Five must-visit malls in Singapore, the shopper's paradise

There is no doubt that Singapore is paradise for shopaholics and foodies, you name it and you get it. And, it doesn't come as a surprise if the island nation has some of the finest malls.

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There is no doubt that Singapore is a paradise for shopaholics and foodies. And, it doesn't come as a surprise if the island nation has some of the finest malls. Recently, Forbes rated the best five malls in Singapore based on the shopping experience and food offerings.

At number five is Paragon Shopping Mall on Orchard Road. This 20-storey shopping center with more than 200 shops is definitely an up-market shoppers' paradise. With six levels of designer fashion and luxury boutiques, sports and lifestyle shops, restaurants and cafes, Paragon is a one-stop destination for luxury needs.

After Paragon, the obvious next choice is ION Orchard, located in Singapore's prominent shopping boulevard, Orchard Road. It offers a dazzling view at night and a unique shopping experience with over 300 retail, F&B and entertainment stores, which will include six of the world's top luxury brands building their signature flagships stores.

Next on the line is the most famous The Shoppes at the Marina Bay Sans resort. The Shoppes is a one-of-its-kind mall with a casino, indoor skating rink, rooftop access that gives a breathtaking skyline view of the Bay Sans, and a canal that runs through the mall. It also boasts some of the world's most renowned brands like Ralph Lauren, Hermès, Chanel and Cartier, but, the highlight is the Louis Vuitton island concept store.

Then comes Singapore's largest shopping mall, VivoCity, located near the coastline of Keppel Harbour and Sentosa Island. Operated throughout cable car, its occupiers include American Eagle, Forever 21, H&M, Gap, MUJI, and Uniqlo.

And finally, at the number spot is the country's tallest vertical mall, Orchard Central, right in the center of Orchard road. The food court is nothing short of a gastronomical delight with alfresco style dining options at its rooftop or international food ranging from Japanese, Korean, Chinese to Western at the F&B themed floors, it will satisfy every palette.

Other prominent shopping destinations include Dempsey Road, Holland Road Shopping Centre, Little India, Tiong Bahru and Haji Lane. A true shopper's paradise with a slew of mall spread across the country, Singapore definitely beats its neighbours in terms of sheer convenience and familiarity.

This article was first published on December 21, 2016