We got off at Bugis junction and jus' opposite to the MRT station is Bugis street. Bugis junction is where you can find high end malls , the place where you can shop for branded , exclusive merchandise whereas jus' crossing the road leads you to the essence of street shopping for those of you who love to bargain , jus like me. I would consider this to be the perfect place to buy souvenieur and gifts for friends and family back home.
I got myself the Singapore dress, did a little bit of clothes shopping and collected a lot misc. items from the $10 store which you find all over Bugis. Thou' one can't assure about the quality of stuffs found here, but neverthless a fun place to shop at and understand and experience the real local culture of Singaporeans.