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Singapore Orchard Road Shopping Mall ‘ION Orchard’

Orchard Road in Singapore is Singapore’s main street, renowned as Asia’s largest shopping street. Once an orchard, it transformed into the central business district of the city with high-rise buildings in the 1970s due to urban development, resembling Korea’s Gangnam area.

You can find five major shopping malls on Orchard Road, including:

  1. ION Orchard
  2. Ngee Ann City: Takashimaya
  3. 313@Somerset
  4. Orchard Central
  5. Mandarin Gallery

“The mall ION opened its doors in 2008.”

ION Orchard opened its doors in 2008. With its opening, the shopping landscape of Orchard Road underwent a tremendous transformation, boasting an unprecedented influence.

Surpassing the once-largest mall, “Ngee Ann City,” it is currently the largest shopping mall on Orchard Road in Singapore, and it is also the closest mall to the “Orchard” MRT subway station.

Spanning 4 basement levels and 4 above-ground levels, the building houses a whopping 400 stores. Among them, you can find the “TWG” store, where you can indulge in the British-inspired tea culture, including “Afternoon Tea.”

“Ion Sky, a free observatory on the 55th floor”

ION Orchard features a 55th-floor observatory known as “ION Sky.” It operates for free, with a short timeframe from 3 PM to 6 PM. Although brief, it provides an excellent vantage point to appreciate the Singaporean skyline. To access it, you can go to the 4th floor, pass through the gallery, and use the elevator to reach the observatory.

“Free Gallery on the 4th floor”

On the 4th floor, the space leading to the elevator for the observatory also hosts exhibitions. A free gallery is open near the elevator entrance, allowing you to appreciate various artworks before heading to the observatory.

Undoubtedly, ION Orchard stands as a shopping mall at the heart of Singapore’s Orchard Road, rightfully considered an icon of Orchard Road.

“Singapore Orchard Road ION Orchard”

  • Address: 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
  • Phone: +65 6238 8228
  • Business Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Website: http://www.ionorchard.com