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Shopping Centers in Orchard Road, Singapore

Singapore's Shopping Capital - High-end Brands and Street Fashions Alike

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Bring up Singapore shopping and the old Singapore travel hand immediately thinks of Orchard Road. This long avenue is lined on both sides with shopping malls, each one a separate world unto itself with stores all numbering in the thousands! Orchard Road, never lacking in traffic, turns up the energy to 11 when the Great Singapore Sale and Christmas come along.

You can get anything here in Orchard - expensive fashion labels and street wear, cutting-edge fashion and pre-loved vintage wear, DVDs, books, electronics, food, you name it. Run out of money? There are banks and money changers on every corner. (Read about money and money-changers in Singapore.) If you want to stay close to the action, Orchard Road’s many hotels offer plenty of accommodation choices.

The whole stretch of Orchard Road is served by three different MRT stations - Doby Ghaut Exchange (CC1/NE6/NS24), Orchard (NS22), and Somerset (NS23), of which the latter two are directly accessible through the malls themselves. Get your EZ-Link card and credit card ready and shop in Orchard till you drop!

1. 313@somerset

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A fashionable eight-level shopping mall located right on top of Somerset MRT Station, the 313@Somerset caters to a mid-price crowd, with young and affordable brands like Uniqlo, Forever 21, Zara, and Esprit lining its lanes. Foodies will love the mall’s Discovery Walk outdoor restaurant area.

Address: 313 Orchard Road, Singapore
Phone: +65 6496 9313
Nearest MRT Station: Somerset (NS23) – exits directly at Basement 2 of Mall
Site: 313somerset.com.sg

2. The Centrepoint

The Centrepoint is particularly known for its grooming essentials and the huge Robinsons department store. Centrepoint holds bi-annual sales that keep 'em coming back year after year.

Address: 176 Orchard Rd
Phone: +65-6737-9000
Nearest MRT Station: Somerset (NS23)
Site: www.fraserscentrepointmalls.com

3. Delfi Orchard

Delfi Orchard is known for its large Waterford and Wedgewood store, assortment of bridal boutiques, and other wedding-related stores.

Address: 402 Orchard Rd
Phone: +65-6732-1605
Nearest MRT Station: Orchard (NS22)
Site: www.delfiorchard.com

4. DFS Galleria Scottswalk

You can't miss the DFS Galleria Scottswalk, with its stand-out red exterior. The ground floor is a meticulously recreated shophouse row offering nice (if pricey) souvenirs. Features three floors of upmarket brands from Burberry to Vera Wang.

Address: 25 Scotts Rd
Phone: +65-6229-8100
Nearest MRT Station: Orchard (NS22)
Site: www.dfsgalleria.com

5. Far East Plaza

Far East Plaza offers merchandise aimed towards the teen/young adult market. A good spot for bargains, with four levels of kiosks selling camera equipment, punk clothing, CDs, tattoo services, and a surprising amount of Japanese street fashion. Most shops don't display their prices, so bargaining is definitely a must.

Address: 14 Scotts Rd
Phone: +65-6734-2325
Nearest MRT Station: Orchard (NS22)
Site: www.fareast-plaza.com

6. Far East Shopping Centre

Compared to the rest of Singapore's malls, Far East Shopping Centre's age shows through, but this place offers a good selection of jewelry and art stores. House of Hung sells gold, diamonds and other gems. And Kwok Gallery's rare porcelain and jade sculptures are a treat to see (and buy).

Address: 545 Orchard Rd
Phone: +65-6734-5541
Nearest MRT Station: Orchard

7. Forum: the Shopping Mall

The Forum is a great place to shop for kids - with several specialty children's wear stores (Guess Kids, Ralph Lauren Children, Benetton, Hush Puppies, etc.) alongside toy stores, pediatric clinics, and kiddie bookshops like Twinkle Thinkers.

Address: 583 Orchard Rd
Phone: +65-6732-2479
Nearest MRT Station: Orchard (NS22)
Site: www.forumtheshoppingmall.com.sg

8. The Heeren

The Heeren caters to trendy 20-somethings who long to stay cutting-edge current, with streetwear, quirky accessories, comicbooks, and shoes. If the base-driven techno doesn't scare you away, try exploring the 4th and 5th level Annex for its wide array of street and punk fashions.

Address: 260 Orchard Rd
Phone: +65-6733-4725
Nearest MRT Station: Somerset (NS23)
Site: www.heeren.com.sg

9. Hilton Shopping Gallery

The Shopping Gallery at Hilton is an integral part of the Hilton Singapore (compare prices|buy direct), offering a wealth of designer labels including Gucci, Donna Karan, Giorgio Armani, Missoni, Paul Smith and Louis Vuitton.

Address: Hilton Hotel, 581 Orchard Rd
Phone: +65-6737-2233
Nearest MRT Station: Orchard (NS22)

10. ION Orchard

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Over 330 stores, eight levels, all encompassed within an award-winning freeform design: the ION Orchard is one of Singapore's newest retail centers and possibly its most cutting-edge one. The interior covers over 60,000 sqm of retail space featuring some of the world's most exclusive brands, including six flagship stores: Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dior, Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana. The interior also includes a 5,600 sq ft gallery space operated by ION Art, the mall's dedicated art program.

Address: Orchard Turn, Singapore
Phone: +65 6238 8228
Nearest MRT Station: Orchard (NS22) - accessible directly through basement
Site: ionorchard.com

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