That Singapore is one giant shopping mall is a fact I cannot deny, not when I have just recently visited and been swept off my feet by the Lion City. I shopped till I dropped, literally! I dropped on my hotel room bed, thankfully, but the happiness that came with packing bags upon bags of goodies to carry home cannot be replaced by any other. Arriving at Orchard Road is no trouble at all. I took my tickets from https://www.redbus.sg/ and the rest of journey went by without any hiccups. Your shopping bonanza in Singapore must begin with the discovery and exploration of the gigantic Orchard Road. For someone with a fashion style sense that reads something like, ‘feminine rock’, there are not many places that I can safely cater to this need of mine. Until I walked through Orchard Road and into Wheelock Palace, in the basement of which lies the feminine rock fashion paradise—Rosebullet.
ION Orchard is another popular landmark on Orchard Road. It is said to be Singapore’s first multi-sensory experiential shopping and lifestyle mall. And it sure didn’t disappoint! The land where the brands dwell, this gargantuan mall is home to more than 300 stores, including Charles & Keith, Miu Miu, Giorgio Armani, Dolcce & Gabbana, Dior, etc.
For chic street fashion wear, enter Far East Plaza that is situated at the heart of Orchard Road. T-shirts, dresses, accessories, you name it and you will find its trendiest streetwear option. This is one place I felt is a hidden gem. Food court is also quite exciting. Do not miss getting into the Sky Tower which has a 45 minutes show periodically. It takes you to the 55th floor. You get to see a 360 degree view of the Singapore skyline and I must say its amazing. Shopping here is varied. Do not go to the costly stores. You can buy small things here and there and then head to the food court. You will find an assortment of Asian Food served here. We ended up eating in an Indonesian restaurant, had coffee elsewhere, desert in a different place and everthin was fun. Shopping is much as per your standards as there are mixed stores like some small, some large, some fairly large.
Spoilt for choice Today, Orchard Road is flanked by iconic shopping malls, restaurants and hotels, choc-a-bloc with retail, dining and entertainment choice for every taste and budget. Designer threads, fast fashion, upscale restaurants, ethnic wares, art galleries and relaxed hangouts – you name it, Orchard Road has it. Here’s a tip: while the almond and jambu trees are no more, huge angsana trees lining the large pedestrian mall give ample shade from the blazing sun – making this still a nice place to stroll. This is a must visit road when in Singapore. This place has many malls and the street in itself is quite beautiful. You must note that all the malls are connected underground and you will find most of the shops underground. If you are hungry, make sure to godown specially for food.