Rue de Passy in Paris, Oxford Street in London, and 5th Avenue in New York— these are iconic shopping streets in the fashion capitals of the world. Add another name to this chic list—Orchard Road, Singapore. The entertainment hub of the Lion City, Orchard Road lets you experience mall and street shopping like never before. We give you some reasons that will definitely make you write ‘shopping in Orchard Road’ first on your holiday itinerary. Reaching Orchard Road, especially from Kuala Lumpur, is no hassle at all. Book an express bus ticket online from redbus.sg, save up on money and time, and splurge it all here!
There is something for everyone here with regards to fashion. No matter your fashion sensibilities, you will find branded apparel suited for your style.
1. Wheelock Palace here is one such place that will let you express your style statement.
2. ION Orchard Is for those luxury shopping experiences. Walk into this majestic place that is home to more than 300 top brands from across the world and is also Singapore’s first multi-sensory experiential mall.
3. Far East Plaza– Street shopping is done best here. All your trendy everyday wear options are solved here with the range of t-shirts, skirts, day dresses and accessories on offer.
Similar to London’s Oxford Street or Hong Kong’s Tshimshatsui, this bustling boulevard got its name after the nutmeg and pepper plantations that once lined it in the 1800s. Flanked on both sides by local and international department stores, tiny boutiques, offices, spas, beauty salons, hotels, entertainment spots, restaurants, and cafes, one could spend a whole day trawling the stretch starting from Tanglin Mall on Tanglin Road down to Plaza Singapura at the lower end of Orchard Road.
Shopping malls and centres are stocked with practically everything under the sun from apparel, consumer electronic items, local/international fashion labels and housewares. There is always some kind of fair or activity taking place in the malls and centres so there is never a dull moment. And if you are weary, take a breather at one of the many alfresco spots along the road and watch the world go by.