When visitors come to Singapore, they know why this little island state is known as a shopping paradise when they visit Orchard Road. On a stretch of 3 km or less lies the shiniest, most glamorous and most expensive stores in the whole nation. All the big international brands are located on the best stretch of Orchard Road. There are excellent restaurants to be found as well. Salt is located at top floor of Ion Orchard, from this vantage point you have an excellent view of the city. Ask for a window table, away from the sky light, unless you like to wear a sun hat and sunglasses indoors.
If you're looking for a food court, you can find an excellent one at Wisma Atria. The basement in Takashimaya is a great place to visit for food, bakeries, cafes everything under one roof.
Tangs is 80 years old and the oldest department store in Singapore. Go there for for the best cosmetics floor in Singapore.
Mandating Gallery and Ion Orchard are new additions to the shopping scene. Paragon has anew wing and is still fairly cosy. Ngee Ann City seems to have all the biggest international brands under one roof.