Orchard Central for the New Urban Shopper

Orchard Central, also known as the Vertical Mall, stands 11-storeys at the junction of Orchard Road and Killiney Road, and is situated right next to Somerset MRT Station and offers big international fashion brands and various food and beverage outlets. Despite the many super escalators that bring shoppers directly from the street level to the higher floors in this mid to high end urban mall, many shoppers find its complex layout and segregated atriums in multiple clusters all too confusing and can be a frustrating maze for shoppers when orientating the place and navigating for hidden stores. And the crowd seems to miss the cinema, fast food restaurants, and huge food court in some of the busiest malls. The alfresco dining in the sky can be an inviting spot though, if you are in for a quiet retreat and an undisturbed meal or a peaceful oasis to sip your coffee and mull over the day.

The stylish and breezy mall, with glass as its central feature, is interestingly formatted into distinctive clusters for fashion, food, active lifestyle, etc. The mall is said to have modelled after the elite styled malls along Tokyo's Ginza premier shopping district.

The stylish and breezy mall, with glass as its central feature, is interestingly formatted into distinctive clusters for fashion, food, active lifestyle, etc. The mall is said to have modelled after the elite styled malls along Tokyo’s Ginza premier shopping district.

Creative and contemporary art sculptures fill the high-ceilinged urban mall.

Creative and contemporary art sculptures fill the high-ceilinged urban mall.

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