NileGuide Expert Says:
The best place in Singapore for one-stop shopping.
3 Orchard Rd, Singapore
NileGuide Expert tip:
Ask for tourist discounts and remember to ask for a tax receipt to claim your tax back when you leave the country.
Paris has the Champs-Elysees, New York has Fifth Avenue, and Singapore has Orchard Road. This 2.5km stretch of road is said to have the largest concentration of shopping malls in the world, and that's not hard to believe. It's all about brands here, and the newer and flashier the mall, the better.
ION Orchard at the top is one of the biggest, and it would be easy to lose yourself in this eight storey shopping Mecca for hours – its impressive food court on level B4 will offer some welcome sustenance. Other standout malls include designer brand-filled Ngee Ann City and Paragon, and the more independent boutique-laden Mandarin Gallery.