ION Orchard Singapore – A Unique Shopping Experience!

A magnet for the über stylish, ION Orchard takes the top spot among the most glamourous and luxurious shopping complexes which houses a plethora of high-end brands and fine dining restaurants!

ION Orchard Singapore | Image Credit - ProjectManhattan, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

ION Orchard Singapore | Image Credit – ProjectManhattan, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Shopping

A haven for lovers of luxury goods and couture fresh off the runaways, ION orchard’s extravagant marble floors are lined with designer brands such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Marc Jacobs as well as fine jewellers such as Harry Winston. Affordable and chic brands such as Top Shop and Aldo are also available.

Dining

Dining too is a fabulous and luxurious affair here at ION Orchard shopping mall. An array of fine dining restaurants featuring haute cuisine and celebrity chefs such as the Salt Grill & Sky Bar are among one of the hottest restaurants to see and to be seen in.

Entertainment

The lavish shopping complex also regularly hosts exhibitions featuring emerging designers and artists of various mediums in its own gallery, ION Art, located on the 4th levels. Having gained popularity as an official cloud spotting area, because of the ION Sky observation deck located on the 56th floor, visitors can get a 360 view of Singapore through a state-of-the-art telescope.

How to Get There

The premier mall is located on Orchard Road which bears its name sake and can be easily accessed by the Orchard MRT Station as well as Orchard Road hotels located in the vicinity including the likes of Grand Park Orchard.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.

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Mint Museum of Toys, Singapore – Certainly, a place of playful curiosity!

If one has the wanderlust in them, Singapore is a destination that tops the list for your travel adventures with intriguing attractions. However, among these, there is but one attraction that may pique your interest and bring out the kid in you, it is none other than the Mint Museum of Toys.

Mint Museum of Toys, Singapore | Image Credit - yeowatzup, CC BY 2.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Mint Museum of Toys, Singapore | Image Credit – yeowatzup, CC BY 2.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Interesting facts

Inspiring imagination through the past in the present was the idea behind this amazing attraction filled with items of childhood remembrances. Housing these delicate pieces of history is a magnificent building with an architecture that creates the perfect setting and atmosphere that preserves these priceless exhibits.

Toys of all ages

Hidden inside a marvellous modern structure is indeed a treasure of over 50,000 vintage toys from over 40 countries across the globe. Now that is sure to leave both adults and children in fascination as every toy displayed not only brings up fond memories but tells the tale of the good old days in which they were created.

Timeless trinkets to look for

The museum’s several collections of which some of the key collections are of course our favourite characters to date like, Batman, the Green Lantern, Robby the Robot, Mickey Mouse and more! Not to mention the age-old mobo horses and paddle cars and queer pieces of history such as a gallery of original enamel advertising signs and tin vintage confectionery boxes.

Visitors tips and other attractions

If you are looking for a place to get your souvenirs, within the premises itself is Mint Shop with vintage toys of all sorts and sizes. Grab a bite to eat and a cooler to quench your thirst on your journey down memory lane at Mr. Punch’s Public House located on the rooftop and basement. Don’t miss out on other wonderous attractions such as Singapore Art Museum, Singapore Botanic Garden and much more. Furthermore, visit Orchard Road for your shopaholic cravings, and for a comfortable stay after your adventure try out hotels in Orchard Road Singapore for example, accommodation services at Grand Park Orchard. Most of all make sure to have fun and experience beautiful Singapore. Happy travels to you!

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.

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Raffles Landing Site Singapore

The raffles landing site is one of the most iconic structures in Singapore. This is a location of great historical significance that laid the foundation stone for the modern day Singapore.

Sir stamford raffles statue singapore, Image Credit - WolfgangSladkowski,   CC BY 3.0 via Wikipedia Commons

Sir stamford raffles statue singapore, Image Credit – WolfgangSladkowski,
CC BY 3.0 via Wikipedia Commons

Sir Stamford Raffles

Sir Stamford Raffles was a British statesman and was the Lieutenant Governor of British Java and known as the father/Founder of Singapore. He had led so many conquests and was a key member who helped the British Empire to expand

History

History says that this was the site Sir Stamford Raffles landed in 28th of January 1819 and concluded his first treaty. It was said that his stay lasted for 10days.today this site is denoted by a statue of Sir Stamford Raffles located on the north bank of the Singapore River.

Location

This historic site is located in the downtown core within the civic district in the Singapore central district and close to some of the good renown Hotels in Orchard Road Singapore.

The Statue of Raffles

The white marble statue is the landmark for this historical location which has changed an ordinary fishing village a world a modern seaport and a thriving metropolis. The statue is 6meters or 20 feet tall.

Visiting here

Located in the Singapore central district and on the northern banks of the magnificent Singapore river, this is undoubtedly one of the easily accessible historical monuments in Singapore you can visit here by a taxi if you are planning your stay in one of the exquisite hotels located close by like the Grand Park Orchard or you can get on board a bus to reach here.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.

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