Beauty salons, gyms and buzzing shops lure shoppers to CBD malls

Holding workshops and offering niche products are ways malls and retailers in the area lure shoppers during and outside of office hours

When most shoppers think of the Central Business District (CBD), retail therapy is not the first thing that springs to mind.

The financial district empties out during the weekend so shopper footfall is sparse, along with the buzz. And on weekdays, the crowd gravitates to food-and-beverage outlets rather than the shopping experience.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 16, 2018, with the headline 'Shop and play in the CBD all day, every day'. Print Edition | Subscribe