Explore the fashion street Orchard Road

Singapore Travel Guides / October 05, 2016
Explore the fashion street Orchard Road Image credit: Erwin Soo/Flickr

What
Orchard Road is a 2.2-kilometre shopping and entertainment avenue in the heart of Singapore. The boulevard is splendidly filled with luxury shopping malls, restaurants, and hotels.

Orchard Road owes its name to its history as a farming area filled with fruit orchards. Gone are all the fruit trees. Modern-day Orchard sees all the lavish shopping centres rising and shining. ION Orchard, Paragon, Orchard Central, Nghe Ann City, Plaza Singapura, and Tangs are the most loved malls in this famous street.

Why
A walk along Orchard is a chance to know how glitzy and glamorous Singapore is. A lot of creativity and love were put into decorations and lighting to make the place sparkling.

There is a bevy of shopping malls and retail shops on Orchard Road and an entire day is not enough to explore them all!

Once there, you will be awed by the wide array of goods for sale from various shops, especially during Great Singapore Sale, an annual sale season.

Popular shopping malls on Orchard Road
ION Orchard is considered as the most glamorous shopping complex in Singapore. It has over 300 stores, some of them offering 10% discounts for tourists through the Ion Orchard Tourist Wallet. Got cash to burn? Go and splurge at the flagship stores of Giorgio Armani, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Dior.

Nghee Ann City is another much-loved mall on Orchard. It houses Takashimaya department store and Kinokuniya – Singapore’s largest bookstore. Popular brand shops, and Asian restaurants can also be found there.

In the world of Orchard luxury shopping, Lucky Plaza survives as a bargain hunter’s paradise. It is most notable for affordable deals on electronic goods, cameras, and mobile phones. Lucky Plaza is also recommended for souvenir purchasing.

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