A one-stop solution for techies and gadget hunters, Sim Lim Square is a six-storey electronics and IT hub where you’ll find a huge range of consumer electronics, from laptops and cameras to handphones to accessories.
Tips for navigating: Head to Level 1 and 2 for digital cameras and LCD television screens. If you’re looking for computers, components and repair services, these can be found on the higher levels. For peace of mind, choose to shop only at authorised dealers of major brands, such as Alan Photo.
Address: 1 Rochor Canal Road, Singapore
Opening hours: 9.30am – 9pm
How to get there: Take the train to Rochor MRT Station, which is a minute’s walk from the mall.
What’s nearby: Bugis Village, Little India
8. Plaza Low Yat (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Living up to its name as the largest IT lifestyle mall in Malaysia, Plaza Low Yat in Kuala Lumpur caters to a wide range of interests from mobile devices and gaming to photography and computers. It’s also easy to navigate, with each section of the mall dedicated to specific product categories, from laptops and tablets on the first floor to cameras on the fourth floor.
Tips for navigating: With more than 350 stores in the seven-storey building, it might leave you clueless on where to begin. Do your research before you head over and make your purchases from recommended shops such as Jayacom, Thunder Match and Cycom.
Address: 7 Jalan Bintang, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm
How to get there: Take the monorail to Bukit Bintang Station, followed by a six-minute walk.
What’s nearby: Berjaya Times Square, Sungei Wang Plaza
Whether you’re a business traveller with a few hours to spare or travelling for leisure and hoping to check off items on your gadget wishlist, arm yourselves with our handy guide to save time the next time you’re gadget hunting in key cities around the world. While you’re at it, be sure to check the voltage requirements if you’re intending to bring the item back to your home country!
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