Gift shopping this festive season is a breeze at this East Coast fave, with fantastic finds for the whole family
Whether you’re long-term resident or a total newbie to our Lion City, we can probably agree that when it comes to the sheer variety of retail options, Singapore tops the list. With malls at every turn, you never have to look too far for a shopping run – and that’s what we love about living here!
White Sands in Pasir Ris is a long-standing East-sider haunt and it’s not hard to see why. This family mall houses a line-up of independent stores and homegrown eateries that offer easy gift ideas (and treats) for any occasion. With the year-end holidays nearly here, we made a trip down to the heartlands ourselves.
Delectable local treats
Trade the usual turkeys and roasts for Singaporean classics. Hit up barbecued meat specialist Bee Cheng Hiang and bakery Prima Deli for popular local delicacies such as bak kwa and kueh lapis. Looking for more savoury snacks? Polar Puffs & Cakes’ the go-to when it comes to freshly-baked pastries, best accompanied by a warm glass of soy milk from Jollibean. At Secret Recipe, you’ll find a satisfying selection of pastas, pies, cakes and Asian specialties.
Gift shopping galore
Health and wellness are possibly the best presents on our list and you’ll find plenty of choices at TCM chains Eu Yan Sang and Hockhua Tonic, health food retailer Xndo and supplements store GNC. Personalise your gift by adding a customised calendar from Standard Photo – simply purchase two sets desktop calendars to receive a complimentary poster!
Looking for a Secret Santa gift? Check out Aries for a dazzling array of costume jewellery and hair accessories. You also can’t go wrong with skincare; luxurious beauty sets by South Korean brand Missha make perfect, last-minute stocking stuffers. You’ll find more options over at Aster Spring, too. From now ‘til 31 December, the skincare salon is offering a selection of treatments at discounted rates. We’ve got our eye on the three-piece travel set, free with every $120 Dermalogica purchase.
For more great finds, visit White Sands online.
White Sands, 1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3, Singapore 518457, p. 6585 0606.
This article is sponsored by Asia Malls