Our tummies were filled to its brim as Bogs and Allan treated us for a hefty lunch in Food Republic in Wisma Atria. My hubby and his former office mates could not get enough of their “keeping in touch” conversation so they decided to settle for coffee break at Starbucks Coffee along Orchard Road.
But since we were along Orchard Road Shopping Belt, the two guys toured us to Asia’s famous shopping street.
Shop attack or just a window shop?
Wisma Atria is a shopping haven for fashionistas. Seeing how expensive everything here, we only let our eyes feasted on bags and other items at Singapore flagship stores of Tag Hauer, Coach and Tory Bury. Window shopping was enough as we gazed on branded products of other lifestyle stores like Lacoste, Nine West and many more.
Aside from luxury fashion, they also have cafes, restaurants, beauty products, hair and beauty services, jewellery and timepieces.
ION Place. The architecture and design behind its futuristic frontage was so fabulous. When you get inside, you will see another world’s top luxury brands. Visitors were escorted one by one inside Louis Vuitton. Pampered much? Yes! Since we will not shop, we did not get inside. Other fashion and lifestyle stores were Long Champ, Prada, Dior, DKNY, Valentino and many more… woooh!!!
There are bars, restaurants, cafes, beauty and wellness, jewellery and watches at ION Place.
Wheelock Place is another exciting shopping mall to stroll around. Its conical facade is sure to capture everyone’s attention. If I’m not mistaken, Marks and Spencer dominated a bigger part in Wheelock Place. Aside from lifestyle and specialty stores, there are cafes and restaurant inside, dental and aesthetic services, jewelry store and beauty products.
Lucky Plaza is on the other side of Orchard Road. This is jam packed by people and mostly, Filipinos. We did not buy anymore because we already had our fill.
Ngee Ann City is another shopping mall with Oriental facade and distinctive architectural design standing prominently along the Orchard Road shopping belt. Nge Ann is home to over 130 specialty stores with international brands like Cartier (located in front of the mall), Hugo Boss, Armani Exchange and a lot more. There are also restaurants offering cuisines from Thai, Cantonese and Western.
It was a child delight looking at the fountain and the building with polished granite and marble.
Indeed, Singapore offers the best shopping experience in the world. Though we have nothing in our hands (because everything was sooooo expensive), I was so delighted setting foot at the fabulous Orchard Road Shopping Belt.
Our next destination – A Leisure Walk at Orchard Road and a Night Life at Clarke Quay