Spring into Joy and Prosperity at City Square Mall!

Monday, 28 January 2013

I don't really like window shopping, and for as far back as I can remember, I have practically done most of my shopping on the go. I tend to purchase things on the spot, simply because I can't bear the prospect of jostling through crowds or going to different places to make comparisons for one particular item, only to go back to the first place where I spotted it.

Needless to say, I am not too thrilled at the prospect of Lunar New Year shopping, especially with the crowds who also seem to congregate in droves to many popular malls along the Orchard Road shopping belt. I've managed to get by without having new clothes especially for Lunar New Year since my teens, but with the addition of the kid for the past two years, I suppose that 'practice' has been significantly altered. It doesn't matter that Mummy and Daddy doesn't have new stuff, but the kid must have something new to wear! (Ok... it's just an excuse for me to shop for him!)

Last weekend, we were invited by City Square Mall to check out their Lunar New Year festivities, and to take the opportunity to also get the boy togged out in new clothes. I was pleased because not only is the shopping mall away from the main city centre, it is also a very family friendly place.

I was initially concerned, however, at the seemingly lack of options for boys' clothes (everywhere, it seems!), but I was assured that there are some places which we can find great buys.

Talking about family friendly... you know how it's like to have to shop with kids in tow, right? I had a practically pleasant and fuss free shopping experience because of this!

The kiddy cabs are available for use within the mall with compliments of the management. They are parked at the Customer Service Counter on level 2.

We started out at Babies R' Us, because I have heard of the 'Truly Scrumptious' label by Heidi Klum available in-store, which stocks clothes for newborns up to three years old.

BabyMoo promptly got down to business, and happily shopped, moving around the aisles in his car.

We managed to get a cool top, a pair of jeans and black pants for him. It was an absolute breeze to shop there, because the aisles are wide, and the clothes are pegged on hangers with the corresponding size stated on them. No more digging around labels just to check the size!

And some of the items are going for up to 50% off! What's not to love?

There were also baby products, necessities, diapers, wipes and feeding paraphernalia displayed neatly. I checked the prices out... and contrary to what I previously believed, they are actually comparable to (some are even cheaper!) the same products sold at supermarkets and baby stores.

Can I mention again I REALLY love that kiddy cab concept? I managed to shop in peace, and ook for items which are appropriate, instead of having to grab and go - the way I normally have to when the boy is around!

Babies R'Us
#B2-18 | Open daily from 10.00am - 10.00pm


We passed by the Kidstyle Bazaar, located next to Toys R' Us... and there are some pretty good deals there. Some of the past season's Adidas shoes for kids are going at 30% - 50% off.

Kidstyle Bazaar
#B2-21 / 23


We then went to Metro, which had a Lunar New Year display special at the main atrium. I was so tempted to get this drink canister... because it was so pretty and would look so fabulous at the side table for parties! But of course, the common sense voice of the husband prevails... if we were the sort to entertain almost every weekend, it would be a fabulous addition, but since we're busy being parents on weekends, perhaps it would be a great gift for friends who do so instead!

Metro @ City Square | Tel: 6333 3322
#01-03 | Open daily from 10.00am - 10.00pm


We then caught a show by the 'Roving Baby Lions' (think 2 chinese lions dancing Gangnam Style), and had our photo taken with them! BabyMoo was all excited and made a gung ho effort of walking to the stage all alone, only to change his mind halfway and cling on to me for dear life.

Sidelong glance at the lion!

Roving Baby Lions
19 Jan - 3 Feb 2013 (Sat & Sun only)
4.00pm & 8.00pm


BabyMoo then ran into a shop, where he spotted some tricycles and ride-ons.

I was about to coax him out, when I saw some shoes which would be perfect for him! One was made of canvas, and the other was made of sheepskin leather. I was pleasantly surprised to note that they didn't carry a hefty price tag!

So we asked the little fussypot which one he would like. He is very particular about comfort, and there are some shoes which are still in their boxes for his refusal to wear them because they chafe his feet!

Trying for size and flexibility

He nodded his head when we asked him if he liked the shoes. So... like the indulgent mother (with a shoe fetish) that I am... we got both.

These are perfect for the New Year!

Jarrons & Co Pte Ltd
#03-14 | Mon - Thu: 11.00am - 9.00pm, Fri - Sun: 10.30am - 9.30pm

Did I mention shoe fetish? I even 'found' a pair for myself!

Bello | Tel: 6509 8919
#02-16 | Open daily from 10.30am - 10.00pm


Do check out City Square Mall's Lunar New Year festivities, where there is something for everyone!

During this period, shoppers can redeem an exclusive mandarin orange eco-carrier and qualify for a lucky spin chance to win a $5 Metro voucher or a pair of GV movie vouchers with a minimum spending of $200* ($250* if inclusive of NTUC FairPrice receipts). UOB debit/credit cardholders need only spend $180*^ ($230*^ if inclusive of NTUC FairPrice receipts).

Chinese New Year performances, activities and promotions at City Square Mall:

1. Prosperous Paper Cutting Contest
Date: 19 Jan – 17 Feb

Submit your original paper handicrafts (max. A4-sized)* in line with the theme of Chinese New Year at the L2 Customer Service Counter and stand a chance to be one of 8 winners to walk away with a $100 City Square Mall voucher! In the spirit of going green, the handicrafts have to be fashioned out of recycled paper.

2. Legend of the Kungfu Snake Show
Date: 19 – 20 Jan, 26 – 27 Jan, 2 – 3 Feb
Time: 3pm & 7pm
Venue: L1 Atrium

Catch a dazzling showcase of Chinese Wushu and stunning B-Boy dance moves in this live show!

3. Roving Baby Lions
Date: 19 – 20 Jan, 26 – 27 Jan, 2 – 3 Feb
Time: 4pm & 8pm

4. Treats of the Orient Fair
Date: 25 Jan – 8 Feb
Time: 11am – 9pm
Venue: L1 Atrium
Enjoy great offers and savour all the delectable treats that the Lunar New Year brings at our fair and stock up on the necessary goodies!

For more details on the activities and promotions, visit www.citysquaremall.com.sg or check out City Square Mall’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/citysquaremall.


DISCLAIMER: This shopping trip was made possible by City Square Mall. All other opinions remain 100% my own.


  1. fwah!!! This is what I call a spree! And hor, you got the skull top for C? hahaha! Just had to get matching one issit. :p

  2. Lol at his sidelong glance!!! Oh we love the kiddy cab ride too. Plus it's FREE!!!

  3. I had a great time with your post. You definitely had a wonderful time in shopping with your kid. Thank you for sharing this with us.



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