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“Shop till you drop”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Orchard Road

Orchard Road
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Private Tour: Best of Singapore Tour
Ranked #20 of 805 things to do in Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: More than 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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“Shop till you drop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

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.

Visited November 2012
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“The Main Drag”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Shoppers for 'fine' things, this is your place to shop. The food courts are nice but, expensive, as compared to places like Bugis or Lavander.

Visited October 2012
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“Don`t know what the fuss is all about!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Orchard Road is just a very long,busy and overrated shopping destination.We in Australia and in many other large cities, already have the same brands,the same shops and even the same eateries you find there,we visited on a Saturday and it was crazy,mainly it was packed with locals and foreign workers,many of them mailing money home.We entered one of the malls and the stairs were clogged with shoppers (the lifts were not working) you could count on one hand the people that were actually walking with their head looking forward,90 per cent were texting...very unpleasant and almost unsafe

Visited October 2012
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“Orchard Road”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

... a walk walk walk to nowhere and eat eat eat to get filled would be just fine in Orchard Road, Singapore.

Visited November 2012
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“Orchard Road, Singapore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Orchard Road must be the premier shopping street in Asia, it is clean and orderly, packed with international brand names and local businesses too. From luxury goods to books and magazines, from high end restaurants to common-or-garden food courts there is something to please everyone in Orchard Road.
Just sitting at a pavement cafe and people watching while sipping an Earl Grey tea or drinking a iced coffee is pure pleasure.

Visited May 2012
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