Friday, July 28, 2017
Great Singapore Sale (GSS), Asia’s biggest shopping extravaganza
“Singapore istruly a shopper’s haven andonce more, the Great Singapore Sale welcomes our visitors to experience the biggest shopping spree in Southeast Asia,” said LaelLoh, STB Area Director for Philippines.
Fill your shopping bags with the best finds
First things first, for shoppers heading into the GSS, remember that prices can drop toas low as 70% from the hundreds of participating brands such as Oakley, GoPro, LEVI’S, Dockers, ALDO, Pandora, Ralph Lauren Home, Lacoste, Quicksilver, Nike, Tempur, TISSOT, VANS, TOPMAN, TOPSHOP, Dorothy Perkins, and a whole lot more.
Indeed, stretching those Singapore dollars is what one can expect as a line-up of just about everything is up for grabs—even spa treatments, dining offerings, and accommodations from luxurious and quirkyboutique hotels are available for that holistic lifestyle pampering experience.
A complete, hassle-free shopping experience
With two months-worth of activities and a dizzying array of participating merchants, one should know the must-dos, must-haves, and must-sees to fully appreciate this immersive shopping experience.
For cashless transactions, UnionPay International cards come in handy. Not only is it the official card partner of GSS, it also allows shoppers to score exclusive offers from big brands such as Kate Spad0e, Michael Kors, Tumi, and Victoria’s Secret.
Going on a shopping spree becomes even more convenient with the newly-rebooted GoSpree app, which provides a comprehensive list of GSS retail and service stores, shopping malls, dining outlets, attractions, leisure activities, and hotels.
With the GoSpree app, shoppers can also browse for amazing deals such as $500,000-worth (P18 million) of eCoupons that include 1-for-1 treats, additional 20% off sale items, and buy-2-get-1-free offers.
Shoppers also stand to win great prizes simply by shopping! From May 26 to August 13, aminimum of $30 (P1,070)single-receiptpurchase at participating stores will give shoppers the chance to win $300,000-worth (P10.7 million) of vouchers, household appliances, gadgets, and even a brand-new Subaru Impreza or a Nissan Pulsar,in exciting weekly draws under the Shop & Win promo bythe Singapore Press Holdings. Shoppers can also double the chances of winning these exciting prizes using their UnionPay credit cards.
Local goods to cop
Popular Singaporean brands are also something shoppers should watch out for. Benjamin Barker, creators of suave bespoke men’s apparel, will have every fine gentleman beaming over items they need for a dapper wardrobe, while Pedro’s exquisite shoes and accessories for both ladies and men will fill a collection that’s fit for any occasion. For a true taste of local, artisanal craftsmanship, Museum Label offers well-designed merchandise that gives life to Singapore’s rich culture and heritage.
Naiise, which showcases over 15,000 locally-made items from more than 890 emerging and established local and international brands, is set to tease shoppers with one-of-a-kind pieces, from quirky souvenirs and stationaries, to accessories and household products—essentially, everything that one needs as a reminder of Singapore and the Great Singapore Sale experience.
“The Great Singapore Sale has always been a highlight in Singapore’s events calendar. Together with SRA and other partners, we have added new components this year to enhance the overall shopping experience, so that our returning visitors and new-comers can enjoy a retail experience like no other,” said Edward Koh, STB Executive Director for Southeast Asia.
With all these at hand, one can truly experience the greatness ofthe Great Singapore Sale. And with an endless supply of exciting events and fun-filled activities, Singapore is truly a destination where one can not only hunt for great bargains, but create memorable and new experiences. For more informationon Singapore’s line-up of offerings, please visit www.visitsingapore.com.