Singapore is a great modern yet historical city, where you can still find plenty of remains of the British Colonial era. The most visited part of Singapore’s downtown is the Raffles Square, which stands by Singapore River and which is still widely held as the centre of colonial Singapore. There are several shopping possibilities of this area yet Raffles City Shopping Mall stands out from the crowd thanks to its great and diverse range of services and huge shopping possibilities. Let us look at this downtown shopping mall lying in the historical centre of Singapore this time.
Raffles City Shopping Mall is located in the Civic District that features the highest numbers of colonial monuments in Singapore, many of which are still used as official and governing buildings. The Raffles City Shopping Mall is also very close to the historical Raffles Square featuring Singapore’s most popular luxury hotel, the Raffles. The imposing shopping mall was built in place of Raffles Institution a former educational facility. The shopping mall is part of the huge Raffles City project, which consists of the following buildings: Raffles City Tower, Swissotel, The Stamford, Raffles City Convention Centre, and Fairmont Singapore as well as Raffles City Shopping Centre.
The building of the huge mall was one of the largest downtown constructions of Singapore, which took altogether 6 years to complete. As per the targeted designs, Raffles was built to become a real city within the city and indeed this mall is one of the largest malls still of the city. CapitaMall Trust, which is the largest shopping mall managing and maintaining company in Singapore, manages Raffles City Shopping Mall.
The shopping mall was intended to catch the attention of tourists and those living in or close to downtown. The mall is highly popular for its diversity, its huge number of stores and for having available stores for everyone with every budget. Raffles Square is popular for its large Marks & Spencer store, which is a much beloved UK quality brand offering garments for everyone in every age. Other highly popular stores include River Island, Topshop and Skyla. Thanks to the mall, having a large number of maternity and toy stores, Raffles City Shopping Centre is well visited by families. If you are looking for luxury fashion stores here, you will find plenty of these too, with Cortefiel, Tommy Hilfiger brand stores while high profile jewellery and exclusive watches store include a label store of Omega and one of Thomas Sabo.
In the basement of the large shopping mall, you can find a large food court with restaurants and fast food bars alike. Try Double Bay or Brotzeit and some of the unique eateries in Singapore. Within the neighbouring Swissotel you can find more luxurious restaurants such as the Equinox or the New Asia Bar.
As for getting there, Raffles City Shopping Mall is located right above City Hall MRT Station that makes it very easy to reach. Visit this great downtown shopping mall for its great number of stores and services while you are in .Singapore.