It was Sunday morning and after we had our buffet breakfast, we headed to Orchard Road. The place is shaded with some tress with a multitude of malls stretching the entire road. From there we walked around the main shopping district of Singapore, until we saw a Visitor Information Centre, wherein you can drop by here and ask for a wide variety of publications and the latest copy of the Official Guide & Map which are available free-of-charge.

Orchard Road has practically everything under the sun from apparel to fashion and lifestyle labels to electronic items. For serious and well to do shoppers, you will surely be spoiled for choice with the full range of brands available.

Then we dropped by at Ngee Ann City / Takashimaya Shopping Centre. This mall boasts cavernous basements and outdoor arena. It has two towers, Tower A and B which are both 26 storeys high. There are expensive branded goods on the ground floors, more affordable shopping in the two basement floors. Upmarket and International names like Shanghai Tang, Zara and Guess have also set up home here, and an entire floor level 4, IFourum, is devoted to creativity and children. A branch of National Library is also located on the 5th floor. The Civic Plaza is where roadshows, concerts, functions, performances are held. There is also a fountain at the front of the Civic Plaza facing Orchard Road.

We popped in for a few minutes at Books Kinokuniya on level 3. Hubby bought some books there. Kinokuniya is currently the largest bookstore in Singapore, providing an extensive collection of quality titles from all over the world, including English, Japanese, Chinese, French and German publications. (Opening hours: Sun to Fri - 10am to 9:30pm & Saturday - 10am to 10pm)

Then we went off to The Hereen Shop, where imported apparel, accessories and specialized offerings can be found. There's HMV, which features one of the largest music selections in Singapore. This shop entices teens and twenty something alike.

Later on we went to some malls like Tangs Plaza, Wisma Atria and Lucky Plaza (a hunt for assorted goods from the Philippines and electronic products).

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