Not long ago, I took a walk at ION Orchard, a new-concept styled shopping mall that opened in the prime shopping district of Singapore, Orchard Road. First stop to satisfy my salivating mouth is Gindaco Tsukiji (築地銀章魚燒), the renowned Takoyaki from Tokyo, Japan. Gindaco Tsukiji is located at basement 4 and there seems to have an indefinite queue due to the popularity.
After 10mins of waiting, I got my Takoyaki (6 pcs) at S$4.80 and quickly hurried off to a corner to devour it! 😛
Walking around the basement area of ION Orchard. Majority of the shops are already opened for business. Believe the official opening launch of ION Orchard is somewhere in Oct 2009.
Nippon-Ya (Japanese Food Boutique) at #B4-13 sells food stuffs imported from Japan, majority are largely sweets (mochi, cookie, cake, chocolate, etc) !
Burger King at ION Orchard – a new concept restaurant brought in by Burger King Corporation themselves. Did not give it a try as I have only recently tried Burger King Whopper Bar.
Are you a donut lover? Cos Dunkin’ Donuts is back in Singapore!
Headed outside of ION Orchard to see the fantastic architecture. It was a hot and humid day but perfect for photo taking! Look at the reflections made by the sun on the glass, does it look like some big diamond? 😛
Teleport station to ION galaxy? Hehe, nope! This goes down to the Orchard MRT Station and basement of ION Orchard.
ION Orchard – taken from a further distance to capture the canopy.
At the entrance to ION Orchard. Giorgio Armani, one of the numerous notable luxury brand tenants in ION Orchard.
Flagship stores of Cartier and Dior at the entrance facade.
The roof canopy of ION Orchard. Overlooking Singapore Marriott Hotel on the right side.
Taken from Wheelock Place (opposite/across the road).
Since we were already nearby at Isetan Orchard, decided to head off to the basement to grab some coffee at McCafe. But when I got off the escalator, this counter in front of McCafe stole my attention! They are selling German beer and we decided to give it a go. 🙂
I understand that the beer counter was part of the German Fair organized by Isetan Orchard. Decided to go for wheat ale – Valentins Weißbier (Weissbier) 500ml for S$10. Hmm, seems to me that it was a tad too expensive as I remembered seeing it going for S$7+ in supermarkets.
After the beer and a rest, back to strolling at ION Orchard again. Heading down directly to basement to check out food restaurants for our dinner.
Animated displays at the side of the escalators.
EpiCentre @ ION Orchard – a premium reseller of Apple products. Still drawing the crowds!
Our dinner will be at Aoba Hokkaido Ramen – a top ramen from Asahikawa, Hokkaido. Barriers are setup to facilitate the long queues.
The interior of Aoba Hokkaido Ramen – not too huge with sitting capacity around 30 – 40 persons.
Shoyu Tontoro Ramen S$16.80++. We also each had a Green Tea at S$1.90++. Total for the meal was S$41.53 (including 7% GST, 10% service charge and after 10% discount using Citibank credit card).
After dinner, next up, will be to take photos of the lighted-up ION Orchard. Taken from Wheelock Place.
ION Orchard taken from Isetan Orchard.
The tall building behind ION Orchard is The Orchard Residences.
Sky is getting darker. Another shot taken from Wheelock Place.
Night view of the front facade of ION Orchard.
Night shot of the canopy at ION Orchard.
All the luxury brands are also lighted up, bringing out their individual style and classiness.
The behind of the egg-like structure that leads down to Orchard MRT and basement of ION Orchard.
Black and white themed Dior.
Louis Vuittion at ION Orchard.
Colurful Prada at ION Orchard. The photos captured here is only a partial representation of what you can explore/shop at ION Orchard as I didn’t finish walking the whole of it. I will be back again! If you are coming to Singapore, please do visit ION Orchard and share with me your experience as well!
Leaving you with the video of ION Orchard night scene.
Photos on this blog post are taken on Panasonic DMC-LX3K 10.1MP Digital Camera.