Top Shopping Malls in Singapore's City Hall & Marina Bay

Shopping along Singapore's Historic Civic Core

Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

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Modern Singapore was founded in the City Hall and Marina Bay area - here you'll find not only the city's most prominent historical sites, you'll also find towering office buildings and some of the finest shopping in Singapore, too! (For a more complete list of other activities you can do in the area, check out these Top 10 Things to Do in Marina Bay, Singapore.)

The malls within this shopping precinct are served by a number of MRT Stations: from City Hall MRT Station. City Hall Interchange (NS25/EW13) exits immediately below Raffles City, while three stops along the Circle Line exit in this area: Bras Basah (CC2) immediately across the Singapore Art Museum; Esplanade (CC3) on the west side of Suntec City, and Promenade (CC4) next to Millenia Walk. Visitors to the Marina Bay Sands can exit immediately under Bayfront Station (CE1).

For info about getting around on the MRT, read our article on riding Singapore’s MRT and buses with the EZ-Link Card.

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Raffles City Shopping Centre

Raffles City, Singapore
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Raffles City Shopping Centre is the retail component of the I.M. Pei-designed Raffles City Complex, which sits atop City Hall MRT Station.

The Shopping Centre caters to Singapore's upmarket office population, with fashion and specialty shops like Kate Spade, L'Occitane, Royce chocolatier and Dockers. The basement offers a multiplicity of dining choices.

Address: 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore (location on Google Maps)
Nearest MRT Station: City Hall Interchange (NS25/EW13) and Esplanade (CC3)

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Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands Shopping Center
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Singapore’s foremost temple to conspicuous consumption is attached, quite fittingly, to its major casino property. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands offers over 800,000 square feet of shopping and dining space under a curvy glass roof, which bathes the space in natural daylight. The cavernous interior features some of the world’s priciest brands, including Cartier, Burberry, Gucci, Patek Philippe, and Yves Saint Laurent. Louis Vuitton has its own separate boutique housed in the Crystal Pavilion off of the main mall.

The Shoppes also features Singapore’s first in-mall skating rink, a canal with sampans you can ride, and access to the Sands casino and theater. For more on the complex, Shoppes, hotel and all, read our review of the Marina Bay Sands.

Address: 2 Bayfront Ave, Marina Bay Sands (location on Google Maps)
Nearest MRT Station: Bayfront Station (CE1)

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CityLink Mall

CityLink Mall
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Dozens of underground passageways link Singapore's malls - CityLink takes the idea one step further by being a mall and an underground passageway that connects Marina Square and Suntec City Mall!

The stores range from specialty shops like skincare and bath store H2O+ to high-end luxury goods like Godiva Chocolatier.

Address: 1 Raffles Link, Singapore
Nearest MRT Station: City Hall Interchange (NS25/EW13)

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Marina Square

Marina Square
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Marina Square Shopping Mall's four levels of retail therapy offer over 300 shops for your perusal, including Zara, Mango, MUJI, and TopShop.

Marina Square's central location places it right smack in the middle of world class hotels like the Pan Pacific and the Mandarin Oriental, and a few minutes' walk away from the Singapore Flyer.

Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore (location on Google Maps)
Nearest MRT Station: Esplanade (CC3)

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Suntec City Mall

Suntec City fountain of wealth
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Suntec City Mall is one of the largest malls in Singapore, and is divided into four zones that encircle the Fountain of Wealth (the largest fountain in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records).

The ground floor is populated with high-end fashion and jewelry stores, and the second floor offers more mid-market shops and restaurants.

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore (location on Google Maps)
Nearest MRT Station: Esplanade (CC3) and Promenade (CC4)

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Esplanade Mall

bridge on the Esplanade in Singapore at night with a ferris wheel in the background

 TripSavvy / Angelina Pilarinos

The Esplanade isn't just Singapore's quirkily-shaped arts venue, it's also a bustling retail district. The Esplanade Mall's shops stick to the "arts" theme the structure was intended for, showcasing crafts and products from all over the world.

The Esplanade has a few gems: the Poster Hub sells posters covering all themes from movies to inspirational themes; and the Naturalist offers custom-made bath and beauty products.

Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore (location on Google Maps)
Nearest MRT Station: City Hall Interchange (NS25/EW13)

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Millenia Walk

Millenia Walk, Singapore
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Millenia Walk is right across from Marina Square, and a few minutes' walk away from Suntec City Mall. Millenia Walk's over 190 shops include Gnomon Watches timepieces and specialty coffee provider Jewel Coffee.

Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore (location on Google Maps)
Nearest MRT Station: Promenade (CC4)

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The Adelphi

Adelphi Lifestyle Mall, Singapore
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The Adelphi's proximity to City Hall MRT Station and the Colonial district make it a good rest and shopping stop after a day seeing the city center. The building mixes office and retail throughout its ten floors.

Locals value the Adelphi for its stock of entertainment equipment (the stores at the Adelphi are renowned for the best audio gear in town), numismatics, memorabilia, and shops offering spa services, beauty services and accessories.

Address: 1 Coleman Street, Singapore (location on Google Maps)
Nearest MRT Station: City Hall Interchange (NS25/EW13)

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