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Oct-29-08

Orchard Road

posted by constance

On Monday, I was in Orchard. I had wanted to shop for a Takoyaki pan. As Takoyakis are Japan snacks, I decided to hit the Japanese shopping malls in town. In Orchard, we parked at the public car park just next to Wheelock Place. Since this year, many car parks in Orchard had raised their car park charges and if you are in Orchard, got to prepare paying as much as $7 – $12 car park just for a few hours’ shopping.

Below:Orchard Road (Roof of CK TANG), Isetan Orchard at Scotts/Orchard Junction

Since we had not been there for ages, we thought of walking along the shopping belt along Orchard Road. I didn’t like to take the tunnel roads because it makes me feel claustrophobic most of the time. Boy, this time I realised that Orchard has certainly changed. It was not pleasant to walk lately. There was too much hoardings from Wheelock all the way to Takashimaya!

ION in Progress

It was the building of ION, the new shopping mall, probably set to complete early next year. Not only that, there was lots of constructions going on. Apparently, many malls are upgrading their malls. The government is also doing a major makeover to Orchard Road malls and this time it certainly looks pretty messy.

Takashimaya Shopping Centre in Ngee Ann City

I finally saw few takoyaki pans in Takashimaya but those were stove top ones. I want to get an electrical one so I shall be looking around maybe in other areas again.

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  1. lil prince's mum Said,

    Oh~ Long time no go singapore and shopping in Orchard…

    lil prince’s mum’s last blog post..Kellie’s Castle

  2. lil prince's mum Said,

    btw, Xmas deco not yet seen in Orchard?

    lil prince’s mum’s last blog post..Kellie’s Castle

  3. constance Said,

    lil prince’s mum – this year is really bad. actually the decor is there but it’s very minimal. maybe cos of the construction along side or perhaps its the bad economy. i was stunned that Orchard is so PLAIN. the decors are just some decors tied across the roads…

    it’s gonna be a very simple xmas this year.

  4. amycheah Said,

    Wah, the parking fees is a lot leh!

  5. constance Said,

    yaya parking in singapore is expensive. when i went back to penang time. we park at the new world food court i hear so many ppl complain about the 50 cents fee. i was thinking wah 50 cents so cheap to me cos sg is so expensive ma

  6. Ryan mami Said,

    I missed shopping in Singapore so much!!

    Ryan mami’s last blog post..Limited Access I’ve Got!!

  7. Ryan mami Said,

    Ya, Penang people is like that one!! They prefer parking at road sides illegally or parking lot by the road side which only pay 30-40cents per hour! Some places’ car parks charging RM1 for the first 45 mins and 50 cents for the subsequent 1/2 hr.

    Ryan mami’s last blog post..Limited Access I’ve Got!!

  8. Ryan mami Said,

    Oh ya, even though parking fee at Queensbay mall only cost RM1.00 many people still parks by the roadside illegally!! Not only old cars but brand new and expensive cars!! Sigh, RM1.00 also don’t want to pay!!

    Ryan mami’s last blog post..Limited Access I’ve Got!!

  9. constance Said,

    aiyo RM$1.00 is soo cheap. Singapore very hard to find one. Even i pay for my own carpark downstairs la. Season parking at my residence is at S$65 per month. Does not include utility and other monthly bills yet.

    Here got so much limitations driving. That day I forgot I drove into bus lane so worry get traffic summon even. Here bus lane also cannot drive in so you can only take the middle lane or first lane. The buses all got camera behind, take down your car reg no send to traffic police straight away then few days get letter of summon liao…

  10. Dora Said,

    Wow…parking at Orchard area is so expensive man! 😉

    Dora’s last blog post..Luxury Babe!

  11. Dora Said,

    But Orchard Road is the happening place so it’s understood! 🙂

    Dora’s last blog post..Luxury Babe!

  12. Dora Said,

    There are more shopping complexes “in progress” too here so we gonna spend more & more at these places!

    Dora’s last blog post..Luxury Babe!

  13. allenooi Said,

    orchard….. i dont like to go….. so many people la……

  14. allenooi Said,

    but hor……. every time go s’pore, sure will go orchard one…. dont know why…..

  15. allenooi Said,

    but hor….. go orchard only see see nia….. cannot touch on the stuff one….. so expensive!

    allenooi’s last blog post..Jiu Jiu Szechuan Restaurant @ Juru Auto City

  16. Dora Said,

    Is Orchard Rd with those colorful X’mas deco now? 🙂

    Dora’s last blog post..Life Protection

  17. Ryan mami Said,

    Wow… if for Malaysia, buses & heavy vehicles sure go on the fast lane!! Haha…

    Ryan mami’s last blog post..Limited Access I’ve Got!!

  18. Kevin / Tau Tau Said,

    shusi? i like it….. no pic on it meh? haha

    Kevin / Tau Tau’s last blog post..Happy Birthday!!!

  19. lil prince's mum Said,

    Long time no go singapore d…

    lil prince’s mum’s last blog post..Gifts for me

  20. lil prince's mum Said,

    Wondering how’s the Xmas deco this yr in orchard…

    lil prince’s mum’s last blog post..Gifts for me

  21. Aggie Said,

    Hi!
    So did you manage to find the electric takoyaki pan? I’m trying to find one in Spore too!

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