Ultimate Guide to iShopChangi: Duty-Free Singapore & Save Up to 30%
Do you remember the last time you shopped at the Departure or Arrival Halls at Changi Airport?
Despite reaching the airport 2 hours prior to boarding time, I never got enough time to look around the duty-free stores available in the Best Airport in the World.
But this was way before I knew I could do my shopping before my flight at iShopChangi, and collect my items at the airport.
And, do you know that you can actually purchase items off iShopChangi?
What if I told you there are other duty-free places where Singaporeans can purchase duty-free items from, and save up about 10 to 30%?
Let’s find out more!
TL;DR: iShopChangi, DFS Galleria & Other Duty-Free Products in Singapore
- How to shop at iShopChangi?
- Best things to get at iShopChangi
- T Galleria by DFS at Orchard, cruise centres
Do you need to be travelling to buy from iShopChangi?
Nope, you can shop at iShopChangi even if you are not travelling!
For Departure Travellers, the prices you see on iShopChangi are GST and duty-free.
For Non-travellers and Arrival Travellers, GST and duty are absorbed* by the retailers so you can enjoy shopping at the same prices, even though you are not travelling.
*Excludes Products fulfilled by Ban Leong (Selected), Beautique, Diageo, Dyson Authorized Retailer, iStudio, Levante, Mayer, Me Nation On Smart, Setelco Communications Pte Ltd, SG Elect Store, Shopitree, Skin Inc, SMiB, Society A, Swarovski, Valencia.
Get Your Travelling Items Before Departing From Singapore
Do note that you can only start purchasing your purchases from 30 days to 12 hours before your flight. In other words, you must purchase your items at least 12 hours before your boarding time.
|Step 1||Select the items you want in your shopping cart and complete your purchase.|
*If you opt for delivery, you can take advantage of complimentary shipping when your purchase exceeds $59. You’ll also have the flexibility to choose a delivery date within 3 to 5 business days after your return to Singapore.
|Decide whether you’d like to pick up your order at any of the conveniently situated collection points in the four terminals of Singapore Changi Airport or have it delivered directly to your address in Singapore.
Collect at Departure:
| Collect on Arrival:
|Step 3||To collect your items at the airport, ensure that you have your order confirmation, either in digital or printed form, along with your boarding pass and passport.|
Best Things to Get At iShopchangi
What should you get from iShopChangi?
Wines, Spirits and Beers
|Wines, Spirits |
|Prices on |
VSOP RED BARREL
|MONKEY SHOULDER BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY||$56|
(700ML from RedMart)
RED LABEL EXCLUSIVE
(Bundle of 2, each 1L)
CHIVAS REGAL 12YO
|$47.30 (1L) / $69 (1.14L)||$81
Important to note:
- Beers are only available in the arrival hall;
- Wines and spirits are available in both the arrival/departure halls;
- Deliveries are not available for all;
- Travellers are entitled to the following duty-free liquor concessions at Singapore customers:
|Electronics||Prices on iShopChangi|
|Prices on Lazada
|APPLE AirPods with Charging Case (2nd gen)||$185.97||$200.85|
|BOSE QUIETCOMFORT 45 WIRELESS HEADPHONES||$369.44|
WIRELESS NOISE-CANCELING HEADPHONES
|GOPRO HERO 11 (WITHOUT HARD CASE)||$481.48||$580|
|APPLE iPhone 14||$1,071.39|
|APPLE iPhone 14 Pro||$1,355.93|
|$1,372 - $1,520|
|APPLE iPhone 14 Pro Max||$1,905.61||$2,014|
WHAT?! The price has been shaved off by about 22%, I have to say, it is QUITE A STEAL.
Do check for the respective modes of collection or even delivery options as most of the electronics are only available in the departure hall. The delivery option is free if you spend more than S$380 in a single transaction.
Fashion Accessories: Fitbit Devices
We all know that shopping at duty-free stores is definitely cheaper than what we have on the roads of Orchard as it does not charge you the 8% tax that will soon become 9%.
SOMETIMES, it is not always the case. This is one example:
|Items||Prices on |
|Prices on |
|FITBIT VERSA 4||$275.93|
|FITBIT SENSE 2||$340.74|
Beauty: Perfumes, SK-II, Estée Lauder, Kiehl’s
Personally, I head to duty-free to stock up on Kiehl’s facial cleanser as it is so much cheaper at $28.80 which lasts me for more than a year you guys. Super worth the money.
|Beauty Products||Prices on iShopChangi|
|Prices on Sephora / Brand site
|SK-II FACIAL TREATMENT MASK||$185|
|ESTÉE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex (50ML)||$165.20||$187|
|ESTÉE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Gel-Creme Duo||$165.20|
(15ML X 2)
(15ML X 1)
Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10/PA ++
Pure Color Envy Color Replenish Lip Balm
Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner 500ML
Ultra Facial Cleanser 150ML
Water Sleeping Mask EX 70ml + 75ml Set
Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Serum
Starwalker Eau de Toilette 75ml
Signature Eau De Parfum 50ML
Food: Irvins, Songfa Bak Kut Teh, Bak Kwa
|IRVINS SALTED EGG|
|IRVINS SALTED EGG|
BAK KUT TEH SPICES (10 PACKS)
|BEE CHENG HIANG|
1837 Black Tea Haute Couture Tea Tea Tin
Not much difference in the food prices available on iShopChangi duty-free, only about 6% cheaper. Purchasing of food items is only available for collection in the departure hall of Changi Airport as well.
However, it is extremely convenient if you:
- Forgot to get souvenirs for your friends back home or;
- Are planning to stock up on bak kut teh especially if you are travelling back to abroad for work/school.
Forgot your travel adapter, charger or neck pillow?
The prices on iShopChangi will vary based on the product you’re looking for.
|Travel Products||Prices on iShopChangi|
|CABEAU EVOLUTION S3 TRAVEL NECK PILLOW||$68||$169.20|
|TRAVELMALL Travel Adapter Set||$39||$49|
|AMERICAN TOURISTER ACCESSORIES TSA 3-DIAL COMBINATION LOCK||$20||$11|
|TRAVEL BLUE ULTIMATE TRAVEL EYE SLEEP MASK||$25||$17|
|TROIKA CABLE BAG ORGANISER "BUSINESS TECH POUCH" FOR ELECTRONICS ACCESSORIES||$55||$48|
|SAMSONITE ENOW SPINNER 55/20||$462.96||$500|
And if you’re into supplements and wellness, you can health products at a cheaper rate on iShopChangi:
|Health Products||Prices on iShopChangi|
|EU YAN SANG|
Lingzhi Cracked Spores Powder Capsules Plus 60s
Collagen Nite 10’s x 2
|BATH & BODY WORKS Blue Glitter PocketBac Holder||$2||$3|
Premium Manuka UMF 20+ 500g
Detox Enzyme 30's x 3
DFS T Galleria
Singaporeans and residents of Singapore can shop at T Galleria by DFS, and they are not required to depart on an international flight.
Head over to the store at Orchard Road when you’re hanging around that area!
However, it’s essential to note that the prices at DFS Galleria for duty-free products may be more attractive for international travellers because the primary purpose of duty-free shopping is to provide travellers with savings on products they can take out of the country without paying local taxes and duties.
Similarly, the selection might be limited too as compared to iShopChangi.
Duty-Free @ Cruise Centre Terminals
Cruise vacations have become more popular thanks to COVID-19 where Cruise-to-Nowhere was a thing.
When you’re boarding the cruise, drop by the duty-free shops at the respective Arrival Halls to get your hands on duty-free products.
You should be able to find an assortment of products across multiple categories, including alcohol, tobacco, cosmetics, fashion and travel accessories!
Use Credit Cards and Shopback to Optimise Spending
With all the good deals on iShopChangi, we are still not done that it almost sounds like an advertorial (Promise, it isn’t).
iShopChangi is also available on ShopBack as well, so you are able to get cashback while shopping beforehand.
For any questions related to what card to use, check out the Seedly Community and you should get your answers quickly.
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