Bargain Hunting: Singapore’s Greatest Shopping Events

Great Singapore Sale

If you want to avoid shopping crowds and busy stores, why not shop online? You can easily experience hassle-free shopping and still get the best discounts, if you know when and where to shop. If you don’t want to miss out on the biggest discounts of the year, make sure you keep yourself updated with the most popular shopping events in Singapore.

The Great Singapore Sale (GSS)

Dates: 29 May – 26 July

There’s no better time to be a bit more carefree with money than during the Great Singapore Sale (GSS). Acclaimed Singapore’s biggest sale of the year, GSS is one of the top shopping holidays for both retailers and customers. Singapore Retailers Association (SRA), official organiser of the event, teamed up with MasterCard to provide Singaporeans with amazing opportunities to save money during the festival – shoppers are invited to use dedicated coupon codes and discounts on flights, hotel accommodation, fashion, electronics and various online services. The festival is full of attractive events, including Singapore Restaurant Month, International Jewellery Expo or Food Festival. What’s most important though, promotions live up to customer’s expectations – you can get even 70% off on a wide range of products. In addition, customers who participate in the event can enter daily giveaways and stand a chance to win daily prizes (detailed information can be found on the event’s official website).

The Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF)

Dates: 02 – 04 February

Created by Google, The Great Online Shopping Festival came to Singapore right after its commercial success in India. The idea behind the event was to convince online retailers and shopping platforms to release great discounts in order to push their sales. Google partners with big ecommerce sites and shopping websites who will provide a special promotional offer for these two days only – coupon codes, gifts with purchases, free shipping, extra off sales, competitions and much more. GOSF is also supported by DBS and SingPost who joined the organiser to facilitate the participation in the event. In result, shoppers are spoilt with a massive number of promotion codes applicable via website or mobile devices and are offered a huge range of discounted services and products that are equally satisfactory. The shopping festival lasts only two days but it’s filled with opportunities to save money and win prizes on a daily basis. Shoppers must act quickly not to miss out.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Dates: 27 – 30 November

Those two major shopping events and the busiest shopping days of the year originated in the USA and quickly gained great international popularity. Black Friday and its online counterpart Cyber Monday provide retailers with an opportunity to increase sales before Christmas and customers with a chance to save money and do some early shopping on a budget. Even though Singaporeans invented their own version of Cyber Monday – GOSF – these shopping events are still celebrated by a number of local online retailers. Cross-border shoppers should stay tuned and keep their eyes wide opened, especially if they plan to seek bargains from outside of Singapore. Plenty of online retailers release free worldwide delivery codes so that international consumers can also benefit and make some savings during sales period.

Participate in the Singapore’s online shopping craze from the comfort of your home and spoil yourself, as these events will bring you the best that online shopping has to offer.

The impatient bargain hunters can visit and browse a wide range of online coupons to Singapore’s online stores. The website updates its listing of coupons on a daily basis, so grab a deal and start shopping!



5 Free Audiobooks Websites For The Savvy Bookworm

Living on the fast-paced millennia, audiobooks combined the best of two worlds namely: text of a good book and the convenience of listening to it. It certainly saves time, effort, and money. But audiobooks are not always inexpensive. Fortunately there are websites that offer the beauty of audiobooks for free. Here are some good ones…


Librovox asks a group of people to volunteer different parts of the books. This is why you can listen to diverse voices in just one book. But you can search for “solo” if you prefer a singular voice for the whole book. Authors, genres, titles, and languages sort the Audiobooks. The addition of various spoken languages increased the book selection.


Loyal Books offers books for all ages especially to those who love the classics. Most of the books are free because they want the company values the importance of books in our lives. The website offers audiobooks in MP3 or MP4 format. Searching for books is easy as they are organized by top 100, genre, and language. You can also search for a specific book through their “Google search bar”. Good books are easy to separate from the not so good ones because they are all rated and reviewed.


Open Culture is a neat website for educational, cultural, and historical media. From Astronomy, to Economics, and Political Science – they have it all for free. Majorly devoting on the classics, the audiobooks are arranged by genre, and are alphabetically listed following the author’s last name. Also, it allows you to download free courses from various universities in MP3 format or podcasts.


Lit2Go is a well-organized website that gives not just a selection of poems and novels but also its background information. Most of the classic selections, such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Anne of Green Gables are available to download on iTunes. The audiobooks can easily be downloaded in PDF form too so that you can read along or have a guide for your homework’s.


Have you ever thought that Cyberpunk audiobook category is possible? Well it is. Podiobooks offer some of the unique books that are beyond the classics. Browse books by author, genre, new releases, title, and award-winning collections.

Image Credits: The Preiser Project via Flickr

Image Credits: The Preiser Project via Flickr

Best of all? The Podiobooks is available to navigate on your Smartphone so you can download and listen simultaneously anytime and anywhere.


What To Expect For GOSF 2015 Singapore

GOSF 2015

Shopaholics, standby.

In about 6 hours, the GOSF fever will hit Singapore.

If you haven’t heard of ‘GOSF’, it stands for Great Online Shopping Festival and it was first introduced by Google India in 2012. The concept originated from the United States, similar to Cyber Monday where online retailers will get together to offer huge massive discounts to shoppers for a limited time period.

Singapore has one of the highest smartphone penetration and active online shoppers in World and it is no wonder Google has brought this initiative to Singapore, partnering SingPost and DBS in this 3 days online event.

This will be the first time the GOSF is held in Singapore with more than 60 brands taking part in the 72 hours sale from 2 February 2015 to 4 February 2015.

Singpost will be offering delivery and returns solution for brands taking part in the festival, including access to 90 POPStations across Singapore.

Here’s an even better deal you don’t want to miss out.

DBS is offering 15% rebates for DBS/POSB cardholders for the first 2,000 shoppers who register on the GOSF website at the stroke of midnight on 2 February 2015.

There is a minimum spend of $168 for your combined transaction during the 3 days period and a capped of a maximum of $100 rebate. Check out the full term and conditions here:

Here’s a list of participating brands:

For the travelholics and the staycationists

Brands Type Exclusive Offers & Discounts Website
Agoda Hotels Bookings Up to 70% off
Airbnb  Rent places to stay from local hosts Get 20% off all listings in Asia Hotels Booking Save $50
Accorhotels  Hotels & Accommodation Enjoy 40% off 480 hotels in Asia Pacific
Amari Colours & Rhythms Hotels & Accommodation Up to 35% off
Copthorne King's Hotel Hotels & Accommodation Room from $140
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Hotels & Accommodation Room from $165
lntercontinental Hotel Group Hotels & Accommodation Enjoy 20% off
M Hotel Hotels & Accommodation Room from $160
Parkroyal Hotels & Resorts Hotels & Accommodation Free breakfast and $50 voucher
Orchard Hotel Hotels & Accommodation Room from $182
Orchard Parade Hotel  "Hotels & Accommodation Enjoy 30% off
Oasia Hotel Hotels & Accommodation Enjoy 30% off
Rendevous Hotel Hotels & Accommodation Enjoy 30% off
Studio M Hotel Hotels & Accommodation Room from $170
The Elizabeth Hotel Hotels & Accommodation  Enjoy 30% off
The Quincy Hotel Hotels & Accommodation  Enjoy 30% off
Village Hotel Hotels & Accommodation  Enjoy 30% off

For the fastionistas and athletes

Brands Type Exclusive Offers & Discounts Website
Luxola Beauty & Comestic Enjoy 20% off storewide
Zalora Fashion & Apparels Enjoy up to 80% off + extra 28% off
Adidas Sportswear Exclusive online pre-order to top-selling collections
Uniqlo Fashion & Apparels Enjoy 20% off storewide
Cocomi Watches & Accessories Free Pandora Bracelet with $250 min spend
Mitju Fashion & Apparels Up to 50% off
Style By Deckers Fashion & Apparels Up to 30% off
Under Armour Sportswear Enjoy 10% off + Free Gift
Decathlon Sportswear Enjoy 10% off
Reebonz Handbag & Accessories Buy 2 & Get 30% off
Edit Menswear Up to 50% off
Crocs Footwear Up to 30% off storewide
Headline Seoul Fashion & Apparels Enjoy 20% off
Marcella Tailored Clothing Enjoy 10% off
Vintage:FB Men Fashion Up to 50% off
Love and Bravery Fashion & Accessories Enjoy 20% off
Dear Laura Ladies Fashion Up to 50% off
Her Velvet Vase Ladies Fashion Up to 40% off

For the foodies

Brands Type Exclusive Offers & Discounts Website
Chope Restaurant Reservations Buy 1 Get 1 Free And More
eWineGallery Wine Retailer Get 1 for 1 or 40% off for V-Day
Indian Spice Box Spice Box Free gift worth $29

For the everyday shoppers

Brands Type Exclusive Offers & Discounts Website
Fairprice Online Groceries Great deals & free delivery
Redmart Groceries 15% off storewide
GoFresh Groceries Enjoy 15% off
Rakuten Online Shopping 20% off top brands
Qoo10 Online Shopping Up to 70% off
Lazada Online Shopping Up to 75% and more
Omigo Online Shopping Enjoy 10% off

For the gadgets obssessed

Brands Type Exclusive Offers & Discounts Website
Challenger Mobile & Gadgets Up to 80% off
HP Online Store Laptop & Gadgets Free online vouchers
Singtel Mobile & Broadband Get $30 off
Starhub Mobile & Broadband Free $50 & $100 vouchers
MyRepublic Mobile & Broadband Free handset and 1 month free


Brands Type Exclusive Offers & Discounts Website
DBS Credit Card 15% rebates on GOSF
Noel Gifts Gifts & Flowers Up to 50% off
Hummings Gift & Flowers 7% off CNY Hamper
Courts Home & Furnitures Up to 90% off
ToTT Home & Appliances Up to 50% off
Atlas Experience Home Entertainment Save $150 and get a free gift
Nescafe Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine Free Mini-me Coffee System
SingPet Pet Supplies & Accessories Enjoy 50% off
Oh Baby 'N' Me Baby Care & Maternity Up to 30% off

Here’s a promotional video for GOSF 2015.

Check out the official GOSF.SG website for more details!