Orchard Road Singapore – The heart of Singapore’s shopping malls
Orchard Road is every shopper’s paradise – from discounted shops to departmental stores like Tangs, to branded shops and high-end fashion boutiques, you can find it all along this district! Termed as Singapore’s ‘retail hub’, Orchard Road Singapore is certainly the heart of Singapore’s shopping malls. It is a two kilometres stretch of road, and some of the malls which you can find here are the Orchard Central, Paragon, Mandarin Gallery, Ngee Ann City, 313 Somerset, Ion Orchard, Far East Plaza and many more! The shops along Orchard Road cater to every budget and shoppers’ needs.
Orchard Road is not only an extremely popular destination among locals, this shopping district is every shoppers fantasy! Do try to avoid coming during the weekends to avoid being packed like sardines! The malls are usually open from ten a.m. to ten p.m. daily, with extended opening hours on weekends. During festive seasons, like Christmas, you can expect beautiful, extravagant decorations put up along the streets, to set you in the joyous mood!
Here are some of the shopping malls in Orchard Road:
- ION Orchard
As you enter this luxury shopping mall, you will be treated to a fascinating shopping experience like no other. A luxurious shopping experience featuring world-renowned brands like Dior, Cartier, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton etc. Even the supermarket here will blow you away – Jason’s supermarket sells fresh, exquisite food that you will definitely enjoy!
- Paragon Shopping Centre
Spread over six storeys, Paragon houses many popular fashion labels, designer boutiques and kids store chains like Jimmy Choo, Nike, Armani Kids, Muji, Petit Bateau, Marks & Spencer, Gucci, Hermes, CK, and DKNY among others. You can also have a taste of some of the very best restaurants here like the Imperial Treasure Superior Peking Duck, known for their heavenly tasting ducks cooked to perfection, with crisp skin that will melt in your mouth, and leave you snatching the last pieces! Please book in advance as this highly popular restaurant might not have extra tables for walk in diners.
- Wisma Atria
It has a wide variety of high-end fashion stores selling quality merchandise that include, Miss Selfridge, La Senza, Nine West, Tag Heuer, Dorothy Perkins, ALDO and lots more. You will also find local stores like Charles & Keith and Lee Hwa Jewellery. When you visit Wisma, one of the places that you have to go to is the Takashimaya, there is a large food hall at basement 2, which sells a large variety of delicious stuff for your hungry tummies!
- Far East Plaza
This is the place to go to if you are looking for some discounted shopping in Orchard. It is known for its creative clothes and shoes designs along with accessories, electronics, souvenir and art shops. This plaza is not only known for its cheap shopping, it is also popularly known for its wide selection of extremely good food such as ‘The Sushi Bar’. It is located on #04-28 and it opens from 11:30AM–3:30PM, 5–9:45PM on Monday to Thursdays, and
11:30AM–9:45PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Do take note that this sushi bar is closed on Sundays, so don’t go there on Sundays as you will end up in a huge disappointment! Some of the shop’s specialties are the Salmon Aburi Sushi and scallop mentaiyaki! They are both so good, that you wouldn’t want to stop!
These are just some of the shopping malls along Orchard Road, head down and be amazed by this top shopping destination!
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