Ion Orchard is a shopping mall in Singapore that is located at the end of Orchard road. It has been a decade now since it began running on 21st July 2009. The Ion Orchard, formerly known as the Orchard Turn Development or Orchard Turn Site, has settled for third-largest after Suntec city mall and vivacity mall. Boasting a floor area of 87,490 m2 and a retail space of 61,600 m2. RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Ltd designed it. The project developer, Orchard Turn Development, having a combination of two companies, the CapitaLand Limited, together with Sun Hung Kai Properties. The project has won two EG Retail and Future Project Awards, the Best Architectural Entry and the Best Retail Development over 20,000 m², at Mapic 2006 held in Cannes, France, in November 2006. Ion Orchard Shopping Centre is located near to Orchard MRT Station and Newton MRT Station.
Ion Orchard Residences at Ion Orchard
Ion Orchard has a composition of both retail and residential parts. The residential component, The Orchard Residences, consists of Single, individually-owned housing units in a multi-unit high-rise building with 56 stories. The 9th to the 54th floor comprises of 175 residential units, including four penthouses. The Orchard Residences owns a land leasehold with a 99 years tenure. Ion Orchard has 335 retail and food outlets with recognition from Forbes as one of the top shopping malls in Singapore. Both the residential part and shopping mall were completed in 2010 under the same developer and owner. Ion Orchard is also located near to CEL Development Kopar Chip Eng Seng Condo near to Newton MRT Station.
Accessibility of Ion Orchard Shopping Centre
The Ion Orchard is accessible through bus services. These services are offered by SBS transit, Tower transit Singapore and the SMRT buses. The building is also served by train transit through the Orchard MRT train station. There are other nearby train stations; the Somerset MRT station, which is 820metres away, and also the Newton MRT station, which is 1.16km away. People preferring private transport to public transport can reach the property through Orchard Boulevard. There is a walkway accessing the Orchard MRT station from Orchard Boulevard. The sidewalk has LED panels creating a surround experience for commuters. It also has a fritted canopy of glass and steel, allowing natural light to filter through. It is scenery worth experiencing.
Ion Orchard is a perfect residential area for families. Other than having the ultimate shopping and dining places. It’s also served with schools and education centers nearby including the;
International School Singapore,
International Schools Singapore and
The Overseas Family School.
Attractions in Ion Orchard Shopping Centre
a. A modern, sophisticated multi-sensory canvas wall, known as the Media Arcade, layered across the building’s walls.
b. On the fourth floor of the shopping mall is an art gallery known as the ION Art, where the best local and also world-class exhibitions happen.
c. The ION Sky, located on the 55th and 56th floor of the building, is an observation deck, which offers an extensive view of the city.
d. On the ninth floor of the mall is a garden and club facilities, which are also found on the 30th floor.
e. Between the 4th and 8th floor is a car park with approximately 500 lots, including accessible parking spots.
The Orchard Residences is the best place to live. With 175 residential units and penthouses, designed by one of the top companies in Asia, it roars of perfection. Looking for convenience? This is a place where one can shop, dine, and live in the same area. Besides, one can also invest in the lettable regions of Ion Orchard, opening up businesses that have a high chance of significant returns. Families also benefit from the schools located nearby. Those looking to reside in and tourists alike have something new to be exposed to, from the breathtaking city view to the futuristic multi-sensory canvas walls. While in Singapore, there is no better place to be, other than in Ion Orchard.