ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Where Are the Best Places to Buy Electronics in Singapore

Updated on December 25, 2013

Here's the Top 5 Places to Buy Electronics in Singapore

Tech shopping is an obsession in highly wired Singapore, so it's no wonder that there are entire malls dedicated solely to electronics and high-tech toys.

Throw in an Asian mentality that can't be satisfied without a bargain, and you have one of the world's top destinations for electronics shopping.

Singapore's open economy means that you can find the newest Asian, US and European products all in one place. Better yet, you can claim back any Goods and Services Taxes at the airport before you leave.

Ready to go? Here's the top five spots in Singapore for an electronics spree.

(To see FULL list of best places to buy electronics in Singapore, click here.)

1. Naranjan Electronics *Newly Added

Naranjan Electronics

If you are looking to buy the cheapest mobile phones, smartphones and digital cameras in Singapore, then Naranjan Electronics in Little India is the place you need to checkout.

The reason they can be selling cheaper than Mustafa Singapore is baffling indeed. The only possible reason I could muster is these phones are probably "grey products" or parallel imported goods.

Likelihood is the warranty of these non-counterfeit products may not be recognized back in your home country. It's a risk you have to take for the cheap price.

Do not expect any customer service or helpful salesman explaining to you the intricacies of the mobile phone or camera you are holding.

Also, they do not entertain price negotiation nor should you try as you may get the "take it or leave it" treatment. Just remember that you are here for cheap phones, locate the model you want, TEST it on the spot, pay the cash and scoot out.

How to Score a Deal: Buying the cheap electronics here is already a bargain if you do not mind the warranty issue. Again, remember to test your product before leaving.

Address: 154 Racecourse Road (Little India) Singapore 218599

Telephone: +65 6392 2926

Nearest MRT train station: Farrer Park (NE8)

Opening hours: Opens daily but as it is family-owned sometimes it may be closed for any reason. It gets pretty crowded in the evenings though.

2. Mustafa Center

Mustafa Center - Mobile Phones Department

Mustafa Center is a landmark of Little India known for selling almost everything under the sun and staying open around the clock.

While Mustafa doesn't have the same range as Funan and Sim Lim Square, it does offer some great low-priced electronics especially in the area of mobile phones, digital cameras and watches.

How to Score a Deal: Do your homework first before shopping at Mustafa Center because while some electronics are significantly cheaper, other may not be. Prices are fixed here so you won't be able to haggle.

Address: 145 Syed Alwi Road Singapore 207704

Telephone: +65 6295 5885

Nearest MRT train station: Farrer Park (NE8)

Opening hours: It never sleeps!

3. Sim Lim Square IT Mall

Sim Lim Square

Photo Credit: flickr/italo&ana

With over six floors of electronics, Sim Lim Square should be a tech-lover's first destination. Need a cheaper iPad alternative or want a super-computer custom-built?

Consider it done. Take note, the better stores at Sim Lim are actually on the higher floors, so a good strategy is to start at the top and work your way down. Be warned though that some shop owners utilize hard sell tactics so don't be afraid to walk away.

How to Score a Deal: Never buy anything before scoping out all the prices from the competing stores. Then go back to the shop you like most and bargain for the lowest price and freebies.

Address: 1 Rochor Canal Road Singapore 188504

Telephone: +65 6338 3859

Nearest MRT train stations: Bugis (EW12) and Little India (NE7)

Opening hours: 10.30am - 9.00pm (Mon to Sun)

Electronics and IT Gadgets - Sample of the electronics stuff you can get in Singapore.

4. Funan DigiLife Mall

Funan DigiLife Mall

Photo Credit: flickr/geordieb

Wheeling and dealing isn't for everyone, so if you prefer a more relaxed, upmarket shopping experience, come to Funan DigiLife Mall instead.

Funan is a modern mall with spacious, well-designed stores showcasing the latest electronics. This is a good place to come if you want to test before you buy.

Gamers and anime-lovers should also head here as Funan is the mall with the most number of video game boutiques, toys and collectibles.

How to Score a Deal: Funan DigiLife Mall is considered more reputable than Sim Lim Square, but is not always known for its sales. The only time you will find bigger discounts is during the annual Great Singapore Sale in June.

Address: 109 North Bridge Road Singapore 179097

Telephone: +65 6336 8327

Nearest MRT train station: City Hall (EW13/NS25)

Opening hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm (Mon to Sun)

5. Parisilk

Parisilk Website

This small shophouse tucked away in Holland Village has quietly accumulated a reputation for being one of the best places to buy home appliances and electronics.

The staff here are well-known for being knowledgeable and helpful. Parisilk has become known as one of the best places in Singapore to buy a camera or video camera, but their audio equipment is also very popular.

How to Score a Deal: The sales person here are generally forthcoming with honest opinions and some persistent cajoling may land you great discounts.

Address: No 15A Lorong Liput (Holland Village) Singapore 277730

Telephone: +65 6466 6002

Nearest MRT train station: Holland Village (CC21)

Opening hours: 10.30am - 8.30pm (Mon to Sat), 11.00am - 6.00pm (Sun and Public Holidays)

6. IT Fairs

PC Show IT Fair

Photo Credit: flickr/teutoburg

If nothing but the best bargains will do for you, plan your trip around one of Singapore's major IT fairs like Comex, Sitex or PC Show.

Taking place a few times a year, they are held in huge convention halls where every IT store worth its salt shows up with attractive deals.

Be prepared though-as many as 200,000 people pass through the doors of the convention daily and it will take you a whole day to see everything on offer.

How to Score a Deal: For rock-bottom prices, come down on the last day hours before closing. Sellers are desperate to offload remaining goods and will throw big discounts or freebies at you.

You can time your visit to Singapore to coincide with these mega IT fairs so you can pickup some really good bargains. The IT fairs are generally held once every quarter:

1) IT Show - March

2) PC Show - June

3) Comex - September

4) Sitex - November

To confirm actual date of the IT fairs, check out the schedule at this website

More Questions on Buying Electronics in Singapore? - Drop me a comment so I can make this lens more useful to readers like you!

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image


      2 years ago

      You should never buy anything from Sim Lim Square.

    • profile image


      3 years ago

      I am looking for an export quality ultrabook and I had bought a samsung cell from Niranjan last year at a great price. However wen I went last week, they did not show me an for export stuff and so the prices really weren't very different

    • profile image


      4 years ago

      stay away from the nasty rude dishonest sellers at SIM LIM square unless you are an expert trader with a stomach for SHIT



    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)