Nearby Shopping Centres

Orchard Road is a world-class shopping street that is located in the Central Area of Singapore. Consisting of several state-of-the-art commuter stop/pick-up-points, restaurants, shopping centers and/or malls, not to mention tourist attractions, this 2.2 kilometer long street is the ideal place for commuters, diners, shoppers, entrepreneurs, and visitors.

Prominent Underground MRT Stations

Examples of the notable stop/pick-up points that this popular shopping belt boasts are namely; Somerset, Orchard and Dhoby Ghout. Each commuter station connects to multiple destinations of significance within Singapore.

The Somerset MRT Station is situated in the heart of Orchard Road and surrounded by three important landmarks. These landmarks are namely Orchard Shopping Center to the northwest, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites to the west, and Hotel Jen Orchard gateway to the southeast of the street. The station connects to Singapore Power Building, Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, Comcentre, Skate Park, 313@Somerset, and Centrepoint Shopping Centre. Other destinations include Peranakan Place, Orchard Point, The Heeren, Mandarin Orchard, Emerald Hill., and Faber House. These are very significant commercial and tourist destinations.

Orchard MRT Station is located on the boundary of Orchard and River Valley planning areas, Singapore. The trains boarded here ferry passengers to different destinations some of which are notable shopping venues such as Wisma Atria and ION Orchard.

Last is the Dhoby Ghout, a major interchange station with a shopping mall above it known as “Plaza Singapura.” Located in the Dhoby Ghaut area are key landmarks including the MacDonald House and Istana Park. Dhoby Ghaut connects to a number of prominent destinations. Marina South Pier, Marina Bay, Jurong East, Kranji, Harbour Front, Punggol, Pasir Panjang, One-North, Caldecott, and Tai Seng are just but a few of them.

Important Shopping Venues

Ion Orchard, Riverside Point, Raffles City Shopping Center, Velocity Shopping Mall, and Clarke Quay Central are some of the prominent venues where you can shop until you drop in Orchard Road. Knowing the locations of these notable venues can help ensure you save time in getting to a particular venue in order to buy stuff.

Ion Orchard

Ion Orchard, which is characterized by unique and stylish architecture, is located at the end of Orchard Road. The iconic shopping centre is located right on top or Orchard MRT Station and therefore is the top choice for shoppers for their weekend shopping as it is located in the heart of the city. There are plenty of food and retail fashion to choose from as Ion Orchard is positioned to be the top choice for international brands as well as top cuisines. This eight-floor complex has a number of commodities and services to offer. These services include fashionable wears, luxury items, art exhibitions, cloud viewing, restaurant, and accommodation services. International high end luxury brands are located at the first 3 floors of the development and there are many other places to relax after your shopping. In fact, one of the restaurants found here belongs to celebrity chef Luke Mangan who is the consulting chef for Virgin Australia Business Class and a restauranteur for several cruise ship companies in Australia. An iconic feature of Ion Orchard is that shoppers can relax in the landmark Ion Sky Observatory which is located at the 56th floor that offers an impressive view of the skyline of Singapore Central Business District.

Riverside Point

Situated right next to Singapore River, Riverside Point is a well-known shopping center, which is a major magnet for the young and trendy shoppers. Besides retail, this venue also consists of a number of prominent restaurants such as Cafe Iguana, Jumbo Seafood, Brewerkz, and Harry’s which offer delicious local and international delicacies. In addition to that, there are also exciting boat ride services that visitors can access for free or at a small cost. The place is also popular among the young and trendy as the mall features a large and trendy glass atrium that protrays a modern feel to the shopping centre. Riverside Point also provide a good tenant mix that caters to individuals who are looking for good cuisines as well as shoppers who are looking for various international brands house under one roof. Riverside Point is also located next to Singapore River where one can soak into the atmosphere of the city.

Raffles City Shopping Center

Raffles City Shopping Center situated in the CBD of Singapore is a premier shopping venue that is made up of major retail outlets and state-of-the-art hotels and accommodation businesses. Raffles City Tower, Raffles City Shopping Center, Raffles City Convention, the Stamford Hotel, the Fairmont Hotel, and the Swisshotel, are some of the major components of this venue, which brings tourism and shopping together. The development consist of 2 hotels and office towers and therefore is a popular shopping venue for many of the hotel guest as well as the office crowd. Anchor tenants that are located in Raffles City Shopping Centre include Robinson store with Marks&Spencer. It is a upscale mall that caters to the workin crowd with interesting architecture and easily accessible from Raffles MRT Station.

Velocity Shopping Mall

Velocity Shopping Mall is another shopping, commercial, and tourism venue that Orchard Road has to offer. Velocity @ Novena Square is known to many locals as the premier shopping centre if you are looking for sports apparels. Located on 238 Thomson Rd, this mall has several outlets that deal in a wide range of items from outfits and sports to furniture and electronics. Restaurants are also an important part of this major facility with international brands like KFC, Popeyes, and Moe’s Burger being among the list of top eateries you are sure to find here. There is also a outdoor basketball court located next to Velocity Shopping Mall to try out your new sports shoes.

Clarke Quay Central

Last is Clarke Quay Central, which is conveniently situated right next to Clark Quay MRT station. This commercial and entertainment venue is characterized by prominent retail outlets, restaurants, and accommodation services not to mention entertainment joints. Among the things that stand out here is Don Don Donki, a Japanese supermarket where you can shop for a wide range of unique and high-quality stuff from Japan, including electronics, kitchenware, and ingredients. Diners also have a number of amazing options with Burger King, Astons, TCC, and F&B being some of the international eatery brands you’re sure to find here.

UE Square Mall

UE Square has been marked as a historic site by the National Heritage Board. It is a shopping centre that is located in the central part of the city and hence it is very convenient for residents who are staying in the River Valley as well as the Orchard area. UE Square is the vision of the late world-renowned architect Prof. Kenzo Tange, which brought upon the integration of UE Square Shopping Mall, two office tower blocks and Park Avenue Suites. This creates one of the mix developments in Singapore that comprises of residential, commercial and office component. UE Square Mall is a shopping centre that is conveniently located near to Fort Canning MRT Station. It is located next to Singapore River and consist of a wide tenant mix including signature restaurants as well as fashion to cater to the shoppers. Although the shopping mall is small by comparison, there are anchor tenants which are located in the mall such as Cold Storage.


Final Thoughts

Orchard Road is Singapore’s retail, entertainment, tourism, and restaurant as well as accommodation hub. Strategically located with conveniently situated commuter pick-up/stop stations including the three prominent underground MRT stations, this part of Singapore where you can shop, dine, tour, or trade until you drop can be conveniently accessed from anywhere.

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