Orchard Road: the largest shopping area in Singapore

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[Introduction]

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

[Travel Date]
2016.08.23-30

[Main Part]

Following the previous post, I moved from Singapore Botanic Garden to Orchard Road.

What is Orchard Road?

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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.Singapore Chatterbox Chicken rice1

Here is Chicken rice.Singapore Chatterbox Chicken rice2

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.Singapore Takashimaya1

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.Singapore Takashimaya2

View from the upper level.Singapore Takashimaya3

In the basement, there was a special section for Mid-Autumn Festival.Singapore Takashimaya 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.Singapore Wisma Atria

On the Orchard road, I found a hop-on bus, a sightseeing bus.Singapore Orchard1

View of Orchard road.Singapore Orchard2

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.""

Singapore ION Orchard1

Singapore ION Orchard2

There was an art work of dog.Singapore ION Orchard3

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There was another art work.Singapore ION Orchard4

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Singapore ION Orchard5

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.Singapore Tang Plaza

Marriott Hotel and TANGS (a department store) were located there.

Isetan Scotts, which was diagonal from ION Orchard.Singapore Isetan Scotts

I left Orchard Road temporarily and moved north Scotts road to see Goodwood Park Hotel.Singapore Goodwood Park Hotel

I returned to Orchard Road and here is around Lucky Plaza.""

This is Paragon, a fancy shopping mall.Singapore Orchard Paragon

Now I came to around Somerset station and here is a photo of 313@somerst.Singapore 313@somerst

Next to 313@somerst, there was a new shopping mall, Orchard Gateway.Singapore Orchard Gateway

I stepped into Emerald Hill Road and there were Peranakan shop houses.Singapore Emerald Hill Road

I returned to Orchard Road and moved east andSingapore Orchard3

I arrived at Plaza Singapura, which was linked to Dhoby Ghaut station, and finished strolling around Orchard Road.Singapore Plaza Singapura

[Closing]

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.

[Map]

[Related Link]
YourSingapore.com
Orchard Road
Chatterbox
Takashimaya Singapore
ION Orchard


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