ION Orchard shopping center is infused with fashion, art, cuisine and lifestyle all under one roof. It is also perfectly positioned to be directly above Orchard MRT Station (NS22); one of the busiest MRT stations throughout Singapore.
ION Orchard mall main entrance offers a unique and unforgettable welcome with its wavy glass façade that twists in captivating fashion to form a large canopy. The canopy also acts as a shelter for the public and has unofficially become the de-facto meeting place for friends and couples.
At night, the façade magically transforms into a gigantic billboard, lit up by thousands of LEDs and a high-definition screen projecting games, ‘live’ events and advertisements.
ION Orchard has become the new landmark of Orchard Road shopping belt with its marvel architecture – it is simply not to be missed.
Best Shopping Experience in Orchard Road
ION Orchard is undisputedly the most glam and glitzy shopping mall in whole of Orchard Road and quite possibly Singapore too. It is the epitome of luxury shopping and world-class dining experience.
First thing that draws the visitors will be the signature facades of 6 duplex flagship stores facing the busy Orchard Road. You will find Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Dior, Prada, Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana – this is definitely luxury shopping at its best.
Spread over 8 levels, with 300 retail, food and beverage and lifestyle stores, it definitely has something for the common folks as well. Some of the brands that can be found at ION Orchard are: Sephora, Marc Jacobs, Furla, Longchamp, Kate Spade, Camper, G-Star, Rubi Shoes, Bershka, Uniqlo, Pull & Bear, Adidas, Top Shop, Puma and Zara.
It has also been reported that Hong Kong celebrities have been spotted in ION Orchard. So even if you are just window shopping, you may be able to catch a glimpse of your favorite singer or actor.
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Where to Take Breaks and Have Tea
A good place to rest your tired legs and take stock of your purchases will be the TWG 1837 Tea salon on Level 1. You can’t miss the posh woody boutique with gold trimmings and friendly greeters at the entrance. TWG offers over 800 single estate teas and exclusive blends that will definitely delight any tea aficionado. Paired with the wonderful pastries here, it will make your shopping experience more enjoyable.
A hidden sanctuary exists in ION Orchard that not many people know. That is the ION Art Gallery on Level 4 of the mall. Over at this quiet 5600 sq ft gallery, you can enjoy contemporary arts from local and international artists and designers.
Dining on Sky – Panoramic View of Orchard Road
A great way to end the evening will be to have “dinner on the sky”. Located on Level 55 and 218m above ground level, ION Orchard is home to the Salt Grill and Sky Bar with the Australian celebrity chef/restaurateur Luke Mangan at the helm. Offering mouthwatering Australian cuisine with a touch of Asian flare, this restaurant boasts an unrivalled 360o view of the city from the dinner’s area.
If you don’t wish to dine but still want to have a bird’s eye view of the city, you can purchase a ticket (less than USD$15) at concierge counter on Level 4 and take the fast-lift to Observatory Deck on Level 56. ION Sky Observatory is also home to the Behold™ telescope, a state-of-the-art augmented reality viewing device that provides a “wow” viewing experience than the normal telescope.
Besides Salt Grill and Sky Bar, there are many fine dining restaurants and casual cafes in ION Orchard offering cuisine from like of Japanese, Thai, Italian, Asian Fusion and even fast food joints.
The shopping haven ION Orchard is open every day and is one of the rare malls with concierge counters located on most levels to provide assistance to shoppers.
Mon – Sun: 10am – 10pm
Address: 2 Orchard Turn ION Orchard Singapore 238801
Contact Number: +65 6238 8228 (24-Hour)
Mall Website: www.ionorchard.com
Nearest MRT Station: Orchard MRT Station (NS22)