One of the most famous shopping areas in Singapore, Bugis street is the home of some 800 busy shops, but it is perhaps the history there which makes it one of the more interesting landmarks in the country.

In the 1950s, Bugis Street gained notoriety as a place where transgendered locals would come down to hang out, driving a tourism boom that made it ideal for grabbing some push-cart, or hawker, food while enjoying a variety of inexpensive merchandise.

Today, the area is much more tamed and where the retail scene is still very much alive, but less of a scandalous place than it once was. Nonetheless, visitors still enjoy going to Bugis to listen about the history as well as get their hands on great local foods, candy and some of the most fashionable clothes in Singapore.

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Singapore by Night Tour with Dinner along Singapore River

4 star rating: Recommended 674 Reviews

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $40.26

Singapore Night Sightseeing Tour with Gardens by the Bay and Bugis Street

4 star rating: Recommended 305 Reviews

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

From USD $33.60
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Singapore Hop-On Hop-Off Night Tour with Singapore River Cruise

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 hours

From USD $35.87

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