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The Great Singapore Sale: Fun for Guys and Girls

She’s a shopaholic while you avoid malls like the plague during sale season. Fret not, we’ve got you both covered. Here are some spots to check out that will keep both of you happily occupied at the Great Singapore Sale.

 By Anna Heng


Visit ION Orchard for a little bit of everything

For the ladies…

If you prefer a one stop mall, ION Orchard’s the place. With stores carrying everything from clothing, beauty products, sportswear 

and more, ION has something for everyone. Looking for luxury labels? Dior, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, among others, are on the first floor. Meanwhile, stores like H&M and Uniqlo in the basement are big on style and friendly on the wallet.


For the men…

ION isn’t just for the ladies. Many stores cater to men, too. Need to update your work wardrobe? Uniqlo, G2000 or TOPMAN are great places to find stylish, work-appropriate clothing. Love a classic timepiece? Check out TAGHeuer, Rolex and Omega on the first floor. Not a fan of shopping? Visit ION Sky, a viewing gallery on the 55th and 56th floors of the mall, to take in the panoramic view of the city skyline and learn about Singapore’s history through an immersive multimedia experience. Admission is free when you spend a minimum of $20 in ION Orchard. Pro tip: Use her shopping receipts to redeem your free admission ticket to ION Sky. You’re welcome.


For the both of you…

Re-energise at Herbal Footcare Health and Beauty Centre

Escape the GSS crowd and treat your aching feet to a 30-minute reflexology session at Herbal Footcare Health and Beauty Centre for only $22! Apparently, it’s popular among local athletes, so chances are you’ll be in good hands. Other treatments include shoulder massage and gua sha – an alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve circulation.



Explore the new and improved Funan Mall

For the ladies…

Funan Mall is back in business, and it’s bigger and better with so much more than just tech! Take online shopping offline by visiting Anothersole, Fash Mob and All Would Envy in Funan. Need help styling the perfect OOTD? Love, Bonito’s personal stylists can help you with that. If you’re in the mood for pampering and grooming, Nailz Treats, Browhaus, Japan IPL Express or Starlight Salon offer just what you need.


For the men…

Browse tech offerings at Lenovo Singapore’s flagship store or Courts’ first smart home concept store. For the sports lover, don’t miss out on Climb Central’s rock wall, and remember to check out the mall’s very own indoor cycling track – a first in Singapore.


For the both of you…

End your shopping day on a sweet note by catching the latest blockbuster in Golden Village (GV) Funan. Book the GEMINI seats for couples – which are only offered at three GV outlets island wide – and enjoy liftable armrests, enhanced privacy, and extra legroom on your movie date.



Wander around the hip neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru


For the ladies…

Shop at quaint boutiques

Tiong Bahru isn’t just home to hipster cafes – its boutique stores are worth popping by. For unique pieces to add to your wardrobe, check out the local and international independent labels stocked at nana & bird, or the cheongsams and clothing made out of African wax print fabric at OliveAnkara. Or, add an accent piece to liven up your home, such as a stunning floral arrangement from Charlotte Puxley Flowerseye-catching homeware and tableware, and interesting curios and lifestyle ware at the new Cat Socrates store.


For the men…

Tame that mane at We Need a Hero

The folks at We Need a Hero will clean you up good. Get your hair styled, beard trimmed, and brows sculpted for a polished, put-together look. We Need a Hero also stocks a range of grooming products and tools to help you re-create that salon look right at home. Make an online booking before heading to their shop to avoid disappointment.

Get your hands on vinyls at Curated Records

Kick it old school at Curated Records, which stocks a carefully curated selection of new and used records covering genres like pop, electronic, folk and rock n’ roll. If you’re looking for something specific, rare or limited edition, check their Facebook page for updates on what’s new in store.


For the both of you…

Take a break from shopping and grab a bite at one of Tiong Bahru’s many food stops.  Not to be missed is Tiong Bahru market, known for great hawker fare, including the Michelin-starred Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice stall. Craving a sweet treat? Tiong Bahru Bakery’s pastries are sure to satisfy your craving. Be sure to try one of the best-selling items – the buttery, flaky kouign amann.