Buying Mobile Phones/Gadgets/Computers In Singapore

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If you are visiting Singapore as a tourist or for a business trip and intending to buy mobile phones, gadgets, computers or computer related components, this blog post is for you. Hopefully you will stumble upon this blog post via Google before you actually visited Singapore.

First and foremost, DO NOT BUY anything from Lucky Plaza, the only thing you should go to Lucky Plaza for, is for food. You might have recently read that a Bangladeshi businessman paid S$10,103 for 2 iPhone 5 32GB with extended warranty from Lucky Plaza.

Secondly, DO NOT BUY anything from the first and second floor of Sim Lim Square because of cases like this and this.

Sim Lim Square
Sim Lim Square (Picture From Wikipedia)

Sim Lim Square

The most popular place to get gadgets or computer related components will be at Sim Lim Square, try to avoid buying anything from the first two floors. I would recommend Fuwell at #04-02F/G or PC Themes at #04-19. Do note that most of the prices you see are for cash payment only, they do charge about 2% – 7% extra if you are paying with credit card. The opening hours are pretty short, most of the shops don’t have official opening hours, but in general, they are open from 12pm to 7pm daily.

My favourite store would be Fuwell at #04-02F/G.

Fuwell

  • Address: 1 Rochor Canal Road, Sim Lim Square, #04-02F/G, Singapore 188504
  • Opening Hours: 12pm to 7pm Daily
  • Contact: +65 6339 3901
  • Email: sales AT fuwell DOT com DOT sg
  • Website: http://www.fuwell.com.sg

PC Themes

  • Address: 1 Rochor Canal Road, Sim Lim Square, #04-19, Singapore 188504
  • Opening Hours: 12pm to 7pm Daily
  • Contact: +65 6339 8339
  • Email: pcthemes AT yahoo DOT com

Funan - Digital Life Mall
Funan – Digital Life Mall (Picture From Wikipedia)

Funan – Digital Life Mall

  • Address: 109 North Bridge Road, Funan Digita Life Mall, Singapore 179097
  • Contact: +65 6336 8327
  • Website: http://www.funan.com.sg/

After Sim Lim Square, the next best place would be Funan, prices there are slightly more expensive than Sim Lim Square. Most shops accept credit cards and technically you are paying slightly more for a peace of mind as the number of trustworthy/reputable shops in Funan is more than than the notorious Sim Lim Square.

My favourite store would be Challenger at #06-00.

Challenger

  • Address: 109 North Bridge Rd, Funan Digita Life Mall, #06-00, Singapore 179097
  • Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm Daily
  • Contact: +65 6339 9008
  • Email: fc AT challenger DOT sg
  • Website: http://www.challenger.com.sg

Far East Plaza
Far East Plaza (Picture From Wikipedia)

Far East Plaza

  • Address: 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213
  • Contact: +65 6222 2121
  • Website: Wikipedia

If you are thinking of getting mobile phones, Far East Plaza is the place to be. There are 3 shops there that are recommended, Mobile Square at #02-98, WhyMobile at #03-126 and Moby Shop #03-76A. I used to go to Mobile Square because there are not much competition at that time despite the service was not that great.

These 3 shops do sell Apple products (iPhones & iPads), but of course they are priced a little bit more expensive than Apple Online Store (Singapore) because they have ready stock (you are paying a slight premium for it).

My favourite store would be Moby Shop at #02-52.

Mobile Square

  • Address: 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza, #02-98, Singapore 228213
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 1pm to 9pm, Sat: 11am to 9pm, Sun: 12pm to 8pm
  • Contact: +65 6733 3747
  • Website: http://www.mobilesquare.com.sg

WhyMobile

  • Address: 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza, #03-126, Singapore 228213
  • Opening Hours: 2pm to 9pm Daily
  • Contact: +65 6733 6881
  • Email: sales AT whymobile DOT com
  • Website: http://www.whymobile.com

Moby Shop

  • Address: 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza, #02-52, Singapore 228213
  • Opening Hours: 2pm to 9pm Daily
  • Contact: +65 6733 4110
  • Email: sales AT mobyshop DOT com DOT sg
  • Website: http://mobyshop.com.sg

Any more electronic shops to recommend? Feel free to leave it in the comments =)

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  • Ali P Dayao

    Hi i just wanna ask if the iphone gadget in sim lim square is authentic? Original iphone? Thank you so much. Because it’s my first time to buy here in sg.

  • http://lesterchan.net/ Lester Chan

    Hi Ali,

    I would not getting any phones in Sim Lim Square because they tend to rip people off. The phones are definitely authentic but be prepared to be con into buying other stuff on top of the phones.

    Do consider going to any of the mobile phones I recommended above, Mobile Square, WhyMobile or Moby Shop. They are more trustable and have a much better reputation.

  • Ali P Dayao

    Thank you for the info

  • Syed Noor

    Great piece of information Lester! Apart from food at Lucky Plaza, they have the best prices for Perfumes too! I get mine at the small little shop next to macs! :)

  • Benjamin Eng

    At Funan, do check out CH Computer for pretty competitive hardware/peripheral prices https://www.facebook.com/chcomputersg

    At SLS, head to Bizgram and Best Bargain for some pretty low prices.
    Bizgram has absurdly low prices on certain items sometimes and Best
    Bargain has always given me the “best price” for flash memory cards. For other stuff, just check between Fuwell, Cybermind, PC Themes for whichever shop has the lowest price for the component that you want. Do not buy phones/tablets/consumer electronics from SLS on pain on death.

    Game consoles/peripherals, just head to Gamescore or Gaming World at Funan for professional service or if you’re at Orchard area – go to Qisahn at Far East Shopping Centre (different from Far East Plaza).

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  • Kah Tat Quek

    Hey some things to take note in your article that’s not right:
    Sim lim charge 2% more if using card not 7.
    PC Themes is not a honourable shop either. You didn’t get scammed cause you bought n walk off. They quoted us for pcs which we enquired for a client only to raise their price by a lot after wards and say they didn’t quote the previous price.
    Fuwell on the other hand is indeed a good shop to go which is also one of the few shops that sells high end quality parts.

  • http://lesterchan.net/ Lester Chan

    Hmm the range varies I think? Because I heard from my friends if pay by credit card, they will include GST which is 7%.