Orchard Road in Singapore is the most famous for the shopping areas. Currently, there are 22 markets and 6 commercial centers, and all are splendid, luxurious that we mustn’t miss. So, how to find out the best place for shopping? In this article, All Know-How will help you pick out the 10 best shopping areas for making the shopping a little easier.
1. ION Orchard
As a stylish architecture, ION Orchard shines as a hybrid lamp at the end of Orchard Road and charms many fashionistas as well as those who shop for luxury items. Welcome to the most enchanting shopping cluster in Singapore. In addition, it likes a work of art made from glass, marble, and steel.
Moreover, there is also a high-class service which is like the butler and well-known chefs in charge of food. The luxurious style, the most famous and “hottest” people from the prestigious catwalk makes it the best place for fashion followers. Along with are art exhibitions and observatories. Hence, it is an ideal one attracting visitors to ION Orchard.
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
Address: ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
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2. Orchard Central
One of the “later-born” buildings in the main Orchard Road, Orchard Central stands above other shopping areas along the area. Besides, we can go by one of six escalators available here to explore the center. More especially, this place includes a few unique contemporary artworks and the world’s highest home climbing wall.
We can visit the hotel’s customer service and get a discount for Orchard Central to enjoy the promotion to 25% of some brands here. Furthermore, the way here is really easy to find. this center is located at the corner of Orchard Road interjunction with Killiney Road. Hence, it just takes about 5 minutes ‘ walk from MRT Somerset station.
Opening Hours: 11 noon to 11 p.m. per day
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
3. Ngee Ann City
Ngee Ann City (Takashimaya) is one of the few outstanding places in Orchard road many centuries ago. In addition, many famous brands, bookshops, beauty shops as well as restaurants for shopping followers are here. Besides, the center consists of seven floors and has an area for art and creation with Takashimaya.
The designers’ trademarks include Cartier, Hugo Boss, Dior, and Gucci. Also, such famous brands in Europe as Zara, Mango and Ted Baker are here. It seems strange because this name certainly suggests to us the Japanese brand, it really is. More specially, there are also plenty of cuisines and beverages around the world for us to enjoy.
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 30 p.m. daily
Address: 391a Orchard Road, Singapore 238872
It is one of the oldest places in Orchard road and was inaugurated in 1932. The exterior brings the Chinese characteristic design, but the interior seems to be a modern Asian shop. Its programs over time have made it famous for local and international visitors.
Inside Tangs is Beauty Hall with a wide variety of prestige brands and Asian designed utensils. Besides, decorations and gifts have attracted visitors to look for special souvenirs to take home. If we are looking for a tropical fashion, we can visit the Island Shop on the second floor. They have a wide variety of cotton fabrics that are very cool and simple to wear out to the sea or go to the barbecue.
Address: 310 Orchard Road, Singapore 238864
5. Far East Plaza
Far East Plaza in Orchard Road is one of Singapore’s oldest shopping clusters. No matter how old it is, this center still attracts young and cool clients to seek and bargain. Also, there are about 800 stands in 6 floors crowded with visitors or students looking for something special for themselves.
Besides fashion stores, tourists often buy available promotional items such as cameras or accessories. And the accessories here are also extremely diverse, especially handbags, belts, and jewels. So, Far East Plaza is really an interesting and ideal place for choosing plentiful items.
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
Address: 14 Scotts Road, #05-134, Singapore 228213
6. Mandarin Gallery
Formerly known as the Meritus Mandarin Shopping Arcade, Mandarin Gallery Sparkling offers international design and the most unique “private” items in Orchard Road Singapore. Located right next to the famous Mandarin Orchard hotel, this center is very luxurious with brands such as Marc Jacobs and Just Cavalli to show the high-end items here.
There are 3 elegant shopping floors; therefore, we’ll be comfortable to choose items at various prices. If we prefer the domestic designs, we can visit the 2nd floor and enter Ashley Isham. If not, we can visit all the floors to see accessories and international fashion. The only downside is that these products are mainly for wealthy customers, so the prices are high.
Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 30 p.m.
Address: 333a Orchard Road, Singapore 238897
Phone number: + 65 6831 6363
7. Paragon Shopping Center
Paragon – the name won various awards – is the luxurious name holding plenty of premium items and the world’s famous brands. Besides, all of the six floors are the fashion stores, restaurants, the designers’ stores, and boutiques. Such famous brands as Jimmy Choo, Canale Patisserie Chocolatier, Muji and Nike present here. Additionally, parents will have plentiful options for children’s clothes such as Armani kids, Petit Bateau and Guess Kids.
Classic and luxurious, Paragon is intended for customers seeking elegance and nobility as well as urban flavors. Also, a lot of choices from the café to the food court. Paragon has received numerous awards voted by customers including Tatler Best of Singapore Guide and Most Glamorous Mall (the most luxurious shopping center) by the magazine IS.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. including Nationwide Holidays
Address: 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859
Phone number: + 65 6738 5535
8. Plaza Singapura
Being opened in 1974, it was considered as the first multicategory shopping mall in Singapore. Plaza Singapura is at MRT Dhoby Ghaut, where this center is known as the “one Station” (everything is in a building). It includes such brands as Carrefour, John Little, Marks & Spencer, Best Denki, Spotlight, theater clusters, fashion, music, indoor wear and a variety of dining counters.
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (per day)
Location: MRT Station Dhoby Ghaut
Address: 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
9. 313@Somerset Mall
313 @ Somerset Mall is quickly becoming the most famous stop in the Orchard Road. Here, there is plenty of international fashion for young people and a large number of restaurants. Even an impressive food court on the top floor is also here. Moreover, it is extremely convenient to reach as this center stands right on the road of MRT Somerset station.
The special thing is that 313 @ Somerset has a young and vibrant atmosphere as well as the reasonable items. There will always be something happening here, for example, a fashion showcase, live music or events organized by exotic bars. This makes it a great place to visit for those who are go jogging on Orchard road.
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Address: 313 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895
Phone number: + 65 6496 9300
10. Tanglin Shopping Center
This second-ancient shopping mall in Singapore stands on the edge of Orchard Road. In addition, it offers a noble atmosphere. The elegance is reflected by antique shops and rare items with Asian features such as carpets from Persian, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, jewelry, art, silk. Along with our variety of tailor shops as well as health care services with fitness coaches.
On the second floor, we can find Antiques of the Orient famous for its archaeological books, 19th-century photographs, postcards, Japanese – pattern tiles, and the Qing pottery vase. If we are seeking quality Asian books on art, literature, food, tourism and children’s books, Select Books is an ideal one to choose.
Opening Hours: 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Address: 19 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247909 (main middle of St. Regis & Hotel Orchard Parade)
Orchard road is longer than 2 kilometers and has 3 MRT stations here: Doby Ghaut, Orchard, and Somerset. In case we are quite free, we can walk through these centers since it is quite comfortable and pleasant. In addition, we can combine shopping with sightseeing and other interesting recreational activities in Singapore. For further references to interesting places in Singapore, follow and read other articles at All Know-How.