3 pm After a hearty meal, retail therapy might be a good way to keep yourself awake. The 2.2km shopping belt, is flanked by iconic shopping malls, restaurants, designer studios, fast fashion, ethnic wares, art galleries, relaxed hangouts and dining and entertainment options for every taste and budget. It's a cool place to buy from local designers and artisans and also to pick up souvenirs that are uniquely from Singapore. The street gets its name from being a small lane lined with fruit orchards, nutmeg plantations and pepper farms about a 150 years ago.
THE Shopping lovers can enjoy their day in malls, street shops may be boutiques. I would recommend all the shoppers to visit ION Orchard having high end brands , Paragon Shopping Centre at orchard road with luxurious brands , Suntec city mall in Marina, Bugis Junction at Bugis. For those who are interested shopping in budget friendly brands can go for Mustafa centre in Little India.
I came to Singapore via road from Melaka (Malaysia) the immigration process was smooth and we reached Singapore shortly. We checked into Chancellor@Orchard which is in the heart of the city , almost next to the President's house which was amazing. You can actually explore the city by walking a lot more. So we started our journey, after arriving we first went to Marina Bays , I always wanted to be at the infinity pool staring to the city with a glass of wine in my hand relaxing in my bikini, but there is a difference between dreams and reality ..looks like I need to be a guest in the Marina Bay hotel to fulfil my dream ..(hahah sighs..) but nevertheless the view from the top was amazing. It cannot be expressed in words, one must experience it. And yes indeed my dream infinity pool . After enjoying Marina bay we headed off to Gardens By the Bay which is another enthralling place, especially both the observatories "the flower dome " and the "cloud forest" ( don't miss the cloud forest at any price) . After that we went for a river cruise across the city seeing all the famous hotels and the banks and the companies.
Make sure you dedicate an entire chunk of your Singapore itinerary to Orchard Road because this posh stretch is home to the most vibrant shopping scene in the city. The malls are huge and endless. Everything, right from major fashion labels to street shopping, can be found here. Enjoy!
Day 5- Last day of the tour - we kept this day exclusively for shopping. Orchard road is known for shopping malls , with more than 25 malls on that road.