Discover the East: The Underrated Shoppers’ Paradise in Singapore

June 8, 2017   /   byArs Lexis  / Categories :  Economist's View

View of SingaporeThe Paya Lebar district in Singapore is just a few minutes away from the MRT, and there’s no reason not to explore its hidden gems. Far from the once-sleepy town, Paya Lebar is now brimming with life as Singapore’s newest commercial hub. The city precinct is indeed coming to life with the promise of urban additions such as Paya Lebar Quarter, an upscale community that integrates the best to live, work and play.

Regardless if you are looking to immerse yourself in vintage finds or to find affordable additions to your wardrobe, you will discover something interesting at Paya Lebar. Here are some of the things you can see at this newest shopping hub in the city:

For the Frugal Fashion Lover

Paya Lebar is the place to go when looking to give your closet an overhaul without upsetting your budget. If you search well enough, you will be able to find shops that offer pre-loved clothes for as little as $5. You can also find bags, shoes, and accessories to complete your shopping. Of course, wait patiently for 2H 2018, and everything a real fashionista desires – hipster boutiques to fast fashion outlets – will come under one roof in the comfort of a swanky new retail mall at PLQ.

For the Foodie

Visit Haig Road Market & Food Centre to get a taste of the local fare, which includes a range of halal options. The establishment has been attracting long lines of customers since the 1950s, and if you happen to drop by, make sure to try Haig Road Putu Piring: a favourite among locals and tourists alike.

For the Vintage Lover

If you are in the mood for a trip down memory lane, Paya Lebar is home to shops that offer old and even obsolete items, from vintage cameras and analogue phones to old-fashioned electronic and handheld games. Whether you are a connoisseur or simply looking to recall the days gone by, this place is set to give you a feeling of nostalgia.

With an array of items for every need and budget, Paya Lebar is the destination for those who seek an enjoyable shopping experience. The next time you crave for some retail therapy, make sure to drop by the area and discover the underrated gems in the East of Singapore.