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Grocery Stores near Raffles Place

Postby Standard28 » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:39 pm

Hello Forum members..
My wife and I just arrived to Singapore last night. We are staying at Ascott Place in Raffles Center area for the next month. We are looking for a local grocery store, and all we could find was Four Seasons grocery, which was very small and limited selection. Questions:
1. are there any larger grocery stores in the area that we can get a larger, and hopefully, cheaper selection of fruits and veggies
2. are there any places that deliver in the area also?

Thanks

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Re: Grocery Stores near Raffles Place

Postby JR8 » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 5:01 pm

Standard28 wrote:Hello Forum members..
My wife and I just arrived to Singapore last night. We are staying at Ascott Place in Raffles Center area for the next month. We are looking for a local grocery store, and all we could find was Four Seasons grocery, which was very small and limited selection. Questions:
1. are there any larger grocery stores in the area that we can get a larger, and hopefully, cheaper selection of fruits and veggies
2. are there any places that deliver in the area also?

Thanks


1) Four Seasons convenience store? Yeah I bet they have bargain prices in there :) Closest place I know that will tick all your boxes is taking the MRT one stop to City Hall MRT, and going to the basement of Raffles City Mall.
http://www.rafflescity.com.sg/store-guide/
... where you will find Jason's Marketplace supermarket.

2) Don't know if Jason's deliver, but I believe that Carrefour do. Just do a google, also check Cold Storage (parent of Jasons), Isetan, and Giant.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 5:38 pm

There's also a Cold Storage in Funan. They're supposed to deliver. Carrefour is in Suntec Mall.

All quite a long walk from Ascott though (re: take a bus!)

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 5:59 pm

nakatago wrote:There's also a Cold Storage in Funan. They're supposed to deliver. Carrefour is in Suntec Mall.

All quite a long walk from Ascott though (re: take a bus!)


Ah so!

Jasons simpler as you MRT it.

Funan nearer if you wish to walk...

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 6:10 pm

JR8 wrote:
nakatago wrote:There's also a Cold Storage in Funan. They're supposed to deliver. Carrefour is in Suntec Mall.

All quite a long walk from Ascott though (re: take a bus!)


Ah so!

Jasons simpler as you MRT it.

Funan nearer if you wish to walk...


BAH!

This is Singapore; getting around is trivial, especially with gothere, streetdirectory or google maps all giving directions. :P

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 6:50 pm

Alright keep your hair on, was just stating facts... :?


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Postby aster » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 7:16 pm

My goodness, Ascott at Raffles wouldn't be my pick when it comes to localisation, and neither would the CBD with Robertson Quay just a 15 min. walk away.

I agree that the MRT to City Hall is probably the #1 choice. Of course the other option is Carrefour... but not the one at Suntec... instead try the Plaza Singapura one. This is just two stops on the red line - you get off at Dhoby Ghaut and that's it. So extremely close as well if you'll be taking the MRT.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 7:21 pm

aster wrote:My goodness, Ascott at Raffles wouldn't be my pick when it comes to localisation, and neither would the CBD with Robertson Quay just a 15 min. walk away.

I agree that the MRT to City Hall is probably the #1 choice. Of course the other option is Carrefour... but not the one at Suntec... instead try the Plaza Singapura one. This is just two stops on the red line - you get off at Dhoby Ghaut and that's it. So extremely close as well if you'll be taking the MRT.


Why, yes, of course. Forgot about that.

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Postby Grumpy77 » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 9:03 pm

There's a Cold Storage within walking distance, basement of China Square Central, just past Far East Square on Cross Street.

Max 10 min walk from Ascott.

A bit further but more reasonable in price is the Sheng Siong at the top of Cross Street.

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Thank you so much for incredible info

Postby Standard28 » Thu, 16 Jun 2011 7:05 am

Thank you everyone for all the incredible info..My wife and I are so happy to get some guidance very quickly..

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Postby Asian_Geekette » Thu, 16 Jun 2011 12:20 pm

Standard28 wrote:Thank you everyone for all the incredible info..My wife and I are so happy to get some guidance very quickly..


Or take the MRT to Tanjong Pagar (one stop away from Raffles Place) and go to NTUC Fairprice at Tanjong Pagar Plaza (cheaper fresh fruits). :)
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Re: Thank you so much for incredible info

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 16 Jun 2011 2:09 pm

Or take the MRT to Tanjong Pagar (one stop away from Raffles Place) and go to NTUC Fairprice at Tanjong Pagar Plaza (cheaper fresh fruits). :)


Does Ascott and NTUC go in the same line ?? :???: :???: :???:

Ha ha .. well, I wonder if OP has been here, and has an idea of the 'distance' to travel here from home to food, or super market :D :D

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Re: Thank you so much for incredible info

Postby Asian_Geekette » Thu, 16 Jun 2011 2:38 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Or take the MRT to Tanjong Pagar (one stop away from Raffles Place) and go to NTUC Fairprice at Tanjong Pagar Plaza (cheaper fresh fruits). :)


Does Ascott and NTUC go in the same line ?? :???: :???: :???:

Ha ha .. well, I wonder if OP has been here, and has an idea of the 'distance' to travel here from home to food, or super market :D :D


I saw the phrase cheaper selection of fruits and thought of NTUC Fairprice. :P
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Re: Thank you so much for incredible info

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 16 Jun 2011 2:39 pm

Asian_Geekette wrote:I saw the phrase cheaper selection of fruits and thought of NTUC Fairprice. :P


Sort of reminds me of an expat I know who refused to be seen with a Mustafa bag .. never mind touch it .. !!!!!!!!

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Re: Thank you so much for incredible info

Postby nakatago » Thu, 16 Jun 2011 2:51 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Asian_Geekette wrote:I saw the phrase cheaper selection of fruits and thought of NTUC Fairprice. :P


Sort of reminds me of an expat I know who refused to be seen with a Mustafa bag .. never mind touch it .. !!!!!!!!


Well, the cable tie they use on those bags just speaks volumes! :P


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