Revisit Singapore Part 6: Orchard Road Part 1 (Daytime to Evening)

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[Introduction]

I traveled to Singapore in late June for the first time in two years. In addition to famous tourist areas, I went around spots I have never been to before this time. While I have lived in Singapore for a year and half before, I find something new whenever I revisit Singapore. In this article, I will write about Orchard Road as part of Day 2.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Fly to Singapore with Scoot
* Day 1: Don Mueang International Airport
* Day 2: Raffles Marina
* Day 2: Chinese Garden
* Day 2: Tiong Bahru/Outram Park/Tanjong Pagar
* Day 2: Orchard Road Part1 [This article]
* Day 2: Orchard Road Part2
* Day 3: Sentosa (Madame Tussauds/Merlion etc.)
* Day 3: Sentosa (Palawan Beach)
* Day 3: Sentosa (Cable car)/Henderson Waves Bridge
* Day 3: Chinatown
* Day 4: Katong area/Esplanade
* Day 4: Marina Bay Sands/Gardens by the Bay
* Day 4: Marina Barrage Part1
* Day 4: Marina Barrage Part2/Gardens by the Bay
* Day 4: Marina Bay Sands etc.
* Day 5: library@orchard etc.
* Day 5: Little India
* Day 5: Bugis
* Day 5: City Hall/Marina area & Return Home

[Travel Date]
2018.06.23-27

[Main Part]

Walking around Orchard Road

Following the previous post, I moved from Tanjong Pagar to Somerset, which was located in the east side of Orchard Road. I will walk around Orchard Road from east to west.

I went out of Somerset station and started strolling around Orchard Road.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Somerset1

Around Somerset, there were several shopping malls, including “313@Somerset”, “Orchard Central” and “Orchard Gateway”. They were connected each other.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Somerset2

Here is a bridge that connects shopping malls.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Gateway

Along  Emerald Hill Road, which intersected with Orchard Road, there were several Peranakan shop houses.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Emerald Hill Road1

Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Emerald Hill Road2

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I moved west.""

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This is “Paragon”, which is located at the center of Orchard Road.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road Paragon1

I visited there for the first time in two years and it seemed the layout has been changed a little bit.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road Paragon2

Actually, “Paragon” is one of my favorite shopping malls in Orchard Road.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road Paragon3

“Ngee Ann City” has existed for as a landmark of Orchard Road for a long time.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road Ngee Ann City1

In “Ngee Ann City”, there are Japanese Takashimaya shopping center and Kinokuniya Book store. So, when I lived in Singapore before, I often visited there.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road Ngee Ann City2

“Wisma Astra”, next to “Ngee Ann City.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road Wisma Astra1

I saw mixed-race people, such as Chinese, Malay and Indian. It’s something like Singapore.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road2

This is “Tangs”, which lay on the opposite side.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road Tangs

If I were asked to pick up just one shopping mall that represents Orchard Road, I would choose “ION Orchard”.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road ION Orchard1

As “ION Orchard” was opened in 2009, it will celebrate the 10th anniversary next year. Even now, its design looks new.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road ION Orchard2

“WHEELOCK PLACE”, which connected with “ION Orchard” through an underground passage, is a glass-walled building.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road WHEELOCK PLACE

“Shaw House” contained a movie theater and “Isetan”, a Japanese department store.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road Shaw House1

In the building of “Shaw House”.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road Shaw House2

Now I will have dinner. I visited “Tangs Market”, which was located on the basement of “Tangs”.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road Tangs Market1

The foodcourt had a variety of stalls, especially Malay cuisine stalls.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road Tangs Market2

I ordered “Klan Bau Kut Teh”, as Bau Kut Teh is one of my favorite Singapore local food.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road Tangs Market Klan Bau Kut Teh

I will continue to walk around Orchard Road after dinner.""

It was getting dark around this time.""

“Lucky Plaza” is a famous spot where travelers can change money with reasonable rates. “Lucky Plaza” is also a favorite spot for Filipino living in Singapore.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road Lucky Plaza

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I went to “Paragon” again.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road Paragon evening1

The art work looked shiny around this time.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road Paragon evening2

Other snaps.""

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I moved to “Ngee Ann City” again.Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road Ngee Ann City evening1

Singapore Orchard Road Paragon evening Orchard Road Ngee Ann City evening2

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I will continue to take night photos at Orchard Road after sunset and write about it in the next article.

[Closing]

That’s it for the article about Orchard Road as part of Day 2.

If there are any foreign countries or areas where you used to live or you often travel, you may have one or two places which will make you aware that you have retuned to the place. In my case, Orchard Road is such a place as far as Singapore is concerned. In particular, when I walked around “Paragon”, “Ngee Ann City” and “ION Orchard”, I strongly realized I have returned to Singapore 🙂

In the next article, I will write about night view of Orchard Road as part of Day 2.

[Map]

1 313@Somerset
2 Orchard Central
3 Orchard Gateway
4 Emerald Hill Road
5 Paragon
6 Ngee Ann CIty
7 Wisma Astra
8 Tangs
9 ION Orchard
10 WHEELOCK PLACE
11 Shaw House
12 Lucky Plaza

[Related Link]
Visit Singapore
Orchard Road
Paragon
ION Orchard
Tangs

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