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“Boring.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Orchard Road

Orchard Road
Singapore, Singapore (Downtown Core)
6733 1700
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Ranked #39 of 331 attractions in Singapore
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Malls, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Spanning almost 2.2 km, Orchard Road is a swanky, tree-lined one-way boulevard flanked by distinctive shopping malls and hotels.The shopping belt comprises nearly 800,000 sq m of shops and restaurants and promises to please any taste or budget with its iconic malls which boast the full works - from opulent brands to high street fashion, and from exclusive restaurants to fast food joints.It is a Great Street to shop, dine, stay, play, work, and live.
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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“Boring.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Visited this area in 2008, 2011 and 2013. Repetition of every shop known to man. Every item on this capitalist-island is expensive. 85% of the so-called shoppers who frequent this road are nothing but a bunch of snobs. Bars & restaurants serve the same food over and over again. Overrated Tiger Beer that one can get much cheaper just across the border.

On a positive note, no rude drivers around and best ice-cream parlour in the region located here (Cold Stone Creamery).

Visited October 2013
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“Best Shopping and Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

If you want to SHOP, this is the place to go...you'll find everything on Orchard Road. Mall after mall after mall after mall...you get the point.

Most malls have the same stores. It's a nice walk after dinner or lunch--you can also find great restaurants here like Tatsuya (Japanese), or Mezza9 (International) <-- our top 2 favorite restaurants in Singapore.

For shopping sake, you don't really need to go to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, because Orchard Road has many more options and you'll be able to visit them all.

Visited January 2014
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New Delhi, India
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“shoppers paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

A visit to singapore is incomplete without going to Orchard Road, its a shoppers zone, the big magnificent malls, where one can do endless shopping for days. The food court here serves super multi cuisine, ice creams etc. The Takasima mall is one of the best. A place for all age lovers.

Visited August 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“If you like shopping then enjoy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

When visiting Singapore and you want to do a little shopping then Orchard road is the place!!. Like a giant London Oxford Street but much more noisy!!!. Shops, shops and more shops plus places to stop and eat etc. Top designers shops, large department stores, small boutique, it has everything. Of course if you hate shopping then avoid big time, there is nothing else on this street!!!!!. Lively and colourful especially at xmas & Chinese New Year, splash the cash and enjoy but remember your luggage allowance for your home flight!!!.

Visited January 2014
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The Hague
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“Of course you must see this once”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Obviously you must see (walk) this iconic Singapore street at least once. But beware, it's way overpriced if you don't watch out. Also you will find a lot of japanese business along the road, including some very good japanese restaurants. The atmosphere is luxurious as expected

Visited January 2014
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