Thailand has its Parntip Plaza, Malaysia has its Low Yat Plaza, so here is Singapore's own - Sim Lim Square, the undisputed top shopping playground of cyber-geeks, computer DIY'ers, gamers and IT aficionados.
For two decades, this undisputed hunting ground for computer building parts (and, at one time, pirated software) has been the place to buy PCs, LCD/display monitors, DRAM memory chips, flash thumb-drives, harddisk drives, (re)writable CDs, printers and other gadgets. Back 'alleys' abound with more exotic electronic items - from circuit board components to LAN cables/switches and network testers to LED displays and walkie-talkies. The lower floors are fronted by consumer electronics shops selling video camcorders, digital cameras and audio/hifi systems and equipment. A complete and comprehensive electronics & IT haven !
Other shopping venues around Sim Lim Square are Sim Lim Tower, Burlington Square, The Bencoolen and Albert Complex. For a similarly IT-themed shopping complex, try Funan Digitalife Mall.
Via subway/rail: alight at Bugis MRT Station (EW12 East-West Line), then walk about 5 mins towards Bencoolen Street. Alternatively, alight at Bras Basah MRT Station (CC2 Circle Line) or Little India MRT Station (NE7 North-East Line) and take a 10-15 mins walk.
Via public bus: alight after Sim Lim Square along Rochor Canal Road, or alight outside Fortune Centre along Bencoolen Street.
Driving (Carpark Charges):
- 3.30am-6pm: $3 per hour (per minute basis).
- 6pm-3.30am next day: $2 per entry.
- 6pm-10pm: free for 1st hour.