I visited Singapore for the first time in three and a half years. Actually, I used to live in Singapore for one and a half year to attend a business school. A reunion was held in Singapore, so that’s why I came back there. This times, I spent about a week going around Singapore to take as many photos as possible. In this article, I will write about Orchard Road as part of Day 3.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Fly to Singapore with Singapore Airlines
* Day 1 (2) Merlion Park
* Day 1 (3) Merlion Park (night view)
* Day 2 (1) National Gallery Singapore and Raffles Hotel
* Day 2 (2) ArtScience Museum and Singapore Flyer
* Day 2 (3) Marina Bay Sands
* Day 2 (4) Marina Bay Sands (night view)
* Day 3 (1) Singapore Botanic Garden
* Day 3 (2) Orchard Road [This article]
* Day 3 (3) Gardens by the Bay
* Day 3 (4) Gardens by the Bay (night view)
* Day 4 (1) Little India
* Day 4 (2) Chinatown
* Day 4 (3) Arab Street
* Day 5 (1) Singapore Zoo
* Day 5 (2) River Safari
* Day 5 (3) Clarke Quay (night view)
* Day 6 (1) National Museum of Singapore and Peranakan Museum etc.
* Day 6 (2) The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (night view)
* Day 7 (1) Sentosa Island: S.E.A. Aquarium etc.
* Day 7 (2) Sentosa Island: Merlion and Siloso Beach etc.
* Day 7 (3) Orchard Road (night view)
* Day 8 (1) Fly back home with Singapore Airlines
Following the previous post, I moved from Singapore Botanic Garden to Orchard Road.
What is Orchard Road?
(from the official website)
Orchard Road is the largest shopping area in Singapore. It stretches for about 3km east and west from the Dhoby Ghaut station to the Orchard station. On the boundary of the Somerset Station, which is located in the center of Orchard, the west area has a fancy atmosphere while the east area has a casual one.
Chicken Rice at Chatterbox
Before walking around Orchard, I will have a lunch. I visited Chatterbox for lunch.
I ordered Chicken rice, which was one of the the signature menus for Chatterbox.
Here is Chicken rice.
Chicken rice is one of the popular Singapore local food and Chatterbox is one of the most famous restaurants that serves chicken rice. Although the price of chicken rice here was relatively expensive (S$27), it was delicious 🙂
Strolling Orchard Road (1) Takashimaya Shingapore etc.
After lunch, I started to stroll around Orchard road.
To begin with, Takashimaya Singapore.
Takashimaya Singapore is a large shopping mall, which was opened in 1993. On the boundary of the center wing, Takashimaya department store is located in the west while Takashimaya shopping center is located in the east.
Open ceiling space.
View from the upper level.
In the basement, there was a special section for Mid-Autumn Festival.
There were several Japanese shops such as Kinokuniya book store, so I often visited Takashimaya when I lived in Singapore.
Next to Takashimaya Singapore, there was Wisma Atria, a shopping center, and Isetan, a Japanese department store, was located there.
On the Orchard road, I found a hop-on bus, a sightseeing bus.
View of Orchard road.
Strolling Orchard Road (2) ION Orchard
Next to Wisma Atria, there was ION Orchard.
ION Orchard is a shopping center, which was opened in July 2009. Now it has become the icon for Orchard shopping district.
Here are some photos of the building.
There was an art work of dog.
There was another art work.
Regarding ION Orchard, I will revisit it on the 7th day evening.
Strolling Orchard Road (3) Other spots
After ION Orchard, I walked around the following places.
Tang Plaza, which was located across ION Orchard.
Marriott Hotel and TANGS (a department store) were located there.
Isetan Scotts, which was diagonal from ION Orchard.
I left Orchard Road temporarily and moved north Scotts road to see Goodwood Park Hotel.
I returned to Orchard Road and here is around Lucky Plaza.
This is Paragon, a fancy shopping mall.
Now I came to around Somerset station and here is a photo of 313@somerst.
Next to 313@somerst, there was a new shopping mall, Orchard Gateway.
I stepped into Emerald Hill Road and there were Peranakan shop houses.
I returned to Orchard Road and moved east and
I arrived at Plaza Singapura, which was linked to Dhoby Ghaut station, and finished strolling around Orchard Road.
That’s it for the article about Orchard Road as part of Day 3. On the first two days of my Singapore, I visited Marina area including Marina Bay Sands, since the area is in trendy. To tell the truth, however, I didn’t visit the area so much when I lived in Singapore. On the other hand, I visited Orchard area quite often when I resided in Singapore. So, when I visited Orchard this time, I felt I had really returned to Singapore 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Gardens by the Bay.