[Update December 20, 2022: 12.12 has now officially passed and to welcome in the year we'll be popping all the bargains in the Best Tech Deals in Singapore hub. Until next year, we won't be checking in on this page, so the deals below may have expired.]
While December 12 might have officially passed, there's still some 12.12 bargains to grab before the year closes out. These deals won't be around forever and are very limited in some cases, so you'll need to be quick if you want them to arrive at your door before 2023 rolls around.
12.12 follows in the footsteps of 11.11 sales, with big retailers such as Amazon, Shopee, Lazada and more all participating in this big shopping event. There might even be some left over Black Friday deals floating about.
We've kept the top deals available from the sale below, so scroll down to check out the highlights and nab yourself one last bargain before the year closes out.
12.12 sales: top tech retailers for Singapore and Malaysia
- AliExpress (Singapore)
- Amazon SG (Singapore)
- Dell (Singapore)
- Dell (Malaysia)
- Geekbuying (Singapore & Malaysia)
- Canon (Singapore)
- Lazada (Singapore)
- Lazada (Malaysia)
- HP (Singapore)
- HP (Malaysia)
- Shopee (Singapore)
- Shopee (Malaysia)
- Lenovo (Singapore)
- Lenovo (Malaysia)
- Microsoft (Singapore)
- Samsung (Singapore)
- Samsung (Malaysia)
- Secret Lab (Singapore & Malaysia)
12.12 sales: other retailers
Singapore’s 12.12 top deals
Nintendo Switch OLED |
SG$549 SG$409 at Amazon SG (save SG$140)
If you missed Black Friday's low price of SG$399, you now have another chance to snatch up the Nintendo Switch OLED at only SG$10 more. For SG$409 you can get either the white version of the console, that has a dock that matches the Joy-Cons, or the the neon Joy-Con version with a black dock. Enjoy gaming on the go with this Switch's 7-inch OLED display, or play on the big screen thanks to this console's versatile design.
LG 55-inch C2 OLED TV |
SG$3,999 SG$2,228 at Lazada SG (save SG$1,771)
Lazada often offers decent deals on TVs from a range of manufacturers. This is a very nice saving of 44% on what we consider one of the best TVs currently available. If you want to sneak in and grab a huge discount on a 55-inch OLED TV, now’s a good time to do so.
TCL 50-inch C635 QLED TV |
SG$1,349 SG$949 at Lazada (save SG$400)
While Robinsons had slashed the price to only SG$899 during the 12.12 sales it's price has since gone back up, but there's still time to pick this one up for just under SG$1,000 at Lazada. You’ll be immersed in your favourite shows thanks to the TV’s theatrical Dolby Atmos sound and Quantum Dot technology that creates vibrant colours on the screen.
There's a saving of 15% on the 44mm Apple Watch SE with GPS + Cellular. This Apple Watch was down to SG$438 earlier in the week, but the price has since increased to SG$467 – still a decent saving we think. With a colourful sports band and in a rose gold design, you'll need to be quick to nab this one as there's only a few left.
Save SG$451 off this MacBook Pro from Lazada SG. Featuring Apple's M1 chip, 32GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, this 16-inch laptop boasts power in Apple's slim and stylish design.
After a second monitor? This 32-inch Samsung monitor is now on sale for 24% off during Amazon's 12.12 sales. Offering USB-C connection and a QHD display on an IPS panel, you'll be able to enjoy a broad spectrum of colours on this screen.
Headphones & speakers
Sony WH-1000XM4 |
SG$499 SG$399 at Amazon SG (save SG$100)
While the Sony WH-1000XM4 have been surpassed by the XM5, these cans still offer everything you could want in a pair of wireless headphones. Design with the ability to fold for increased portability with great noise cancellation and Sony's excellent audio quality, you can currently save SG$100 off a pair of these cans right before the gift giving season. Only the blue pair is discounted down to SG$399.
What is 12.12?
12.12 is one of Singapore’s major shopping events in December. Following in the footsteps of 11.11, this day was kicked off by Chinese retailer Alibaba back in 2012, conveniently making the very first one on 12.12.12. In the last ten years this sale has grown throughout South East Asia with a large number of retailers jumping onboard to offer another round of bargains just after Black Friday.
When is 12.12?
To figure out when the 12.12 sales start, just take a look at the name. Just like 9.9, 10.10 and 11.11, 12.12 falls on the day that matches the month – in this case, December 12 falls on a Monday in 2022.
While sales don’t officially start until 12am on December 12, you can already find a number of retailers, including marketplaces such as Shopee already advertising 12.12 deals. You might even be able to find a few bargains drop ahead of the date and some continuing on to December 13.
Top 5 Singapore deals across the last 12 months
Secretlab gaming chairs | from SG$584 at Secretlab SG (up to SG$45 off)
During last year’s 12.12 sales you could grab a Secretlab gaming chair from as low as SG$584. It’s no secret that we think these chairs are pretty great here at TechRadar, especially the Titan which tops our best gaming chairs list for 2022. So fingers crossed we’ll see some more discounts from Secretlab during this next sale.
Surface Laptop 4 | i5 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD |
SG$2,299 SG$1,839 at Microsoft SG (SG$460 off)
With the Surface Laptop 5 now out on the market, it’s likely we’ll keep seeing deals on older models from Microsoft. In particular, ahead of the latest laptop’s launch, this Surface Laptop 4 had 20% off during the 9.9 sales, netting you a neat saving of SG$460 off a device with an 11th-gen Intel Core i5 chip, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
Apple iPhone 14 (256GB) |
SG$1,469 SG$1,344 at Amazon SG (SG$125 off)
While 9% off doesn’t sound like much, finding a discount on the latest iPhone from Apple is incredibly rare, especially only a few months after its release. During 11.11 for 2022, Amazon offered SG$125 off the iPhone 14, which came with a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display with 256GB of storage.
Nintendo Switch OLED |
SG$549 SG$399 at Amazon SG (SG$150 off)
During Black Friday 2022, Singapore saw a massive discount of SG$150 off the Nintendo Switch OLED. This was the biggest discount we’ve seen on the console, so it would be worth keeping an eye on it during this next sale. We don’t expect it to hit that low price point for 12.12, but there could still be a significant discount on this popular device.
Sony WH-1000XM4 |
SG$499 SG$399 at Amazon SG (SG$100 off)
Over the Black Friday weekend for 2022, you could nab a saving of SG$399 on one of the top headphones by Sony, the WH-1000XM4. With fantastic noise cancellation and a lightweight design, 20% off these cans was a fantastic bargain.
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Petra is new to the industry, but has had a long-time love of tech, gaming and entertainment, which she now gets to indulge by writing for TechRadar. She’s also keen on sharing news about deals and discounts in the APAC region – with a background in archaeology, she’ll dig deep to find the best deals and thanks to her long history in retail, knows what makes a good bargain. She also is a bit of a keyboard hobbyist, having found enjoyment with mechanical keyboards during 2020’s lockdown, and has big plans to build a fully custom matching keyboard and PC in the near future.