Ngee Ann City

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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
If you are heading to town and wondering where to park or start you day, I say Ngee Ann City. It is simply the best mall in Singapore. I would say that it is the most versatile place to be for a family because of everything they have to offer, most of all the departmental store, Takashimaya. There are plenty of places to fill your tummy whether a meal or a snack. You want Dim Sum? The have more about 4 different restaurants including Crystal Jade and Imperial Treasure on levels 4 and 5. Take take a break from shopping and have tea. Head to Paul, TWG, Coffee Bean or more. Theres even a Food Village at Takashimaya and more restaurants featuring Japanese and Spanish cuisines. Personally, I would recommend Imperial Treasure Nan Bei on level 5. It is, in my opinion, by far, the best restaurant to have Dim Sum in Singapore. Other than that, shopping is awesome in Ngee Ann City. If I thought of 10 things I need or want to buy, I could go to Ngee Ann City to get 8 of them. I don't have to worry about the other 2 items because Ngee Ann City is so central, and the malls around it would definitely have them.
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Its being older does not make it irrelevant
(Updated: February 10, 2013)
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
Firstly, this mall has been too shadowed by the departmental store it houses and many people refer to it as Takashimaya and not Ngee Ann City. I feel that this does not do the mall justice as the mall's other shops and environment is just as good as the departmental store or any other mall if not better. The Takishimaya departmental store it houses runs for many levels, and its size means that it has almost everything, from clothes, accessories, sports gear to crockery and utensils.

If having an all in one departmental store wasn't already good enough, the mall also has quite a huge cold storage for grocery shopping, Kinokuya which is one of the best book stores in Singapore, a big Best Denki that retails a large variety of appliances and electronics and not forgetting many other shops such as Zara and Body Shop.

This mall is also a gourmet's haven, with shops selling all types of food and cuisine ranging from western to Japanese, most of which sell food of great quality. The event hall that they have which hosts many shops during festive periods is also one of the best in Singapore, as there is always a wide range of choices available. While this mall is one of the best in Singapore to me, my only grouse is that the toilets need an overhaul as they are not amongst the best toilets I have seen.

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Variety is key
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5.0
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In here, you'd find an array of different shops, which caters to a wide variety of people and their budgets. For exmaple, there is the well known departmental store, Takashimaya, which has different sections for everything. Also, there are commonly known shops like bossini, accessorize, puma store which cater to the working class in Singapore.

However, if you're looking to find luxury items, there are certain shops in here that cater to you as well. These include Chanel, Juicy Couture, Louis Vuitton and many many other places with similar price points.

The food here also comes in a wide variety. From the cafes and small eateries to top restaurants like Crystal Jade and Angus House. It is definitely a place that caters to many different people and I enjoy coming here.

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a mall which caters to different palates
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4.5
Ngee Ann City is located in the Orchard Road shopping belt, and is convenient as it is easily accessible via links from ion to wisma atria(for those who need a respite from the heat in sunny singapore, it is air conditioned). It is loaded with shops, ranging from Takashimaya to Kinokuniya. What I like about this mall is that one can drop off friends/partners not interested in shopping to browse at kinokuniya whilst you head from some retail therapy. The BetterToy Store is also recommended for families with young children to visit.

I recommend Domani, an Italian cafe as well as Tonkichi, a Japanese restaurant. Service is good and the food excellent. For dessert lovers, the tiramisu or green tea cake at Domani is a must try (:

With various price ranges catering to different income levels, it is family-friendly and worth a visit.
XY
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The big red 80s style shopping mall
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4.5
I make frequent trips to Ngee Ann City, but only to visit a specific stall, Kinokuniya. Hence, this review may not fully capture the essence of what Ngee Ann City has to offer.

From the exterior, Ngee Ann City is indeed imposing, its majestic facade can be seen easily once you alight from Somerset MRT or choose to walk down from Orchard MRT. The main attraction would be the famous Takashimaya, where crowds flock to get everything under the sun, from toys to clothes to perfumes to shoes. There are also quite a lot of eating spots in the mall, and a French bakery near Kinokoniya which sells fabulous bread. However, the best thing would be Kinokuniya itself. Home to the richest collection of books in Singapore, this place is really worth visiting. More rare editions of manga and comics (Doraemon) which I would never think be found were procured here. Moreover, the selection of books (non-fiction) is great as they offer a variety of well-written works by respectable researchers. The fiction section is huge too, with virtually all the most recent top-sellers and classics available.

However, if you choose to tour the mall for a whole afternoon, there is a lot more to see. For instance, a lego stall, where you can marvel at your favourite kid past-time and other clothing and food outlets.

Definitely one of the places worth a visit in town!
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Appeals to different groups of people
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4.5
Out of so many shopping centres in Orchard, I think Ngee Ann City is the one that caters to the most number of people given its range of stores. It has Kinokuniya for the readers, brand outlets for the shoppers and a food court at the basement for the eaters. For each category the range is wide in terms of taste and price so it appeals to a large crowd. Different kinds of people can go to Ngee Ann City and find something to rave about/over. For me, I really like going to their Kinokuniya because it's so huge. I also like the food street they have at the basement with lots of Japanese goods (which is pretty expected).

They also hold many large scale events at the basement where there's a huge space in the middle for a myriad of festive events or booths, take for example Chinese New Year. It's been awhile since I last went there; it used to be a yearly thing for my family, but busy times have kept us away. I hope I get to go down with my family members this year though!
J
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Vast variety
(Updated: August 26, 2012)
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4.5
Ngee Ann City is a big shopping mall located in the heart of orchard road. It has a vast array of shops for people to shop. From branded goods like Loius Vuitton to clothing stores like Giordano, Zara, Armani Exchange to personal care stores like watsons and also cd shop and even a singtel store. It is definitely a place for anyone. Also, there is a huge candy store there and it has a wide range of candy to choose from. They even have a kinokuniya bookstore that which sells many books. I personally love to go there to get magazines. Also, the food bazaar downstairs is amazing.

Sometimes, there are some fairs at the lower level selling all sorts of items, from clothes to toys and books and other various necessities. Over there, you can get quite a lot of bargains and good buys. Also, if you people are up for some tea, you can head down to a cafe over there called pique nique. The seating there is lovely. The cakes display is pretty amazing too. They serve the best pancakes with caramel and melted cream butter. It just melts right in your mouth and is absolutely mouth-watering. If not, you can head down to the basement level to get some snacks like Tori-Q or Auntie Anne’s and much more. It is affordable and appetizing. I like to eat there.

There is a steak house called Angus House which serves nice set lunches with main course, soup, salad and dessert. From the restaurant window, you can see a nice view of the whole of Orchard Road. What a beautiful sight.

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Comprehensive
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4.5
Ngee Ann City is one of the most — if not the most — comprehensive mall in Singapore. Here you can find luxury boutiques like Cartier and Chanel, contemporary fashion chain stores like Zara and Guess, a departmental store (Takashimaya), a supermarket (Cold Storage), cafes like Cedele and Piqne Niqne and restaurants like Crystal Jade. Which can only mean that you’d be able to enjoy a full shopping experience here, minus the hassle of going to and fro malls.

Situated at the middle of Orchard Road, its accessibility is without doubt convenient (a short walk from Orchard MRT through Wisma Atria) and you’d bound to pass by it if you’re walking from Orchard to Somerset MRT. The sheer size of the Civic Plaza (just outside the entrance of the mall) is ideal to hold many large-scale events, i.e. the Audi Fashion Festival.

There is also a space dedicated for holding bazaars and fairs at the basement. For example, during the Chinese New Year period, there would be rows and rows of tenants selling their CNY goodies. Events like that usually attract a large number of crowds, so squeezing is inevitable. Food options are plenty, and shopping is fantastic as well. Ngee Ann City is a must visit shopping mall in Singapore.
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A fantastic mall with a Japanese touch
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
Ngee Ann City or more commonly known as Takashimaya Shopping Mall is an up-town Japanese mall. Conveniently located in Orchard Road, it attracts many locals and tourists and can get extremely crowded during festive seasons such as Chinese New Year due to it's famous bazaars that are always going on during these seasons. The mall is huge and with two seperate towers it is not very hard to get lost in the mall if not familiar.

The higher floors are mainly the classy boutiques such a Chanel and Louis Vuittion. Bookstore giant Kinokuniya also has it's largest store in Takashimaya where I know I can always find the book I want. The stationary section is also great for getting gifts. The fourth floor is definitely for the artsy-fartsy. Get your art supplies from Art Friend (great for making handmade gifts) or a painting for your home at one of the galleries.

The main attraction of Ngee Ann City would be it's Food Basement which is truly Japanese. The basement is full of Japanese shops selling confectionery, sweets, desserts which I would highly recommend anyone to try some of them. Japanese bakery Flor recently opened a branch there and they are well known for their delicious sweet treats. The food court at the basement is terribly crowded during lunch and dinner and I would avoid those times at all costs.

If you do not mind the crowd, do visit Takashimaya during festive seasons such as Chinese New Year, Mid Autumn Festival and Christmas for the bazaars which are always on during these times at the central plaza. It is a one stop place for your festive shopping and often offers the best of food which are must haves for the festivals.

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