Whether you are a tourist or a local, that’s no better time to shop than during the Great Singapore Sales (GSS).
The Great Singapore Sale is the biggest grand shopping event organized by the Singapore Tourism Board much anticipated by many tourists and locals. During the Singapore Great Sale season, many affluent tourists especially those from Indonesia, Australia and China, specially fly into Singapore, just to enjoy great discounts to feed their shopping appetite. Buying branded stuff can be done so effortlessly – simply hop into any mega shopping malls in Orchard Road or Marina Bay Sands and you will be tempted with offers and discounts on Chanel Bags, LV wallet or Tiffany rings. My advice is Watch your wallet, this year Great Singapore Sale 2015 (GSS 2015) will tickle your desire for shopping and satiate the consumer in you again.
Singapore Great Sales Discounts
Some of the popular products on discounts during the Great Singapore Sale are electronic gadgets like digital cameras, iPad, MacBook; designer bags ranging from prestigious brands like Gucci, Prada and Chanel to mid-range brands like Agnes B, Kate Spade and Coach. If you are a Jeans aficionada, be prepared to spurge on your favorite top designer brands like AG Jeans, DKNY Jeans, G-star, Miss Sixty, Calvin Kien Jeans or casual-smart style brands like Levis, Gap and Timberland.
Places to shop would be the ION Orchard, Takashimaya, Tangs, DFS Galleria, and Marina Bay Sands among others. During the GSS season, these shops in Orchard Road and Marina Bay are festooned and well-lit in the nights. The malls have food courts (I particularly like the one at ION Orchard) that serve affordable Asian food which would appeal to anyone even if you are fussy with food.
Great Singapore Sale 2015 Dates
The Great Singapore Sale 2015 will start from 29 May – 26 July 2015 which runs for eight weeks. It is a comprehensive experience that tourists would not wish to miss out when they visit Singapore. Discounts of up to 50% on nearly everything makes shopping very affordable for the bargain hunters. What’s more, you may be just lucky to even win some of the sweepstakes that are held as part of the Great Singapore Sale.
Where to Stay during Great Singapore Sales?
Tourists visiting Singapore to shop during the Great Singapore Sale are advised to stay at hotels in Orchard area Singapore. Because you want to be near the action! I recommend you to stay at any of these hotels near Orchard Road which are in walking distance from either Orchard MRT or Somerset MRT.
Hotels near Suntec City
You many also consider a good selection of hotels near Suntec City like
– Marina Mandarin Hotel @USD259
– Pan Pacific Singapore Hotel @USD269
– Ritz Carlton Singapore @USD402
– Conrad Centennial Singapore @USD316
Hotels near City Hall MRT
These hotels are just 1-min walking distance from the City Hall Train Station to Raffles City Shopping Centre
– Carlton Hotel @USD191
– Fairmont Singapore @USD231
– Raffles Hotel @USD516
– Swissotel The Stamford Hotel @USD199
Ok, some of you may be want to spend more on shopping, and less on accommodation. Do consider staying at 3-star hotels in Bencoolen street. They are about 10 mins walk to Orchard Road yet the rates are inexpensive:
– Hotel 81 Bencoolen @USD88
– Ibis Hotel Singapore Bencoolen @USD141