1. Funan – My personal Favorite
A 5 minutes walk from the central City Hall MRT Station is Singapore’s (second) biggest IT Mall, however Sim Lim claiming the first spot wont appear int the Top 5 here, read my warning about the place at the end of this post.
Funan has established itself as the flagship mall for “original” products and good service, both which is missed in Sim Lim.
2. At the annual IT Show Singapore
Once a year Singapore becomes the hub for the South East Asian IT scene, over 4 days the IT Show at Suntec City will display, sell and show off the latest, cheapest and best technologies, gadgets, cameras, PCs… basically everything the electronics enthusiast is dreaming off!
Its the perfect place to find bargains and extremely good deals!
3. Serangoon Plaza / Mustafa Center – 24 Hours of Everything
Mustafa is and will always be a great destination to shop electronics items. Or actually, to shop everything! At Mustafa you get the latest Apple product just next to a bag of turkish spices and a Soccer Jersey from 1980.
For electronics, you can remove the packing and see the real stuff. This is something not entertained in many shopping centers especially for electronics items. Even if you wish to reject the product afterwards, you can just walk right away. The prices are comparative to other markets and ambiance is good. You can see many foreigners there shopping for the electronic items at throw-away prices. Also, there is GST counter inside, which helps to do the paperwork done right there in the premises.
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4. Lucky Plaza – On Orchard Road
The place is unreal with hordes of electronic shops. Although, the prices may seem high initially, but they are because of tourists influx. Also, there are many branded dealers here, but they sell goods at fixed prices. If you bargain, you can have a pretty good deal in your hands. Most of them will reduce the price by 40-50%. However, do check for the original authenticated stickers on the goods before shopping.
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5. Little India
Generally, there are many centers in Little India town for shopping. The Mustafa center too, is located in here.
The whole place has a warm ambiance with spicy and incense fragrances making for a pleasant strolling and shopping environment. The place is overloaded with electronics goods shops. Small or big, you have them all in Little India. The hustle and bustle of the place is tempting enough, just to take a stroll or buy some electronics.
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WARNING: Sim Lim Square
It has 3 floors of pure electronic heaven or hell. There might be everything available here but what price for. It seems Sim Lim Square is under constant investigation of the Singapore Authorities for scamming tourists, overpricing and selling fake or broken products as new.
For more info read: 5 Places you should avoid when shopping in Singapore
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