Orchard Road Shopping
Retail therapy at its best
Singapore’s acclaimed title of a “shopper’s paradise” should be upgraded to a “fashionista’s nirvana” as it is one of the finest destinations in the world to let your credit cards max out to their limit due to one simple reason: Singapore does luxury retail like no other nation in the world. The most historic and ultimately, most exclusive shopper’s paradise in the city can be found at the iconic and irreplaceable Orchard Road strip. The country’s first ever fully-fledged department store, C.K. Tang, opened for business in 1958, and following that example, buildings of brick and stone made way for towering skyscrapers of glass and steel boasting world-class retail for fashion mavens the world over.
Check out the glitzy offerings of the ION Orchard, which features eight floors and 66,000 square metres of pure shopping heaven. You’ll be able to discover some prime designer labels for the haute monde (Dior, Louis Vitton, and the largest Prada flagship store in the Asia Pacific) as well as brands from high street names for the hip and trendy such as Topshop and Fred Perry. You’ll also encounter an art gallery for culture snobs, and a vast array of dining outlets to fit any budget: from fast food to fine dining in case you get peckish between shopping stints.
Continue your tour of all things luxury by visiting Knightsbridge, housed within the five star hotel, the Grand Park Orchard. Spanning four storeys, it includes the likes of Malmaison by the Hour Glass, which is an unscape emporium that features Rolex Boutique Salons and Patek Philippe, Frederic Malle perfume, and Pierre Corthay shoes, amidst a collection of other items. You’ll also encounter the ever popular Abercrombie & Fitch, a 21,000 square foot flagship store that is the second largest in Asia.
Visit the Swedish retailer H&M, which features a stylish selection of clothing and accessories for women, men, and children. Boasting an in-house designer team that is 100-strong, you can look forward to finding something entirely new to purchase each day.
Setting itself apart from the other retail outlets on the Orchard strip is Orchard Central, as it features what is known as “cluster-concept” shopping, which groups similar offerings together for shopping convenience. Look forward to encountering the world’s largest climbing wall, courtesy of Via Ferrata, and a significant exhibition of public art installations by acclaimed artists for your viewing pleasure. For an elegant dining option with fine views of the city, the Roof Garden offers an idyllic setting in an open-air veranda.
And of course, the Tanglin Shopping Centre is home to an enthralling array of specialty outlets that feature a mixed bag of product offerings, along the likes of beadwork, accessories, clothing, antiques, and furniture. You’re sure to discover some unique finds here! And the Asia Ancient Art Gallery is your number-one spot for fulfilling your arts and culture cravings to round out a trip down the Orchard Road strip.
Relax, unwind, and revel in your purchases at a centrally located 5 star hotel in Singapore such as the Sheraton Towers Singapore. Its elegantly appointed interiors and gracious hospitality make it a superbluxury hotel in Singapore to host your retail excursions in the country.