Our list of the best shopping at Marina Bay focuses heavily on malls, one of Singapore’s many specialities. Everything about this area is grand, sparkly, and squeaky clean – the shopping options are no exception.

    The vast malls here go for modern convenience combined with high street and luxury brands. That means large open shopping spaces, bright and cool stores, and easy access from MRT stations. Read on to discover our carefully chosen 5 best places to shop at Marina Bay in Singapore!

    As part of Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands complex, this vast mall is home to hundreds of shops, world-class restaurants and some sophisticated cafes and bars. Even if you’re not a fan a trawling Singapore’s ever-expanding list of mega-malls, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is worth a look alone for its spectacular architecture, featuring giant glass windows, vast open atriums and a central water feature - all particularly pleasing on the eye.

    After shopping or dining, visitors can venture up to the casino, the SkyBar observation deck, the rooftop bar, or the selection of great restaurants which can all additionally be found at the Marina Bay Sands complex.

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    Location: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956, Singapore

    Open: Daily from 10.30 am to 11.30 pm

    Phone: +65 6688 8868


    Marina Square

    Marina Square is conveniently by Singapore’s Marina Bay. This multi-purpose mall is a great place to come to shop, eat, and be entertained. The large range of shops isn’t as extensive or exclusive as at the nearby ‘Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands’ – but you’ll inevitably find cheaper prices at this slightly older mall.

    What we really love about Marina Square is the dining options available – particularly the food court at the top. After doing all of your shopping, head up to the fourth floor to grab some cheap and tasty food from around the world while enjoying the stunning views over the bay through huge windows. Elsewhere, Marina Square also boasts a cinema and a 10-lane bowling alley.

    Location: 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594, Singapore

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +65 6339 8787


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    Although the futuristic Esplanade building is better known for its theatres and live shows, this vast lifestyle complex also includes a whole host of great shopping options. Specialising more in the way of arts, crafts and homeware, shopping at Esplanade presents a nice change of pace, compared to the more frantic megamalls Singapore so proudly boasts.

    Be sure to check out The Naturalist Grandeur for their great range of oils and perfumes, or Csar Luxe for some rather swanky French jewellery and homeware items. You can reach the shops, theatres, and restaurants by going to Esplanade MRT Station, just a minute or 2 away from Marina Bay.

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    Location: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981, Singapore

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 2 am

    Phone: +65 6828 8377


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    As one of Singapore’s largest malls, Suntec City is home to around 300 shops, a cinema, gym, a games arcade and a huge central fountain – the largest of its type in the world.

    As for the shopping opportunities, you will find a great variety of fashion, lifestyle, electronics, homeware, and cosmetics stores spread over 4 spacious floors. In the evening, the fountain – The Fountain of Wealth – lights up, creating a spectacular show. You can find it at the very centre of this huge retail and lifestyle complex.

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    Location: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +65 6266 1502


    Millenia Walk

    Millenia Walk is a midsized mall that's sandwiched between the larger Suntec City and Marina Square malls near Marina Bay. Although you’ll find a decent range of outlets and restaurants, Millenia Walk’s biggest selling point is its convenient location, accessible directly from Promenade MRT.

    There are plenty of high street names as well as a good few one-of-a-kind fashion stores such as Rossi and Mr Bulli & Sons. The solid dining options include cuisines from around the world: for French, try Wine Universe Restaurant or find Vietnamese cuisine at Madam Saigon.

    Location: 9 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039596, Singapore

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +65 6883 1122


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    CityLink is Singapore's underground pedestrian mall which links City Hall MRT station to Marina Square and Suntec City Mall. You can easily descend into the mall by exiting Raffles City Shopping Centre.

    This 60,000 sq.ft. air-conditioned subterranean mall with over 50 shops offers a comfortable and pleasant respite from street level access. Here, you can browse through a collection of speciality shops like HMV, HMV music store, and Charles & Keith, as well as plenty of spots to dine.

    Location: 1 Raffles Link, Singapore 039393, Singapore

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +65 6339 9913


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    Raffles City Shopping Centre

    Logically, Raffles City Shopping Centre would ideally be your first stop to access Marina Bay’s retail outlets. The shopping centre sits above the City Hall MRT stop. Designed by world-renowned architect I. M. Pei, the complex also houses 2 hotels, offices, food and beverage outlets and a convention centre.

    Among the tenants at Raffles City are the award-winning department store, Robinsons & Co, Cortina Watch, Mont Blanc Boutique, Thomas Sabo, Swarovski, Swatch, and more.

    Location: 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103, Singapore

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 9:30 pm

    Phone: +65 6318 0238


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