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Why Orchard Road is special ?
Spanning almost 2.2km, Orchard Road is a swanky, one-way boulevard flanked by distinctive and iconic shopping malls, restaurants and hotels. The shopping belt offers nearly 800,000 sq m of retail, dining and entertainment options to please any taste or budget - from opulent brands to high street fashion, and exclusive restaurants to fast food joints.
What to explore at Orchard Road?
Directly linked to the Orchard MRT Station, the four basement levels of ION Orchard are constantly teeming with shoppers from all walks of life. A wide variety of high street brands such as Topshop, Fred Perry and Armani Exchange attract crowds of students and nine-to-five workers. ION Orchard is also where you’ll find French beauty and cosmetics store Sephora—the largest store in Asia. Second in size, only to the main store in France, Sephora at ION Orchard includes an in-store spa that offers a variety of facials, body treatments, waxing and nail care services.
Within Park Hotel Group’s five-star hotel, Grand Park Orchard, stands Knightsbridge, a four-storey retail podium. Its collection of flagship stores includes Malmaison by The Hour Glass, a luxury emporium that houses Patek Philppe and Rolex Boutique Salons, Pierre Corthay shoes, a small selection of vintage Cartier objet d'art and artisan Frederic Malle perfume amongst other items. It is also the first watch retailer to provide specially appointed customer relations officers who act as concierge liaisons.
Knightsbridge is where you’ll find wildly popular American label, Abercrombie & Fitch. The 21,000 sq ft flagship store at Knightsbridge is the casual wear brand’s second store in Asia, after Tokyo.
To enhance your retail experience, make an appointment for an exclusive Fashion Concierge service at the Topshop flagship store. The service includes a dedicated shopping bag deposit counter, shopping bag delivery service and personal shopper services.
H&M Orchard Road
On 3 September 2011, Swedish retail company H&M opened their first store in Southeast Asia. The 30,000 sq ft store spans three floors, offering fashion for women, men, teenagers and children, including accessories and footwear. Seasonal collections are created by about 100 in-house designers, together with buyers and pattern makers. With fashion items refreshed in the store daily, it’s likely that you’ll find something new to buy every day
Orchard Central distinguishes itself from other malls on Orchard Road with architectural and design forms. Fronted by an exterior featuring a digital art membrane, the mall offers cluster-concept shopping by grouping complementary offerings together for shoppers. Inside the mall, you’ll find the world's tallest indoor Via Ferrata climbing wall, a large collection of public art installations by acclaimed international artists and a 24/7-operational Roof Garden and Discovery Walk. The Roof Garden offers dining options on an open-air verandah, along with a sweeping view of the city.
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What else to look out for in Orchard Road
One of the oldest shopping centres on Orchard Road is Tanglin Shopping Centre. Just a stone’s throw away from the Regent Hotel, Tanglin Shopping Centre houses specialty stores selling an assortment of products such as beadwork, clothes, accessories, furniture and antiques. If you’re looking for art and craft galleries, be sure to pop in to Asia Ancient Gallery.
How to get to Orchard Road?
Bus & Train Services Conveniently located in a prime district, visitors to Orchard Road can choose to board a bus or train as their preferred mode of transportation.
Bus Services along Orchard Road SBS Buses: 7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 36B, 65, 111, 123, 124, 124A, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 174, 174e, 175, 502, 502A, 518, 518A, 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N and 6N SMRT Buses: 77, 167, 171, 190 and 700
Train Stations For your convenience, please click here for a MRT / LRT System Map. To find out more about travelling on trains, please see the links below.
- The best shopping in Singapore
- Fun even if just window shopping.
- Should be visited in December!
- “Busy but enjoyable
- Champs-Élysées of the east
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This is the place to go shopping! Having more than a dozen shopping centers, you sure will get all the luxury you want here. Most loved are the Ngee Ann City, the ION Orchard, and the Paragon.
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Good place to walk around !
I had heard so much about Orchard road, that there was no way I would have missed it on my first visit to Singapore. After taking a taxi, I got down at a busy junction on Orchard Road, and over the next few hours, walked up and down the length of this road. The place has an energy that seems to be in overdrive, and probably defines the city itself. It is vibrant and pulsating with multitude of visitors and regulars who are attracted by the endless number of stores and showrooms in a line of malls that dot both sides of this road.It would be an understatement of say that its a shopper's paradise. Of course, needless to mention, nothing comes cheap here, and you got to be loaded. Nevertheless, you can always enjoy window shopping !Around Christmas time the whole place was brightly lit up and decorated with Christmas trees, and other interesting displays.To an extent, it reminded me of Paris’s, Champs-Élysées (but, without its long & rich historical glory). We could possibly call Orchard road, the Champs-Élysées of the east.
Orchard Road is definitely the top Asian shopping locator and one of the worlds best too . All the top brands are here and often more than one store per brand . It's like a shopping promenade with sometimes unplanned links between Malls , this causes confusion sometimes on how to get from one to the other , but got shoppers this confusion is worth it
Orchard Rd is clean and lined with designer stores like Gucci, Prada, Chanel, etc. All of which are not interesting to me, but I can understand the hype as the only one I think I didn't see was Dolce & Gabbana, so it's a good street for serious shoppers. It also had H&M and Forever 21 for those (like me) looking for a few things more affordable. There are also heaps of shopping centres on Orchard Rd such as Ngee Ann City, Paragon, ION, Tangs, and so on. Definitely has something for everyone, but it is no cheap marketplace. You can find pretty good food for really cheap prices inside any of the shopping centres too; in the food halls (usually on the very top or bottom floors). You can comfortably spend the day walking up and down Orchard Rd, eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner there if you want! Most stores trade 10am-10pm 365 days of the year.
I had heard so much about Orchard road, that there was no way I would have missed it on my first visit to Singapore. After taking a taxi, I got down at a busy junction on Orchard Road, and over the next few hours, walked up and down the length of this road. The place has an energy that seems to be in overdrive, and probably defines the city itself. It is vibrant and pulsating with multitude of visitors and regulars who are attracted by the endless number of stores and showrooms in a line of malls that dot both sides of this road. It would be an understatement of say that its a shopper's paradise. Of course, needless to mention, nothing comes cheap here, and you got to be loaded. Nevertheless, you can always enjoy window shopping ! Around Christmas time the whole place was brightly lit up and decorated with Christmas trees, and other interesting displays. To an extent, it reminded me of Paris’s, Champs-Élysées (but, without its long & rich historical glory). We could possibly call Orchard road, the Champs-Élysées of the east.
This is where malls line up both sides of the road. But, even if you're not a shopaholic, it's still a Singaporean experience you should not miss. Just stroll, enjoy, and try the $1 ice cream.