The largest Kinokuniya store outside of Japan, the Singapore location of this famous bookseller has an awesome inventory of books and periodicals-English, Japanese, French and German-and is a veritable rabbit warren of bookshelves. Shoppers have been known to need help finding the exit. Special in-house events in addition to the usual book signing sessions are held regularly. Wine-tasting, anyone? There is also a good in-house cafe where you can stop for a snack. The store also provides a website, Bookweb, which allows you to check if a title is in stock and reserve it before heading down to browse the shelves in-person.
Red Army Watches is a lovely store for picking up the perfect watch! Known throughout east Asia for its splendid designs and quality, this is one watch store that seldom fails to impress. They have a wide array of products to match different tastes and preferences of their customers. The watches are designed keeping in mind the latest trends as well classic choices of individuals. Found here are products from several renowned brands, including Aviator, Zeppelin, Denissov and Junkers.
Covering an area of 83,850 square meters (902,553 square feet), Suntec City Mall is one of the largest malls in Singapore and has a large fountain to accentuate its grandeur. Three floors cater to the needs of locals and tourists alike, with upmarket boutiques from international brands, and a broad array of shops selling home furnishings, lingerie, leisure products, souvenirs and casual wear. French supermarket Carrefour takes up 13,000 square metres (139,930 square feet), offering economical consumer goods, from fashion and food to pharmaceuticals and car accessories. In addition, there are some 70 restaurants, pubs, fast food outlets and food courts to whet your appetite.
The Paragon Shopping centre features designer names like Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Escada, Lanvin, Fendi and Prada and some local boutiques like M)phosis and GG5. More fashion can be found at Marks & Spencer on the third level. Local department store Metro Paragon takes up three whole floors. Occupying the top level are some shops specializing in Chinese art and antiques. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located on the ground floor, with dining services in the basement area with food ranging from Indian and Thai to international cuisine.
This shopping mall with the reddish-brown polished granite façade is one of Southeast Asia's largest, housing the giant Japanese chain store, Takashimaya, and Asia's largest book store, Books Kinokuniya. Seven floors accommodate about 130 specialty stores retailing sporting goods, stationery, jewelery and designer clothes. Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, Chanel, and Charles Jourdan are just some of the boutiques serving the more well-to-do shoppers. Top-notch restaurants of international flavors dominate on level four, while in the basement, Harrod's tea room and other food outlets present an eating experience of another kind.
This six-story complex with avant-grade architecture is frequented by Japanese tourists, well-heeled locals and the middle class. This is not surprising since the well-stocked Japanese department store, Isetan, is housed here, offering fashion, sporting goods and household merchandise. Serving high-end consumers are designer boutiques such as Max & Co, Bally and Trussardi. The basement holds a supermarket and several inexpensive cafes, while Western and Asian restaurants can be found on the second and fourth floors. Spanning over three floors are escalators leading up to the Lido 8 Cineplex on the uppermost level where the latest movies are screened.
This shop is ideal for individuals who enjoy outdoor sports like hiking, climbing and trekking. Here, you can find many types of backpacks and haversacks, of varying sizes and designs to suit various purposes and tastes. Apart from haversacks, other merchandise sold here include pouches, tents and sandals.
The Adelphi is the ultimate destination for buffs of audio visual entertainment. This mall is home to several stores that specialize in audio products ideal for setting up a home theater or sound system. Jaben features cutting-edge headphones and speakers with testing stations to sample before purchase, while P&G Photographic Centre is a secondhand store for cameras, lenses, repair services and other equipment.
Offering shirting and suiting fabrics imported from countries as far-flung as Italy and England, Kevin Seah allows patrons to be rest assured about the quality of its products. Besides, shirts and suits, you can also shop for accessories like pocket squares, ties, belts and shoes. Go through their collection online to see what they have on offer. However, if you wish to browse their collection personally, you need to book an appointment before hand, to be able to visit during operating hours.
A wide range of sports shoes and soccer boots, representing mainly popular brands like Nike, Reebok and Adidas, dominate the shop space here. There are basketballs, footballs and rugby balls too, along with a decent range of sports apparel like shorts, jerseys, tracksuits and T-shirts, amongst others. Alternatively, if you are the creative sort, why not get yourself a T-shirt with your very own design via the store's T-shirt printing service?
Athletes Domain is a sporting goods store that houses shoes and other sports goods from various high-end brands like Nike, Adidas and Puma. The draw card of the store is that the goods are available at more reasonable prices than most other high-end stores selling the same kind of goods. Though they may not always stock up on the latest releases, the bargain deals on offer make this store well-worth a visit. The shop also has another branch at Queensway Shopping Centre.
Peninsula Plaza is also known as Singapore's Little Burma. Built in 1980, this 30 floors building with its office spaces, retail section and food court caters to the Burmese community. This one-stop center for everything Myanmar offers shoppers to buy products from Burma at affordable rates, while their stalls and restaurants give a distinct flavor of the land. Definitely a nostalgic place for Burmese nationals and an ethnic spot for travelers.