Orchard Road is one of the icons of Singapore. Along the 2.2 km of orchard road is met by all tourist support facilities, such as malls, restaurants, pubs, hotels, and entertainment centers. The shopping center at this place are also available for many people, starting from the cheapest to the super expensive. So do not be surprised if the Orchard road so filled with tourists from overseas.
Shaw House, Isetan Shopping Centre, located in Orchard Road, not far from the Thai embassy in Singapore. Here there is one of the famous theater in Singapore, Lido Cinema. In Singapore, there are several Lido Cinema in this country. However, Theater Shaw Lido IMAX is a theater that has the latest 3D technology and equipped with an incredible sound system. We will lend a special 3D glasses when we watch the show which featured by three-dimensional.
Far East Plaza is located on Scotts Road, the road that cuts Orchard Road, is also a place worth visiting. Far East Plaza is more suitable for teenagers, fashion products such as clothes, shoes, and various forms of accessories at affordable prices. Most products in the mall Far East Plaza derived from Korea.
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There are also some thrift stores branded with the condition is still good as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Miu-Miu, and other brands with the status of second-hand goods sold at lower prices up to 30% of the new price. In this mall, there are also several salons and restaurants ala China and Thailand at low prices.
After visiting the Far East Plaza, we could walk to the left through the Grand Hyatt towards Tangs Orchard located at the corner of Scotts and Orchard Road. The location of this mall next door to Marriot hotel, a mall with a unique shape like a pagoda. Orchard MRT Station is located just below the Tang Orchard. In this mall, all products are available from household goods, clothes, shoes, perfume, and others. This mall also issued its brand on the product slippers shoes, handbags and clothing, namely “Studios” and “Studiostangs”.
After Tang Orchard, we can cross the other side through the underground path towards ION Orchard, established in 2009. The mall is filled with an assortment of famous brand stores. Fast food restaurants, food courts, and a classy restaurant food is usually called fine dining restaurant. The most visited places in ION Orchard is basement part because this section is connected to several other buildings such as the Shaw House, Wheelock Place, Tangs, and guesthouse Atria.
ION Orchard particular shape design with colorful lights on top, glittering at night, so it became the target of the traveler to take pictures in front of the ION Orchard, human statues colorful with all sorts of poses is also a characteristic that is very typical in this place.
The journey then continued to Ngee Ann City, in which there are Takashimaya Shopping Centers. The building is red brick, adorned with a fountain in front of it. Festival food and cooking demonstrations are often held in this place. Product variants in this place are not much different from the ION Orchard, the world-class level, comes with highly vary beauty products.
If we want to shop with a low budget, there are Lucky Plaza, a lower middle-class mall which is always crowded with tourists to buy various cheap souvenirs, such as key chains, t-shirts, refrigerator ornament, to Singapore’s batik shirt.
In this place there are also many electronic stores that sell gadgets at very low prices, keep in mind that at this point highly often the case of scams against tourists who shop at Lucky Plaza. Better pay gadgets products at a higher price compared to the risk of scams that may occur to us.
There are still many interesting places in Orchard Road Singapore, such as Paragon Mall, Abercrombie & Fitch, Singapore Visitor Centre, Centre Point, Orchard Central and much more. If we have a lot of time, we can enjoy it while walking down Orchard Road. Do not forget to enjoy some street performers and buy ice cream typical of Orchard Road, which is better known as the “Singapore One-Dollar Ice Cream.”
Visit Orchard Road
To visit Orchard Road, we can use some public transport alternatives, such as public buses, we can use the bus number 14, 14E, 16, 36, 65, 77, 111, 124, 128, 162, 162m, 171, 174, 174E, 175, 190, 502, 502A, 518, 518A, 700, 700A, 917E, 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N, NR6, NR7.
If using the MRT, we could get off at some stations on the Red Line North-South Line, such as Orchard station, Somerset station, and Dhoby Ghaut station. If you’ve arrived at this station, we only need to look at the directions provided, if there is no clue to where we want to go, it would be better if we ask or take advantage of customer service available in public areas.
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