Singapore
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Singapore shopping areas, Toa Payoh and Ang mo Kio

Shop where the locals do

If you are tired of all those glitzy and glittering malls of Orchard Road and Marina, and you feel like shopping where the locals do, than HDBs public housing towns are probably your best bet, although there are some other options...

 

Toa Payoh, one of Singapore's first and largest public housing towns, is a good place to browse for reasonable quality stuff at wallet-easy prices and to enjoy some nice food at the numerous food stalls and at the kopitiams (local coffee shops)...

 

The Town Centre comprises a fairly big open-air pedestrian mall, right next to the MRT station, which means that getting there is as easy as pie, and you can combine it with a visit to the nearby Siong Lim Temple, or to other places of interest around this part of Singapore...

 

MRT-Toa Payoh is located along the red marked North-South(NS) MRT line

 

If you plan to visit Singapore Zoo or the Night Safari, you might pass through Ang mo Kio, another large public housing town along the red marked North-South(NS) MRT line.  Just like in Toa Payoh, Ang mo Kio's "Town Centre" comprises a few open-air pedestrian malls near the MRT station, so you wouldn't have to challenge your navigation skills to find the shops and the eating places...

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Little India's shopping centers (Tekka Centre, Mustafa and the others) are mentioned in our Little India Shopping Guide, while Geylang Serai Market and Joo Chiat Road are mentioned in the Geylang and Katong shopping Guide.

 

At the end of the day, you will be surprised to know how many Singaporeans are actually buying their clothes and footwear in all those city centre malls...

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