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Deals at the 2017 Great Singapore Sale

Posted on July 03, 2017

THE Great Singapore Sale (GSS) -- one of Asia’s biggest shopping extravaganzas -- is ongoing until Aug. 13. Presented by the Singapore Retailers Association (SRA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB), it is where some of the best deals and bargains from the hottest brands are.

The Great Singapore Sale is ongoing until Aug. 13.
“Singapore is truly a shopper’s haven and once more, the Great Singapore Sale welcomes our visitors to experience the biggest shopping spree in Southeast Asia,” said Lael Loh, STB area director for Philippines, in a press statement.

SRA and STB note that prices during the sale can drop to as low as 70% among 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 and Dorothy Perkins.

And it is not just products that are on sale -- spa treatments, dining offerings, and accommodations from luxurious and quirky boutique hotels are also available.

For cashless transactions, UnionPay International cards come in handy. Aside from being the official card partner of GSS, it also allows shoppers to score exclusive offers from big brands such as Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Tumi, and Victoria’s Secret.

Making going on a shopping spree even more convenient is 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 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. In a promo that is ongoing until Aug, 13, a minimum of $30 (P1,070) single-receipt purchase 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 weekly draws under the Shop & Win promo by the Singapore Press Holdings. Shoppers can also double the chances of winning these prizes using their UnionPay credit cards.

Popular Singaporean brands are also something shoppers should watch out for. There is Benjamin Barker, creator of suave bespoke men’s apparel; Pedro’s shoes and accessories for both ladies and men; and the local, artisanal craftsmanship of the Museum Label. Then there is Naiise, which showcases over 15,000 locally made items from more than 890 emerging and established local and international brands, and offering one-of-a-kind pieces, from quirky souvenirs and stationary, to accessories and household products.

“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,” Edward Koh, STB executive director for Southeast Asia, was quoted as saying in a statement.

For more information on Singapore’s lineup of offerings, visit