Shopping electronic goods and partying in Singapore
Singapore is nice place for both shopping partying. Have picked up a few places based on your requirements.
SIngapore (Source: Jesse Baron)
Now shopping can be tricky in Singapore. Normally everything that's sold is by fixed price unless you go to a specific bargain hunting area. Electronics shopping follows the same principle. Certain areas you can bargain about the price of your good, other places you can just buy it off the shelf.
The Sim Lim Square is a popular place to go shopping for electronic goods, especially if you're looking for a rare digital camera or digital camcorder. It has a huge variety of computer hardware and peripherals. Sim Lim Sqaure is the biggest IT mall in Singapore, and here you can bargain! :D Here's a little tip on how to go about it.
Looking at prices of electronic goods here could be very deceiving, one may think that its a good bargain compared to other stores. But you'll be very surprised when the sales guy punch in those numbers and you would be surprised that it ballooned to sometimes about 150% from the original price tag. It happened to me one time I was looking for the lowest priced PS3 around and I saw one that is priced at $420 so I bought it plus some extra games and accesories. The salesman tried to sell me other stuff I dont need and so I declined and said I already got what I need. He also told me that they will modify the PS3 unit to run hacked games for additional $150 but I said no. He insisted but I declined yet after he computed the total price I was surprised that my total bill was around $900 which from my own calculation should only be around 600. When I asked him why he told me that the total price covered the modification fee which I did not wanted plus GST and other taxes. I was ripped off definitely, I would have cancelled the purchase but the salesman told me I will not get my money back in full because they will cut 20% for the trouble I caused so I ended up buying the item. Now that's very good after sales service! Moral Lesson buy from a legitimate store!
Unique Suggestions: Never hand over your money with out seeing the total price.
Fun Alternatives: Its nice to window shop in SIM LIM then compare prices from legitimate stores and you'll find out that they are alsmost the same.
Purchasing Electronic Goods, Singapore(Source: VirtualTourist)
Inside of Sim Lim Square (Source: Inside of Sim Lim Square, Singapore)
You can even visit the official website to see what stores carry which goods and their price range.
Address: 1 Rochor Canal Road Singapore
Funan IT Mall is more up market as compared to Sim Lim Square. It has a huge range of consumer electronics. Digital cameras and camcorders are the most prominent goods available, like in Sim Lim Square, as well as computer hardware. If you're looking to buy a plasma TV, or an LCD, this is not the place.
The best thing about this mall are the many deals that you can find here, with shops that are selling value-for-money products at competitive prices.
The Funan IT Mall is a bit safer because it's a government owned building, hence all the retailers have to be approved the government to operate a shop. So the service is a bit better and you can be sure you won't be buying a fake product.
Address: 109 North Bridge Rd Singapore 179097
Funan IT Mall, Singapore (Source: Matt Kieffer)
Mustafa is a huge store in Little India. It's technically a store where you can find everything, but the basement of the store specializes in electronics, and it's a place to find the best of deals. You get everything at a reasonable price with a genuine warranty.
Address: 320 Serangoon Road Singapore
Mustafa....plashe to be (Source: Soham Banerjee)
There are a lot of areas in Singapore that cater to fantastic night life, I'd be happy to suggest a few places. But I would recommend going to a selected area, and choosing which ever pub/club catches your eye.
Zouk is probably the oldest club in Singapore. Lots of places have come and gone, but Zouk has always been there. Every Wednesday is retro night, and the crowd is aged anywhere from 18years to 40years. It'll be open till 3am, so dance all night long!
Address: 17 Jiak Kim Street Singapore
Here's what one visitor had to say about the place:
If you arrive in Singapore on a weekday and wonder where all the people have gone.. wait till Fris and Sats..@ Zouk! OMG it was PACKED! This place, to me, is the most alive spot in the country.
There are 4 sections: Zouk, Phuture, Velvet Underground and Wine bar. Each section plays different kind of music. You have to pay a cover charge separately for each one. The charge is around 20SGD and it includes 1-2 drinks depending on what you order. I only paid to go to Zouk (hip hop) and Phuture (techno n dance stuff). Music was pretty good with quality cocktails.
Check out the website for any special happennings or promotion.
PS If you dont see many cuties and hotties during your stay, check out this club. You wont be disappointed.
Zouk Club, Singapore(Source:VirtualTourist)
IMG_8830 (Source: gurmit singh)
The butter factory is the place to go for hip hop and r&b lovers. The whole place has a very young vibe and an alternative culture. The crowd is the best on Fridays. This place is artsy, yet not faux paux!
Address: 1 Fullerton Road #02-02/03/04 Singapore
Splashed with graffiti, neon and swanky cartoons, the interiors reflect the club's vibe- a heady mix of dance tunes and alcohol. Separated into two concepts, Fash and Bump, the former houses rnb and hiphop whereas the latter houses electro. Fash attracts a more sophisticated crowd whilst Bump's patrons are all about the grinds. Here is where you let your inner wild child escape to be a pole dancer for the night.
Careful not to get too wasted or you'll find yourself stumbling out of the sidewalk into the marina promenade. Wednesdays sees its regular ladies' nights where both sexes get freeflow of housepours before 1am. The club has hosted and continues to host guest DJs and speed-dating events.
The Butter Factory (Source:GuideGecko)
Butter Factory (Source: Butter Factory)
Attica is the place "to be" every weekend. It's divided into 2 levels with a wide range of music, so no matter what your favorite type of music is, you'll find the beat to dance to! Though the place may seem very posh, the drinks are relatively reasonable but the bouncers at the entry do favor females and allow them in for free or through a 'shorter queue'.
If you want a place for a good time, good ambience and which is safe, quite a good bet. But be warned, you may not be allowed in due to certain restrictions on males.. Always good to take a female companion along. Cheers
Attica (Singapore, Singapore) (Source:TravBuddy)
Attica Club @ Clark Quay (Source: Alex Kovach)
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