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“Shopper's delight!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Orchard Road

Orchard Road
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Private Tour: Best of Singapore Tour
Ranked #20 of 796 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Shopper's delight!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

A stretch of shopping plazas, with high street brands scattered all around: that's how I would describe Orchard Road. If shopping (for branded goods) is on your agenda, than this look no further. And if you aren't in Singapore (like me!), then spend about 90 mins roaming the place, preferably at night and move on.

Loved how the malls are inter-connected underground, and even the tree-lined road outside gives it a very distinct look.

Do not expect any traditional or ethnic stuff to be here: it's all world-class branded stuff. Go to ChinaTown or other areas otherwise.

Visited March 2013
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“Nice but Not What Expected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

We thought that Orchard Road would be really mind blowing homes etc but Paddington and Glebe in Sydney and I am sure many places in London and New York would run circles around this place in terms of Architectural beauty and significance. There were some nice little terraces and shops but nothing out of the ordinary really if one is widely travelled. It was only a very short street. Lonely Planet guide totally overated this place to visit and the house numbers they gave to check out did not meet expectations in any way, in fact there were far better places both Historically and archictecurally in the street than there recommendations. We found the little streets off Northbridge Road called Haji and Arab Lane to be far more Architecurally pleasing and the shops a blast. Highly recommend you take a walk there. Much better if you into cheaper and more crazy shops than trendy label shopping around Orchard Road.

Visited August 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Large Malls dominate the area, and you can easily go into one and 2 hours later come out of another one 100 metres up the road on the other side such is the confusion and sheer scale of these things.

The issue is that all the shops and tiny with limited stock, and nothing is remotely cheap. There also aren't recognizable brands and therefore quality is relatively unknown. Fun to look round for a bit but that's all.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Typical shopping area but very nice at night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

A busy shopping experience, lots of restaurants and eateries around the area as well. Thought it to be quite over-rated initially but it was very lively at night. Lots to explore so would recommend setting a few hours aside.

Visited October 2012
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“A good place to shopping”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

many shopping malls thr and dont forget to go the A&F to take pic with those muscle guys which is free ! Dont shy !

Visited September 2012
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