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Shopaholics arriving into Singapore on a cruise ship are in luck, as both the Marina Bay Cruise Centre and the Harbourfront Cruise Centre have plenty of shopping choices on their doorsteps.
The Harbourfront Cruise Centre is located right next door to one of the biggest shopping malls in Singapore – Vivocity. High-street shops abound, and there’s also a sunglasses hut, two supermarkets and two chemists, while department store TANGS plays host to a wide range of international and local fashion and lifestyle brands, including cruise-wear favorite Island Shop.
Across town, close to the Marina Bay Cruise Centre is luxury shopping mall Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Here the focus is on high-end luxury brands, and you will also find high-end, tropical cruise-wear store British India, Singapore’s very own shoe brand Charles & Keith, Sun Paradise for all your swimwear needs, and a Spectacle Hut Boutique.
To get out and about beyond the malls, jump in a cab to Chinatown, just a 10 minute drive from either cruise terminal and head to the street stalls of Pagoda Street, the best place in town to hunt for souvenirs.
Visitors to Singapore are entitled to claim back their Goods & Service Tax (GST, currently 7%) when they leave the country. Look for the blue “Tax Free Shopping” or “Premier Tax Free” stickers for participating stores, spend a minimum of $100.00 and ask for a tax refund form when you make your purchase. Claims can be made at the cruise terminal prior to departure.