With a booming tourist industry, there is no shortage of ways to commemorate your trip to Singapore. Here we’ve rounded up a list of places to find souvenirs scattered across the city, at various price points. One is even open 24 hours!
An extension of the Bugis Street made famous by Leonard Cohen, here you’ll find the Bugis Street Market. With hundreds of tightly packed stalls, this market feels a bit like Bangkok’s Chatuchak market. Here you’ll find a great selection of cheap souvenirs including Singapore printed tote bags, T-shirts, purses, sunglasses and more. What many people don’t realise is that there are multiple floors, so head upstairs to get the full experience.
Chinatown is the best neighbourhood for the budget traveller, with everything from cheap food to accommodation to souvenirs. Head to Pagoda Street, where you’ll find a mix of cliche Singapore kitsch — think t-shirts with the slogan “Singapore is a FINE city” with a list of things you can be fined for, or Merlions in every conceivable iteration. If you need to buy souvenirs in bulk, look out for the store ‘3 for $10’.
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