Ngee Ann City
Ngee Ann City is a commercial and civic project, the result of a collaboration between Ngee Ann Development Pte Ltd (NAD) and Orchard Square Development Corporation Pte Ltd (OSDC). The complex emphasizes the continuous philanthropic concern of Ngee Ann Kongsi in its efforts to work for the future of Singapore and the Teochew community. It enables the Kongsi to continue with its support of welfare, education and culture. An architectural wonder standing prominently at the heart of Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City is a city-within-a-city that showcases 7 levels of 110,450 square metres of sheer shopping and gastronomical adventure. Its unmistakably Oriental façade complements its Western interior to create a unique cosmopolitan shopping ambience. This building of polished granite and marble makes a majestic statement along Orchard Road and ranks as a must-visit for every resident and visitor. Officially opened by then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong on 21 September 1993, the $520 million complex has a gross floor area of about 1.75 million square feet. The massive shopping and office complex sits at the major business and retail crossroads and is easily accessible by public transport. Today, Ngee Ann City stands proud as a shopping complex of distinction, an impressive regional brand name that has made its mark at home and overseas. Ngee Ann City houses over 130 specialty stores, putting international fashion labels such as Hugo Boss, Christian Dior and Cartier alongside other renowned brands such as Ermenegildo Zegna, Zara, A/X Armani Exchange and ck Calvin Klein. There are over 30 food and beverage outlets offering cuisines from Western to Cantonese to Indonesian to Thai. Among the top names are Sushi Tei Japanese Restaurant, the Crystal Jade Group of Restaurants, Sanur Indonesian Restaurant, Coca Restaurant and Seoul Garden – The Table Barbeque People. Asia’s largest bookstore, Books Kinokuniya and Japan's electronic giant, Best Denki are also found at Ngee Ann City. Ngee Ann City's anchor tenant is the impressive Takashimaya Department Store, a retail giant in Japan, which occupies a gross floor area of 35,000 square metres. With a choice of fashion and accessories for adults and children, enrichment centres, hair and beauty salons, health stores and pharmacies, restaurants and bars, even a fitness club, shoppers can indulge in some serious retail pampering. Ngee Ann City also impresses with its available event spaces. The indoor Takashimaya Square comes alive with regular bazaars and fairs that draw shoppers by the throngs. Outdoor, the complex's main attraction is its semi-circular Civic Plaza which had been a venue for many prestigious events. Capable of holding 3,000 people in the heart of the major shopping belt, the Civic Plaza has established itself as a great place to hold concerts, fairs, product launches, roadshows, fashion showcases, carnivals and lifestyle launches. The Civic Plaza is indeed a great asset to the community, a welcome relief to shoppers and an added attraction to Ngee Ann City. With its spectacular range of products and services, Ngee Ann City sets out to elevate the shopping experience to new heights. Guided by its corporate vision and directive, Ngee Ann City aims to offer visitors a total lifestyle shopping experience with a never-ending list of activities, good buys and great customer service. Ngee Ann City is especially proud to be a consecutive six-year award winner in the Singapore Tourism Board annual Tourism Awards. We clinched the Best Shopping Experience Award - Shopping Centre from 1999 to 2004. This string of accolades is once again, testimony to our status as the iconic shopping centre in Singapore . A development that dominates a sizeable part of Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City has already transformed the area into a microcosm of the city state of Singapore – a city that is pleasant to live and work in, and a city of beauty, character and grace. With its wide range of choice, Ngee Ann City is indeed the watchword of this city-within-the-city.