Got enough cash for shopping? You know you want to spend it on anything that suits your interest. But don’t get too excited yet because here at Eat Shop Play, we want to help you prepare before spending your hard earned cash. We provide you with tips on how to go about your shopping antics and how those discount cards help you save on almost anything that comes with your shopping.
So here are some tips to help you enjoy your stay and wisely spend your cash in Singapore!
Seek for more shopping spots.
You can do a lot in just a couple of hours in Singapore since the city is small. The Orchard Road is famous for its high-class boutiques and the prices are closer to Western levels. Don’t worry though because there are still many stores such as Haji Lane which is the place to be for retro fashion and street chic. There’s also Little India if you seek for art, textiles, antiques, music and food.
Bring a spare shopping bag with you.
Shopaholics are on their way! So don’t forget to take along with you one of those foldable bags because you never know when you get hooked to buy all the goodies you find on those great shopping bargains.
Pre-teens shop at adult sections? Hell yes!
Everyone knows that Asian size is ‘petite’ and the type of clothes you find in the city very much agree with that. So if you have a 10-12 year old child, adult size shirts or pants will surely fit them.
Always look out for dishonest salespeople.
Why? Although not common in Singapore but there may be some people who will either try to upsell you or tell you that they don’t have what you are looking for and sell you another product that’s closer to what you’re asking for. Obviously, they are trying to sell you products that are unfamiliar to you. So bring out that critical mind of yours if ever you encounter these types of salespeople as you go on with your shopping.
Make a ready –list of models back home.
This is if you plan to purchase big-ticket items such as gadgets or any high-tech stuff. It is best if you do this to let you know the market prices of these products. If not, those ‘sales-predators’ will definitely haunt you.
Always ask for receipts and check if the products you purchase come with international warranty.
Always check this feature before bargaining with shopkeepers most especially if you are in Singapore for a short time. You will also have problems with travel insurance because some of them do not cover lost items if you don’t have receipts. So keep them until you get home safely.
If you are a foodzilla, then Singapore is the place to be! The Lion City offers delightful variety of multicultural dishes. Whether you prefer fine dining or affordable street foods, you will never be disappointed.
Singapore has every imaginable cuisine, for every imaginable budget and taste. From the traditional Chinese, Malay and Indian cuisines to Arabic, Moroccan to Italian, French, American and others, Singapore’s dining scenery is filled with irresistible aroma for people from different races and culture.
Even with Singapore’s limited space, the city is lined with an array of food establishments ready to let you experience what Singapore dining landscape has to offer. To fully enjoy South East Asia’s food paradise, discount cards are the answer. Using discount coupons allow you to experience the buzz of Singapore’s colorful and multicultural dishes without breaking your wallet. You only need know where to find these vouchers and you are set to unleash the foodzilla in you.
Fortunately, EAT SHOP PLAY book consists a variety of discount cards, vouchers and other discounts Singapore deals you cannot resist. Purchasing a EAT SHOP PLAY book allows you to take a trip at Singapore’s colorful and flavorful panorama.
However, with so many food and beverage establishments available, picking the best can be a daunting task. For your easy reference, here are the two most popular dishes to try while in Singapore:
This Chinese dish is rice topped with slices of boned chicken meat served with chili sauce, gravy, or other dipping sauces. You can find this highly favored chicken dish at food courts at cheap rates.
Satay is made of seasoned beef, lamb, or chicken meat skewered in bamboo and grilled. This rich flavored dish is usually served with thick and creamy peanut sauce, sliced raw onions and cucumbers.
Eating is a national past time in Singapore. Thus, a wide variety of cuisine apart from the familiar Chinese cuisine, Malay cuisine and Thai cuisine. Whether you are in the mood for Italian meal, exotic African cuisine, Russian or Mexican cuisine and many more, Singapore has it all!
One simply cannot visit or live in Singapore and not at least experience one of the reasons it is so famous for … the food! And what better way than to go all out with the best of the best. I’m talking about the top restaurants in the country. And if you’re thinking that this food trip is going to burn a hole into your pockets, that’s where you’re wrong. There are a lot of ways to pay less for a high class meal. Discount cards can go a long way if you know where to find it. Use them enough, and who knows, you might even get enough points to earn loyalty rewards that can take you to a trip overseas or a luxurious pampering of the senses!
One way to avail of these discounts is to purchase the EAT SHOP PLAY book set. With more than 500 pages in this book, you will find a wide array of coupons, vouchers and loyalty deals inside, and will definitely get more than your end of the bargain. Purchasing an Eat Shop Play copy gives you a chance to choose between more restaurants than you can think of.
Getting on with our gastronomic top picks, it’s difficult to select just a few when there is such a diverse variety all over the country. But, according to plenty of researches done online, through word-of-mouth and by recommendations from friends, visiting tourists and the locals themselves, here are the 3 favourite fine dining restaurants in Singapore in no particular order:
Overlooking the city with its full height glass windows, the Equinox is one of those few versatile places where you can either celebrate an anniversary, take a client out on a lunch meeting, or just hang out with your friends. The rates are pricey but definitely worth it.
It’s no wonder that this restaurant is often found at the top lists of fine dining food havens. Andre Chiang, owner of Restaurant Andre, is a former chef at Swissôtel. For the first timer still testing it out, try the lunch menu. It’s less expensive than the dinner. I hear the dinner is more ambitious though.
The location is interesting, set in between a mixture of traditional and modern restaurants. With only a few tables, Gunther’s promises to be both intimate and private, for those of you searching for a romantic place to take a date. Try their signature dish, caviar. Reservations are recommended.
***image taken from: Swissotel
Who doesn’t love a good bargain?
The realistic shopper would know that buying designer items at full price is just for a privileged few – the kind that brings in six figure salaries and has a sky high credit limit. No one understands value of that inventory sale at Barneys or Neiman Marcus more.
Meanwhile, the practical shopper might eschew top labels entirely in favor of budget-friendly brands. But even they, with their good economic sense, wait for coveted products to be offered at a discount.
As such, it isn’t a wonder why “entertainment books” are getting to be so popular nowadays. People want to go out and enjoy life but be frugal about it. Hence, having a booklet filled with a myriad of discount options is always a good thing. When you’ve been waiting forever for a markdown on that trendy coat, a-two-for-the-price-of-one meal at a favorite restaurant is balm to that tormented soul.
Coupon books also help to bring out your daring, adventurous side. You get to explore places you’ve never been before or dine in a part of town where you’d never expect to find a good tapas bar.
However, too much reliance on an savings book can spell disaster too if you aren’t careful. It is possible to end up overspending just because you think that you are saving a lot off the discounts you’re getting. In fact, you may even buy stuff you will never use. To prevent temptation, it’s best if you look through all the offers first and tear off the ones that you would really be using. Then, you can pass along the book to family or friends so they can get the coupons they need too.
The concept of the entertainment book providing great discounts and deals has now reached Asian soil with EAT SHOP PLAY, a book set containing over $35,000 dollars worth in savings at various accommodation, dining, and leisure establishments in Singapore.
Get a copy now and get the most out of your stay in Singapore. The book set is not only ideal to Singaporeans but also practical for expats and regular visitors. Maximize your purchasing power in the Tiger City, use all the coupons and discount cards on the EAT SHOP PLAY book set today!