Travel is all about discovery and delight, and there’s nothing more delightful in our opinion than a good dose of shopping! The pursuit of a bargain when you’re travelling overseas fulfills both categories; a) discovering the deal of the century, and b) the delight at the great price you got it for.

Asia is historically a haven of shopping bargains but there is a very special annual local festival that is sometimes overlooked by the passionate international shopper ”“ the Great Singapore Sale. Each year between May 25 and July 22, Singapore’s retailers up the ante discounting everything from watches, jewellery, electronics and gadgetry, toys, shoes and hotel deals.

For eight weeks you can give your credit card a good and proper workout, and the best part is it’s surprisingly painless. One of our executives here at Wego, purchased five pairs of quality branded footwear for the price of one, clearly very pleased.

The sale features some of the city’s most exclusive retail outlets including Orchard Road, Marina Bay, the old and new malls at Bugis, Southern Waterfront, Vivocity by Sentosa and extending to Singapore’s outer shopping areas. Quite simply, the entire city is on sale, with up to 70 per cent in savings! Now that’s what we call community togetherness and commitment.

For some serious shopping ideas a member of the Wego team suggests signing up for membership of some of the larger department stores online, then receive private invitations for closed members only, shopping for even more bargains without the crowds.

It’s truly a shopaholic’s paradise and to give you an all-important warm up and necessary rest between the thousands of shopping options, Wego’s suppliers in Singapore have jumped on the sale bandwagon and are offering some awesome deals.

Holiday Inn Singapore is in the heart of the shopping frenzy in Orchard City Centre and offering up to 30 per cent off room rates, including breakfast. At the ibis Singapore Novena, stay a minimum of two nights and receive admission to Universal Studios Singapore®, breakfast, a Funvee City Tour and a one-for-one voucher at ION Sky.

At the exotic and beautiful InterContinental Singapore, you can save up to 30 per cent off room rates, free breakfast, internet and you’ll definitely want the late checkout which is included. It’s a difficult place to leave.

If restaurants and nightlife is your thing then you’ll love the Weekend Escape Special at the Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay. Begin with your complimentary welcome drink at Le bar Rouge, a buffet dinner for two, daily international breakfast for two, use of the swimming pool and fitness centre and a lovely late check-out.

Even on your way in or out of the city that’s on sale, bargains await. The Crowne Plaza Hotel at Changi Airport has a 30 per cent off room rates and free breakfasts with a two night stay, so why not sit back and relax before getting on that plane.

Whichever way you look, during the Great Singapore Sale you will find deals, offers and promotions sure to make you smile. Keep a look out for more hotels offering discounts and extras at Wego. Happy shopping!!