The next morning, we made an early walked to Sim Lim Square, which is just a few blocks away from Bayview Hotel. Sim Lim Square is one of the popular IT hangouts, a six-storey commercial shopping centre specialising in electronics and IT Products in Singapore.

The shop first two levels are for consumer electronics like digital still cameras, digital camcorders, MD players, the newest plasma or LCD television screen, high-end sound systems and office equipment like fax machines. The third to sixth levels are given to all-things IT where the real deals can be found such as components, gadgetry games, repairs and software updates.

We headed directly to level 4 as we already had in mind where to go and what to buy. We bought a Microsoft Window Vista Home Premium OEM Version, S$ 148.00 (rate as of June 2007) at Alpha Tech Computers. For reference, you can check-out the Singapore Hardware Zone website.

Bargaining here is allowed. Or you may try to pay on cash and the retailer may even decide to take the price a little lower. But be cautious when buying, especially the pricing tricks of other retailers. Be ready before you come here, gather more information and compare prices, and look out for shops participating in the STARetailer Programme which is administered by Sim Lim Square Trader’s Association.

They are open daily from 10:30 am to 9:00 pm.

Sim Lim Square

1 Rochor Canal Road

(Walking distance from Bugis MRT
and Little India MRT Station)

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  1. Hello.. care for an exchange links with me? Check out my blog and see if you are interested. See you there. Just drop your comment (wink)

    My Sassy Mind

  2. Singapore is great, everything is so cheap there. But it's also a beautiful country with (i believe so) very beautiful woman, right?

  3. sim lim sucks...many scums there if they know you're a tourist. will also be angry at you if you asked prices but not buy. that's my experience there

    btw,love your header of the dragonfly, my cousin.also love the fluttering butterflies

  4. TO my sassy mind: Sure we can link exchange. :)

    To xtourist: Yes, Singapore is great and a beautiful country. I believe there are beautiful women in every place, you just have to look around. :)

    To tutubi philippines: I’m sorry to hear that. As for us, it was a smooth deal because we knew already where to buy.

    That’s why I’m sharing some precautionary measures for my readers if they want to go to Sim Lim Square.

    I'm glad you're also into travel. Thanks for the nice comment re my header.:)

    Cheers to all!

  5. uuuuy, Sim Lim Square. This is where I bought my first digital camera 3 years ago :)


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