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Riverview Hotel is near Orchard Road, Chinatown, Suntec City and other major Singapore shopping havens.

The Great Singapore Sale, happening from mid-May to July every year, is one of the best times to shop in Singapore as you can expect many items going at bargain prices.

You can approach our Front Desk for suggestions on what to buy and where to shop for clothes and eat in Singapore.

Orchard Road Orchard Road

Spanning almost 2.2 km, the famed Orchard Road, a one-way street flanked by distinctive shopping malls on both sides of the road, is only about 8 minutes by car or taxi from Riverview Hotel.

The popular shopping malls along this Singapore’s famous shopping haven include 313@somerset, Forum The Shopping Mall, Hilton Shopping Gallery, ION Orchard, Lucky Plaza, Mandarin Gallery, Ngee Ann City, Orchard Cineleisure, Orchard Central, Paragon, Palai Renaissance, Plaza Singapura, Shaw House, Tanglin Mall, The Centrepoint and Wisma Atria.

Each iconic mall is a shopper’s haven offering its own selection of retail, dining and entertainment opportunities. Promising to please any taste or budget, the shopping belt comprises nearly 800,000 sqm of stores and restaurants, from designer brands to fast fashion and from upscale restaurants to food courts.

Most shopping malls along Orchard Road are open from 10 am to 10 pm.

How to get there –
  • Take the hotel’s free shuttle bus service to Orchard Road.
  • Take buses 64 and 123 from the bus-stop outside Riverview Hotel -
  • Bus 64, alight at the fifth bus-stop from the hotel (opposite Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, just after Plaza Singapura).
  • Bus 123, alight at the fifth bus-stop from the hotel (at Somerset MRT Station, behind 313@somerset), the sixth bus-stop near Orchard Cineleisure or the seventh bus-stop behind Orchard MRT Station or ION Orchard.

ChinatownChinatown

For a shopping experience that blends traditional Chinese heritage with contemporary offerings, the Chinatown stretch is a must-visit on your trip to Singapore.

The heart of Chinatown is a bustling, colourful mix of old and new, from family-run goldsmiths and medicine halls, to textile stores and dim sum restaurants. Popular bakeries like Tong Heng Oriental Pastry on South Bridge Road, tea houses like Kwong Chen on Sago Street, hawker stalls, as well as stylish bars along Club Street, are also housed in this precinct, making Chinatown a well-balanced heartland.

Visit the large Chinese emporium Yue Hwa, conveniently located at the junction of Eu Tong Sen Street and Upper Cross Street. It stocks a wide array of authentic Chinese products such as tea, medicinal herbs, foods, household items, antiques and traditional Chinese costumes such as the cheongsam.

Many shopping centres can also be found in Chinatown, which include Chinatown Point, People’s Park Complex and the Chinatown Complex. These malls not only sell a wide selection of Chinese products but also offer affordable electronic goods, textiles and discounted cosmetics and clothes. There is also OG, a major local department store at Chinatown Complex offering men’s and ladies’ fashion, accessories and beauty products.

If you are keen on the latest trends in fashion, do not miss Ann Siang Road and Club Street, where you can explore chic local boutiques such as Asylum and Style:Nordic.

How to get there –
  • Take the hotel’s free shuttle bus service to Chinatown
  • Take buses 51 and 186 at the bus-stop outside Riverview Hotel, alight at the third bus-stop (outside Apollo Centre), and walk towards People’s Park Complex.
  • Enjoy a 20 minutes’ walk along Havelock Road to Chinatown.

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands The Shoppes at MBS

Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956.
Website: www.marinabaysands.com/Shoppes

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is designed as the premier retail shopping mall in Asia with its refreshing mix of cutting edge and emerging labels and internationally renowned luxury brands. It boasts close to 93,000 sqm of retail space with over 300 stores and F&B outlets, including numerous luxury duplexes for boutiques such as Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Cartier and Prada. Other luxury stores include Gucci, Hermès, Emporio Armani, Chopard, REDValentino, Dior, Dunhill, Vertu, Miu Miu, Yves Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, Montblanc, Blancpain, an Hermès Watch Boutique, and Herve Leger.

A canal runs through the length of the Shoppes, in the same style as the Venetian in Las Vegas. Sampan rides on the canal are available for guests and shoppers at the shopping mall, similar to the gondola rides available in the Venetian. Also housed within the Shoppes are the six of the seven Celebrity Chef Restaurants – Cut (by Wolfgang Puck), Waku Ghin (by Tetsuya Wakuda), Pizzeria and Osteria Mozza (by Mario Batali), Guy Savoy (by Guy Savoy), DB Bistro Moderne (by Daniel Boulud),Santi (by Santi Santamaria) and Rasapura Masters (by Koufu).

How to get there –
  • Take bus 64 from the bus stop outside Riverview Hotel, alight at the fifth bus-stop (just after Plaza Singapura), cross the road to Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station and take the train to Marina Bay on the North-South (red) line, transfer to the Circle Line and take the train to Bayfront station.

Great World CityGreat World City

1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994.
Tel: 6737 3855 / 6887 5455. Website: www.greatworldcity.com.sg
Open daily – 10 am to 10 pm

The nearest shopping mall from Riverview Hotel is the 400,000 sqft Great World City, a one-stop family shopping mall with an exciting array of products and services that include dining, fashion wear and accessories, beauty and hair services, gifts, electronic goods and banks.

You can catch the latest movies at the mall’s 6-screen Golden Village Cineplex, enjoy a variety of local food at its food court and shop for groceries at the Cold Storage supermarket.  Other well-known local and international brands in Great World City include Best Denki, Imperial Treasure, Starbucks, Swarovski and Zara.

The shopping mall also provides free shuttle bus services to Orchard Road and Raffles City.

How to get there – 
  • Great World City is only a 10-15 minutes’ walk from Riverview Hotel.

Liang Court Liang Court

177 River Valley Road, Singapore 179030
Tel: 6336 7184. Website: www.liangcourt.com.sg
Open daily – 10 am to 10 pm

Situated at the renowned Clarke Quay along the Singapore River, Liang Court offers a unique “Asia Fusion by the River” shopping experience with great dining and entertainment options.

Besides a varied choice of cuisine from as many as 20 different restaurants and dining outlets, there is Meidi-Ya, a supermarket selling a wide selection of Japanese groceries and other food products; Kinokuniya, a bookstore where you can find many books and magazines of different genres and Audio House that sells electronic goods at affordable prices.

How to get there – 
  • You can enjoy a 15 minutes’ stroll long the Singapore River to Liang Court.
  • Take buses  64 and 123 at the bus-stop outside Riverview Hotel, alight at UE Square (second bus-stop from the hotel along Clemenceau Avenue) and cross the road to the shopping mall.

VivoCityVivo City

1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585
Tel: (65) 6337 6860. Website: www.vivocity.com.sg
Open daily – 10 am to 10 pm

As the city’s largest retail and lifestyle destination, VivoCity is one of the best shopping malls in Singapore.  It is an imposing part of the country’s plethora of shopping options. Located next to the water across from Sentosa Island, the mall is beautifully set up as an easy-going and fun shopping destination.

Its shopping outlets cover everything you’ll ever want, from fashion, books, electronics, sport, lifestyle, fashion and more. Highlights include its unique National Geographic flagship concept store and its luxurious Golden Village Gold Class cinemas. The best thing is – you can easily continue the fun in Sentosa after you have finished your shopping.

VivoCity is designed by internationally acclaimed Japanese architect, Toyo Ito, the man behind the renowned Sendai Mediatheque in Japan.

How to get there –
  • Take a 15 minutes’ taxi ride from the hotel
  • Take bus 51 at the bus-stop outside Riverview Hotel, alight at Clarke Quay MRT Station in Central Shopping Mall (fourth bus-stop from the hotel), take the MRT to HarbourFront MRT Station

Tiong Bahru PlazaTiong Bahru Plaza

302 Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 168732
Tel: 6276 4686. Website:www.tiongbahruplaza.com.sg
Open daily – 10 am to 10 pm

Being part of the city downtown area, Tiong Bahru Plaza is a suburban mall with 6 levels of shopping and entertainment choices.

Directly connected to Tiong Bahru MRT Station, it has more than 130 shops, including a Golden Village Cineplex, NTUC FairPrice supermarket and 2 local banks among a host of fashion and accessories, beauty and healthcare, arts and craft and other retail outlets.

Modern and chic dining concepts can also be found at the mall’s main frontage, popular with the office workers, local and expatriate residents and students in the vicinity.

How to get there –
  • Take bus 123 from the bus-stop opposite the hotel and alight at the fifth bus-stop (opposite Tiong Bahru Plaza).
  • Take bus 16 and 195 from the bus-stop along Kim Seng Road and alight at the fifth bus-stop (opposite Tiong Bahru Plaza).
  • Take a 5 minutes’ taxi ride from the hotel

Marina SquareMarina Square

6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
Tel: (65) 6339 8787. Website: www.marinasquare.com.sg
Open daily – 10 am to 10 pm

Shop, eat, play and relax is the mantra at Marina Square, and you can do all this and more at this classy mall.

You will find stores like Zara, Mango, Topshop and Miss Selfridge, as well as John Little, Muji, Crocs and more, with over 300 shops in total. The mall also often runs special privileges and promotions just for tourists.

Marina Square is also a great place to have a meal, with its abundance of cafes and restaurants from casual eateries to comfortable restaurants, and also fast-food restaurants like McDonald.

Once you are done shopping for the day, you can relax, catch a movie at Golden Village Cinemas or have a game of ten-pin bowling at the bowling alley.

How to get there –
  • Take bus 64 from the bus-stop outside Riverview Hotel, alight at the fifth bus-stop from the hotel (opposite Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, just after Plaza Singapura shopping mall); board the Circle Line MRT to Esplanade MRT Station.
  • Take bus 75 from the bus stop along Kim Seng Road and alight at the bus stop after Pan Pacific Hotel.
  • Take a 10 minutes’ taxi ride from the hotel

Suntec City MallSuntec City

5 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038985
Tel: (65) 6295 2888. Website: www.sunteccitymall.com
Open daily – 10 am to 10 pm

Listed by the Guinness Book of Records in 1998 as the largest fountain in the world, the Fountain of Wealth is located within one of Singapore largest shopping malls, Suntec City.

This shopping and office destination was constructed in accordance to Feng Shui principles. The 5 towering office blocks are designed to represent a left hand’s fingers, with the Fountain of Wealth sitting in the middle of the “palm”, symbolising wealth.

According to Fengshui masters, visitors who walk around, counter-clockwise, the central base of this Fountain 3 times while touching the water would gain good luck.

At night, the fountain comes alive with spectacular laser performances and song dedications.

Suntec city engages over 300 retail outlets, 50 pushcarts and 100 dining establishments spreading across 4 floors.

The mega mall is divided into 4 zones: the Galleria, offering high-end labels, the Tropics, emphasising on lifestyle merchandises and services, the Fountain Terrace, specialising in F&B, and the Entertainment Centre, comprising of a cinema, fitness gym, an arcade and many more.

Its close proximity to the Central Business District and top tourist spots makes Suntec City the perfect one-stop place to unwind – a must-visit for all tourists.

How to get there –
  • Take bus 64 from the bus-stop outside Riverview Hotel, alight at the fifth bus-stop from the hotel (opposite Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, just after Plaza Singapura shopping mall), board the train on Circle Line to Esplanade or Promenade MRT Stations.
  • Take a 15 minutes’ taxi ride from the hotel.

Raffles City Shopping CentreRaffles City

252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179101
Tel: (65) 6318 0238. Website: www.rafflescity.com.sg
Open daily – 10 am to 9.30 pm

Close to historic and tourist sites, Raffles City Shopping Centre is a haven for discerning shoppers looking for luxury items.

It is built on the site of a renowned former school (Raffles Institution), Raffles City is downtown shopping at its finest. The mall has a number of luxury and designer stores such as Omega, Thomas Sabo, Cortefiel and Tommy Hilfiger, among others.

Here, you will also find big department stores like Marks & Spencer and Robinsons, and fashion chains like Topshop and Espirit.  In fact, Raffles City covers most shopping bases with fashion, books, music, sports, toys, eyewear and beauty all available above the City Hall MRT station, which makes getting there all the more convenient.

The mall also has a number of top-notch restaurants such as Double Bay and Brotzeit, Equinox Restaurant and New Asia Bar.

How to get there –
  • Take bus no. 64 from the bus-stop outside Riverview Hotel, alight at the fifth bus-stop from the hotel (opposite Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, just after Plaza Singapura shopping mall), board the train on the North-South Line to City Hall MRT Station.
  • Take bus no. 123 from the bus-stop outside Riverview Hotel, alight at the sixth bus-stop from the hotel (Somerset MRT Station, behind 313@somerset shopping mall), board the train on the North-South Line to City Hall MRT Station.
  • Take a 10 minutes’ taxi ride from the hotel.

Funan Digital Mall Funan

109 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179097
Tel: (65) 6336 8327. Website: www.funan.com.sg
Open daily – 10.30 am to 8.30 pm

Funan Digital Mall is one of the best places in Singapore to go to, for electronics goods and all things computer and tech-related.

Located between Victoria Street and North Bridge Road, it positions itself as Asia’s leading IT shopping mall – with people coming from afar to have a browse through all of its specialty digital shops.

The mall is a haven for technology geeks. It offers the newest and widest range of gadgets, from laptops and desktop computers to printers and digital cameras. One of the best things about the mall is the various deals that you will find here, with outlets selling value-for-money products at competitive prices.

Funan Digital Mall also has free wireless internet, so you can test your latest purchase immediately by going online. The mall also has several restaurants and entertainment options once you’ve had your fill gadget-hunting.

How to get there –
  • Take bus 51 from the bus-stop outside Riverview Hotel, alight at the fifth bus-stop from the hotel and cross the road to the mall.
  • Take a 5 minutes’ taxi ride from the hotel.

Bugis Junction Bugis Junction

200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021
Tel: (65) 6557 6557. Website: www.bugisjunction-mall.com.sg
Open daily – 10.30 am to 10.00 pm

Bugis Junction, located above Bugis MRT Station, features Singapore’s first glass-covered, air-conditioned #shopping streets amidst a nostalgic architectural setting. From Straits Chinese-style facades to shop houses with five-foot walkways, Bugis Junction exudes a touch of historical charm while serving the needs of the modern shopper.

The exciting retail space houses friendly shops and sidewalk cafes, delighting you with an old town atmosphere within a new city. At Bugis Junction, you are invited to discover and explore while sauntering under a comfortable sun or shopping under the stars.

How to get there –
  • Take bus 51 from bus-stop outside Riverview Hotel, alight at seventh bus-stop and cross the road to the shopping mall.
  • Take a 10 minutes’ taxi ride from the hotel.

Want to know where else you can go besides shopping in Singapore? Click here to view our guide to Singapore Attractions 2014.