Everything You Need To Know About Wheelock Place
Even seasoned shoppers would understand that you need a plan before heading to Orchard Road. Here’s how you navigate Singapore’s most well-known shopping district and emerge unscathed. Fifth Avenue is in New York, and Pathumwan is in Bangkok. The renowned Orchard Road is doubt the best shopping district for Wheelock Place.
You can discover anything and everything while shopping on Orchard Road in Singapore, from glittering malls like Ion Orchard to the nostalgic labyrinth of Lucky Plaza. So, are you up to it? Join us as we show you the top eateries and shopping centres on Orchard Road and provide some survival advice along the way.
Unsettling heights, creatives, and a maze beneath the ground
Ion Orchard is likely the most well-known of the bunch, located at the intersection of Orchard Road (just above Orchard MRT station). Tourists are drawn to the mall by its glamorous and futuristic exterior, but it also offers a wide range of food, shopping, and beauty options. The world’s great luxury boutiques are located on the upper levels, but six floors down may make a 180-degree turn to find the lively food trail at Ion Food Hall. Oh, and don’t forget to stock up at Daiso, the $2 Japanese store, on a little bit of everything. Breathtaking views of the Singapore skyline finish your afternoon at the Ion Sky observatory deck on the 56th floor. See? a small amount of everything.
Iconic structure and alternative retail destination
People associate Wheelock Place with the mall’s recognisable conical glass roof style. It has evolved throughout time and is home to aesthetics, clinic brands and fashion accessory firms. Do you need a little break? Prive’s alfresco patio is a great place to stretch your legs and people-watch.
The Palais Renaissance offers a taste of luxurious living. The elegant Palais Renaissance, a retreat from the masses, is a treasure trove of luxury stores, beauty and health locations, and posh eateries. Getting here may be a workout, but a large platter of truffle fries from PS. Cafe or people-watching at Merci Marcel are fantastic rewards!
Far East Plaza is the equivalent of Bangkok’s Platinum Mall.
Many locals, like myself, may recall spending their secondary school days here, and a good cause. Far East Plaza Bangkok’s Platinum Mall has over 600 low to mid-range boutiques in the blog shop style. Don’t be discouraged; the mall also has low-cost manicure salons, hair salons where you may receive hair extensions, and tattoo parlours. By 8 p.m., things start to quiet down, so plan accordingly.
Lucky Plaza offers thrift shopping as well as Filipino cuisine.
You haven’t truly experienced Singapore until you’ve rummaged through pre-loved goods at a secondhand shop at Lucky Plaza. In this old yet classic structure, you may get cheap cosmetics and perfume knock-offs (we won’t tell), souvenirs (magnets and coasters, anyone? ), and electronics. It’s no surprise to find authentic Filipino restaurants in this haven for local Filipinos. The mall also boasts a Jollibee branch serving everything from Lechon to bakery sweets like ensaymada. However, if crowds aren’t your thing, avoid going on Sundays.