Bugis Street
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Bugis Street market has now been transformed into a mecca for shoppers and bargain-hunters. This market has just about everything you could want – CDs, souvenirs, t-shirts, shoes, jewellery, knick knacks and other fashion items.
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  • Fluffychris
    Durham, United Kingdom186 contributions
    SANITIZED BUGIS STRRET
    Back in the 50s and early 60s this was well known by the Bristish servicemen in Singapore as the "red light" district. It is now a busy market where you can buy anything. Lots of "strret food" stalls close by where the food is very good and very cheap.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 March 2023
  • Glenn Djangkar
    Jakarta, Indonesia260 contributions
    Second Visit To Bugis Street
    Back here at Bugis Street after nearly 4 years. In the intervening years (probably during the pandemic), some repair work was done and the ground floor, at least the part where clothing is being sold is now air-conditioned. As I said in my review a few years ago it is a different experience from the shopping centers. If you are able to find the drink and juice stall, I highly recommend the durian juice. The drink and juice stall has two outlets, with one outlet just near the crossing to Bugis Junction.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,038 contributions
    Market has exotic goods at bargain prices
    Bugis Street is a market in Singapore. The market has a great variety of exotic goods, mostly at bargain prices. Bugis Street is a remnant of the old Singapore. Old Asia Hands will remember old Bugis Street from the 1950s to the 1980s, when Bugis Street was famous as a nightly gathering place for transvestites and transexuals.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar14,440 contributions
    Early morning visit
    I think we came a bit early. When we arrived like 9:30 am, most of the shops where started to open and keep their items outdoors. Fruit shop was cutting watermelon and packing them nicely. Good I can find many opened shop and I brought I LOVE SINGAPORE fridge magnet from one shop.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 September 2023
  • Steph N
    Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea8 contributions
    Bugis market budget shopping
    The place to go for bargain shopping, the bags and suitcases here are of great quality and reasonable prices. You can always find a bargain here. There may be 1 or 2 that will haggle you until you purchase but most shop owners are very respectful and will mostly be recommending things that may be of interest. By far one of the best places to go shopping on a budget.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 October 2023
  • doctorfoxtrot
    Taguig City, Philippines8,174 contributions
    Feast for bargain hunters and cheap buys
    On the outskirts of Bugis are several stalls and shops selling souvenir items and bargain buys. Even the food stalls offer cheap but delicious options. Only drawback was the humidity of the place in its entirety.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 December 2023
  • SS
    Hyderabad, India4 contributions
    Everything under one roof!
    Touted as one of affordable places to shop in Singapore, it does live up to that expectation. From clothes to accessories to food, everything is available under one roof. It may not be the best quality but for the price point it does the trick. You may want to check on a discount with shop owners and they will oblige should it suit them. Connected through an overhead link is Bugis Junction this is where you have everything with an improvement in quality over Bugis street. Followed by Bugis+ which is home to most of the known brands. Around the intercontinental hotel you have all the luxury brands too. You are spoilt for choice at this place.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 December 2023
  • SS
    Hyderabad, India47 contributions
    Something for everyone !
    One street three experiences. Start with Bugis Street the place for the cheapest shopping spree. Prices here can be negotiated but be respectful. Quality is also in line with the pricing so don’t have very high expectations from what you buy unless you get lucky Go on to Bugis Junction a notch above street where smaller local brands have found their space and then move onto Bugis + where international brands have made home. Spend time walking around, catch a good meal at any of the restaurants and if you still have the strength to walk you can walk down to Haji lane from here as well
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 December 2023
  • Hugary1
    Sydney, Australia5,799 contributions
    Bugis Street
    N different shopping centre to Raffle city and Marina Bay as it is a great deal cheaper. Still has a number of name brands but there are also reasonably or even cheap shops here to purchase goods from. We found that T shirts were quite cheap and there was of course food outlets. Well worth a look as it is often overlooked by tourist but not the locals.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 January 2024
  • Jeff V
    11 contributions
    Great shopping & tons of Restaurant's
    Great shopping & tons of Restaurant's! a Definite place to go see! 3rd lvl in Bugis Journey section with restaurant's is Western Boy- Malay food awesome! the pictures of the food do not do them justice! The plates are much bigger & The price is awesome! Bugis has tons of shopping ie gifts to high end things you want it is there someplace! There's 3 sections- Bugis mall, Bugis street, Bugis Journey you could could spend several days there! Really awesome! It's a must in Singapore all the locals shop & eat there also! Prices aren't marked up like most tourist type places!!!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 January 2024
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Jeff V
11 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Great shopping & tons of Restaurant's! a Definite place to go see! 3rd lvl in Bugis Journey section with restaurant's is Western Boy- Malay food awesome! the pictures of the food do not do them justice! The plates are much bigger & The price is awesome! Bugis has tons of shopping ie gifts to high end things you want it is there someplace! There's 3 sections- Bugis mall, Bugis street, Bugis Journey you could could spend several days there! Really awesome! It's a must in Singapore all the locals shop & eat there also! Prices aren't marked up like most tourist type places!!!
Written 24 January 2024
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Hugary1
Sydney, Australia5,799 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
N different shopping centre to Raffle city and Marina Bay as it is a great deal cheaper. Still has a number of name brands but there are also reasonably or even cheap shops here to purchase goods from.
We found that T shirts were quite cheap and there was of course food outlets.
Well worth a look as it is often overlooked by tourist but not the locals.
Written 9 January 2024
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DipuKV
Pune, India2,508 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
One of the best shopping options in Singapore, Bugis Street offers you plenty of options across categories at very affordable prices.
Written 1 January 2024
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SS
Hyderabad, India47 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
One street three experiences. Start with Bugis Street the place for the cheapest shopping spree. Prices here can be negotiated but be respectful. Quality is also in line with the pricing so don’t have very high expectations from what you buy unless you get lucky
Go on to Bugis Junction a notch above street where smaller local brands have found their space and then move onto Bugis + where international brands have made home.
Spend time walking around, catch a good meal at any of the restaurants and if you still have the strength to walk you can walk down to Haji lane from here as well
Written 13 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SS
Hyderabad, India4 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
Touted as one of affordable places to shop in Singapore, it does live up to that expectation.
From clothes to accessories to food, everything is available under one roof. It may not be the best quality but for the price point it does the trick. You may want to check on a discount with shop owners and they will oblige should it suit them.
Connected through an overhead link is Bugis Junction this is where you have everything with an improvement in quality over Bugis street. Followed by Bugis+ which is home to most of the known brands. Around the intercontinental hotel you have all the luxury brands too.
You are spoilt for choice at this place.
Written 11 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

doctorfoxtrot
Taguig City, Philippines8,174 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
On the outskirts of Bugis are several stalls and shops selling souvenir items and bargain buys. Even the food stalls offer cheap but delicious options. Only drawback was the humidity of the place in its entirety.
Written 10 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Denis F
Dublin, Ireland38 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Plenty of stalls with the usual market type products. It is great to see markets like these still exist and thrive.
Reminded me of Jonesboro outside Dundalk
Written 18 November 2023
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Steph N
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea8 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
The place to go for bargain shopping, the bags and suitcases here are of great quality and reasonable prices. You can always find a bargain here. There may be 1 or 2 that will haggle you until you purchase but most shop owners are very respectful and will mostly be recommending things that may be of interest. By far one of the best places to go shopping on a budget.
Written 25 October 2023
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar14,440 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
I think we came a bit early. When we arrived like 9:30 am, most of the shops where started to open and keep their items outdoors. Fruit shop was cutting watermelon and packing them nicely. Good I can find many opened shop and I brought I LOVE SINGAPORE fridge magnet from one shop.
Written 25 September 2023
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Coyote_652
Perth, Australia13 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We had read about the market experience, being able to find all types of fashion and other goodies.
In reality there is a normal shopping centre with a market in the old area. The old area market is a maze of tiny shops largely selling the same thing. We actually didn’t feel very safe winding through the alleys in the building and were half to find our way out.
Written 14 September 2023
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