Singapore is famous for her variety of food and shopping.
As she is a multi-racial and multi-cultural country, the cuisine of Singapore is often viewed by her population as a prime example of the ethnic diversity of the cultural background Singapore offers. There is a wide range of local dishes that are mixed with an assortment of cultural influences from around the Asian Pacific and the West. Food itself has been a heavy attraction for tourists and is usually promoted by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), or the associations it deals with as one of Singapore's best attractions alongside shopping.
Alongside ‘eating’, shopping is considered as the national past time on the island. Ranging from hi-tech wares to designer wear, there is something for everyone. Browsing around local markets and shop-houses in the ethnic enclaves to the glitzy portals of Orchard Road, the experiences are wide, varied and even intriguing. There are various shopping belts here in Singapore and the Orchard Road district is the main tourist attraction.
Orchard Road shopping malls
DFS (Duty Free Shopping)
DFS Galleria Scotts Road is the place to enjoy duty-free savings on the world’s leading luxury brands. They have the most extensive selection of prestigious brands and offer the best value on fashion and accessories in Singapore. Locals and tourists can shop with confidence knowing that our products come with a DFS 100% Worldwide Guarantee, and shop to their hearts desire as DFS Galleria carries a wide range of exclusive products.
Ngee Ann City
Built in 1994 , it offers various types of shops such as Harrods of London, Chanel, Guess? Levis', The Hour Glass, Takashimaya, a fitness club, a Cold Storage Supermarket and restaurants.
Emporium of Tang family that lies in Singapore Marriot which sells household items, apparels to food. Singapore's shopping flagship in since 1932.
A glassy like building which went under facelift in the late 90s, features men's fashions and various shops spread all over the building. Anchor tenant's Metro, with other labels like Prada, Gucci, Mont Blanc and many more.
Now a divider between itself and Ngee Ann City, you can expect to find restaurants, photo shops, clothing and apparels, jewellery shops, makeover studios, mobile phone shops and so much more.
Dining in Singapore
Crystal Jade restaurant
The Crystal Jade Restaurants have garnered a reputation for quality Chinese cuisine covering fine dining, family, specialty and casual dining. Its repertoire includes cuisines such as Teochew, Cantonese, Shanghainese and Hong Kong, and it is specially favored for its dim sum.
With three suburban locations and two on Orchard Road, the Soup Restaurant with its charming interior is known for its Chinatown heritage cuisine featuring dishes prepared the traditional way like the Samsui ginger chicken, double boiled scallop soup, tofu prawn and more.
The Song of India
Housed in a classic black and white heritage bungalow on Scotts Road, this is luxury Indian dining at its creative best, helmed by award-winning chefs. The interior is simply enchanting with private suites and a new garden area for chilling out. Signature dishes include star spiced foie gras, lobster moiley (lobster in seared lemon and chili marinade), nalli gosht (lamb shank) and kulf (ice cream).
Those with a ravenous appetite will be overjoyed with this contemporary, stylish restaurant with over 16 culinary stations, while the bar offers a large selection of premium wines, juices and smoothies. Housed at the Shangri La Hotel, The Line proffers specialties ranging from local, Southeast Asian, Japanese, Chinese, Italian and western delights.
Canele is a delightful café and pastry shop offering superbly done pastries and cakes; and a bistro-style menu featuring salads, soups, stews, braises, pasta, sweet and savory crepes and homemade ice creams with unusual flavors such as rose petal and Earl Grey. It has a earned a reputation for its macaroons in 12 different flavors.