Orchard road is a 2.2 km long boulevard in Singapore which once led to pepper farms and fruit orchards. The tree-lined street is now comprised of iconic malls, restaurants, department stores, cafes, hotels and beauty salons. Considered as Asia’s most famous shopping destination, Orchard road is a major tourist attraction. The street currently has twenty two malls and six shopping centers which together make this place a shopping paradise.
Orchard Road Shopping Centre
The tree-lined street consisted of many private houses in 1860. It was only in the early 20th century that shops were constructed on the boulevard. A man named CK Tang opened up the first department store which was replaced by Tang Plaza, which has a hotel and a lifestyle store. Cinemas, a bowling alley followed by more malls were constructed in 1970s and the popularity of the street as an entertainment hub grew throughout the world. CDL latest development at Cuscaden Walk is located right in the heart of Orchard near to Orchard Shopping Centres.
Orchard Road Ngee Ann City Near CDL Freehold Condo
ION Orchard- The most elegant shopping complex of Singapore is an architectural wonder. Located at the end of the orchard road, this place is a shopper’s paradise. ION orchard consists of stores of almost all the luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Adidas, Calvin Klein, Boss, Burberry and many more. ION orchard also has a number of fine-dining restaurants. Owned by celebrity chefs these restaurants serve the most delicious of cuisines. Apart from shopping stores and restaurants ION orchard also hosts art exhibitions in its own art gallery.
Orchard Central- Including the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall, Orchard central is a newly constructed gem in the Orchard Road’s collection. A mix of local and famous international brands remain the focus of Orchard central. A discount passport is available for tourists at the concierge. The theatrical roof garden and the Art trail are also must to explore parts of the orchard central.
Orchard Road Shopping Centre Landmark at Cuscaden Road
Ngee Ann City- Comprising of book stores, beauty salons, and restaurants, Ngee Ann City is also a shopping center landmark on the Orchard road. Ngee Ann City contains Asia’s largest book store. The Takashumaya department store houses many luxury brand stores. Five star restaurants along with a plenty of coffee shops make this a must-visit location.
Tangs, Far East Plaza, Mandarin Gallery, Paragon Shopping Center and Tanglin Shopping Center are some of the other popular places to visit on the Orchard road. There is always some sort of activity going on in the place to prevent the tourists from having a dull experience. For instance, different celebrities light up the Christmas lights used to decorate the road each year on Christmas. Many performing artists come on the weekends to perform for the tourists. Orchard Road incorporates many fine-dining restaurants, shopping centers for brand enthusiasts, art galleries for people who love art, and relaxing places to hangout making it a must visit location.