Orchard Road is the most famous shopping street in Singapore. It is so named for the many nutmeg and pepper plantations that lined it in the 1840's. The stretch of Orchard Road is still shaded by lush tropical trees, but today you will find many shopping malls filled with practically everything under the sun - apparel, consumer electronic items, familiar fashion and lifestyle labels... The list goes on.
Especially nice to visit during the holiday season where the whole stretch of the street and the buildings are beautifully adorned with Christmas lights and decors. Lavishly decorated Christmas trees along the sidewalk also added glitz to the whole scenery.
Local and international fashion, cosmetics, electronic goods and household products. Located directly across Orchard MRT Station.
We went there December 2006 and it was beautifully adorned with Christmas lights and decors. Very attractive to look at.
Orchard Road has shopping centre after shopping centre! So a great location for shopping!!!
It's roughly the same prices as here is Australia, so don't be expecting to shop up huge bargains!! There's just a large variety!!
I didn't stay in the area (stayed at The Gallery Hotel, which I highly recommend), but had some friends stay at the Phoenix Hotel on Orchard Road. A rather cheap option for a hotel if you would rather spend your money on shopping! Good location!!
The night life there is ok too. The back or Orchard Road (near the start of the road), has a huge piazza type court yard, with tonnes of seating for eating dinner. There are also plenty of restaurants to eat in, and the shops are open a little later in this area.
Well worth teh visit both day and night!!!
Orchard Road is famous for its shopping; the entire street is lined with most of the popular shopping malls e.g Ngee Ann City, Atria, Shaw Center. You would probably run out of money before you run out of steam if you shop a storm in this address
Ngee Ann City houses most of the posh brands e.g Vuitton, Chanel & Ferragamo. Metro is the local department store that has affordable items and there are at least 2 Isetan (Japanese chain) department stores within 1 km!
You won't have to go elsewhere to get what you're looking for but make sure you have enough money :)
This tip could as well be under the shopping tips, but I decided to put it up here, because it is a sight in itself to look at all the shops and the people shopping. On Orchard Road you can find everything you could ever need. There are cheap shops and designer boutiques. Jeans stores and book shops. And everything is big. Shopping in the malls is best since these are air conditioned. However once you get outside again, it feels like you're actually melting. One night I was walking on Orchard Road I saw all these Disney figures. I don't know why but it looked very nice. Also I saw this other big building, but I don't know what it represents. Perhaps it's a government building?
Orchard Road has been synonymous to Singapore. You cannot say that you have been to Singapore if you have not walk the walk along Orchard Road. In December, the Christmas light decorations used to be extravagant and since been reduced but still create a festive atmosphere to help you close your buy.
You will see locals and tourists from all over walking up and down Orchard Road. Only thing that when it rain or when it is extremely hot, you will be exposed too. But there are many distractions of shops, eating places beckoning you to stop here and there.
Orchard Road is just busy day and more at night after office hours. Safe and but be careful with your credit card.
Orchard Road is full of shopping. Plaza Singapura (and the Carrefour hypermarket), Centrepoint, Specialist Shopping Centre (John Little store), Ngee Ann City, Paragon, and Scotts Plaza are only a few of the many shopping malls in (on) Orchard Road.
For my fellow countrymen dont forget to visit Luck Plaza, You will easily feel at home the moment you step in the stairs on the main entrance. You'll se advertisements in Filipino, shops and restaurants inside.
For everyone Orchard Road is the place to be when it comes to shopping.
Well this is the main focus for many Singaporeans and visitors to the city-state. This beautiful tree-lined wide boulevard is just wall-to-wall shopping centres lined up with massive department stores and chi-chi boutique shops. There are also lots of places to stay and eat.
This is Singapore at its most international. The hordes of stop-over tourists and expatriates mingle with the hip locals which makes this road a happening place. Prices aren't cheap though, as Singapore is a developed country hence the high costs of goods.
Orchard Road is a one-way street. It starts just before its intersection with Scotts Road, which is the location of the Orchard Mass Rapid Transit Station. It then stretches southeast past Bideford Road, Somerset MRT Station, Central Expressway, Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, and ends at the intersection with Handy Road (just before Prinsep Road), where it becomes Bras Basah Road. It has an extensive underground infrastructure, including underground pedestrian walkways between the malls running underneath the street and also other streets in the vicinity.
Orchard Road is flanked by pedestrian malls. These include several underground malls, as well as some of the biggest shopping centres in Singapore, including (from west to east) Tangs, The Forum Shopping Mall, Palais Renaissance, Wheelock Place, Shaw Centre, Lucky Plaza (were my Filipino brothers and sisters hang out on weekends), Wisma Atria, Ngee Ann City (a Takashimaya branch), The Paragon, Centrepoint Shopping Centre, and Plaza Singapura. A retail complex under construction at the site named Orchard Turn has the distinction of also being a future residential area, and is planned to be completed by Christmas 2008. This place is good for shopping with a wide selections of goods from branded clothes to different electronic gadets.
Orchard Road also contains numerous upmarket restaurants, coffee chains, cafes, nightclubs and hotels. It is also the site of the official residence of the President of Singapore, the Istana.
Orchard road is one of the best place to spend Christmas in Asia because all the buildings in this road are ful of christmas decors, lights, full of colors, and very alive!
I visited Singapore in December 2005 at a time when the whole length of Orchard Road had been decorated for Christmas.
Bright lights hung from trees and lined the road, large Christmas trees were lit up and the fronts of the various shopping malls were covered in twinkling bulbs.
To add to the festive atmosphere, Christmas carols were being played from tannoys on the lamp-posts and in the shopping malls.
All in all, a very festive appearance. Only the heat and humidity took the Christmas feel away from it....no chance of a White Christmas in these parts (it was 80 degrees plus at all times!)
Orchard Road is the must place you'll have to visit for all your shopping needs. Lining boths sides of the street are an endless roll of Malls that will cater to all your test and style.
If you're a people watcher then, grab and seat in one of the cafes and watch as the rest of the world hurries by.
If you have a gold visa and a shopoholic, then this is the place for you.
Slip on your walking shoes, because on both sides of the orchard road, there are tons of shops and department stores. From designer clothes to fancy gadgets, this is where people from all over the world come to shop. Especially in June when the big sale of the year occurs.
Tons of food courts and coffee shops for people to take their breaks and continue their journey.
So have fun.
I believe every country has only one road that has the best shops on it...if you agree, Orchard Road is this road in Singapore.
The shops range from national chains, international chains and soletraders! SO its nice to see such a large variety of shops!
I think prices were quite reasonable overall but the atmosphere of the road is what you want to see. The hustle and bustle of the city and also, the incredible heat you feel when you walk out of an air-conditioned shop!! ;)
Full of designer stores and also affordable malls and department stores. You can easily spend a whole day at least wandering up and down Orchard Road. Last time I visited (August 2004) there was a great open air eating place on down the road, with marvellous Chinese and Malay food, but I think it may be closing down now as it was only open for a limited time as an exhibition of the fine cuisine Singapore has to offer.
Very easy to get to by taxi or MRT. A nice place to visit in the evening if you don't want to spend too long here. If you're a shopaholic with extravagant taste, then make sure you're wearing comfortable shoes!!