Category Archives: Shopping

5 Things I Never Buy In Singapore

As an expat living in Singapore you’ve probably never really come to terms with how expensive everything is here compared to back home. I mean $40 for a tin of baby formula and $25 for decent bottle of wine! Now that’s crazy!! There are certain things that I need on a regular basis but refuse… Read More »

Best Edible Souvenirs From Singapore To Bring Home To Your Family & Friends

Stuck for ideas for presents and souvenirs from Singapore to give your family and friends back home? What’s better than one that you can eat!! And since Singapore is an absolute food paradise, there’s plenty of choice. I’ve listed below my favourite Singaporean food and drink gifts, from the incredibly addictive Irvins Salted Egg Fish… Read More »

Tesco Supermarket Has Finally Arrived In Singapore!

  Tesco is my supermarket of choice back home in the UK as their selection of groceries is humongous (I happily spend hours in there sometimes!) as well as their prices being competitive. So the good news is that Tesco has finally arrived in Singapore! Well…. unfortunately not an actual Tesco store… but online delivery… Read More »

Amazon Prime Now Singapore Review – Did It Meet Expectations?

After months of speculation, Amazon Prime Now released their shopping app on iTunes and Google Play stores last Wednesday in Singapore, the first market in Southeast Asia. I love Amazon and always shop on their website back in the UK where it’s my go-to online store for everything from electronics to books. It’s also the… Read More »

Tokutokuya Japanese Two Dollar Shop Singapore – Great Alternative To The Daiso

Tokutokuya is a two dollar store from Japan which has a branch in Changi City Point shopping mall as well as one in the more centrally located Suntec City shopping mall near City Hall and Esplanade MRT which opened earlier this year. I’ve never been to the branch in Changi City Point but I decided… Read More »

Cheap Shopping Singapore: Dollar Stores

Although Singapore is an expensive place to live, you’ll be surprised at how many dollar stores there are here, where you can pick up general household items and daily necessities that are of pretty decent quality. The HDB estates will usually have some small shops selling an array of goods starting at one dollar but if you’re… Read More »

MixCart Two Dollar Store Review – Geylang Singapore

MixCart is a two dollar store in the Geylang area of Singapore near Aljunied MRT. Although small you can find a variety of household items, toys, stationary, jewellery and other knick-knacks all of which are $2 with some items that are 2 for $2 and some jewellery and soft drinks for only $1. The shop is packed… Read More »

Budget Shopping In Singapore – Where To Buy All Your Daily Essentials For Cheap

Living in Singapore is expensive and according to CNN it is currently the most expensive city to live in as an expat! I remember going to a Cold Storage supermarket when I first moved here and was shocked to see a box of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes for nearly S$12 – around 3 times the price… Read More »

Real Food Cafe Restaurant Review – Killiney Road

Real Food on Killiney Road near Somerset MRT is a vegetarian cafe / restaurant that only serves healthy food free from processed ingredients, artificial preservatives and trans fats. It is a huge place with a lot of seating space where you can escape from the stress of daily life and catch up with friends over… Read More »

Online Shopping In Singapore: Websites With Free International Shipping

Shopping in Singapore can be expensive as you may well know if you’ve spent any amount of time living here so shopping online is usually the cheaper option and nowadays a lot of online stores are providing free worldwide shipping. Buying a microwave from an online shop based in the UK and having it shipped to Singapore… Read More »