7 hidden gems in City Plaza

The 40-year-old mall is not just a place for "blogshop clothes".

7 hidden gems in City Plaza
7 hidden gems in City Plaza
01 Dec 2017

7 hidden gems in City Plaza

An en bloc sale might be in the imminent future for this 40-year shopping mall, but City Plaza is not just an old and dinky wholesale mall on the outskirts of Geylang. There are plenty of shops with long histories as well as hidden gems that you might not know about.

Photo: Van Z. via Yelp

This story first appeared on Shopback.

Refash 
Refash 
01 Dec 2017

Refash 

Like Carousell, Refash is an online platform that allows you to buy and sell preloved fashion items. However, what sets it apart is that the items are almost brand new and you can have a look and feel of the items at any of the three of their brick and mortar stores, including their most popular outlet at City Plaza.

Shop for almost brand new dresses, tops, bottoms, bags, accessories and shoes for as low as $5, as well as items from popular brand names at hard to beat prices. If your closet is bursting and you’re too busy and lazy to do the selling yourself, you can also drop off your items for Refash to sell on your behalf.

The City Plaza outlet is also where they hold their warehouse sale, so be sure to follow their social media to be updated on when that happens.

Unit No.: #03-130

Opening Hours: 1 – 8pm Daily

Photo: Instagram/@refashsg

Buy cheap
Buy cheap "blogshop clothing"
01 Dec 2017

Buy cheap "blogshop clothing"

One of the most popular things that City Plaza is known for is their cheap "blogshop clothing". 

The mall is home to many fashion wholesalers and used to be the place where local blogshops used got their inventory. Though today it’s easy for consumers to shop for "blogshop clothes" on Taobao and other B2B platforms, it’s still a fun to venture out to City Plaza with friends to haggle for discounts and buy in bulk, just like in Bangkok. You will find most of these stores near Refash.

Photo: Instagram/@ja5onlee 

Arnold’s Fried Chicken
Arnold’s Fried Chicken
01 Dec 2017

Arnold’s Fried Chicken

Arnold’s Fried Chicken is another popular reason to visit City Plaza. The halal eatery first opened in City Plaza 30 years ago and today, its signature spring chicken still draws crowds at all hours of the day.

Unit no.: #02-99

Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm

Photo: Instagram/@serenetailitpheng

Pooh Nah City Homemade Noodle (City Plaza Ban Mian)
Pooh Nah City Homemade Noodle (City Plaza Ban Mian)
01 Dec 2017

Pooh Nah City Homemade Noodle (City Plaza Ban Mian)

Located in the food court on the 5th floor, Pooh Nah City Homemade Noodle is famous for their “ban mian” and other handmade noodles. While their prices have increased over the years, the noodles are still just as delicious we remember.

Unit no.: #05-02

Opening hours: 10am – 8pm from Monday to Saturday. 10am – 7pm on Sunday.

Photo: foodiefc.blogspot.sg

Power Photo Store
Power Photo Store
01 Dec 2017

Power Photo Store

This old camera shop is a gem! Apart from cameras, they also have vintage items like old telephones, walkmans, discmans, film, and watches, and is a haven for collectors. Check out their Carousell account to see what else they have to offer.

Unit no.: #01-42

Opening Hours: 11.30am – 8.30 pm, not open on Saturdays

Traditional clothing shops
Traditional clothing shops
01 Dec 2017

Traditional clothing shops

It’s always a hassle to look for places that sell a whole variety of traditional clothes, whether it’s for a celebration or for Racial Harmony Day. In City Plaza you can find a whole range of saris, baju kurungs, cheongsams and more at reasonable prices.

Photo: Abdul Samad Salim via Foursquare

Get your brows done
Get your brows done
01 Dec 2017

Get your brows done

After shopping and eating, you can end your trip with some pampering. You can get your brows done at Hunny Beauty Parlour for just $6. They also offer services like eyebrow embroidery, mole removal, eye lash extensions and make-up services. 

Unit no.: #01-105

Opening Hours: 10am – 9 pm Daily

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