Shopping is second only to eating as a national pastime, which means that Singapore has an abundance of shopping malls, and low taxes and tariffs on imports coupled with huge volume mean that prices are usually very competitive. From international brands to uniquely Singaporean products, stretches of world-class shopping malls and outlet stores offer a wide array of choices. You only need to take a walk down one of Singapore’s iconic shopping districts, including popular shopping street Orchard Road, to find out what’s in store for you. One thing’s for sure, you won’t be leaving empty-handed, but with loads of great bargains and gifts. The most typical souvenirs are: “Singapore is a Fine City”T-Shirt, Singapore shawls, Bah kwa(dried pork) or pressed orchid bookmarks.