A whole street which is almost entirely dedicated to shopping, Orchard Road is the must-visit location for those looking for a bit of retail therapy. The wide avenue is lined with a whole host of shopping centres – from the original Chinese emporiums to modern mega-malls made from steel and glass. This is mostly mall country, with a handful of boutiques amongst them. The road is over two kilometers long and there are three MRT stops here: Doby Ghaut, Orchard and Somerset, although if there’s no rush walking between the malls is rather pleasant.
There are currently 22 malls and six shopping centres in the area, so we’ve put together the top ten shopping spots in Orchard Road to make things just a little bit easier.
A stylish architectural wonder, ION Orchard glows like a futuristic beacon at the end of Orchard Road enticing fashionistas and luxury shoppers inside. Welcome to Singapore’s most glamorous shopping complex: a glass, marble and steel work of art where there are even extra special toilets for high spending customers and celebrities. Superior services include butler style concierge and a celebrity chef fine-dining establishment. Luxury couture, the hottest names fresh from the world’s runways, art exhibitions and even cloud viewing attract an in-vogue shopping crowd at ION Orchard. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00 (Daily)
- Address: 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
- Tel: +65 6238 8228
One of the new kids on the block, Orchard Central towers above other Orchard Road shopping malls. Take one of the six super escalators to explore this mall, which includes some quirky modern art pieces and the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall. Tourists can pick up Orchard Central’s discount passport at the concierge and enjoy up to 25% off selected brands. Easy to find, the mall is on the corner of Orchard Road and Killiney Road, around five minutes’ walk to the MRT at Somerset. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 - 23:00
- Address: 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
- Tel: +65 6238 1051
Ngee Ann City (Takashimaya) is something of a shopping centre landmark on Orchard Road, having delivered brand names, book stores, beauty parlours and restaurants to well-heeled shoppers since the last century. The mall also boasts an art and creativity section and the Takashimaya department store over seven levels. Designer labels are aplenty including Cartier, Hugo Boss, Dior and Gucci. Also represented are trendy European high street brands such as Zara, Mango and Ted Baker although the accent at Ngee Ann City is undoubtedly on Japanese brands. If you fancy a bite to eat then there’s lots of choice with a world selection of food and beverages on offer. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 21:30 (Daily)
- Address: 391A Orchard Road, Singapore 238872
- Tel: +65 6733 0337
One of the oldest department stores, established in 1932, the distinctive Chinese designed exterior of Tangs has evolved into a modern Asian lifestyle store that has found fame with international visitors. Its Beauty Hall stocks well-known brands and its homeware comprising Asian collectibles, gifts and decorative items appeal to visitors looking for unique souvenirs to take home. For tropical fashion wear, visit the Island Shop on the second level for its range of cool cottons and casual wear to take you from the beach to the barbeque.
- Address: 310 Orchard Road, Singapore 238864
- Tel: +65 6737 5500
Far East Plaza on Orchard Road is one of Singapore’s older shopping complexes attracting a young cool crowd looking for one-off bargain buys from unknown designers. Around 800 retail outlets occupy the six level mall catering to a mix of young students and tourists looking for something different. Fashion shops are on the casual and often outrageous side, tourists tend to visit more for the discounts available on items such as cameras and CDs. Accessories are also a great buy here, especially custom made bags, belts and jewellery. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00 (Daily)
- Address: 14 Scotts Road, #05-134, Singapore 228213
- Tel: +65 67326266
Formerly known as the Meritus Mandarin Shopping Arcade, the sparkling Mandarin Gallery brings the very best international designers and personalised tailored shopping to Orchard Road. Situated next to the prestigious Mandarin Orchard hotel, the mall is compact but very couture with brands such as Marc Jacobs and Just Cavalli showcasing high-end merchandise. Discerning shoppers will be pleased to know that there is also some home-grown talent including an Ashley Isham boutique on the second floor. There are three levels of elegant shopping with a few classy restaurants thrown in for good measure. Accessories and international fashion are the main store staples targeted at an affluent jet-set crowd. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 21:30
- Address: 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897
- Tel: +65 6831 6363
Multi award-winning Paragon is a high-end mall housing luxury consumer goods and sought after in-trend brands from across the world. Spread over six levels are fashion stores, eateries, designer department outlets and sports boutiques including Jimmy Choo, Canale Patisserie Chocolatier, Muji and Nike. Parents will find plenty of choice in brand name kids clothing such as Armani Kids, Petit Bateau and Guess Kids. Classic & chic, Paragon caters to a varied market of cutting-edge fashion seekers and sharp city slickers. There are plenty of eating choices from fine dining to café culture and food court fare. Paragon has racked up a host of consumer awards including Tatler Best of Singapore Guide & Most Glamorous Mall by IS Magazine. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00 - 21:00 including Public Holidays
- Address: 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859
- Tel: +65 6738 5535
Opened as the first multi-storey shopping mall in Singapore in 1974, Plaza Singapura has gone through a renaissance of sorts. Located across the Dhoby Ghaut MRT, this one-stop lifestyle shopping mall features a Carrefour, John Little, Marks & Spencer, Best Denki, Spotlight, cineplex, fashion, music, home wear and an eclectic range of food and beverage outlets.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00 (Daily)
- MRT: Dhoby Ghaut
- Address: 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
- Tel: +65 6332 9298
313@Somerset Mall is fast becoming the most popular ‘one stop shop’ on Orchard Road with a wide variety of international young fashion and plenty of places to eat and drink, including an impressive food court on the top floor. Handy for transport, the mall is located directly above the MRT station at Somerset. 313@Somerset shopping stands out from the crowd because of its young, hip vibe and affordable brands. There is always something going on, such as a live fashion launch, live music or quirky bars hosting events, making it a great place to visit for those checking out Orchard Road. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 10:00 – 22:00, Fri - Sat 10:00 – 23:00
- Address: 313 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895
- Tel: +65 6496 9300
Tanglin Shopping Centre
Singapore’s second oldest shopping centre located just on the fringe of Orchard Road, Tanglin Shopping Centre evokes a dignified calm reflected through its purveyors of Asian antiques and curios, Persian, Pakistani and Afghanistan carpets, jewellery, art, silk and a variety of tailors and healthcare including wellness practitioners.
On the second floor, Antiques of the Orient is renowned for the antiquarian books, 19th century photographs, postcards, Japanese woodblock prints and Qing porcelain. For top quality books on Asia including art, literature, cooking, travel and children's books, Select Books is the place to go.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 12:00 - 18:00
- Address: 19 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247909 (Between St Regis & Orchard Parade Hotel)
- Tel: +65 6737 0849