Tax Free shopping in Singapore
Tax Free shopping in Singapore
- Marina Bay Sands - the place to visit for high end boutiques and luxury goods from major fashion labels around the world. Bath & Body Works, Dolce & Gabanna and Degem Prestige also sell here.
- Orchard Road – several busy malls and shopping centres located here. Brands such as and Kate Spade and Victoria’s Secret can all be found here. In the malls you can find Charles & Keith, Ralph Lauren and Taka Jewellery. Ngee Ann City is a shopping landmark with multiple brands and beauty salons available.
- ION Orchard – offers a choice of luxury, designer and high street shops. Aside from fashion, jewellery is also a popular attraction.
- Paragon – six floors consisting of different designer brands.
- Mandarin Gallery –local and regional designers as well as renowned international brands such as Tumi and Lalique. The first Victoria’s Secret full assortment flagship store in Asia is also found here.
- Malabar Gold & Diamonds and Joyalukkas – renowned jewellers for craftsmanship and quality of their items.
- Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) – home to boutiques offering luxury goods at the doorstep of nearby hotels and resort, it is close to Universal Studios Singapore, a Casino and Sentosa Island.
- The Galleria at RWS – high end watch boutiques including Rolex, Richard Mille, Omega and Chopard
- VivoCity – shopping centre with a huge selection of shopping outlets such as Charles & Keith & Pedro.
- Most shops in Singapore are open from 11 am in the morning and close around 9-10pm at night. Shops are open every day unless otherwise specified.
- Tourists who shop in Singapore are entitled to claim the Goods and Service Tax (GST) paid on purchases from participating retail shops with the Premier Tax Free logo.
- In order to facilitate your tax refund, make sure you bring the original copy of your passport along for verification when making payment. To qualify for tax refunds, you would have to spend at least SGD100 (you may accumulate up to 3 same-day invoices/receipts from the same retailer).
- The electronic Tourist Refund Scheme (eTRS) provides tourists with a hassle-free GST refund process. When making payment at participating stores, you may choose to use a credit card as a Token to store your purchase details – even if cash was used to make the purchase. Before departing from Singapore, you may use the Token to retrieve purchase details at the eTRS self-help kiosk at the airport or cruise centre to apply for a GST refund.
- Retailers will issue eTRS tickets and the tourist’s original receipt/invoice at the point of purchase. If no credit card as used as a Token, you can still use the eTRS tickets obtained from retailers for GST refund at various departure points.
- While smaller shops only accept cash, most shops accept varied payment methods, including the major credit cards. In addition, with Premier Tax Free’s Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) solution made available at many shops in Singapore, you will be able to pay in your home currency and save on any fluctuating exchange rates.