Friday, November 1, 2013

ION Orchard Shopping Mall in Singapore

Once there was a park over Orchard Road MRT Station which was especially full on Sundays with people (it was a favorite place for maids to gather). Not there is a this large shopping mall named ION Orchard and The Orchard Residences occupies this space.

Topman, Topshop, Giorgio Armani, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, and Cartie are 8 of 15 flagship stores in ION Orchard. Other luxury fashion and fashion accessories stores in ION Orchard are Bally, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Car Shoe, CARVEN, Christian Dior, Church's, CK Calvin Klein, Diane von Furstenberg, Dior Homme, DKNY, DSquared2, enVie de Pois, Ermenegildo Zegna, FURLA, Giuseppe Zanotti, Hugo Boss, Kate Spade, Kwanpen, Longchamp, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Miu Miu, Oroton, Paule Ka, REDValentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tyan, Valentino and Vivienne Westwood.

Stores in ION Orchard in the fashion category are 7 For All Mankind, Aeropostale, agnes b. VOYAGE, Armani Exchange, Bally, bebe, Bershka, Bimba & Lola, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Calvin Klein Jeans, Car Shoe, CARVEN, Denizen, Furla, G2000, etc.

There are also some upscale restaurants and bars in ION Orchard. Salt grill & Sky Bar by Luke Mangan rises 218m from the ground, making it the tallest point on Orchard Road with an impressive view of Singapore. Alfresco Gusto is the largest alfresco restaurant in the heart of Orchard Road. Previously located at Suntec City Mall, Balaclava (one of Singapore's most elegant and luxurious bars) now resides in ION Orchard. Yakitori Enmaru, The Marmalade Pantry, Taste Paradise and Magosaburou are some other restaurants in ION Orchard.

ION Orchard Shopping Mall in Singapore
ION Orchard Shopping Mall in Singapore
Hotels near ION Orchard
If your destination in Singapore is Orchard Road and ION Orchard there are several high-end hotels and serviced apartments near the shopping mall. Right next to ION Orchard is Orchard Parksuites by Far East Hospitality, a prestigious serviced residence in Singapore. Marriott Hotel Singapore and Hilton Singapore on Orchard Road and Four Seasons Hotel Singapore on Orchard Boulevard are the nearest 2 hotels to ION Orchard. Mandarin Orchard, Grand Park Orchard and Orchard Hotel are also within walking distance.

How to get to ION Orchard?
ION Orchard shopping mall sits just on the top of Orchard MRT Station on the Red Line. Below are the bus services which can carry you to ION Orchard:

Orchard Turn: 14E, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 502, 502A, 502B
Orchard Road (Opp Tangs): 36, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 174, 174E, 518, 518A, 518B
Orchard Boulevard: 7,14, 16, 36, 65, 111, 123, 174, 174E, 175

The Orchard Residences
56-storey, 218 m (715 ft), high-rise residential condominium The Orchard Residences is the tallest building along the Orchard Road, and has 175 residential units from the ninth to the 54th floor, with four penthouse apartments.

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