Orchard Road is Asia’s most famous shopping street. It is a 2.2 km long boulevard and is the home of retail and entertainment. This area is a major tourist attraction point in Singapore. Orchard road was refurbished by budget amounting to $40 in the year 2009 with more additional street lights, street tiling and flower poles. Orchard Road covers around 222 acres of land.
Orchard Road Singapore Shopping District
It got its name from fruit orchards and plantations the road was leading to, famous in the 19th century. The road became one way street in 1974. What makes Orchard Road famous? This long road is lined on the sides by malls. Anything you would ever wish to find is all in one, “Orchard Road”. Many hotels here offer plenty of top quality accommodation options. The whole street extend is served by three MRT stations. Orchard Road is also near to many developments by Roxy Homes.
Orchard Road Near to Grange Road
Tangs was the first shop to be founded here in 1934 and later instituted in the 1950s. This place is bounded by hotels, shopping centers, coffee cafes, nightclubs, aggressively competitive restaurants etc. Among the famous shopping places in Orchard stretch are:
1. ION Orchard: Which is the newest in Singapore opened in 2009
2. Orchard Point, Towers, Central and Gateway
3. Ngee Ann City shoppers and dining place: it is the largest and opened in 1993
4. Lucky Plaza: sells majorly products from Philippines.
5. Plaza Singapura: Was opened in 1974. Renovated thrice since its inauguration.
6. Wisma Atria
7. Paragon Shopping Center.
8. Tang Plaza
9. Hilton Singapore etc.
These beautiful scenes offers anything one would ever wish to have ranging from entertainment, hotels, shopping places etc.
Orchard Road MRT Station Prime District
The Orchard Road starts at the junction in Orange Grove Road and then stretches south-east and ends. From north of the Singapore River, to the west of the CBD, the road heads Basah Road as it leads east. The plan to this road was already laid in 1830s after which it was followed by prevailed nutmeg plantations and fruit orchards from which the road gained its name. There was spread of great houses and privately owned bungalows and later graveyards appeared along the road.
Challenges that faced Orchard Road: the road faced a major flood in 2010 affecting shopping malls and car park basements. Luckily, the road was raised to an average of about 300mm as a future flood preventive mechanism. Three major MRT stations serve these vicinity namely: Somerset station, Dhoby Ghaut station and Orchard MRT station.