A Day Out: Discover BUGIS, Singapore’s Central SHOPPING Heaven and ART Strip

Boogie on down.
26 December 2019

You’ll find a mix of everything here.

Named after an ethnic group of seafaring people from Indonesia, Bugis is often featured in tourist guides for its extensive shopping options. However, the Bugis and Bras Basah area is also known for being Singapore’s heritage, arts and design precinct. Here are the spots you should not miss.

Did you know…

As recent as the 1980s, Bugis was well known for the presence of the transgender community there. Find out more here.

Bugis and Bras Basah host the annual Singapore Night Festival with free performances, light installations and extended museum hours.


By Muneerah Bee, May 2016  / Updated by Muneerah Bee, December 2019 

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