Holo in Orchard Road
I hope you enjoyed Holo’s last adventure at the Merlion. Continuing our Project in the sunny but humid at the same time Singapore, I decided to add something a little different into our plans for our next stop. Spanning almost 2.2 km is a swanky, tree-lined one-way boulevard flanked by distinctive shopping malls and hotels. It is Singapore’s retail and entertainment hub of the city-state and is regularly frequented by the local population as well as being a major tourist attraction, that is Orchard road.
Orchard Road is considered by many a must do, even for those on a budget. If you need a place to empty your pockets then this is the place to go. It consists of all the Who is most definitely Who in fashion name brands. It is such a important place for shoppers that it is literally the first thing visitors do when they arrive in Singapore. We headed straight to Orchard Road at around noon from The Merlion. While I was attending AFA11, I made sure my sister Kelsey would bring Wibi around Singapore but it seems that when they went to Orchard Road on day one, let says the itinerary stayed the same for the following days… They even planned ahead what we were going to do and eat lunch after The Merlion and completing Holo in Orchard (which we again had Laksa for the nth time!). Back to Holo, we decided to take a stroll down the bizarrely not-so-busy boulevard surroundings and take various shots from ION Orchard > Isetan > Takashiyama trying to capture as much as possible the magic and charms of the Yuletide on Orchard Road.
The highlight for me was definitely the Vending carts. You see even though Singapore has grown and modernized itself so quickly, it still hasnt lost some of its old tradition like the vending carts along orchard road selling ice cream sandwich. The 3 of us and Holo had a quick bite, We all took Durian flavour while unfortunately Holo was put off by the smell!
Anyway this easy-going stroll in Orchard Road is now part of our growing Project Holo catalog – head over here for more in-depth information about the project for those new here. After our planned lunch, I left Wibi and Kelsey and headed for the Culture Japan Night event organised by DannyChoo at the newly opened AKB48 Cafe down at Scape. Was great fun chatting to everyone. The event lasted quite a while but Left early while just in time to reunite with Wibi and Kelsey where we headed to the Airport.
Next stop, The Land of the Rising Sun! stay tuned ~
Orchard Road is the main shopping street of Singapore. North of the Singapore River, to the west of the Central Business District, Orchard Road turns into Bras Basah Road as it heads east.
Fabrice is a blogger, full time university student, web enthusiast and founder of Fateful Encounters.. This blog is his final haven when everything seems nuisances; urging him to assess and to share his thoughts and his own findings to the world, or at least to his fellow neighbors in the blog sphere.
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