Orchard Road is the bustling shopping boulevard of Singapore. The shopping malls in Orchard Road are swamped with everything from local to foreign and budget to high-end.
The malls stretch both indoors and outdoors, ground level, high-rise and even underground. You can find departmental stores, boutiques, beauty & wellness spas, hotels, dining establishments and entertainment facilities.
Too much to see, but too little time? Read on as we highlight some of the favourites so you don't miss out on anything good.
One of the newest additions to the shopping malls in Orchard Road, ION Orchard is a 600,000 square feet of retail space spanning over 8 floors. The levels from the ground floor upwards, house luxury names such as Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton and Cartier, while the basement floors are jam packed with the common shoppers, all drawn to our everyday brands like Japanese mega retailer, Uniqlo; Zara, Topshop, Fred Perry, Levi's and New Look.
There is something for everyone at Ngee Ann City. This mall has 7 floors of up to 100 specialty store including Cartier, Zara, Armani Exchange and Dior. Housed in this shopping mall are beauty salons, a mega bookstore Kinokuniya, and lots of dining outlets. But the main attraction in this mall is the Japanese department store Takashimaya, which serves all its customers with its range of household and kitchen ware, electrical appliances and even toys for the kids.
Paragon is one of the higher-end shopping malls in Orchard Road standing 6 levels tall. Step into the mall at the first floor and you'll be greeted with luxury brands like Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Guess, and Alfred Dunhill; and well-known labels such as Armani Exchange, Diesel and G-Star. There are of course, a mix of other retailers here including Adidas, Pan West and Nike.
Sitting along Scotts Road, Far East Plaza is a popular hangout for the youths and the young at heart. Its directory includes a wide variety of small shop units selling designer tees, dresses and fashion accessories ?particularly level one, which is specially designated to street fashion wear.
Just directly opposite Far East Plaza, this retail building serves mainly the tourist market. Simply present your passport for some duty-free savings on international luxury names like Burberry, Cartier, Prada and Tiffany & Co.
Just one step out of the Somerset MRT train station, spread over four floors, and playing host to rows of shops selling fashion wear, accessories, bags, shoes and more, the massive 313 @ Somerset mall has just about anything for the young and trendy stylistas. Try beating this: Zara that stacks two floors, Forever 21 that stacks up four floors and a food atrium taking up an entire floor!
One of the oldest shopping malls in Orchard Road, Tangs has preserved itself well and is now a posh lifestyle mall that offers international brands ranging from shoes, bags, apparels, accessories, beauty care products, electronics and household ware.