Malaysia, 1 April 2015 – As Singapore decks out preparations to welcome the annual Great Singapore Sale (“GSS”), give yourself and mum an unforgettable shopping experience with first-hand knowledge on where to go bargain-hunting during the mega-sale period!
Named by Lonely Planet as the best city to visit and ranked by New York Times as one of the Top 10 places to go in 2015, Singapore pulls out all the stops to throw the biggest and most memorable festivities in celebration of her Golden Jubilee this year and GSS 2015 will be no exception. The two-month long annual shopping event will see shoppers from across the globe flocking to the nation state for bargain buys of up to 70% on local and international brands.
Despite being named as one of the most expensive cities in the world, Singapore has a lot more to offer to tourists for a lot less. Far East Hospitality (“FEH”), Singapore’s home-grown largest and fastest growing operator for hotels and serviced residences, takes the opportunity to share the best insights of bargain-hunting in Singapore, allowing guests to immerse in the best shopping experience this GSS 2015 without breaking the bank.
Travellers on shopping vacations usually look for a number of things in an accommodation: Besides the comfort of a hotel and hospitable services, convenience and accessibility to the shopping districts are of utmost importance. Each hotel brand under FEH is strategically located as well, and this provides guests with more accommodation options to choose from without having to travel too far from the comforts of their hotels.
|Best Bargain Buys||Description||Getting There||Where To Stay|
|Bugis Junction200 Victoria Street Singapore 188021 Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm||Bugis Junction, located above Bugis MRT Station, features Singapore’s first glass-covered, air-conditioned shopping streets amidst a nostalgic architectural setting.Shoppers can also extend their shopping experience at Bugis Street across the road from the mall for more bargain buys and local eateries to relish in.||By MRTAlight at Bugis MRT Station along East-West Line / Downtown Line. By Public Bus
SBS Bus Services:
SMRT Bus Services:
Walking distance: 5 min.
Walking distance: 10 min.
Walking distance: 12 min.
Taxi Journey: 7 min.
|Mustafa Centre145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704 Opening Hours: 24 hours||Mustafa Centre is one of Singapore 24-hours shopping malls located in the heart of Little India. With an offering of over 300,000 items, this multi-storey department store provides a shopping experience at affordable prices that will surely delight bargain-hunters!Better yet: Visitors looking to get a good deal on foreign currency exchange will also find that Mustafa offers one of the best rates in town.||By MRTAlight at Farrer Park MRT Station on the North East Line and take Exit G. By Public Bus
Bus Services: 21, 125, 130
Walking distance: 7-8 min.
Taxi Journey: 15 min.
|West Coast Plaza154 West Coast Road #02-12Singapore 127371
|Nestled in the idyllic western part of Singapore, West Coast Plaza is a unique composition of both retail and residential living. For easier access, complimentary shuttle bus service to nearby Clementi MRT station is provided.The Plaza also provides shoppers a one-stop mall experience with a wide array of shopping, dining and services.||By Public BusBus services: 30, 51, 143, 175, 201, 282, 533, 589 By MRT
Alight at Clementi MRT Station
Walking distance: 3 min.
|International Merchandise Mart (IMM) MallIMM Building 2,Jurong East Street 21,Singapore 609601
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
|Deemed as Singapore’s largest outlet mall, IMM Mall is a five-storey shopping mall that houses close to 60 outlet stores that offer great value with discounts of up to 60% all year round. From the latest fashion trends to modern home furnishing options, IMM Mall has it all under one roof which makes it a paradise for shoppers looking for best buys on all sorts of items imaginable!Latest news and shop details on IMM Mall can be found throughhttp://www.imm.sg/||By MRTAlight at Jurong East MRT Station along North East Line / East-West Line. Free Daily Shuttle Bus
To and fro Jurong East MRT Station, pick-up at JCube & Westgate every 10-15 min. from 10.30am – 10.30pm.
By Public Bus
Bus services: 52, 105, 183, 188, 333 & 502
Taxi Journey: 11 min.
|Parkway Parade Mall80 Marine Parade Road, SingaporeOpening Hours: 11am – 9.30pm||Parkway Parade is a seven-storey suburban shopping centre in Marine Parade located in Singapore’s Peranakan enclave in the East.Named as one of Singapore’s first and largest suburban malls, shoppers can enjoy a shopping experience while enjoying local delicacies around the area.||By Public BusBus Services: 15, 31, 36, 43, 48, 76, 135, 196, 197, 966, *853 (*Sundays and Public Holidays only) By Shuttle Bus
2-way service that departs every 20 minutes at 2 convenient locations to Parkway Parade: Bedok MRT Station & Sengkang MRT Station.
Walking distance: 5 min.
Far More Experiences with Far East Hospitality
With 10 hotels and 8 serviced residences in Singapore, this gives Far East Hospitality the advantage of being the largest chain of hotels that provide convenience, accessibility and comfort to suit any type of traveller looking to stay around the island state for GSS 2015.
The strategic locations of each Far East Hospitality hotel are the biggest added advantage during this shopping season as this provides travellers easy access to the shopping districts without having to travel far from the comforts of the hotel or serviced residences.
(a) Village Hotel Albert Court
Displaying a mixture of Peranakan and Indian cultures in its architecture is the charming Village Hotel Albert Court. Guests at this hotel have the best of both worlds as its location is perfect for shoppers who wish to discover the sights and sounds of suburban Singapore through the smaller shops and eateries around the area.
(b) Village Hotel Bugis
Just a stone’s throw away from the famous Bugis Street where shoppers rendezvous for the best bargains in Singapore, Village Hotel Bugis is a quaint and delightful hotel that is nestled in the heart of Singapore’s Muslim district in Arab Street.
(c) Village Hotel Katong
Urban adventurers will find Village Hotel Katong alluring with its tasteful décor and quiet neighbourhood. Located in the Peranakanenclave of East Singapore, the hotel is within walking distance of many local eateries and suburban shopping centres that offer a unique experience unlike any other.
(d) Rendezvous Hotel Singapore
Situated at the end of Orchard Road and in the heart of the Arts & Heritage District, Rendezvous Hotel Singapore is an art-inspired hotel that will surely win over the hearts of tourists looking for a more ‘artistic’ travelling experience. Shoppers will find the location of the hotel irresistible as it is easily accessible via public transport to shopping paradises such as Orchard Road or Bugis Street.
(e) Village Residence Robertson Quay and Village Residence Clarke Quay
Located in the heart of Singapore’s most ‘happening’ district, both Village Residence Robertson Quay and Clarke Quay offer easy access for guests looking to enjoy Singapore’s most happening entertainment scenes in Clarke Quay and one of the nation’s most-prized shopping heavens at Bugis Junction.
(f) Village Residence West Coast
Sitting above West Coast Plaza, the 51-apartment Village Residences West Coast provides guests looking for a short term stay with a comprehensive mix of dining, retail and lifestyle options at their doorstep. Singapore’s local hawker fare need not look any further than the Clementi West Market and Food Centre, which is just across the street.
When booking hotels or serviced residences through www.StayFarEast.com, guests are eligible to apply for an exclusive Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour where guests can explore and rediscover Singapore on the FunVee City Tour Open-top Bus. On top of that, guests who book Club Rooms under Far East Hospitality hotels are also given Far More Perks, which allows guests to have free 2-hour airport lounge access and guaranteed early check in from 10am or late check out until 4pm.
For more information, visit:
- Far More Perks Club-Benefits
- FunVee Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour