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Singapore Orchard Road Shopping Mall ‘Ngee Ann City’

Orchard Road in Singapore is Singapore’s main street, known 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

“In 1993, Ngee Ann City made headlines as Southeast Asia’s largest shopping mall.”

“Ngee Ann City” opened its doors in 1993, gaining fame as the largest shopping mall in Southeast Asia at the time. However, with the opening of the nearby ION Mall in 2008, it relinquished some of its reputation to ION.

Nevertheless, Ngee Ann City remains one of the large shopping malls in the center of Orchard Road.

“A 7-story shopping mall with 3 basement levels”

Ngee Ann City is a 7-story shopping mall with 3 basement levels. With Takashimaya Department Store located inside, you can practically fulfill all your shopping needs here.

“Enjoy Afternoon Tea at TWG store”

On the 2nd floor of Ngee Ann City, you’ll find the “TWG” store, a premium tea brand in Singapore. Here, you can indulge in the British-inspired afternoon tea culture prevalent in Singapore. I, too, visited in the afternoon, enjoying tea and scones, savoring a leisurely time in Singapore’s afternoon.

“Singapore’s largest bookstore on the 3rd floor, Books Kinokuniya”

On the 3rd floor of Ngee Ann City lies “Books Kinokuniya,” touted as Singapore’s largest bookstore. Whether you’re interested in bookstores or books, it’s a great place for those inclined.

Even if you’re not particularly into books, it’s an opportunity to explore the differences between Singaporean and Korean bookstores.

“Singapore Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City & Takashimaya”