Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or are departing Singapore for the first time, there are always certain types of travel items you need to stock up on.
A newbie traveler will, of course, need to get a good suitcase or travel bag, a toiletry bag as well as small plastic containers for toiletries. Bona fide frequent flyers are likely to already be familiar with travel products such as neck pillows, water bottles and travel wallets that can make their trip more convenient and comfortable.
You don’t have to spend a bomb to get kitted out for your next trip. Here are five places where you can buy cheap travel items.
Address: 16 locations, click here for details
Daiso, where every item costs only $2, is one of the best places to stock up on all kinds of small items for travel.
While you might not find suitcases here, you can find empty bottles for your liquids and creams, toiletry bags, towels, luggage tags, luggage locks and more. They also sell vacuum bags that can be used for packing, as well as A2 or A1 sized zippered plastic cases that can double up as shoe bags.
Different Daiso outlets might have slightly different ranges of goods, so check at another one if you don’t find what you’re looking for.
Address: 145 Syed Alwi Road Singapore 207704
Mustafa is not only home to moneychangers with some of the best rates in town, but also everything you could ever want to buy, and that includes travel items big or small.
In addition to the usual empty toiletry bottles, locks and so on that you might need to replace before a trip, you can also buy suitcases, overnight bags, backpacks and daypacks from a range of brands at Mustafa. They have an extensive range of suitcases, from very cheap ones to brands like Pierre Cardin.
You’ll also find accessories like suitcase covers, luggage tags, money belts, adaptors, vacuum bags and so on. In addition, because Mustafa sells just about everything, you can even buy a new watch or camera in time for your trip if the fancy strikes you!
Address: 7 hypermarkets, click here for details.
Giant Hypermarkets sell not only groceries but also anything from household appliances to clothes. And they also sell some of the cheapest suitcases in town, sometimes for as little as $20.
In addition to their cheap suitcases, they also carry mid-range brands like American Tourister and Arnold Palmer.
You can also find other travel products like neck pillows, roll up travel bags, travel laundry wash and travel toothpaste kits.
If you’re too lazy to go down to their stores, you can order online here.
Address: 60 Albert Street OG Albert Complex Singapore 189969 / 160 Orchard Road OG Orchard Point Singapore 238842 / 100 Upper Cross Street Singapore 058360
OG is a department store that tends to offer rather attractive prices, which is why they’re a good place to visit for inexpensive suitcases.
In particular, look out for their clearance sales and promotions, as these can slash suitcase prices dramatically.
Address: 7 outlets, click here for details.
Decathlon is a sporting goods store that offers surprisingly affordable prices. Pay them a visit if you’re going to be doing outdoor activities while traveling.
You’ll find products such as tents, sleeping bags, backpacks and water bottles on sale at affordable prices.
You can also browse their product range on their website and place an order without setting foot in the store.