With Phase 2 Heightened Alert being implemented until 13 June 2021, there are much less shoppers in Bugis. If you are getting your takeaway in Bugis, you can consider making a quick check at these 8 deals in the vicinity.
Rainbow Ang Ku Kueh
When traditional foods get a new twist, you get rainbow coloured ang ku kueh. This is always in the newly opened Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kueh at Bugis Village. The store is famous for its ang ku kueh which many consider the best in Singapore. The other ang ku kueh they offer include the traditional red ones with peanut fillings and even purple ones with yam paste.
Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kueh
235 Victoria Street, Singapore 188027
Just in front of the bus stop facing Bugis Junction
2 for $50 Havaianas slippers
Over in Bugis Junction, you can find 2 for $50 Havaianas in BOTF. Not to be confused with Havaianas store, this stall is nearer to BHG on level 2. There are a good number of designs to choose from.
Bugis Junction #02-12
200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021
50% off Elisa Litz shoes
Linked to Bugis Junction, you can just cross over to Bugis+ to get Elisa Litz shoes at 50% off storewide. You can get their Sanrio collection or any collection at just half the retail prices.
Bugis+ (opposite Bugs Junction) #02-62/63
201 Victoria Street, Singapore 188067
Near to Elisa Litz, you can find many bags selling for $20 each. The designs are chic and are suitable as accessories.
201 Victoria St, Singapore 188067
Items not more than $1
At ABC Bargain Centre, you can find many items not over $1. You can find $0.10 Rexona roll-ons to chocolate snacks from Crispy for just $0.65.
ABC Bargain Centre
Bugis Street, opposite Albert Centre Food Centre
63 Queen St, Singapore 188542
Mangos at good prices
At a fruit stall near OG Albert Complex and in front of Fu Lu Shou, you can find fruits at very good prices. Among them, you can even find mangos for $0.70.
Fruit Stall outside Fu Lu Shou Complex opposite OG Albert Complex
149 Rochor Rd, Singapore 188425
Near Bugis/ Rochor MRT station
Denizen clearance apparel
On level 1 of OG Albert Complex, you can find apparel with prices that are reduced to clear. You can find dresses at $8 and even jeans at $10. There is quite a variety to choose from but sizes are limited per item.
OG Albert Complex
60 Albert St, Singapore 189969
Near Rochor MRT station
Dresses for little princesses
On level 3 of OG, you can find dresses for the little ones not over $10. Now, you can doll up your little princesses without burning a hole in your pocket.
OG Albert Complex
60 Albert St, Singapore 189969
Near Rochor MRT station
17 May 2021 marks the first working day of the new phase 2. Work from home is announced as the default mode but there are still many who need to work in their offices.
Here is my personal encounter of the public transport situation from a heartland to town.
Sengkang MRT station is usually packed with commuters in the morning. There was significantly less crowd on the platform level today.
Unlike any other mornings, there are actually still seats available at 9am on the train travelling towards Harbourfront.
Alighting at Dhoby Ghaut, the North East line station was much less packed than usual even when a train arrived.
Being an interchange for 3 lines, this section of Dhoby Ghaut is usually packed during the peak hours. Today, the crowd is significantly less than just last week.
Over at the North South line platform, there were still a sizable amount of commuters waiting for the train.
Over at Raffles Place MRT station, there are still commuters getting to their workplace but the crowd was pretty sparse.
At this famous open area just out of Raffles Place MRT station, there were limited people seated down and going to their offices.
Over at Merlion Park, there was actually no one at the platform taking photos of the iconic Merlion.
New Phase 2 starts today in Singapore. New measures include the banning of dining-in at F&B establishments and groups to be reduced to 2 people.
Here is the situation all around Singapore today.
This is the situation at Paya Lebar at 10am. Paya Lebar is usually crowded on Sundays as many friends from Indonesia meet there on their off days.
Over at Orchard Road, it is abnormally quiet on a Sunday. Much less crowd can be seen in shopping malls and on the streets.
Around 1pm at Tampines Mall, the crowd was visibly less compared to other Sundays. There are still some crowd at B1 buying food for takeaway where many food kiosks are. At around 5pm, the level 3 of the mall was unexceptionally quiet.
JEM and West Coast Plaza
Over in the malls in the west, there were significantly less shoppers as well. This can be observed in JEM and West Coast Plaza from images sent to us by friends of out page.
Toa Payoh Central
Toa Payoh Central is usually very crowded every weekend and you can see moderately less crowd today. It is interesting to see mostly groups of only 2 shoppers and solo shoppers walking around this heartland central.
Cow Play Cow Moo Suntec City
At 11pm yesterday, there was still a queue to enter Cow Play Cow Moo on level 3 of Suntec City Mall. At 5pm today, there was no queue to enter which is rare on Sundays. Inside the centre, there is also much less crowd compared to just yesterday.
Following the announcement of the new Phase 2 today, I checked out supermarkets and received updates from friends of our page.
Bugis Junction Cold Storage
I was in Bugis, so I decided to check out Cold Storage at Bugis Junction at 2.30pm. The crowd wasn’t overwhelming and seem to be quite a normal crowd on a Friday afternoon after lunch.
NEX Fairprice Xtra
When I reached NEX at 3.30pm, there was already a winding queue to enter Fairprice Xtra. Part of the queue was even diverted to a level below the supermarket.
Northpoint City Fairprice
Over in Yishun at about 3.15pm, a long queue can be spotted waiting to enter Fairprice on B2 in Northpoint City. This was shared to us by a friend of our page.
Jalan Bahar Sheng Siong
At about 4.30pm, another friend of our page shared the situation at a Sheng Siong Supermarket in Jalan Bahar which is located at 7 Jurong West Ave 5, #01-01/08, Singapore 649486.
Harbourfront Centre Cold Storage
At around 5.30pm, there is hardly any crowd in Cold Storage at Harbourfront Centre.
HDB Hub Fairprice
At 6.30pm, there was no overwhelming crowd at Fairprice at HDB Hub in Toa Payoh Central.
Situation from 2.30pm to 6.30pm
It seems that there were crowds turning up at various supermarkets in the heartlands between the first 4 hours after the new Phase 2 announcements. The crowds seem to have subsided now but we will continue to monitor the situation and provide you timely updates.
In Singapore, we love to shop in malls for the comfort and convenience. You can actually find many good deals in heartland centrals due to its lower operating costs. Bedok Central is a cool place to find many good deals.
New 24 hours supermarket selling China products
Scarlett Supermarket 思家客 just opened its newest store on Friday. It takes over the space previously occupied by Standard Chartered Bank. Like their other 3 stores, you can find. a good range of products in China at good prices. Compared to their 2 outlets in Chinatown, this store is relatively smaller, but you can still get some good buys if you do not wish to travel downtown. This store is open 24 hours.
Scarlett Supermarket 思家客
210 New Upper Changi Road, #01-703, Singapore 460210
Items not over $1 at ABC store
Over at ABC Bargain Centre, you can find many items not over $1. Among them, you can find chocolates, sanitary pads and even $0.10 box tissue paper. You can find the full report in our Facebook post.
ABC Bargain Centre
Blk 213 Bedok North St 1, Singapore 460213
Mangos at good prices
Near to POSB Bedok outlet, you can find a fruit store with many mangos at good prices. Maybe it is time to get yourself some mangos for a milkshake or just to have a dessert after your meal.
Blk 213 Bedok North Street 1, Singapore 460213
Just a few stores away from the fruit stall selling cheap mangos, you can find $2 shorts. They are ideal to wear at home. You can get a couple on the way there.
213 Bedok North Street 1 #01-113, Singapore 460213
Plastic Products at Toyogo
Many not living in Bedok Central might miss this store because it is at the far corner of Bedok Central under HDB Bedok office. You can find a range of $1 items in the wagons at the store front.
In the store, you can find many good deals. You can get a heart shaped pail for $1 or a bundle of containers at 40 for $25.60.
We love shopping at Don Don Donki. One reason is the interesting items from Japan they have. We found 10 such items at Don Don Donki City Square Mall.
Fan of Doraemon? There are Doraemon chocolates here.
Sanrio Characters Ribbon Biscuits
In the food section, you can find biscuits shaped in ribbons taken from Sanrio characters.
Love the Don Don Donki penguin mascot? Now you can wear him on your feet.
Adorable as they look, these little pikachus have a special function. Each of them play a particular note and you can get a few to play a song by hitting them.
Pokémon Facial Mask
You can now pamper yourself with Pokémon facial masks. They can save you a quick trip to the facial spa on a really busy day.
Hello Kitty Eye Talk
These Hello Kitty double eyelid glue make you go ‘oooh’. They are just so adorable.
Animal toothbrush and toothpaste holders
Want to organise your kids’ toothbrushes and toothpastes? You can get these adorable animal holders.
Toy story figures
You can get Woody and Buzz Lightyear talking figures at $24.95 here too. Not a bad deal, right?
You can find much good buys in heartland shops, just like at this myCK store opposite Khatib MRT station. This outlet is just 3 minutes walk from the station. The little surprise comes in that there is actually a second level you can access from level 1 of the shop.
10 for $8 Korean facial masks
Outside the store, you can find many Korean facial masks at 10 for $8. That makes them only $0.80. They are made in Korea. You can now give yourself a facial treat without an expensive visit to the spa.
Also outside the store, you can find many sanitary pads at better prices than major supermarkets.
Hello Kitty diapers
Going up to the ‘secretive’ second level, you can find a pack of 24 Hello Kitty diapers selling for $10.50. That works out to $0.44 per diaper.
Character tissue handkerchiefs
Also on level 2, you can find Frozen and Mickey and Minnie tissue handkerchiefs. A pack of 6 is selling for $2.20. The tissues have character printed on them. Sounds pretty cool to include them in your kids’ birthday goodie bag right?
Walk into Ang major supermarket and you will know it is hard to find toothpaste below $2. In this outlet, you get quite a variety to choose from.
Items not more than $1 per item
There are a number of good buys that cost less than $1 per item from Oral B toothbrushes to asian drinks at only 80 cents per item.
One of the hot selling items here is the Doritos according to the staff. They only cost $1.15 per pack. CNY is over and Ferrero Rocher are pretty much selling for retail prices everywhere but you can still find them at $9.45 per box of 24 here.
Blk 846 Yishun Ring Road, #01-3643, Singapore 760846
There are currently 12 Haidilao branches so far according to Haidilao’s website. They include outlets. at 313, Somerset, Bedok Mall, Clarke Quay, 313@somerset, IMM, Royal Square at Novena, Plaza Singapura, Sun Plaza, The Seletar Mall and VivoCity.
3 new outlets are set to open soon.
This outlet at Wisma Atria is located on level 2 and should open really soon. An online post has even been made to recruit for this outlet. The company is paying between $2,350 and $3,300 for various positions.
435 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238877
City Square Mall
Over at City Square Mall, a new outlet is opening in July 2021. This takes over the space previously occupied by Best Denki on Basement 2. This is a relatively big store.
City Square Mall
180 Kitchener Rd, Singapore 208539
On level 2 of JCube located in Jurong East, a massive Haidilao store is set to open between July and September 2021. This outlet will complement their popular store in IMM.
2 Jurong East Central 1, Singapore 609731
New purple iPhone will be available in selected countries, including Singapore, from 30 Apr 2021 as announced by Apple.
Purple iPhone 12mini:
Purple iPhone 12:
Prices are the same as other colours of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini.
Pre-order of purple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini is available from 23 Apr 2021 8pm.
You can make your pre-order on Apple’s website.
OG Orchard Point is situated beside The Centrepoint and near to Somerset MRT station. OG occupies 5 storeys of this building from B1 to level 4. There are a number of good deals available there at the moment.
2 pairs of Cabanna shoes for $20
Entering the main entrance of OG, you can find displays of 1-for-1 Cabanna shoes for $20. That amounts to $10 per pair. The shoes are suitable to match your office attires. You can find flats, as well as heels. The range available is quite extensive. You can find the full report here.
Anello bags on sale
Anello bag on sale can be found on level 1 near the escalators going up to level 2. Prices range from $20 to $71. You can find the report here.
$49.90 Pony shoes
Going down to B1, you can find Pony shoes for $49..90. PONY is an American brand, mainly consisting of footwear and clothing. It was founded in the United States and is now headquartered in Hong Kong. These shoes look chic and should be easy to be paired with your casual outfits. You can find the full report here.
Kids' dresses not more than $10
On the kids' section on level 3, you can find many dresses for the little ones from $5 to $10, We all know how fast kids outgrow their apparels. You will not feel the pain when they cannot wear these dresses anymore. Have fun dolling your little princesses with these cute dresses. You can find the full report here.
$3.90 Baby rompers
Near to the dresses on level 3, you can find a wagon of baby rompers for $3.90. They are originally priced at $12.90.
On level 4, you can find blankets with Sanrio characters for $18.90. You might feel happier feeling the warmth they provide when you tuck yourself to sleep at night.
This is good news for pink lovers. Also on level 4, you can find a variety of pink coloured kitchenware spread out over the household department. You can find the full report here.
OG Orchard Point
160 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238842