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Bugis Street Shopping District
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Bugis Street Shopping District featuring food and shopping

Explore Singapore’s most sizeable shopping area by day and return later to see its transformation into a busy night market.

The Bugis Street Shopping District isn't renowned just in Singapore, but across the whole of Asia. Although the actual old cobbled Bugis Street can still be seen, the district has ballooned into a hub of commercialism. Additional spots include Bugis Square, Bugis Junction, Bugis Village and New Bugis Street. All of this sprang up following a redevelopment of the area back in the 1980s. Before this, Bugis Street had an altogether seedier reputation. Today, affordable food, live music and family-friendly activities accompany the Bugis shopping experience. It is now very much a place for everyone.

Don't underestimate the size of the Bugis Street Shopping District; you should give yourself at least two hours to take it all in, or more if you're on the hunt for things to buy. As a rule, shops on the ground floor are geared more towards the tourist market. Therefore, if you're after cheap souvenirs, this is where to look. For more serious bargains, climb to the upper floors. Clothes, media, art, jewellery and more can be purchased here, though not all of it is genuine. Bargaining with vendors is almost a prerequisite of the Bugis Street experience.

As the sun sets on Bugis Street, the district takes on a new personality – street food and fresh juices are wheeled around on carts, and local musicians pitch up and play. The atmosphere is more traditional and much livelier than earlier in the day. All in all, it's possible to spend the best part of a day in the Bugis Street Shopping District.

The Bugis Street Shopping District is in downtown Singapore. If your hotel is in this area, it's easiest to walk. On public transport, the best way to get here is by bus. Bugis Street is open every day. Shops work to their own timetable, but there are always plenty open.

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Top 10 Hotels Near Bugis Street Shopping District

Carlton Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Carlton Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
4.5 out of 5
76 Bras Basah Road, Singapore
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$177 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Downtown Singapore, this luxury hotel is steps away from Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, CHIJMES and Singapore Art Museum. Bras Basah Complex and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,001 reviews)
"We loved the location - it was a short walk to City Hall MRT and there were many buses to take us everywhere! The gym was well-equipped too :)"

Reviewed on 22 Apr,2021

Carlton Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Pan Pacific Singapore (SG Clean)
Pan Pacific Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore
The price is SG$229 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Singapore hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Marina Square, Singapore Flyer and Suntec Convention ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,061 reviews)
"Well maintained. Shopping and eateries all at the doorstep. Very convenient n well link by underpass n overhead links to the surrounding areas such as suntec city, marina square, Millenia walk."

Reviewed on 14 Apr,2021

Pan Pacific Singapore (SG Clean)
Hotel Boss (SG Clean)
Hotel Boss (SG Clean)
3.5 out of 5
500 Jalan Sultan Road, Singapore
The price is SG$98 per night from 6 May to 7 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Kampong Glam, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sultan Mosque, Mustafa Centre and Haji Lane. Bugis Street Shopping District and Golden Mile ...
3.8/5Good! (1,572 reviews)
"I couldn't get a room next to my family, I only get the same level but a further doors apart."

Reviewed on 7 Jan,2021

Hotel Boss (SG Clean)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Bugis Street Shopping District

Top Bugis Street Shopping District Hotel Deals

Carlton Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Carlton Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
4.5 out of 5
76 Bras Basah Road, Singapore
The price is SG$177 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Carlton Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Pan Pacific Singapore (SG Clean)
Pan Pacific Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore
The price is SG$229 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Pan Pacific Singapore (SG Clean)
Hotel Boss (SG Clean)
Hotel Boss (SG Clean)
3.5 out of 5
500 Jalan Sultan Road, Singapore
The price is SG$98 per night from 6 May to 7 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Hotel Boss (SG Clean)
Hotel G Singapore (SG Clean)
Hotel G Singapore (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
200 Middle Road, Singapore
The price is SG$109 per night from 6 May to 7 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Hotel G Singapore (SG Clean)
Grand Park City Hall (SG Clean)
Grand Park City Hall (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
10 Coleman Street, Singapore
The price is SG$161 per night from 23 Apr to 24 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Grand Park City Hall (SG Clean)
M Social Singapore (SG Clean)
M Social Singapore (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
90 Robertson Quay, Singapore
The price is SG$141 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
M Social Singapore (SG Clean)
Andaz Singapore - a concept by Hyatt
Andaz Singapore - a concept by Hyatt
5 out of 5
5 Fraser Street, Singapore
The price is SG$353 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Andaz Singapore - a concept by Hyatt
Raffles Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Raffles Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
1 Beach Road, Singapore
The price is SG$1,023 per night from 3 May to 4 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Raffles Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore (SG Clean)
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore
The price is SG$530 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore (SG Clean)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.