Where to Shop in Orchard Road, Singapore

High-End Brands and Street Fashions Alike

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 in Orchard - expensive fashion labels and ​streetwear, 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. 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 until you drop!

01 of 08

ION Orchard

Ion Orchard, Singapore Shopping Mall
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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
Nearest MRT Station: Orchard (NS22) - accessible directly through the basement
Site: ionorchard.com

02 of 08

Orchard Central

Orchard Central, Singapore Shopping Mall
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The gleaming glass shard that is Orchard Central stands at the corner of Killiney and Orchard and is entered through a long outdoor escalator accessible from the street. The plentiful use of glass allows natural light to shine into the heart of the mall, giving its inner space a wide-open feel, compounded by its height (the “OC” lays claim to being the island’s tallest mall).

Arts and sports enthusiasts have plenty to do in Orchard Central as well. An Art Trail curated by the National Arts Council features several interesting instances of Singapore's modern art. A climbing wall rises up five floors within the mall, with climbing instructors on hand to help customers negotiate the holds all the way up to the top.

Address: 181 Orchard Road, Singapore
Nearest MRT Station: Somerset (NS23)
Site: orchardcentral.com.sg

03 of 08

Ngee Ann City

Ngee Ann City, Singapore Shopping Mall
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Ngee Ann City offers seven levels of shopping and dining pleasure, with a pleasing Eastern-influenced façade that counterbalances the thoroughly modern interior.

130 specialty stores call Ngee Ann City home, including Hugo Boss, Christian Dior, Cartier, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Calvin Klein. Southeast Asia's largest bookstore is here - Kinokuniya Book Store on the 5th floor, with 40,000 square feet of store space! So is the massive Takashimaya Department Store.

Address: 391 Orchard Road
Nearest MRT Station: Orchard (NS22)
Site: www.ngeeanncity.com.sg

04 of 08

Lucky Plaza

Lucky Plaza, Singapore Shopping Mall
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Lucky Plaza is older and a bit more run-down but has a hell of a lot more character than other shopping areas in Singapore.

Over 400 stores offer camera equipment, watches, sportswear, and luggage. A good many money changers and remittance services make up the balance of the shops in Lucky Plaza, many catering to Singapore's considerable Filipino and Indian expatriate market. 

An underground walkway snakes under Orchard Road to connect Lucky Plaza and Ngee Ann City across the street.

Before venturing into Lucky Plaza, prepare your bargaining skills, as you'll be expected to haggle. Caveat emptor, as some shops are notorious for ripping off tourists.

Address: 304 Orchard Road
Nearest MRT Station: Orchard (NS22)
Site: www.luckyplazashopping.com

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05 of 08

Plaza Singapura

Plaza Singapura, Singapore Shopping Mall
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Plaza Singapura sits right on top of the Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station and the North East Line Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange. When it opened in 1974, this mall was one of the first in the country, and one of the biggest.

While many other outlets have since overtaken it in size and scope, Plaza Singapura's nine retail floors still offer a massive shopping experience with almost 300 tenants. The wavy frontage is a relatively recent addition, as is the set of gummy-looking sculptures gracing its front promenade.

Address: 68 Orchard Road​
Nearest MRT Station: Dhoby Ghaut (CC1/NE6/NS24)
Site: www.plazasingapura.com.sg

06 of 08

Wisma Atria

Wisma Atria, Singapore Shopping Mall
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A younger clientele prefers Wisma Atria and its 94 specialty stores. Brands housed here include GAP, Topshop, FCUK, Bebe, Mango, and Esprit. The basement level connects directly to Orchard MRT Station and Ngee Ann City.

Food-mad Singaporeans swear by Wisma Atria's food court, a massive space with a bias for Japanese street food. The sushi bar, omakase burgers and classic hawker favorites (among others) have something for any eater.

Address: 435 Orchard Road, Singapore
Nearest MRT Station: Orchard (NS22)
Site: www.wismaonline.com

07 of 08


313 Somerset, Singapore Shopping Mall
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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
Nearest MRT Station: Somerset (NS23) – exits directly at Basement 2 of Mall
Site: 313somerset.com.sg

08 of 08

Paragon Shopping Centre

Paragon Plaza, Singapore Shopping Mall
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Paragon Shopping Centre combines renowned international brands like Ferragamo, CK, and Gucci with cutting-edge streetwear brands like Ben Sherman, Star Three Sixty, and Celio.

Address: 290 Orchard Road
Nearest MRT Station: Orchard (NS22)​
Site: paragon.sg

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