equal old-school Kim Choo. Pick up traditional pineapple tarts and other brightly coloured Peranakan kueh (bite-sized snacks), and pit stop at t…
Arts & Crafts in Eastern Singapore

Isan Gallery

The home gallery of Percy Vatsaloo showcases exquisitely beautiful hand-picked antiques from exotic places such as Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. The intricately crafted textiles on the walls are made by trib…
Shoes in Orchard Road

Pedder On Scotts

Even if you're not in the market for high-end heels and bags, Pedder On Scotts thrills with its creative, whimsical items. The store hand picks only the most unique pieces from leading designers, and displays them i…