Living around Handy Road can be very advantageous since it is geographically near to many great shopping centers at the Orchard and Bugis shopping belt. Let’s explore the top 10 shopping centers if you decide to buy Haus on Handy
The Plaza Singapura mall can be found at Orchard Road, Singapore’s main shopping reference. Constructed in the 1970’s, this is one of the oldest malls in Orchard Road. With 320 stores and services, and a total of nine floors, access to the Plaza Singapura is facilitated by the MRT Dhoby Ghaut station.
Owned by the CapitaLand group, Raffles City is a complex that combines commercial shopping and retail, hotels and a convention centre. The Raffles City Shopping Centre comprises 5 floors, is anchored by the Robinson’s Department store & Raffles City Market Place, and is host to more than 200 specialty stores.
Excelsior Shopping Centre
With a prominent location in the downtown business district of Singapore, the Excelsior Shopping Centre contains 4 floors of shops and stores and is linked with the Peninsula Excelsior Hotel, located in the Excelsior Tower. One of the features is the ”Mandalay Style” restaurant, specializing in Burmese/Myanmar cuisine.
Bugis Street is not a very well known destination for tourists, however, it is frequented by local Singaporeans themselves and is worth a visit, considering it hosts over 800 retail shops with very attractive prices on clothes and souvenirs, and is of easy access, linked to the Bugis MRT Station.
An underground mall, Dhoby Xchange is conveniently located outside the Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station at Orchard Road. Comfortable and air-conditioned, one of the features that many people constantly remark is the chewy brownies, with toppings chosen by the customer, available at the ”Posh” dessert shop.
City Square Mall
This mall in particular is special, as it is the first eco-mall in Singapore that is fully integrated into the ”City Green” urban park. With 11 floors, over 200 tenants and near the Little India district, the City Square Mall is directly linked with the Farrer Park MRT Station.
As the name suggests, Riverside point is located alongside the Singapore River, with a beautiful waterfront view hosting a grand variety of restaurants and shops, for visiting either by day or by night, and the boat ride cruising the river must also be mentioned; the period during nighttime is particularly enchanting with the lights.
Suntec City Mall
Boasting some 82,500 m² (equal to 888,000 square feet), Suntec City was originally the largest shopping centre in Singapore, until 12 years later with the opening of another retail shopping centre. Due to its sheer size, which accommodates some 360 tenants, it had to be divided into 4 zones, being those the North, West and East wings, along with the Fountain Terrace.
As the name suggests, Clarke Quay is situated on a historical riverside quay, not far from the mouth of the Singapore River. The old but restored warehouses are home to various restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, and other attractions.
This historical mall, constructed at the beginning of Handy Road, combines classic architecture with modern design, and besides the retailing, entertainment, leisure & dining options available, we should also mention the nine cinema halls which include the Grand Cathay and Platinum movie suites, all of this coming together to form this magnificent shopping hub.