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Bugis Street Shopping District

Singapore's biggest shopping district with over 800 shops and a vibrant night-time market, this is a top tip to pick up a good deal.

Bugis Street Shopping District is celebrated throughout Asia as a destination for bargain hunters. Redeveloped in the 1980s, the area had been a well-known nightly meeting spot for transgender people, but has now been renovated into a premier shopping port of call. Given the wide range of shops here, it's no surprise that everyone is catered for: luxury shops and literature, music and food. This is also an excellent place to bring the whole family.

The charming cobbled streets will need a few hours of your time to explore. Follow the locals' example, and avoid the street-level shops aimed at tourists – instead, head upstairs for affordable buys and a choice of genuine goods. Traditional art, famous brands, the latest tunes, books and films: all are available here.

After you've experienced Bugis Street in the daytime, make sure to come back in the evening to see a whole new side. As dusk falls, join the crowds as the street throngs with street food vendors, along with those selling artisan crafts and one-off souvenirs. Of the local specialities on offer, braised duck or a bowl of laksa are highly recommended, and you should also try a drink of one of the scores of juices available.

The shopping area is in the city centre and is easily walkable from hotels in this area. Parking on the street is available in the surrounding area, and Bugis Street can also be reached by bus or MRT. Open every day, but individual shops have varying opening hours.

Popular Activities at Bugis Street Shopping District

Get the most out of your visit to Bugis Street Shopping District. Here's a list of the top things to do:

Taken you forever to visit this popular attraction? Then you mustn't leave without trying out a Best of Orchard, Bugis & Bras Basah City Tour.

For even more activities, peruse our Downtown Singapore things to do page.


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Carlton Hotel Singapore RM675
Carlton Hotel Singapore

Carlton Hotel Singapore

76 Bras Basah Road, Singapore
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Singapore, this luxury hotel is steps away from Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, CHIJMES and Singapore Art Museum. Stamford House and Bras Basah Complex are also within 5 minutes. Bras Basah Station is only a 4-minute walk and Esplanade Station is 5 minutes.

    Hotel G Singapore RM362
    Hotel G Singapore

    Hotel G Singapore

    200 Middle Road, Singapore
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Bencoolen, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, National Design Centre and Maghain Aboth Synagogue. Sim Lim Square and Bugis Street Shopping District are also within 10 minutes. Bras Basah Station is 7 minutes by foot and Bugis Station is 9 minutes.

      Hotel Boss RM311
      Hotel Boss

      Hotel Boss

      500 Jalan Sultan Road, Singapore
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Kampong Glam, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sultan Mosque, Mustafa Centre and Haji Lane. Bugis Street Shopping District and City Square Mall are also within 15 minutes. Lavender Station is 5 minutes by foot and Bugis Station is 9 minutes.

        Fairmont Singapore RM816
        Fairmont Singapore

        Fairmont Singapore

        80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Downtown Singapore, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Raffles City, Peranakan Museum, and Esplanade Theatres. Marina Square and Singapore City Hall are also within 10 minutes. Esplanade Station is only a 2-minute walk and City Hall Station is 4 minutes.

          ibis Singapore On Bencoolen RM391
          ibis Singapore On Bencoolen

          ibis Singapore On Bencoolen

          170 Bencoolen Street, Singapore
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Bencoolen, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bugis Street Shopping District, National Museum of Singapore and Orchard Road. Peranakan Museum and Fort Canning Park are also within 15 minutes. Bugis Station is 7 minutes by foot and Bras Basah Station is 8 minutes.

            Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore RM900
            Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore

            Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore

            2 Stamford Road, Singapore
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Singapore, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Raffles City and Singapore City Hall. National Gallery Singapore and Marina Square are also within 10 minutes. Esplanade Station is only a 3-minute walk and Bras Basah Station is 10 minutes.

              PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore RM734
              PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore

              PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore

              6 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square, Singapore
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Singapore hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Marina Square, Suntec City and Raffles City. Singapore Flyer and Merlion are also within 15 minutes. Esplanade Station is only a 4-minute walk and Promena Station is 7 minutes.

                Mercure Singapore Bugis RM509
                Mercure Singapore Bugis

                Mercure Singapore Bugis

                122 Middle Road, Singapore
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Rochor, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Orchard Road, Haji Lane and Suntec Convention & Exhibition Center. Merlion and Singapore Flyer are also within 2 mi (3 km). Bras Basah Station is 6 minutes by foot and Bugis Station is 6 minutes.