- Cost: Free
Stretch your dollar at the Great Singapore Sale, the big event for bargain-hunting locals and tourists alike.
Known to Singaporeans as the GSS, this annual sale season is a true highlight for any shopaholic worth their salt.
Fill those shopping bags
During the GSS, retailers here offer steep discounts, sometimes up to 70 per cent off their original prices.
You’ll find great deals on just about everything, from fashion to jewellery, electronics to toys, even spa treatments, hotel stays, F&B and visits to local attractions for a total lifestyle experience.
Over the years, the scale of the GSS has grown tremendously. The entire island is transformed into a shopping paradise, as even shops in the suburban areas join in.
Shopping destinations to keep an eye out for include the glitzy Orchard Road belt, with its stellar line-up of designer brands, fast fashion labels and massive malls.
Don’t forget the smaller but no less exclusive shops in Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Little India. Those who like perusing through independent shops are certain to fall for Haji Lane in Kampong Glam precinct.
Brace yourselves, bargain hunters
Not to worry, you have enough time to hit the stores – the GSS runs for ten weeks.
Besides maximising savings, the annual GSS include fun promotional activities such as lucky draws and instant rewards programmes.