Shopping on a budget at IMM!
Many of us wouldn’t even think of heading to the west side of Singapore to fulfil our shopping needs. The Klook team has uncovered one of the best places in Singapore to get your luxury brands for less! Think brands like Michael Kors and Adidas for up to 80% off!
The IMM Shopping Center in the west side of Singapore is a hidden gem home to over 90 outlet stores. With discounts on apparel, sporting goods and even furniture, read on to find out how to save your wallets while scoring some fresh new kicks!
Klook Tip: If you’re a foreigner, flash your passport at the Customer Service Counter at Level 1 and collect a Tourist Privilege Booklet for some discount coupons.
1. Go lux for less
Most of us dream of owning an item or two from a luxury brand but just can’t afford to pay full price for it! Lucky for us budget barbies, outlet stores exist! More specifically, unique to IMM mall is the Club 21 outlet store!
For the uninitiated, Club 21 carries luxury brands like Marc Jacobs, DKNY and Paul Smith! Get your hands on staples like leather jackets or work shirts which are definitely worth the investment. Other coveted brands with outlet stores in IMM to check out include Calvin Klein, Agnes B, Coach, Kate Spade.
If you’re not one for luxury brands, they also have our everyday favorites like Cotton On and Charles and Keith! Pick up a top from Cotton On for as low as SGD 5 and a pair of sandals from Charles and Keith for SGD30.
2. Athle-chic is the new black
If you’ve been using the lack of activewear as an excuse to avoid the gym, i think you’ll soon find that excuse redundant. If there’s one thing you should walk out of IMM with, it’s cheap activewear! With outlet stores like Adidas, Nike and New Balance or even Royal Sporting House, you won’t have to worry about not finding activewear for your next gym session.
Even if you’re not heading to the gym anytime soon, they also have stores selling winter wear for your next ski trip with the family! Head down to Coldwear, The Travel Store or even Timberland to pick up a winter jacket and a pair of boots to shield you from the harsh winter winds.
If you’re a soccer fan, you’ll also be glad to know that they have the Premier Football Outlet where you can score this season’s jerseys! Even if you don’t plan to play soccer, at least you can look the part!
3. Dress up your homes
If your closet is bursting from the amount of clothes you already have, don’t fret! You can still shop for new things in IMM! Head to Akemi for new sheets to dress your bed or Commune or Picket and Rail for new pieces for your homes. While it might be hard to transport a brand new sofa to your home country, small items like lamps and displays are a great souvenir to take home.
If you’re looking for more decorative items, the best place to get little decorative pieces or even new cutlery sets is Daiso! Everything in the store is priced at SGD 2 and trust us when we say it’s easy to get carried away and purchase everything! At such a great steal, it’s hard to resist.
4. Gadgets and gizmos aplenty
If you’re looking to replace your old gadgets with an upgrade to the newest technologies, you won’t be disappointed. With stores like Sony and Best Denki, whether you’re looking for handheld gadgets or household appliances, you’ll find them here.
5. Refuel for even more retail therapy
After all that shopping, you’ll definitely hear the rumbles of your bellies. Lucky for us, IMM is home to a huge variety of restaurants and cafes to suit every taste bud. If you’re looking for some local Singaporean fare, head to Kopitiam for some cheap hawker food! Grab a plate of good ol’ Hainanese chicken rice, a local favorite and be sure to load up on that garlic chilli sauce that comes with it.
Hotpot chain Hai Di Lao is also a crowd favorite! If you prefer a good sit down meal for some quality family time, head over and share conversation over a piping hot pot. We’d go for the tomato soup base and if you’re up for a spicy kick, the Ma La soup!
If you’re just looking to grab a snack, head to Ya Kun and taste the traditional Singaporean breakfast of Kaya (Pandan Spread) toast, soft boiled eggs and a cup of coffee. Klook yourselves this traditional breakfast set for a steal! Just flash your e-voucher on your mobile phone app to redeem.
6. Extra storage for all that shopping
Don’t worry about not having enough luggage space to store all your shopping because you can simply pick up a new one at the outlet stores! Head to Tumi or Samsonite and pick up a swanky new suitcase for your shopping haul!
Getting to IMM
Train: Alight at Jurong East (NS1/EW24). From Westgate (L2, near Paradise Dynasty), use the sheltered J-Walk link bridge to IMM via Ng Teng Fong General Hospital / Devan Nair Institute.
Bus: Take bus 52, 105, 188, 333, 502 & 990 and alight in front of IMM.
Fun for the whole family!
7. Science Center Singapore
If you’re travelling with the little ones, shopping might get them all restless. Head over to the nearby Science Center Singapore and keep them entertained while learning fun science facts! Don’t miss the kaleidoscopic Mirror Maze installation where you might just get lost and walk right into your own reflection.
The Omni Theatre is also a great way to experience outer space! The dome shaped theatre takes you into a whole new immersive experience that your kids will definitely love. The programs change regularly so do keep a lookout for new releases. The current selection includes: Aurora: Light of Wonder as well as Robots!
One last thing you cannot miss at the Science Center is the Butterflies Up Close Exhibition. Get up close and personal with these winged beauties and hold them in the palm of your hand.
Klook your Science Center Singapore package and visit with the whole family! The open-dated tickets are great for restless fickle minded children and make for a great wet weather plan.
Address: 15 Science Centre Rd, 609081
Opening Hours: 10am-6pm | Closed on Mondays
8. Snow City Singapore
We all know the Singapore tropical weather might not be something everyone is used to, especially the little ones. These little balls of energy can run as much as they want without perspiring in Snow City Singapore! Grab a rubber tube and slide down the slopes or build snowman all in sunny Singapore!
Klook your visit to Snow City Singapore and you don’t even have to bring your own coat! With free rentals of winter coats and boots, we’d recommend wearing a pair of jeans to keep your legs warm. These open dated tickets are the perfect plan for a scorching hot sunny day in Singapore.
9. The rink at Jcube
Singapore’s first and ONLY olympic sized ice skating rink – The Rink is the perfect place for the little ones to learn a new skill! For first timers, we’d recommend borrowing a skating buddy to hold on to. If you’re in luck, you might even see professional skaters working their magic on ice while you’re there! All you’ll need to do is bring a pair of socks and gloves as you can rent a pair of skates from the shop. We also suggest wearing a pair of jeans and bringing a light jacket as it can get pretty cold.
Don’t forget to get a picture with JR the mascot!
Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, Level 3, JCube Shopping Mall, Singapore 609731
Opening hours vary so do check out their calendar before heading down.
10. Homerun Baseball
Ever wondered if your child can be Singapore’s next best baseball player, head to Homerun Baseball and put your children’s skills to the test! With balls flying out of the machines at speeds of 85km/hr to 110km/hr, be sure to make them put on the helmets provided. They can also try their hand at pitching with the pitching machines. Throw the balls at the flashing lighted up numbers for extra points!
Klook your tokens and they are valid for 2 months, giving you the chance to return to finishing using them should your children get tired halfway through all that action.
Address: 200 Pandan Gardens, Singapore 609336
Opening Hours: 1pm-11pm Mondays – Thursdays, 1pm-1am Fridays, 9am-3am Saturdays, 9am-12am Sundays
Check out what else you can do in the west side of Singapore in our guide to the west!