Ngee Ann City
Filed in best shopping malls | July 24, 2018
Ngee Ann City officially opened its doors to customers in 1993 and, today, this 7-storey lifestyle shopping complex has turned into a popular shopping landmark on Orchard Road. Housing 130 specialty stores including its main occupant, Takashimaya Department Store, this mall boasts the reputation of one of Singapore’s finest shopping destinations and has claimed the title of Singapore’s Best Shopping Mall for 5 consecutive years.
- A shopping landmark with a mix of renowned brands: As one of the oldest malls of Singapore, Ngee Ann’s oriental exterior creates a stark contrast against its modern interior packed with some of the most renowned European luxury brands including Chanel, Céline, Burberry and Christian Dior among many others. Budget shoppers can also find mid-ranged high street brands like Zara, Kate Spade and Mango in the basement including make-up stores like Sephora. There are plenty of eateries and restaurant options for food lovers ranging from local hawker fair to a mix of oriental and western cuisines. Ngee Ann City has a lot on its menu.
- A city of entertainment: Ngee Ann City provides visitors with a truly enjoyable experience which extends beyond shopping and dining. The popular Takashimaya square in the mall is the hub of entertainment which hosts an array of activities from concerts to bazars and fashion shows to carnivals.
- Takashimaya Department Store: One of the biggest Japanese department store, Takashimaya, is also housed inside Ngee Ann and occupies a large area of the mall, extending from basement 2 all the way till level 4. This impressive store has a huge variety of products ranging from fashion items to food and household essentials. Takashimaya gives a lifestyle shopping experience like no other.
- A book lover’s haven: What really sets Ngee Ann apart from the other shopping malls on Orchard Road is the presence of Singapore’s largest book store, Kinokuniya, on the fourth floor. The store holds a huge variety of books and magazines and truly is a book lover’s paradise.
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Basement 2: The lowest level in this mall is dedicated to food courts with Hawker delicacies as well as a plethora of Asian restaurants such as Crystal Jade kitchen and restaurant. Mid-ranged brands like Bossini and Charles & Keith are also housed here along with other cosmetic stores and toy shops. Shoppers can also find sports apparel and popular brands like Nike and Converse in Basement 2.
Basement 1: Dedicated mainly to mid-ranged brands such as Zara, Mango, Guess, Club Monaco and Massimo Dutti, this floor is perfect for fashion-lovers on a budget who are looking for the trendiest clothing items at reasonable prices. A few pharmacies and famous cosmetic stores such as Sephora can also be found here.
Level 1, 2 & 3: If you’re looking to splurge on something extravagant, this is the perfect place to do so. With luxury brands like Celine, Boss, Armani, Dior, Chanel, Cartier, Tiffany and Co., Chopard, Loewe, Stuart Weitzman, Roger Vivier and Louis Vuitton, Ngee Ann caters to the well-heeled folks who are not scared to spend the extra bucks for premium products. Level 1 and 2 have a huge selection of high-end boutiques, jewellery and accessory stores as well as Gourmet Patisseries such as Ladurée on the second and Paul Café on the third floor.
Level 4: Ngee Ann is known for its huge selection of Japanese stores and restaurants; the mall has more than 30 eateries and most of them including Tonkichi, Shabu Shabu, Imperial Treasure and Tampopo Grand Sushi are situated on the fourth floor. Here, shoppers can also find Singapore’s largest book store, Kinokuniya.
Level 5: Apart from a few Asian restaurants, level 5 is mainly dedicated to hair salons, spas, skin and nail studios as well as the Honeypot Wax Boutique.
HOW TO GET THERE
Bus services: 14E, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 190, 700, 700A, 972
Nearest MRT stations: Short walk from either Somerset MRT station or Orchard MRT station