Friday, 31 July 2009

ION Orchard, meaning "I on Orchard"

What can one say ?

absolutely stunning does not even come close......... I know there are many people that say this ION is just another shopping mall in Singapore, and yes it is.....

but the architecture is superb and it is well worth going to check it out. Just go early morning as by lunchtime it is getting rather busy - typical Singapore style - people everywhere!!

A two—tonne nutmeg greets shoppers at the entrance to ION Orchard. The sculpture by Singapore artist Kumari is a tribute to Orchard Road’s history, when it was once a nutmeg plantation.

This $700 million dollar development is far smaller than VivoCity and Ngee Ann City but ION Orchard is poised to become the "centre of gravity" in the retail scene, with spectacular frontage and cutting edge designs and concepts. It will bring together the world’s best loved brands for their flagship, concept and lifestyle stores within one development, with over eight levels of intelligently designed shopping space – four levels above ground and four levels below – totalling 66,000 square metres of retail space at the prime site of Singapore’s commercial and shopping artery.

This latest Shopping Mall on Orchard Rd started to be built in October 2006 and by the time we arrived here in February 2007 it was well under way.

Visitors will be treated to a unique shopping experience at over 300 retail, F&B and entertainment stores, which will include six of the world’s top luxury brands building their signature flagships in duplex units fronting Orchard Road, international brands and popular high street fashion and lifestyle stores carefully selected for their strong branding and innovative retailing concepts. In addition to the extensive stable of brands, an extensive food hall will offer visitors a myriad of food choices ranging from local favorites to international cuisine.

The eight floor mall will be housed within a 218m-tall, 56-storey luxury building. The remaining 48 floors will contain 175 high-end apartments called Orchard Residences.

and of course, you can see all the 'names' here:

To read more check out the website:

and maybe go visit soon ...... don't forget the fabulous food court on B4.

and am sure you can tell that, yes, I am slightly impressed. :-)


Melanie said...

Can't wait to see it...been a few weeks since I've been in the area. Nice pictures!!!

Camille, Blake, Pierce and baby Asher said...

Great pics... and I love that place... thanks for your sweet words on our Anni... congrats on your 30 coming up... wow... so impressed.

Jennifer said...

Great pictures! Andrea said you're doing photography now in the Botanic Gardens? We live very close, and would love some family pics in the coming months. could you send me the info? jenniferwillerton (at) hotmail (dot) com.


fireinbelly said...

wow..i like this post..nice pic n main thing is title " I on orchard"
quite accurate..
thanks mdm..


TURIKE said...

I like this post... and this blog as well. It makes me 'see' Ion Orchard, and singapore from another perspective. Keep on blogging Ma'am!