Where to Shop in Singapore: Far East Plaza, Orchard

Hey Everyone,

I’ve never really been a branded person when it comes to getting clothes. That being said whether my top is from Calvin Klein or from the 5 dollar shop down the street really doesn’t matter on me. I believe in style for a bargain and you’re probably not going to see me in a boutique whipping any more than fifty bucks for something. Believe it or not, Singapore is great for this and I thought it’d be cool to show you a place where I find myself shopping in Singapore again and again! Let me introduce to you Far East Plaza! This will probably be useful if you’re thinking of coming down anytime soon to look for clothes at a pretty good price.

When someone mentions Shopping in Singapore, it will probably beΒ synonymousΒ with Orchard Road. Orchard Road is a one way street with shops on both sides be it department stores, malls, or big names like H&M, Forever21, Topshop and of course your luxury apparels like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, Hermes, and more. Orchard Road might seem like a place to spend only big ticket items but actually, if you look a little harder, places like Far East have clothes that won’t put your wallet on a diet.

Far East Plaza is located near Scotts and opposite the big DFS at 14 Scotts Road.

It is quite an aged mall and a teenager hot spot mainly because of Level 1 which is jam packed with small stores selling shoes, clothes and accessories at cool prices.

This isn’t persay a place for bargaining but a great place to find dresses, tops and that type of shoe you’ve always wanted at probably the 30 – 50 dollar price range.

The fun doesn’t stop at Level 1 though. If you take the escalator up and skip the floor with old men selling cameras and camera accessories (unless you’re looking for that too) you are greeted with even more small shops.

If you’re looking for Asian make-up, they have many stores selling fake lashes, to OPI and China Glaze nail polishes to Asian stuff like eye-lid tape and BB creams. There are a bunch of manicure and pedicure places as well.

But best of all, most of these shops sell clothes that aren’t mainstream clothes you’ll find at Forever21 or Zara. Some of these shops are blogshops come offline which probably are my favourite places to go because I know I’ll find clothes that are “special”.

My favourite shop of all at Far East is First Day. Selling clothes from various blog shops, I find that these clothes are fashionable and unique, and with a 25 – 35 dollar price range, I really can’t complain.

I usually can get a range of pretty nice dresses. I wasn’t allowed to take pictures in-store (heck, i didn’t even try) so I sneakily took some pictures of some outfits I tried out in the dressing room (sneaky me) during a shopping trip there. I’m currently working now and I needed some office dresses. Let’s just say First Day is the first place I will go to.

The first dress I tried on was this pretty green one that I did end up buying. I just LOVED the color of this dress. The girly mint green was flowy in just the right places. I snapped it up immediately. Plus, they go really well with my shoes!

I didn’t end up getting this one. Although I loved this dress because of the cute mini skirt part of it, I found it just a little too short for my liking. Trust me, this was the second time I tried it on but still, even with tights, I don’t think I could pull it off. It’s so cute though!

This one is just a simple structured dress, perfect for work! It folds in just the right places. I love it.

With two dresses, I ended up spending only $50 bucks which meant that each one was only about 25 – 27 dollars with a 10% holiday discount – Β I told you you could get style at a pretty good price!

I hoped you liked this post! Far East Plaza is at 14 Scotts Road! If you ask anyone, they’ll point you to it, it’s a very popular shopping place. Don’t confuse this with Far East Shopping Centre, it is a totally different place!

What’s your favourite shop at Far East?



  • Lin

    Great post. I certainly have to agree that Far East is such a great place to go for basically everything. After shopping I even like to eat at this stall ‘Cahaya’ at lvl 5. Nice Halal Chinese food like Fishball noodles n chicken noodles!! Will be sure to take a look at that shop ‘First Day’ πŸ™‚

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      Thanks love πŸ™‚ I will check out that stall, sounds yummy! πŸ™‚ yes first day is my fave πŸ˜€

  • dooey

    agree that far east is great for shopping!! (: they have lots of dresses there! you can easily pick out a few glam enough for dinners!

  • Grace

    Gosh!! I have to go to this place next time when i visit singapore! i was always going to those main malls when i visit s’pore~

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      Yep! I will make more of these, it’s not just the main malls that are for shopping, I hardly actually go to them now :p

  • Ruzanna

    Thanks for the post! Such good timing. I’m currently in Singapore for work and is bored from window-shopping in Orchard road already. Btw, where’s the best place to buy cameras in Singapore?

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      No problemo πŸ™‚ Try Sim Lim Square πŸ™‚

  • Jien

    hahah, i’m a local and i mixed up far east plaza and shopping centre!

  • Noniek

    I miss this mall when visit Singapore, I only went to mall near Orchard. Next time I’ll drop by. Thanks for let us know!

  • Bun Bun Makeup Tips

    Oh I LOVE going to Far East! It’s my go-to shopping place since my teens. Another place would be Bugis Street. =)

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      yep! i wanna do a special there too!

  • evelynn

    Hey, what are the sizes like at first day? πŸ™‚

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      it’s free size but probably small to medium!

  • Yuvee

    Ooh this brings back memory! I used to hang out there with my friends whenever I visit Singapore back in highschool. Shame I forgot to visit when I was there last month, must check out that shop next time!

  • jojobar

    I never miss the clubbing wear outlet at level one … think called Shoppe. Selling very nice n sexy wear. Glam decor as well…

  • Cherie

    I was just in Singapore at these places last year! I’m from Singapore but moved to Brisbane and it was really great to learn the malls and shop on Orchard Road. πŸ™‚
    Just found your youtube channel- you’ve got yourself another subscriber! xx

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      thanks for subbing! and that’s great to hear πŸ™‚

  • Felice Zaina

    Not sure if you can help but I have been trying to locate the shop in Fareast Plaza Orchard road that sells Nuker Mocassins

  • Paola

    Me and my friend will be going to Singapore in february. We both love to shop so, thanks for the tip about this place. Only one question. Is there any store where you can buy a dress, (long, evening dress to wear to prom). At Far East or any other place in Singapore? Is there any store who has these types of dresses? πŸ™‚

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      Well, there’s not really a set store for that. Daniel Yan was the popular choice in my day but I don’t really like their dresses now. You’ll have to look around!

  • Kaisiang

    Is there nice boys clothes such as vest , clubbing clothes etc ?

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      yes there is a few guy shops πŸ™‚

      • Kaisiang

        Is there more than 10 shops selling guy stuffs?

          • Kaisiang

            The 2-3 shops , do they have fashionable clothes , pants etc ?

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    Like it. Thanks for doing such a good job. I will definitely return again to read more and inform my neighbors about your site.

  • Gene

    Hi there! My froend and i would Be heading down to orchard during out stay in singapore. What’s the difference between Far East plaza and Far East shopping center? Is this the one near Hilton hotel? And do you mind if you write a simple direction where we could follow? Thank u so much!

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